project to replace leaking roof at Burnham BAY Centre completed
and groups who use Burnham-On-Sea's popular BAY Centre no longer
have to cross their fingers and get buckets out when it starts
to a joint £25,000 grant from Sedgemoor District Council
and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, the centre's leaky roof
has been refurbished and is now in tip-top condition.
District Council granted £10,000 towards the upgrade while
the Town Council gave £15,000.
grant has been used to refurbish and upgrade the main roof of
the centre, which had been leaking for a couple of years,"
said a spokesman.
various repairs have been done by the volunteer maintenance team
over the years, a complete refurbishment was needed."
improve insulation, an environmentally-friendly, fleece-backed
rubber-bonded material was used. The upgraded insulation will
make the building much warmer for the many users. It will also
reduce heating costs and will help maintenance budgets."
ceremony is to be held on Monday, August 5th to mark the completion
of the work.
Burnham Area Youth Centre in Cassis Close was built in 1966 and
its roof had suffered regular leaks during heavy rain.
centre provides a venue for a wide range of user groups as well
as a centre for young people.
include adults with learning disabilities, stroke club, camera
club, friendship and companionship group and carers support group
amongst many others.
Mayor Martin Cox with BAY Centre trustee Ian Jefferies and former
Sedgemoor Chairman Gill Slocombe when the work began