Deal reached on Jubilee bunting in Burnham-On-Sea's High Street
bunting will be hung along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street after
all following a meeting of Somerset County Council bosses and
the town's Chamber of Trade on Friday.
Concerns about the health and safety of pedestrians walking along
Burnham High Street had led to reports that the town would not
be able to hang bunting from lamp posts.
an agreement has now been reached with the County Council for
the Chamber of Trade to install bunting on certain parts of the
lighting columns, providing that height restrictions are met,
County Council spokeswoman Anna Newman told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are pleased to support Burnham-On-Sea celebrate the Queens
Diamond Jubilee. An engineer has met the Chamber of Trade and
agreed that bunting can be fixed to the lampposts in the High
Street they have chosen."
are happy for bunting to go up across the county for any occasion,
but organisers should always contact Somerset Highways first if
they want to attach it to our property."
council added there had been no formal approach from Burnham Chamber
of Trade regarding the bunting.
spokesman from Burnham Chamber of Trade told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Common sense has prevailed and we're delighted that this
all has been fully resolved."
Secretary of the Chamber, Jonathan Walter, added: "I'm really
glad the bunting can go up and we can go on preparing for our
celebrations - the bunting will be put up next weekend in time
for the Jubilee."