Council bosses in Burnham-On-Sea are counting the cost of continuing stormy weather.

The high winds and stormy seas have caused thousands of pounds of damage in recent weeks which Sedgemoor District Council is hoping to get repaired while it also deals with high-priority flooding relief work in other parts of the district.

Along the coastline between Burnham and Berrow, several beach safety signs have been swept away and damaged.

Burnham’s jetty has suffered damage when several small sections of concrete were washed away.

And the hand-rails on the disabled access ramp onto Burnham’s beach have also been broken by the force of storm waves, as pictured above.

Sedgemoor District Council’s Resorts Manager Graham Newing, pictured, told this week: “It has been an exceptional run of bad weather and unfortunately there has been some damage, so we ask people to take extra care. We thank everyone for bearing with us as we get everything fixed. The disabled access walkway has been reported to the Environment Agency, who maintain it, and the other repairs are in hand.”

Local tourism bosses have been keen to stress that despite the weather, the Burnham area is open for business and unaffected by flooding, as reported here, and holidaymakers are being encouraged to visit over the half-term break.

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