theatre receives £20,000 grant funding boost
Princess Theatre has been awarded a funding boost of almost £20,000
which will enable a revamp of its interior to go ahead.
members of the town council's Princess Management Committee have
been celebrating the news that £19,970 has been pledged
for the theatre's modernisation by Local Action for Rural Communities,
which is part of the Rural Development Programme for England.
councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton, who chairs the committee, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is excellent news that we have been
means we will be able to proceed with our original plan in completely
replacing the kitchen and bringing it up to catering standard
and also replacing the bar and refurbishing it with new furniture
will still have some funds left from the transitional funding
to prime another grant application from another source to enable
us to provide good quality sound and lighting systems and allow
the refurbishment of the Pizey Room to accomodate weddings and
added: "We are intending to apply for further grants late
summer. All these improvements will generate additional income
for the theatre and provide a quality venue for our residents
to use or visit. The bar and kitchen work will be going out to
tender very shortly."
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Alex Turco,
our voluntary financial advisor, and our manager, Andy Pulleyn,
for putting the bid together and all the members of the management
committee for their continued work and support in these matters."
Action for Rural Communities (LARC) is part of the Rural Development
Programme for England, a European funded programme running from
2009 to 2013.
ownership of The Princess from Sedgemoor District Council
to Burnham and Highbridge Town Council went ahead in April 2011.