Burnham-On-Sea's High Street gets its Jubilee bunting after all!
bunting has been hung along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street this
week following an agreement between Somerset County Council bosses
and the town's Chamber of Trade over where it could be installed.
Contractors hung the patriotic bunting up along the High Street
on Monday, as pictured, following media coverage of 'health and
Chamber of Trade said it had been told by the council that a number
of risk assessments would have to be carried out and that the
lamp posts would have to be stress-tested before the bunting could
be hung up, however talks between the two parties came to a successful
conclusion, enabling the work to proceed.
agreement was reached on Friday for the Chamber of Trade to install
bunting on certain parts of the lighting columns, providing height
restrictions were met.
County Council spokeswoman Anna Newman told Burnham-On-Sea.com
there had been no approach from the Chamber regarding the fixing
of bunting, nor had there ever been a formal ban.
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. We 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,"
county councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton added: "I'm delighted
the bunting is going up and I would like to thank all those who
were involved in bringing this Jubilee project to a swift and
excellent conclusion. It's great to see the town brightened up
in this way."
spokesman from the Chamber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Common
sense has prevailed and we're delighted that this all has been
Pictured: Contractor Rob Davey hanging up the bunting on Monday
with Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton