shelters in Burnham given a revamp in bid to cut vandalism
and seating inside the shelters along Burnham-On-Sea's seafront
are being removed in an attempt to reduce anti-social behaviour
District Council has this week made major alterations to several
shelters on the South Esplanade, as pictured, following discussions
with Burnham Police about a series of recent incidents.
District Council spokeswoman Sam Taylor told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The internal walls have been removed to open-up the shelters
and reduce incidences of vandalism and anti-social behaviour."
bench-slats - that were supported by the walls - had previously
been removed as they had reached the end of their useful life
and could have posed a safety risk if left in situ."
added: "Free standing benches will be installed in the shelters.
It is hoped that the style of the new benches and the open-plan
shelter design will deter vandals and those wishing to take part
in anti-social behaviour."
One of the shelters on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront that has been
altered this week (Pic: Forum user Yak)