proposed in bid to slow down Burnham seafront 'boy racers'
to install rumblestrips along Burnham-On-Sea seafront have been
discussed this week in a fresh bid to tackle the problem of 'boy
proposal is one of several options being considered by the County
Council after a special open meeting was held on Friday December
16th when residents and representatives from Burnham police, the
town council and Burnham-On-Sea Holiday Village gathered together
to discuss the issue.
and town councillor Neville Jones (pictured below) told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I proposed that three sets of rumblestrips should be introduced.
They would cost about £1,500 each and would cure the problem
I am sure. They have worked along Weston seafront, so why not
meeting was called amid mounting concern from residents at the
southern end of the Esplanade, pictured above, regarding cars
being driven at dangerously high speeds. They say the problem
is particularly acute along the stretch between the Sailing Club
and Somerfield supermarket.
Friday's meeting, Burnham Holiday Village said it would be willing
to help fund any work to tackle the problem, after reporting that
several of its holidaymakers had complained about the issue.
Cllr Louise Parkin said £2,500 of money has been put aside
by the Burnham Town Improvements Committee - of which she is chairman
- to tackle the problem. And there was the offer of more help
too from Sedgemoor's Crime Partnership Officer.
seafront resident told the meeting that the problem had become
so bad that he had been forced to move his bedroom to the back
of his property as he had previously being regularly woken by
the sound of high speed cars.
Dale Baker of Burnham-On-Sea Police told the meeting that while
he fully appreciated the issue along the seafront, he was doing
everything he could to monitor the issue using his resources.
Jones added: "It was a good meeting. Lots of ideas were discussed
and we are now waiting for the County Council to come back with
some positive plans. We
will keep up the pressure on them and will be wanting some action."
meeting to be held to discuss seafront boy racers