Burnham-On-Sea Town Centre Manager is announced
new Town Centre Manager has been appointed in Burnham-On-Sea this
Milner Simonds, who is well-known as one of the organisers of
the town's Food Festival, is to take on the new role, it was revealed
at last night's Town Council meeting.
role has been formed to co-ordinate events and promote the town
centre, working alongside Burnham Chamber of Trade and other local
Ken Smout said at Monday's council meeting that six people had
applied for the job and that four had been short-listed and were
interviewed at the end of September.
candidate was asked to present their ideas for the town centre
and to outline their vision," said he added.
Michael Clarke, Chairman of the Town Projects Committee, added:
"We had four strong candidates but one person, Beverley Milner
Simonds, scored higher than the others."
has such enthusiasm and has already done wonders with the Food
Festival. She will do a great job in this role and we look forward
to seeing her vision come to fruition."
Martin Cox added: "A good decision has been made and I am
pleased we can now move forward."
Milner Simonds added: "I am really pleased to have
been appointed and I am looking forward to working with the town
centre businesses, residents, landlords and visitors. My focus
will be on the very clear projects that have been agreed and to
listen to those affected by the Tesco expansion."
part-time role, which will earn £15k a year over two years,
is among several improvements being funded by £440,000 of
funding from Tesco to offset the impact of its store expansion