High Street revamp 'delayed by three weeks' says council
to revamp part of Burnham-On-Sea High Street has been delayed
three weeks, it has emerged this week.
to install new lighting columns in the High Street, finger posts,
lighting columns in Victoria Street, planters, cycle racks, hanging
baskets and event banner columns was due to begin shortly.
Paul Martin, the Town Council's Project Manager in charge of the
work, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Unfortunately,
delivery of the street furniture has been delayed. We were due
to take delivery of the items on January 6th, however the date
has now been moved to January 28th."
therefore running three weeks behind at the moment," he confirmed.
"It's all due to manufacturing delays by our supplier."
will affect the timelines for other work as well because the street
furniture has to be installed before the pavements are resurfaced.
We don't want to be laying new pavements and then digging them
up to do the installs."
Clerk Denise Emery added: "It is disappoining, but unfortunately
is completely out of our hands. We are in regular contact with
pavements between Cross Street and Adam Street were planned to
be completed during January, weather permitting.
surfacing works between Cross Street and Adam Street remain scheduled
to be completed by the end of March.
Town Council will be giving four weeks notice of the roadworks
to affected traders to ensure they have adequate time to prepare.
work aims to enhance the appearance of Burnham town centre to
encourage more shoppers and visitors.
changes are part of a combined work package amounting to £440,000
funded by Tesco to offset the expansion of its Burnham store,
along with grants from the Town Council and former South West
Regional Development Agency.