cleared by council in Burnham-On-Sea after legal order
front of a run-down property in Burnham-On-Sea has been cleared
by the district council this week after a legal order was served
on the owner to clean it up.
District Council says it acted under Section 215 of the Town and
Country Planning Act, which gives it the power to "improve
the street scene for the benefit of the community."
an operation lasting nearly five hours, four lorry loads of rubbish
were cleared away from the front garden of the property in Oxford
amounts had been piled there for several years, much to the concern
of nearby residents and the Town Council, which has worked closely
with Sedgemoor District Council on the matter.
Police were also involved in this week's clean-up and a spokesman
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This operation was undertaken following
Sedgemoor District Council approaching the Constabulary requesting
our attendance to prevent any breach of the peace at or in the
vicinity of the address."
clearance of the front of the property went without incident and
local people have approached the council and the Police to say
what an improvement it has made to the area."
was another good example of multi-agency work in Burnham-On-Sea."