Xmas skating rink hailed a success by organisers
skating rink has been hailed a success after a busy festive holiday
organisers from BEST (Burnham Events Social Team) say the synthetic
plastic skating rink - which was set up in the Lynton Road car park
- saw "numbers of visitors that were comparable to last year".
Jones, Chair of BEST, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We would like
to thank everybody for the fantastic support we have been given
in our second year. We had an excellent response again, and we are
delighted to say we have raised enough funds to be able to run the
rink again for Christmas 2017."
will be having a meeting with officers of Sedgemoor District Council
in the near future about a few more ideas to improve this already
excellent facility for our towns."
are hoping to make it bigger and better for years to come. I would
also like to take this opportunity to thank all our excellent volunteers
within our team, and in particular our two first aiders, Cllr Peter
Burridge-Clayton and Lorraine Hamblin, who worked in the rink every
day it was open. Some days it was extremely cold, but they carried
on regardless and they deserve a big thank you."
Peter Burridge-Clayton, Vice Chair of BEST, added: "The feedback
we got from the users of the rink was excellent, and it was a very
enjoyable experience watching everybody have so much fun."
now have the equipment to expand the rink substantially, so we are
looking at exciting times ahead in future years. We have a number
of new events planned for this year, and we would welcome any more
volunteers who wish to get involved."
added that the group is due to present a report to Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council during February regarding the visitor numbers and finances
of the rink. The council has recently approved the storage of the
rink for £250/year.
events for the group are a Quiz Night at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Social
Club on Friday 13th January at 8pm, and an Evening of Clairvoyance
with Gary Pullin at the Ritz Social Club on Saturday 18th February
at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £5, are available at the club and
Toycupboard in Burnham's Pier Street. For more details about BEST,
contact Kathy on 07743355436, Peter on 07850240677 or Nora (Secretary)
The opening of the Christmas skating rink in Burnham last month
included a visit by the Mayor, Mayoress and MP James Heappey