Restrictions could change access of public footpath

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:29 17 August 2018

The blaze damaged six holes at the course. Picture: Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station

The blaze damaged six holes at the course. Picture: Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station


Time restrictions could be put in place to change access to a public footpath.

Berrow and Burnham Golf Club, in St Christophers Way, wants to restrict the times when people can walk through the course so as to prohibit it from 8am-7pm in summer and 8am-4pm in winter.

Members of the public have access to two footpaths which are currently open 24 hours each day, but the golf club wants to limit times after complaints from its members.

The golf course was subject to a fire earlier this month which damaged more than five acres of its Championship course.

The fire started near an area of vegetation close to a reservoir and its cause is not known.

A spokesman for the golf club said: “Some walkers cannot always be seen by golfers, which puts them at risk of being hit by a ball.

“There has also been an increase in complaints about some dog walkers not picking up their dog’s mess, which is unacceptable.”

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