project to expand Burnham Pavilion delayed until next year
expansion of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront pier as part of a £100,000
overhaul has been delayed until next year.
Parkin, who manages the Pavilion on The Esplanade, was granted
permission to install a £60,000 high-tech folding roof and
other improvements earlier this year.
had initially planned to start the construction work this month,
however she told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week that the project
has now been moved to next Spring.
materials are paid for and ordered, but we've decided to wait
until next year for the calmer weather to go ahead with the building."
are bound to be a few teething problems and whilst I don't doubt
that the new structure will withstand high winds, we want the
work to go ahead with as few problems as possible, so we're now
looking at next Easter to get it installed."
added: "We are still as strongly committed to the project
as ever - it really will be great for enabling us to serve food
at The Pavilion all year round and in all weathers."
in March, The Pavilion was
granted approval for the work to install the controversial
£60,000 high-tech folding roof along with another £40,000
of improvements. Sedgemoor
district councillors said they wanted to help the economic vibrancy
of the attraction, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary
the Pavilion's £100 weekly draws for coach drivers is continuing
to be a success and is drawing extra visitors into the town. It
has been extended to the end of September.