organisers seek to allay holiday park's road closure concerns
organisers in Burnham-On-Sea have this week met the owner of a
holiday park to ease his concerns that trade will be hit by a
weekend of extended road closures.
first reported here,
Queen's Drive will be fully shut for the first time from the Tesco
roundabout right through to the M5 roundabout at Edithmead during
the carnival weekend from 9pm on Saturday November 2nd until 1am
on Tuesday November 5th.
extended road closure has been introduced by carnival organisers
following a request from the police that Frank Foley Parkway is
not used for the parking of carnival carts in an attempt to improve
access for emergency vehicles.
will be the first time that the usual diversion route around the
carts via Edithmead Lane will not be open, concerning bosses at
Home Farm Holiday Park, which is sited in the road.
boss Steve Atkinson expressed concern that the restricted access
will affect his business at the park during what is traditionally
a busy carnival weekend.
of the Carnival Committee met Mr Atkinson this week and have come
to a "mutually agreeable" position.
had considered the implications for Home Farm Holiday Park prior
to our submission for a road closure, but must apologise for not
consulting the park earlier," carnival spokeswoman Linda
Bullimore told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
had a meeting with Home Farm Holiday Park this week where we discussed
suitable access and are very pleased to have come to a mutually
agreeable situation where Home Farm will remain open as usual
to its touring and static customers."
leisure club will also remain open as per usual in the morning.
The carnival team will be installing signs to the site from the
Edithmead roundabout and allowing access to holiday park visitors
and Stodden's Lane residents only."
Farm's Steve Atkinson said: "We are happy with the outcome
of the discussions between us, the police and the carnival committee's
traffic management team and fully support the Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea
remain concerns among many residents, however, that the extended
rpad closure will cause road traffic chaos on the night of the
fireworks, Sunday November 3rd, and on carnival night itself,
Monday November 4th.