Published: April 2, 2012
New trees herald start of first phase of Burnham town centre upgrade

New trees have been planted along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street this week during the first phase of a £186,000 project to give the town centre an uplift. first reported here last month that a Sedgemoor District Council 'task and finish' group had approved a list of improvements to smarten up the town centre and make it more attractive for shoppers, holidaymakers and residents.

Town Council Clerk Eileen Shaw told "The trees have been introduced over the past few days as part of our overall town centre improvement project and are intended to help the visual appearance of the High Street."

The project will also deliver new seating, lamp posts, paving stones and signs along the High Street and some side streets, plus other 'cosmetic' changes.

Plans to make Burnham's Victoria Street one-way are also being discussed with Somerset County Council as part of the deliverables.

The money has come from £146,000 of compensation cash from the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) and £40,000 from Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.


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