days of power cuts leave traders fuming in Burnham town centre
days of power cuts along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street have left
shop owners fuming this week after many have had to turn away
thirty homes and businesses at the southern end of The High Street
have suffered power supply problems since Monday, with the cuts
lasting several hours.
the shops affected have been Clarks, Burnham Shopping Centre,
The Galley Cafe, Caboodle, Imagination, The Emporium, Fonehouse,
Mommas Cafe, and Superchips plus nearby homes.
Power Distribution had several teams of workmen on the scene on
Wednesday, as pictured, and they finally resolved the problems
Panayi from The Galley Cafe told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
power cuts have been very disruptive, affecting our lunchtime
trade on three days. The cafe was really packed and we had to
turn away customers mid-lunch."
trader, Kirstie Cooper from Caboodle, right, added: "We were
without power on Monday afternoon, then had an 'on and off' service
on Tuesday and a long cut on Wednesday. We've lost trade because
customers have been unable to buy anything while our card payment
machine has been out of action."
Parfitt at The Emporium added: "There has been no information
at all from the power company about whether they are resolving
Power Distribution spokeswoman Irene Evans apologised and told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A total of 35 customers have been affected
and we are really sorry for the inconvenience caused."
have been dealing with an intermittent fault in the High Street
which we initially were unable to resolve. It was found to be
an underground cable fault on Wednesday afternoon."
decided to delay the repair work until later in the day on Wednesday
when many shops were closed to try and minimise the disruption."
shops were forced to close early on Wednesday, including Clarks,
Momma's cafe and Superchips.