hits out at 'appalling' pavements revamp in Burnham-On-Sea
councillors have raised fresh concerns about "appalling"
new pavements in Burnham-On-Sea town centre.
are ongoing between the contractor and Burnham & Highbridge
Town Council following the work in the High Street earlier this
year which saw an area of the pavement replaced with a new brick
surface, which has created a number of ongoing problems.
have compiled a 'snagging list' with photos of the issues, which
the Town Council says it wants fully fixed before it will pay
the final bill.
Martin Cox said at the latest meeting of the council's Town Projects
Committee that the problems include "unfinished edging of
paving slabs alongside buildings, poorly sized brickwork, loose
bricks, inconsistent brick patterns, gaps between pavement bricks
and brickwork lifting out of the pavement."
added: "Cllr Young and I have visited the High Street to
see if there's been any action to resolve the issues - there has
been on a few points, but only a few."
must keep up the pressure on this - the issues are unacceptable
and must not be 'swept under the carpet'."
John Parkes told the meeting: "This work is poor to say the
least - it's so shocking it is almost unbelievable. You wouldn't
allow work like this in your own home so why should we allow it
in our town centre? It is appalling."
Chairman Cllr Young agreed: "You could never accept the work
like it is. We are not at all happy about it and will not let
up the pressure."
Council Clerk Denise Emery explained that the Project Manager,
Town Council and other stakeholders are in "continuing discussions"
to get the issues resolved.
changes are being funded from a combined work package amounting
to £440,000 funded by Tesco to offset the expansion of its
Burnham store, plus grants from the Town Council and Sedgemoor