Town Council rejects police request for Burnham
councillors have turned down a request from Burnham-On-Sea Police
for a new permanent parking bay to be installed along the town's
considered the proposal at their latest meeting where they raised
concerns that it would take away space for shoppers and visitors.
Dennis Davey said: "I would question why the police need
a highly-visible presence like this in the High Street and would
like to understand the purpose in more detail. There are so few
spaces in the High Street for the general public already."
Cllr Ken Smout said: "This would remove yet another parking
space for shoppers, disabled motorists or those businesses who
use the loading bays along the High Street."
agreed not to support any location along the High Street but approved
a proposal from Cllr Paul Young that a police parking bay could
be introduced in College Street in the existing taxi bay, subject
to the agreement of the taxi association.
Burnham Police want a permanent parking bay in the town centre