villagers attend Berrow meeting on golf course public access times
50 people attended a Berrow Parish Council meeting this week to
hear about changes for walkers accessing the golf course.
residents flocked to Tuesday's meeting to hear the discussion about
Berrow residents having the freedom to walk anywhere on the Burnham
and Berrow Golf Course 24 hours a day, without interfering with
Golf Club wanted to restrict the times so that walkers are not roaming
between 8am to 7pm during the summer and 8am to 4pm during the winter,"
said Parish Clerk John Augustus.
Parish Council solicitors had advised the council that the Golf
Club were entitled to apply this restriction to a long held agreement."
are two clearly marked public footpaths across the course giving
access to the beach, and these remain open 24 hours a day without
reasoning behind the revised agreement is that walkers cannot always
be seen and there is a risk of being hit by a golf ball, and there
is also dog mess where some dog walkers do not clear up after their
there was strong opposition from three parishioners, there was support
from others who thought it reasonable and not a problem."
of people attended because they understood that the proposal was
to close the two footpaths crossing the course, which was not correct,
as we reported
here earlier this week.