Work to give Burnham-On-Sea’s lower lighthouse a makeover will start next week, Sedgemoor District Council has confirmed.
The work – first reported here by Burnham-On-Sea.com – is expected to take approximately two weeks, depending on weather and tides and is scheduled to start from 11th October.
Claire Faun, council spokeswoman, says: “The lighthouse is kept in tip-top condition by Sedgemoor District Council who last decorated the exterior in 2016 by using specialist paint for use in a marine environment and exposed to salty air, spray and windy conditions.”
“The materials, special equipment needed for working on soft sand and labour cost in the region of £9,450.”
“For many residents and visitors, the lighthouse is an iconic photographic image, especially set against the dramatic sunsets, courtesy of the quality of light for which Burnham is well-known.”