Published: October 24, 2013
Council starts advertising boards clampdown in Burnham town centre

Councillors in Burnham-On-Sea are to begin a clampdown on pavement advertising boards in the town centre in a bid to increase safety.

It follows concerns from pedestrians about the growing number of advertising boards positioned outside shops and businesses in the High Street and adjoining streets.

Town Council Clerk Denise Emery told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have decided to address the concerns. In one recent case, a mobility scooter user had problems using the pavement along the High Street because a very large advertising board was blocking the way."

"Councillors feel there is a problem and we're planning to carry out a sweep of the town centre with staff from the highways team at Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council's licensing team."

Traders will be informed where boards are felt to be contravening the rules and follow-up legal action will be taken if necessary, as seen earlier this year when a Burnham fish and chip shop was prosecuted.

Councillor Louise Parkin told this week's meeting of the council's Town Projects Committee that "a level playing field" for all traders is important to ensure that enforcement is fair.

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube