town centre revamp starts to take shape
of pounds worth of improvements to Burnham-On-Sea town
centre have begun to appear this week, with new noticeboards,
signs and lamp posts installed during the first phase of an ongoing
to install the new lighting columns in the High Street, plus finger
posts, lighting columns in Victoria Street, and flower planters,
cycle racks, hanging baskets and event banner columns is currently
new events area in the centre of the High Street is set to be
built during the next few weeks.
project, being overseen by the Town Council, aims to enhance the
appearance of Burnham town centre to encourage more shoppers and
changes are part of a combined work package costing £440,000
that is being 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.
to upgrade and repaint the existing lighting columns by SSE Contracting
along the High Street is underway while the installation of new
cast iron columns in Victoria Street to replace the existing galvanised
steel columns has also being taking place.
Martin, who is project managing the street works, said he was
"very pleased" to see the improvements taking shape.
delivery of the street furniture was delayed by three weeks, resulting
in the delay of resurfacing works of the pavements in the new
High Street 'events area' between Cross Street and Adam Street."
resurfacing will result in the closure of some sections, but I
have been assured that access to shops will be maintained. The
road will remain open."
resurfacing of the highway will be carried out in March as higher
temperatures are required for the curing of the coloured tarmac."
other minor street works have already been completed, such as
the installation of a new electricity supply pillar in the events
area that will provide a power supply for community events.
Martin recently assured traders that the work will be completed
before the Easter holidays to avoid disruption.