High Street cash machine finally goes after robbery
Burnham-On-Sea cash machine which was severely damaged in a robbery
last autumn has finally been removed this week - and it won't be
replaced, its owners have confirmed.
and Cashzone have decided that the cash machine at the corner of
the High Street and Adam Street is not going to be replaced with
a new one.
Monday (January 8th) it was taken away after being boarded up since
the cash machine
explosion last November when money was stolen from inside. Police
are still investigating the incident.
councillor Nick Tolley, who previously led a campaign
to get the "eyesore" cash machine removed, has welcomed
the decision not to replace it with a new one.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, he said: "I am delighted. It had little
use and was an eyesore. I can only assume that they looked at the
financial viability of the phone and realised that it was not needed
by the public."
would be a benefit, however, to have an ATM cash machine at the
southern end of the town that is free to use like the other cash
machines in our two towns."
I must add that I am sorry that another facility is being lost from
the High Street. Maybe a pillar style information piece such as
the one at the cafe opposite the RNLI would look nice?"
statement from Cashzone and BT said: "At the moment, there
are no plans to install a new machine in the same location. We secured
the damaged equipment and made it safe immediately after the attack."
scene after last November's dramatic robbery