Pilot Hut gets £3,000 gates as council defends cost
District Council has this week defended its decision to spend almost
£3,000 on installing gates around a small building on Burnham-On-Sea
have always been able to wander around the building to walk from
the seafront to The Esplanade, but the council installed gates at
the weekend that now block entry, as pictured here.
Faun, spokeswoman for Sedgemoor District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We have received several complaints about the steps being
it is not a public thoroughfare, we thought it best for safety and
security to block them off."
said the total cost of the work was £2,729+VAT.
installation has sparked a debate on Burnham-On-Sea's discussion
with readers unhappy about the changes.
me it seems like a complete waste of money and time," says
added: "What a complete waste of time, and money what on earth
have they done this for? Next they will put gates on most of the
access routes up to to sea front from the grass/road."