talks over plans for Burnham-On-Sea to Weston cycle path
council talks have been held this week on plans to extend a cycle
path that runs between Brean and Weston to stretch along the coast
Wednesday (December 13th), town councillors in Burnham-On-Sea met
Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited, the charity that successfully
opened the 'Brean Down Way' over the summer, which is a cycle route
connecting Brean to Weston featured
and Highbridge town councillors Phil Harvey, Andy Brewer and Janet
Keen met the organisation's John Grimshaw in Burnham to discuss
the plans for an off-road cycle route between Burnham and Brean
in more depth.
Phil Harvey told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "The meeting
was very positive and encouraging. It could be the beginning of
something very exciting, but it will take time."
discussed the plans in detail and parts of the route between Brean
and Brent Knoll could be completed next year."
plans will be presented to the full town council in the new year
to seek local backing since that will really help with securing
Andy Brewer, who is a keen cyclist and a member of Sedgemoor Cycle
Group, said earlier this wek: "It is potentially very exciting,
but it's still early days yet."
a Greenways and Cycleroutes document outlining the proposals, the
firm says the Brean to Weston cycle route "has proved immensely
popular with over 28,000 trips recorded crossing the River Axe sluices
in its first 7 weeks, enough to make this the most heavily used
cycling route in Somerset."
surprisingly there are now calls to extend the route to serve Berrow,
Burnham-On-Sea and Brent Knoll."
and Cycleroutes Limited is working with local people to bring forward
these links to Burnham."