Over successive years, the building became more and more tired, and eventually, a lottery grant was raised, to upgrade the building's facilities in line with the new disability act, resulting in a spacious new entrance hall and up-to-date toilets.
Concurrent with this work, a further grant was raised, enabling a rebuild of the annexe, with introduction of a comfortable resource room and extra office. A Somerset County Council grant furnished the annexe with a small kitchenette, the end result being a comfortable multi-purpose training suite, that is available for hire at economical rates.
The constitution was eventually changed so that the Centre catered for all age groups. The name was kept the same because of the legalities involved and as everyone knew it as the BAY Centre.
Many local people have made use of the BAY club, or BAY Centre, as it is now called. A community building for use by the community is its present function, and like all others of this type, the clubs within its confines are dependent on volunteers to keep them running.
To name but a few, we are the home of Burnham and Highbridge Gateway club, Burnham Camera Club, BAY dancers, two U3A table tennis clubs, Sunlight Mental Health Library and host to regular computer classes, as a designated UK online Centre. Recently, we have hosted the Burnham police initiative "Burnham Dream Scheme", with successful results.