Minehead Seafront Enhancements Nearing Completion

The majority of the work enhancing Minehead’s seafront is now complete and the maintenance of any structures, play equipment etc. is being looked after by Somerset West and Taunton Council.

Any damage, defects or issues can be reported on the council’s General Enquiry form, which can be found on their website: https://my.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/en/service/General_enquiry

You can either sign up for an account or use the link to continue without an account. Click on the final option “something else” and “next”, then complete as many details as you can. Please do include wording to the effect that it should be directed to the Localities Maintenance Team.

If you have any problems with the form, the council’s general Customer Contact telephone service is available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. The number is: 0300 304 8000.


Designs to feature on Minehead seafront

Year 1 and Year 3 pupils, from Minehead First School, took the brief “Maritime Minehead by the Sea” to come up with their interpretation for a competition.

Minehead Coastal Communities Team (MCCT) launched the competition for a design on the theme as part of the Eastern Esplanade enhancements.

Judges Minehead Mayor Norman Hercock, Katrina Midgley, who chairs MCCT, and John Burgess of Swan Paul Architects, wanted to incorporate some design elements of drawings that fitted the brief, chosen to bring further vibrancy to the seafront.

Minehead Town Council has kindly sponsored the images. The design elements have been combined on to two image boards that will feature on the seafront open air gallery.

“The judges all wanted to see some design elements from the children’s designs feature somewhere on the seafront.  The idea to have these displayed on the gallery means we can include the chosen designs,” said Norman Hercock.

Minehead’s prosperity was closely bound up with the sea and for more than 200 years the port was second in local importance only to Bristol. Minehead offers traditional seaside fun, with its promenade, a beautiful bay with sandy beach and a backdrop of Exmoor.

“The children’s designs have really captured the brief and it’s nice to see them feature on the seafront,” said Katrina Midgley.

Enterprising Minehead is a partnership project involving West Somerset Council, MCCT and partners including representatives from the business, voluntary and leisure sectors.

The project aims to make the most of Minehead’s traditional appeal as a seaside resort while making sure it is fit for the 21st century.


Minehead Seafront Attactions -Feedback

The sun shines on Minehead

This year’s long, hot summer gave Minehead the chance to shine – along with the sun. And visitors gave the resort and its seafront attractions a big thumbs-up.Minehead Visitor Centre is reporting great feedback on the new website: www.mineheadbay.co.ukwhile the open-air seafront gallery was particularly popular. They also received lots of comments regard the Maritime Mile trail, that provides information about Minehead’s heritage and that the children enjoyed following the sea-shells, proving to be a hit with visitors.A range of partners are working on the Enterprising Minehead initiative with the first projects put in place for the summer. More schemes to raise Minehead’s profile are in the pipeline.

Full press release is shown below with images of attractions.


Minehead Seafront Survey, Uncategorized

Minehead Seafront Enhancements 2nd Stage Consultation

Following the final stage of the consultation on the proposed seafront enhancements, the architect has updated some drawings, to show changes to the lighting proposals. These have been added below.

a final summary of the consultation responses can be viewed here.

It may be necessary to click on the picture a second to get a version that will enable zooming. Alternatively, there should be a “view full size” option below the picture, to the right of the screen.

The consultation on this second phase of Seafront Enhancements has now closed and we will publish the updated plan as soon as it is available.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed their thoughts and opinions.


The analysis of the original consultation responses can be viewed here.


Invitation to apply – Harbour Market and Concession Development Coordinator

Minehead Harbour

Minehead Coastal Communities Team has levered Coastal Community funding to appoint a person to develop a new harbour market and attract suitable seaside concessions for Minehead seafront.

The opportunity is for a self-motivated market, event organiser or similar, with marketing and PR experience and excellent communication skills. The position will be a varied, and be on a self-employed basis. The contract will be to develop, market, promote, manage and coordinate delivery of Harbour Markets and Concessions in Minehead. This part-time contract opportunity is over a two year period, with an expectation to become self-sustainable following that period.

Please click on the links to view the job description, person specification and draft contract containing more detail of the role.

If you have any questions please email tender@westsomerset.gov.uk. Please note the closing date for applicants is 24 April 2018, at 12 noon.