September 26, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea town centre to get two Christmas trees this year

Burnham-On-Sea town centre is to get two large Christmas trees during this year's holiday season to help spread the festive cheer.

Town councillors decided at a meeting on Monday evening that the main tree will be located outside the Victoria Hotel, from where Burnham's Christmas lights will be formally lit up on November 25th (pictured above last year).

A second, slightly smaller Christmas tree will be introduced for the first time this year at the southern end of the town centre next to the water feature and flag pole opposite the B&M store besides the junction with Pier Street and Abingdon Street.

Both the trees will be funded by the Town Council, as normal, with the main tree costing around £250 and the second tree around £200-£150.

During Monday's Town Projects Committee meeting, Victoria Hotel publican Shaun McCann explained that he is keen to see the tree continuing to be located there and that he'd supply the electricity to light the tree free of charge.

Town Clerk Tatiana Cant explained that several locations in the town centre had been considered to "spread the festive cheer as wide and as fairly as possible."

Cllr Harvey expressed concern that the high winds could make the second tree more vulnerable near the fountain, but that it would support the "plastic palace" skating rink during the Xmas season.

Councillors unanimously voted in favour of two Christmas trees. A tree will also be located in Highbridge next to the Community Centre as usual in Market Street.


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