Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

September 24, 2005
New seafront signs will warn nuisance drivers of vehicle seizures

Nuisance drivers who cause alarm, distress or annoyance to the general public along Burnham seafront risk having their vehicles seized by police officers.

That's the stark warning featured on a set of new signs unveiled this week which are to be introduced on The Esplanade and in Somerfield's Car Park later this year.

One of the new warning signsUnder the plans, three sets of police signs will be installed along the seafront; six in total, measuring 60cm x 40cm.

A further four signs, two in Somerfield's Car Park and one at each end of The Esplanade measuring 75cm x 50cm, will also be put up.

The high visibility warnings warn nuisance drivers: 'Abuse It And Lose It. Careless or inconsiderate driving will not be tolerated in this area.'

The signs also point out that 'Avon and Somerset Police have the power under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 to seize vehicles being used to cause alarm, distress or annoyance.'

At its meeting this week, Burnham and Highbridge Town Council's Town Improvements Commitee backed the proposals and earmarked £1,500 towards the project.

A date for the installation of the signs will be decided over the next few weeks, once discussions with police about the colour and exact wording are completed.


Burnham-On-sea discussion forums



This week's weather forecast
News for Burnham-On-Sea
Photo gallery
Tide times for Burnham

Events diary
Burnham-On-Sea library
Council & utilities
Housing associations
Doctors and dentists
Burnham Groups & Clubs
Schools in Burnham
Mother & toddler groups
Churches in Burnham
Refuse disposal points
Advice services in Burnham
More Burnham Web sites
Contact Burnham's MP
Local TV listings today

Visiting Burnham
Guide books on Burnham
Hotels and B&Bs
Places to visit in the area

Maps for Burnham-On-Sea
Rail travel to Burnham
Visit Burnham by coach
Buses & public transport

Who we are
Contact Us
Advertise on this site
Bookmark this site