golden revamp for Burnham seafront approved by council
along part of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront is to be replaced with
a new golden-coloured surface as part of a £200,000 project.
District Council is to remove the crumbling tarmac along the South
Esplanade pavement between the jetty and Coastguard station in
an initiative that has been welcomed by town councillors this
current surfacing is cracked and showing signs of wear and Sedgemoor
intends to go out to tender to replace the surface at the end
of this summer season," explained the council's Jo Hutchins
councillors considered three colour options for the new surface
at their latest meeting this week - 'golden glow', 'terracotta'
and 'grey' - and they voted in favour of gold in a bid to brighten
up the seafront for tourists.
Neville Jones said: "It's satisfying that Sedgemoor are spending
some money on our promenade. They spent £600,000 on the
Bridgwater Mile so it's high time some funding comes here."
Cllr Phil Harvey told Monday's meeting: "We have a large
concrete grey wall that runs along the whole length of The Esplanade
- the extra colour will help to make it more attractive, though
my personal preference would be terracotta."
Chris Williams added: "Sedgemoor has £200,000 allocated
to this work - we should get a golden glow."
Paul Young remarked that the golden glow is most suitable "because
it matches our beach."
Burnham resident Mike Young, who attended the meeting, said he
was "surprised" that such a large amount of money is
being spent on the work.
would like this to be put before the public for consultation -
we residents should be allowed to give our comments rather than
just the town councillors," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
was reported last summer that cracks
along the seafront were being patched up, as pictured here,
before the longer-term resurfacing is implemented.
Top, a council artist's impression of the 'golden glow' pavements
and, above, the cracks in the surface last summer. Centre, councillors
voting for the proposals at this week's meeting