iconic beach lighthouse set for overhaul in 2017
iconic beach lighthouse is to get a major makeover next year,
it's been confirmed this week.
residents have got in touch with Burnham-On-Sea.com regarding
the condition of the lighthouse, which has paint peeling from
its roof and sides, and rust on it legs, as pictured here.
a wonderful old building that's showing its age - it needs some
care and attention," said Margaret Grant.
such a well-known building that's symbolic of Burnham, so I hope
the council will go ahead with the repairs as quickly as possible."
District Council says the building is on its planned maintenance
programme to be repainted, with the next work scheduled for 2017.
have tried to have it cleaned recently with a wash-and-reach system
but it needs to be scaffolded to do it properly," explained
council spokeswoman Claire Faun.
exterior was last decorated in 2010 using a specialist paint that's
well suited to a marine environment and exposure to salty air,
spray and windy conditions."
added: "The materials, special equipment needed for working
on soft sand, and labour cost in the region of £14,500 when
it was last done."