thieves leave Burnham football club with big replacement bill
have struck at Burnham United Football Club this weekend, stealing
fencing worth thousands of pounds.
the start of the year, dozens of sections of wooden fencing have
been removed from around the first team pitch next to the BAY
Centre in Cassis Close - with the latest incident occurring early
on Saturday (February 9th).
secretary Pauline Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is very
frustrating and very expensive. The bad weather in recent weeks
has reduced our schedule of games and cut our income, so the repair
bill of up to £3,000 is a lot for us to find."
Luke Hussey added that the club is doubly concerned because new
rules are due to come into force this summer where the Somerset
County League will require all first team pitches to have fencing
or barriers in place between the pitch and spectators.
will have to get this replaced by then to meet the new rules so
the theft is sickening for us," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of the fencing was originally stolen in January and more was taken
overnight from Friday (February 8th) into Saturday morning. Tracks
in the mud suggest that a trailer may have been been used to take
away the material.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Burnham Police on
the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800
Club members with one of the remaining sections of fencing