heads into Burnham shops as council backs art project
project to bring theatrical performances into shops in Burnham-On-Sea
to boost visitor numbers has been given a £5,000 cash boost
by the Town Council this week.
Selina Keedwell and Jacqui Strong discussed the plans at a council
meeting on Monday (October 12th) where the 'Trading Local' project
was given a green light.
main aim is to encourage more people, particularly residents of
Burnham and Highbridge and the neighbouring villages to come into
Burnham rather than taking the trip to Weston or Bridgwater,"
Jacqui told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
attracts a wide audience and within our community we have active
drama, music and arts groups - all of which could be involved."
performances in town centre shops from next April, there will
also be workshops with professionals.
plans have already been discussed with several local organisations,
including Burnham WI, Burnham Chamber of Trade, Moose International
and BEST, plus local schools and nursing homes.
both really feel this project will work in Burnham, bringing the
whole High Street together and boosting footfall," added
Selina. "Several successful productions have already taken
place at various local towns and cities including Wells, Crewkerne
of us have a vested interest in making this project work - we
will not get any financial benefit from the project. We will donate
time effort and energy to ensure it succeeds with professionals
added: "We would welcome any additional support from local
people interested in being involved and helping, but will be making
contact with a number of local groups and societies in the next
Town Council's Town Projects Committee voted in favour of £5,000
of Tesco 106 funding being allocated to the project. A further
£2,000 grant application will be made to the council's Policy
and Finance Committee.