3, 2015 Over
50 residents raise concerns over pavement trader in Burnham
50 residents have sent letters of complaint to the Town Council,
raising their concerns about a pavement trader in Burnham-On-Sea's
have this week debated the safety concerns regarding the street
trader located in Pier Street, pictured here.
stall, located along the side wall of the 99p store, sells beach
and holiday items and is legally allowed there because the curtilage
of pavement is owned by the shop.
residents and councillors are concerned about the growing size
of the trading area and claim it is raising safety fears.
Peter Burridge-Clayton said: "There is growing concern from
members of the public and traders. The Town Clerk has received
45 letters of complaint with another ten on the way."
said that a van is regularly being driven across the pavement
into the area to create three trading pitches, and that there
are safety concerns about the space that is being used.
is expanding onto the pavement itself, so whilst they do own a
little land at the front and besides the property, they are now
expanding onto the pavement," said Cllr Burridge-Clayton
at this week's council meeting.
main concern is the fact that a vehicle is being parked on the
pavement - I don't think it should be there. It
is quite a serious problem and it has been going on for quite
Andy Bewer agreed, adding: "My concern is on safety grounds.
I witnessed this several times at the weekend. There were a significant
number of people around there and the way the stall is set up
it does actually encroach on the dimpled area adjacent to the
crossing. Even when there are a small number of people there,
it greatly restricts access and there is a quite a significant
safety concern there."
Cllr Paul Young added: "This is the busiest area in Burnham-On-Sea
with the heaviest footfall. At the weekend there is definitely
a safety problem. I am worried about it and something has to be
council is set to write to the property's owner to discuss the
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