group aims to bring an ice rink to Burnham-On-Sea this Christmas
new project to bring an ice rink to Burnham-On-Sea later this
year has been launched this week - with residents being encouraged
to get involved.
project is being led by a new group of people from the Burnham
area who aim to introduce various events in the town to make it
an enjoyable, family shopping experience for all ages.
group, called BEST (Burnham Events Social Team), wants to work
with the tourism industry, the Town Centre Manager, Burnham Chamber
of Trade and local authorities to identify dates, locations, and
activities where Burnham could generate additional interest and
bring shoppers to the area.
group of volunteers is made up of traders and local residents
who are looking for ways to improve the services currently provided
by introducing activities to entertain customers and their families
by having periodic, outdoor events.
Chairperson of the group is Kathy Jones from The Toycupboard in
Pier Street, Burnham and a committee has been formed to manage
the projected events.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our main theme is targeted at this
Christmas when we would like to co-ordinate the late night shopping
and some Christmas stalls. We are thinking about an ice
skating rink, but we need funds to meet the costs for some
of these events."
group is keen for local people to get involved by fundraising
and volunteering to enable an ice rink to come to Burnham town
centre over the Christmas period during December.
have been discussed on how to raise funds whilst having an event
and these include a sponsored Walk on the Beach in July, Quiz
Nights and a Comedy/Music evening on 28th September
2015 at the Princess Theatre. We will also be applying for other
funding from various sources."
added: "We believe there is a need to offer visitors and
locals something different to compete with other towns. The group
have a written a constitution setting out our aims and objectives
with what we want to achieve. I speak to various people who have
ideas on how things could be improved in the town and some sound
am now asking anyone who thinks they can help us to contact me
in the shop and we will discuss it, or they can contact me on
my mobile 07596 152092 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org."
local people voicing their ideas and opinion, I am sure we can
do things to improve our town."