youth centre's roof 'urgently needs £5,000 of repairs'
Youth Centre is set to receive thousands of pounds towards the
cost of refurbishing its roof.
BAY Centre has been awarded a £2,500 grant from the Town
Council's Policy and Finance Committee towards the cost of urgent
centre's upper roof badly needs refurbishment to avoid serious
problems in the future with water leaking into the building,"
the centre's Chairman Mike Lang told Monday's council meeting.
been holding off on the work for many years but it's now becoming
urgent. We are also seeking funding from Sedgemoor District Council
towards the overall £5,000 costs."
John Parkes said: "I do have concerns about the longevity
of this building, but it is a great focus for our community and
I want to see it open for years to come."
Peter Burridge-Clayton added: "It's a fantastic building
that's superb for our town - I fully support this funding."
unanimously backed the grant application for the building, which
is currently celebrating is 50th anniversary.
this week's meeting, Citizens Advice was earmarked to receive
£2,700, Burnham In Bloom £750, Mendip Community Transport
£1,000, BOSH Events £1,750, the Vale of Avalon Vintage
Vehicle Run £400 and a new dog-themed festival called Sea
Dogs received £400. Despite
a split council vote, Burnham Food & Drink Festival was recommended
to receive £1,800, as reported here.
the committee's recommendations are subject to the agreement of
the full Town Council at their May meeting.