ramp onto Burnham beach closes after sand is washed away
tides have washed away sand from the bottom of the main disabled
access ramp onto Burnham-On-Sea's beach, leaving a steep drop into
mud and water at the end.
concrete walkway next to Burnham-On-Sea Pavilion is intended to
give disabled beach visitors access onto the beach using wheelchairs
and mobility scooters.
it's curently unusable after sand was washed away from the base
of the ramp during the latest high tides, leaving a step into a
pool of water and mud, as pictured here.
Faun from Sedgemoor District Council told Burnham-on-Sea.com: "We
will wait until the high tides have finished and then assess what
needs to be done."
disabled beach visitors can still get access onto Burnham-On-Sea
beach via the town's jetty and at Burnham Sailing Club.
Environment Agency - which maintains Burnham's sea wall and steps
- previously brought in contractors during October 2016 to carry
for the storm-damaged walkway onto Burnham-On-Sea beach.