Burnham Mayor urges council to consider move to town centre
former Mayor of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge has this week called
on the Town Council to consider moving out of its current building
and into a new premises in the town centre to save money and make
it easier for residents to access its services.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Neville Jones said: "It's high time
the town council capitalised on what I acquired for them - their
was in the teeth of opposition at the 11th hour that I bought
the premises in Jaycroft Road for £55,000."
I think the property is worth £650,000, maybe £700,000
when you include the land that is used as a car park."
added: "But for around £300,000 the Town Council could
demolish the scrap buildings at the back of The Princess which
are falling apart, and build a suite of modern offices for their
still have at least £300,000 in their pocket to invest or
to relieve the local rate payers."
will be able to get to the council offices far easier if they
were in the town centre and it might encourage more to come along
and hear what councillors are debating. Instead of four or five,
they might get 10 or 15."
and Highbridge Town Council has previously considered a move from
its current premises in Jaycroft Road into The Princess Theatre
but ruled that out due to space issues.