rethinks £200,000 golden pavement plan for Burnham seafront
plans to introduce a golden-coloured tarmac along part of Burnham-On-Sea's
seafront in a £200,000 upgrade are to be reconsidered following
public outcry over the proposals.
their latest meeting, town councillors have decided to reconsider
the scheme, which was first reported here.
District Council wants to remove the crumbling tarmac along the
South Esplanade pavement between the jetty and Coastguard station
at the end of the tourist season.
month, town councillors considered three options for the colour
of the new surface - 'golden glow', 'terracotta' and 'grey' -
and they voted in favour of gold in a bid to brighten up the seafront.
following an outcry from local people about the similiar coloured
golden tarmac in the High Street 'events area', town councillors
at the Town Projects Committee meeting have called in the decision.
are concerned enough about the colour in the High Street enough
for us to reconsider the seafront," said town Mayor Cllr
wonder whether councillors agree whether we should put it back
to full council to reconsider the colour on the seafront."
Louise Parkin told the meeting: "I am happy with that - I
was totally against it in the first place. I think it should be
black tarmac for several reasons - it will cost less, but if you
go on the seafront you will see the sand has bleached the tarmac
as it is, so if we went for the alternative colour of terracota
that will eventually become a pale pink.
Chairman Cllr Michael Clarke confirmed the colour will therefore
be re-considered by the full Town Council at their meeting in
was reported last summer that cracks
along the seafront were being patched up, as pictured here,
before the longer-term resurfacing is implemented.
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 Sedgemoor's Jo Hutchins
in a letter to councillors.
Top, a council artist's impression of the 'golden glow' pavements
and, above, councillors saying they will rethink the proposals