Burnham-On-Sea’s Mayor has visited the town’s Burnham Area Youth (BAY) Centre this week to hear more about the facility’s new Town Council-funded electrical system upgrade.

The centre, in Cassis Close, welcomed Cllr Mike Facey where he was given a tour of the facilities and heard more about the work to upgrade the building’s aging power system.

It comes after the Town Council earlier this year awarded the BAY Centre £2,500 towards the upgrade work.

“We were honoured to receive a visit from Cllr Mike Facey, the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge,” says Chairman Mike Lang.

“We had recently been presented with a £2.5k council grant towards our overall cost of more than £7k to obtain our latest five-year electrical certificate.”

“This involved the closure of the centre for two weeks, whilst Aardvark AVO Electrical Services brought the centre up to ‘status reg 18’.”

“This involved a complete upgrade of the installation, taking into account re-routing of cables, fire prevention, and moving of central heating pipes away from direct contact with electrical cables.”

Cllr Facey’s visit was to inspect the BAY Centre’s changes himself and to feedback to the council of the grant’s success.

“The BAY Centre is coming out of  the various Covid lockdowns in  relatively good condition, thanks to a strong trustees committee and support from various Covid support grants.”

“Consequentially, the community support of the over 20,000 annual footfall should continue well into the future.”

“We are all grateful for the support from Council, our various groups, and most of all the wider community. “

Cllr Facey said he was impressed by the work of the centre’s team of volunteers and their dedication in maintaining and overseeing the facilities.

 
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