decision not to replace Burnham-On-Sea cash machine welcomed
Burnham-On-Sea town councillor who campaigned for the removal of
a rusting cash machine in the High Street has this week welcomed
the news that it will not be replaced by owners BT and Cashzone
after it was recently severely damaged in a robbery.
week, Cllr Nick Tolley, who led a campaign
earlier this year to get the "eyesore" removed, has
welcomed the news.
and Cashzone have decided that the cash machine at the corner of
the High Street and Adam Street will not be replaced with a new
one. It's has been boarded up since being deliberately
attacked on November 14th to steal cash.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, he said: "I am delighted at that news.
It had little use and was an eyesore. I can only assume that they
looked at the financial viability of the phone and realised that
it was not needed by the public."
would be a benefit, however, to have an ATM cash machine at the
southern end of the town that is free to use like the other cash
machines in our two towns."
I must add that I am sorry that another facility is being lost from
the High Street. Maybe a pillar style information piece such as
the one at the cafe opposite the RNLI would look nice?"
used to have a full-time flower stall by the Somerset and Dorset
pub. So maybe there would be space there for another colourful and
professional full time street trader?"
statement from Cashzone and BT said: "At the moment, there
are no plans to install a new machine in the same location. We secured
the damaged equipment and made it safe immediately after the attack.
We can confirm that the remaining parts of the damaged ATM will
be removed in the very near future."