boost allows Burnham youth centre's roof project to go ahead
youth centre has this week thanked those who have donated £28,000
to enable a long-awaited roof repair project to begin.
Burnham Area Youth Centre in Cassis Close was built in 1966 and
its roof has suffered regular leaks during heavy rain for years.
centre's volunteers have had to keep patching it up while a fundraising
campaign to gather enough cash for a new roof has
At the BAY Centre AGM last night (Wednesday May 15th), it was
revealed that £28,452 has been raised to allow the work
to finally begin. It includes significant sums from Sedgemoor
District Council and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.
of those involved in leading the fundraising, Ian Jefferies, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are all relieved and very pleased
that the work is able to go ahead after two years of fundraising.
Thanks go to Sedgemoor District Council, the Town Council, Moose
Lodge, Dreamscheme and Rotary Club plus the many individuals who
have made donations."
Centre President Cllr Neville Jones said it was a "significant
milestone" for the centre and added that the new watertight
roof should soon be completed.
the AGM, a re-dedication of the centre's training wing was also
held in memory of its recently deceased former Chair, Di Monaghan,
who shared so much of her life within the building. Her husband,
Tony, thanked the committee for their support over many years.
John Alexendar, from Burnham Dreamscheme, also gave an update
on the brand new comnunity garden at the centre, which is set
to open on May 28th.
Chair Gill Slocombe and Mayor Martin Cox with Ian Jefferies with;
above - BAY Chairwoman Julia Elswood, Tony Monaghan and BAY President
Cllr Neville Jones