MP's praise for town's 'thriving' BAY Centre
MP said this week he is delighted to see the town's BAY Centre "going
from strength to strength" - as he made a special visit to
the popular facilities.
a short tour of the centre with Mike Lang, BAY Centre Chairman,
MP James Heappey heard about the success and high occupancy of the
explained how busy the centre is, quashing a report by a local newspaper
that suggested its future is under threat.
fact, it is the Tuesday youth club - called the Zone Youth Club
- that is based at the BAY Centre that is at risk of closure, which
has been correctly reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com during recent
added: "There had been some confusion with the threatened closure
of the Tuesday after school club - called The Zone - and some locals
had erroneously believed the closure of our centre was imminent.
This is of course incorrect, and the centre is very much 'business
a tour of the building, Mr Heappey was introduced to members of
the U3A table tennis club and other members.
the visit James said: "So much happens at the BAY Centre every
week serving so many different parts of our community. It was great
to meet some of the centre's users."
good to see the centre going from strength to strength - long may
it continue as such an important part of the Burnham-On-Sea and
added: "All visitors are welcome at the BAY Centre, and members
of our trustees committee work hard ensuring the building is up
try to run as a community resource, with running costs met from
rents paid by our user groups. Additionally, repairs and improvements
to the building are funded by occasional fundraising and various