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.

Esplanade enhancement scheme

Eastern Esplanade enhancement work commences

Work has commenced this week on Minehead’s Eastern Esplanade which will see the seafront transformed in time for this year’s main summer visitor season.

The works will focus on landscape, planting, lighting and play to make the area more vibrant creating a space with more year-round appeal for residents and visitors.

An outline of the work being carried out.

The development is being project managed by West Somerset Council and steered by Minehead Coastal Communities Team with input from residents and visitors through various consultations which have taken place throughout the past twelve months

The works form part of the ‘Enterprising Minehead’ project and will complement developments which have already been put in place such as interactive guided walks, shelter refurbishments and summertime markets at the old harbour.

The Esplanade enhancements aim to provide more attractive space for residents as well as attracting new visitors, ensuring that Minehead remains a destination which meets the needs and expectations of the 21st century. Works are expected to be completed within 12 weeks.

Katrina Midgley who Chairs Minehead Coastal Communities Team said, “The public response to last year’s consultation was tremendous. This has not only helped to formulate the current proposals, but has also given us some great ideas for future phases. It is great to see the work starting on the Eastern Esplanade. Contractors are working hard to ensure that works will be completed for the main summer season.”

Community input into this project has been invaluable and has helped to shape the final Esplanade designs. Once in place, Minehead will have a seafront to be proud of which will tempt people to spend more time here and keep returning.