over 'unwelcoming and intimidating' Burnham beach signs
town councillor in Burnham-On-Sea says a long line of 'unwelcoming
and intimidating' signs installed along part of the town's beach
this week could deter tourists.
of the signs have been introduced on the beach next to the privately
owned sand dunes running between The Mount, near Allandale Road,
and the low lighthouse.
nearby resident, who asked not to be named, explained why they
have been introduced. "There have been several times over
the summer where people were camping in the dunes and holding
noisy late-night barbecues and parties without knowing this is
town councillor Phil Harvey believes the signs are too visible.
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "They are certainly very noticeable
and rather intimidating. They are also very unwelcoming for tourists
and beach users who use this popular stretch of beach."
District Council spokesman Claire Faun said: "If the signs
are on private property and are within certain sizes, we do not
need to be consulted."