Published: October 15, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea food network plans receive £1,500 council boost

Proposals to introduce a new local business-to-business food network and expand Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival have this week been supported by the Town Council with a grant of £1,500.

Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds, right, outlined their plans to launch the new business network to promote local food producers through events, talks and tours plus plans to expand the festival, which was held for the first time last month.

At Monday's meeting of the Town Council's Policy and Finance Committee, councillors backed the plans, saying that they will help to boost trade and attract extra visitors into the town.

Cllr Phil Harvey told Monday's meeting: "The plans would improve the economic life of the town through a programme of events culminating in the food festival."

Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton added: "I am fully in support of the plans, which will help businesses in the town. I can see the festival growing year by year."

Last month's food festival attracted over 2,000 visitors and was hailed a success. It was praised by Burnham's Chamber of Trade plus traders and other groups.

 


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