People wandering along Burnham-On-Sea High Street could soon be entertained by background music from the town’s band, pictured above, in an effort to get shoppers to return more regularly.

A proposal to play recorded music from speakers along the street during the daytime to give shoppers a ‘warm, homely feeling’ was discussed at the latest meeting of the Town Council’s Town Improvements Committee.

Town Centre Manager Anne-Marie SpaldingThe plan is at a very early stage, said Town Centre Manager Anne-Marie Spalding (pictured right), but she confirmed it is one of several proposals under consideration.

“It has been mentioned, but there would be a lot to think about if it were to be introduced,” she told

“It would need to be licenced, music dues paid, maintenance and equipment bought etc.”

“The issue of licensing will need to be looked at – probably by the Town Council – as any entertainment/music in towns now needs to have a licence.”

“I had said that it would be a nice idea as it has a ‘feel good’ factor, but some ideas are unfortunately not always practical.”

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