donkey rides re-start on Burnham beach after council deal
seaside donkey rides re-started on Burnham-On-Sea beach at the
weekend after a council deal was sealed last week.
Two local residents Kathy
Jones and Lindsey Ripley, pictured, stepped in to find
another provider, as we reported here,
and the donkeys arrived on Saturday.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're so delighted to have helped
get the donkeys back. They are lovely for the children and are
a very traditional seaside attraction."
"The donkeys have already been heavily used, and we saw
queues forming on Saturday afternoon, showing how important it
is to have them back for visitors over the summer season."
District Council, which oversees beach concessions in Burnham,
said the previous donkey rides provider had not had their licence
renewed earlier this year.
Kathy and Lindsey alerted the Vincent family, who owns several
donkeys, to the availability of the concession and then followed
it up by completing the necessary paperwork to get the donkeys
back into Burnhm.