New mayor for Burnham town

Ron Pratt is honoured to have been elected mayor

Ron Pratt is honoured to have been elected mayor

First published in Local News

The new mayor of Burnham says it is an honour and a privilege to be chosen.

Ron Pratt, of Old Heath Road, Southminster was elected mayor by Burnham Town Council on May 7.

Mr Pratt is also a Maldon District Councillor.

He said: “Having been involved in local government for more than 40 years and a member of Burnham Town Council for the past seven, I realise there is a lot of work to do.”

Mr Pratt intends to prioritise the Neighbourhood Plan, fighting for the recycling centre and maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the area.

He said: “Through my position as both town mayor and district councillor, I am striving to maintain the town’s appeal to residents and tourists alike by keeping our public areas clean and safe.”

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3:40pm Tue 13 May 14

Jack222 says...

Those chains of office just look silly; cant we sell them and invest the money?
Those chains of office just look silly; cant we sell them and invest the money? Jack222
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5:51pm Tue 13 May 14

El Presendente says...

If the new Mayor that wants to 'encourage' tourism to Burnham perhaps he could combine forces with councillor Owers and do 'something positive' about the redundant caravan park at Millfields?

I sure with minimal investment the current toilet block? could be re-vamped and the grass maintained, this would allow (example) people to camp in one area and camper vans in another, thus giving tourists somewhere to stay other than the limited accommodation that currently exists locally, surely £10? a night per plot is better than £0 that it's generated in the 'years' since the residents were forcefully evicted.

If run right the revenue generated could go back into BTC's kitty (opposed to MDC's) then any surplus (after the up-keep of the site) be used for small scale projects to make Burnham more appealing like (example) a few wild flowers in the top end of the country park opposed to letting it overgrow and become an eyesore.
If the new Mayor that wants to 'encourage' tourism to Burnham perhaps he could combine forces with councillor Owers and do 'something positive' about the redundant caravan park at Millfields? I sure with minimal investment the current toilet block? could be re-vamped and the grass maintained, this would allow (example) people to camp in one area and camper vans in another, thus giving tourists somewhere to stay other than the limited accommodation that currently exists locally, surely £10? a night per plot is better than £0 that it's generated in the 'years' since the residents were forcefully evicted. If run right the revenue generated could go back into BTC's kitty (opposed to MDC's) then any surplus (after the up-keep of the site) be used for small scale projects to make Burnham more appealing like (example) a few wild flowers in the top end of the country park opposed to letting it overgrow and become an eyesore. El Presendente
  • Score: 6

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