'Tidy up tatty seaside kiosk'

FED up councillors are calling for action to be taken to tidy up a seafront refreshments kiosk in Clevedon. The kiosk, at the Salthouse Fields

FED up councillors are calling for action to be taken to tidy up a seafront refreshments kiosk in Clevedon.The kiosk, at the Salthouse Fields, has been closed down for two years and has fallen into state of disrepair, becoming a target for vandals and graffiti artists.The authority used to let out the kiosk as part of its concessions for the seafront, with the leaseholder selling hot and cold food and drinks.Now fed up community leaders are pressing North Somerset Council, which owns the building, to take action and to refurbish the tatty kiosk so it can be used again by visitors to the seaside town.Chairman of Clevedon Town Council amenity committee Carl Francis-Pester said: "The kiosk is a real eyesore."It has been left to fall into a very dilapidated state and is a blight on our seafront."Cllr Francis-Pester said work was being carried out to generally improve the seafront, new benches had been installed and damaged fencing and railings repaired.New play equipment is also in the process of being installed on part of the former tennis courts in a bid to bring more people to the town.He added: "There has been a lot of improvements to the seafront and we are pressing for any repairs to be done quickly."We want to encourage people to the seafront and need to have the amenities in place for them when they arrive."North Somerset Council spokesman Nick Yates said: "This year we will be letting a mobile kiosk at the Salthouse Fields."We will tidy up the permanent kiosk with a longer term plan to look at improving the whole area to let an enhanced set of facilities.

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