New Burnham-On-Sea park is on track to be completed this year
major project to transform a former waste landfill site into a
new public park in Burnham-On-Sea is progressing well and is set
to be completed this year.
first reported in
2009 that Sedgemoor District Council was spending £2.4m
on clearing up the site, north of Wallace Wells Road, in order
to create a new public space to be called
council's spokeswoman, Claire Faun, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this
week: "Despite the recent wet and wintry weather, good progress
is being made."
District Council's contractor, Blakedown Operations, is on standby
to complete the outstanding works - stone picking, final cultivation
and grass seeding - as soon as ground conditions are suitable."
work will take about four to five days. The grass will then need
some time to allow for establishment and growth."
added: "Work completed so far includes the arrival of new
top soil to give plants a head start, the construction of a footpath
and cycleway network and the installation of new seats and litter
park is located south east of Cookson Close and north of Wallace
Wells Road, as pictured on the map above.
Faun added that work on creating a brand new children's play area
is anticipated to start in the summer with an estimated finish
time in the early autumn.
above are Cllr Bob Filmer, Doug Bamsey, Harley Cook and Cllr Jane
Moreton holding the plans for the new park