Pier £100k upgrade pushed back...

PUBLISHED: 09:18 27 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:18 27 June 2014

Burnham beach, which has been troubled by dog fouling.

Burnham beach, which has been troubled by dog fouling.

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A £100,000 upgrade for Burnham’s pier pavilion has been shelved until the autumn.

Pavilion owner and town councillor Louise Parkin says the delay is down to the financial impact of shutting the pavilion for the revamp during the summer season, which would see the building close for a period of around five days.

The work will see the installation of a £60,000 folding roof and £40,000 worth of other improvements to the pavilion, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.

Ms Parkin said: “We put the planning in for February and had it gone in when we had hoped, we would have got the installation done by Easter Monday, most likely.

“Unfortunately because the district council put it back a month because of the concerns of the conservation officer, we cannot afford to close for five days until the end of the season.”

The increased space will allow service for around 90 customers, up from the current 28, and allow longer opening hours throughout the year.

She said: “It will make a huge difference. I am hoping that the catering won’t close at the end of the season now. We will open later too, and in all weathers, we are already working on a number of different out of season things.”

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