Decorative seafront lights in Burnham-On-Sea could be removed
lights along part of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront look set to be
removed after a council survey of lighting columns revealed many
have become "unstable".
councillors discussed the future of the decorative illuminations
along the North Esplanade during a meeting on Wednesday (July
Clerk Eileen Shaw said: "There are issues with the lighting
columns along the North Esplanade between the jetty and Maddock's
council survey has found the foundations of the columns are unstable
and it's been recommended that the decorative lights are removed."
Paul Young said he believes the time is right to consider the
future of all the decorative illuminations.
think we're being robbed by our power company when many of the
lights don't even work and we have an annual bill of £3,500
to keep them running. All of them should come down," he said.
Cllr Neville Jones responded: "A large number of the lights
still work and many residents and visitors to Burnham very much
appreciate them and remark how good they look."
added that the electricity and maintenance costs would be reduced
if the decorative lights are removed along the North Esplanade
voted in favour of costing up the work to remove the decorative
lights on the North Esplanade and moving them onto lighting columns
along The South Esplanade instead.
of the decorative illuminations were purchased by the Town Council
at a cost of £21,000 in 2007.