Community centre refurbishment underway
PUBLISHED: 13:30 08 December 2010 | UPDATED: 15:19 15 December 2010
WORK to refurbish Burnham’s community centre is underway after £150,000 was allotted for the project.
Major refurbishment work on the Berrow Road centre is due to take place until March.
Ken Hindle, chairman of the Burnham and Highbridge Residents Association thinks the restoration of the centre will offer a range of different services to people in the town.
Waste management firm Viridor has granted £150,000 towards the project through its landfill communities fund to renovate the hall, which was originally built in 1827.
Mr Hindle said: “We will create two new rooms, as well as creating a community hub, which will be an information room offering internet access to those who use the centre.
“We have 57 different clubs who use the hall, and it will certainly improve the facilities for them.
“The town’s population has grown, while there isn’t necessarily anything more for the people of the town, so the expanded services offered by the new community centre should cater for the larger amount of people who could use the facilities.
“The centre is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Burnham, so we’ve got to make the most of it, otherwise a part of the town’s history would be lost.”