calls for pedestrianisation of Burnham-On-Sea High Street
Burnham-On-Sea resident has this week called on town councillors
to reconsider plans to fully pedestrianise the High Street in
a bid to encourage more shoppers into the town.
at Monday's Town Council meeting, Tony Lynham (pictured), said
the work should be funded using £300,000 of community funding
which Tesco is due to give the town later this year when it completes
the expansion of its Burnham-On-Sea store, as we recently reported
said: "I think the time is now right to reconsider the full
pedestrianisation of the High Street. It would encourage more
shoppers into the town and give businesses a much-needed boost."
number of surveys have found there is huge support among residents
for pedestrianisation - including last month's Mary Portas funding
I'd like to see the Town Council run a final, once-and-for-all
survey of the whole town asking traders and residents whether
it should go ahead. The survey would appear on Burnham-On-Sea.com
and leaflets would also be posted through letterboxes across the
town so that all residents have their say. If it's a 'yes' then
the whole scheme should go ahead."
Phil Harvey told Monday's meeting he supports calls for pedestrianisation.
"I am in favour of what Tony is proposing providing that
limited access to vehicles is provided at the crossing points
in Cross Street and Adam Street, and that traders have access
at certain times of the day for unloading," he said. "We
also need to ensure that residents who use the High Street to
get to their homes are fully consulted and considered."
councillor Joe Leach told Burnham-On-Sea.com he supports Mr Lynham's
proposals for a survey. "I think asking the whole town for
their opinion would be useful - it would be interesting to see
what would be the outcome."