Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


16th November 2020 Town Improvements Agenda


To: The Chairman – Cllr A Hodge, Cllr J Keen (Vice Chair), Cllr P Clayton, Cllr S Barber, Cllr Dawn Carey, Cllr C Allen, Cllr P Harvey, Cllr N Tolley, Cllr M Murphy, Cllr M Facey (Ex-officio).

You are hereby summoned to attend the next meeting of the Town Improvements Committee to be held at 7pm on Monday 16th November 2020

Yours sincerely

Samantha Winter

Town Clerk

9th November 2020

This meeting will be held remotely using Zoom. The meeting invitation is:


Meeting ID: 961 8532 1186

Passcode: 871683

Please visit www.burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk for guidance on how to gain remote public access to the meeting and for all non-confidential meeting papers.

A public participation session will be held prior the commencement of the formal meeting. Anyone wishing to speak on any matter should give notice to the Clerk by midday on the last working day before the meeting. No resolution can be made on any matter that is not on the agenda.

Please be aware that meetings are recorded


  1. To receive apologies for non-attendance
  2. To receive any declarations of interest in items included on this Agenda and to note a dispensation to participate in discussions, but not to vote, has been granted to Cllr Dawn Carey in relation to the youth awards (item 6).
  3. To receive and approve the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 28th September
  4. To note updates to the Action List
  5. Motions for note/resolution

5.1 To resolve the council’s position with regards organising and funding commemorative events and parades for Armed Forces Day and Remembrance day 2021 (see report)

5.2 To receive and consider a proposal from Cllr Keen that she will organise a gardening competition in 2021 with prizes funded by the town council at a cost of £100 to be paid from the event budget.

5.3 To receive an update from Cllr Mike Murphy on the activities & progress of the Crosses Penn Community Sports Trust

5.4 To receive an update from Cllr Clayton on the Christmas lights virtual switch-on

5.5 To resolve whether to proceed with the annual Christmas lights competition and agree any process

5.6 To note that the deputy clerk is representing the council and working with Litter Free Coast to combat dog fouling; press updates will be periodically issued.

5.7 To consider and agree the draft committee budget for 2021-2022

5.8 To note that the Wildlife Trust has acknowledged the council’s agreement to support an application to the SCC Climate Fund and has stated it will proceed with an application for the full £75k, with West Monkton PC being named the lead council.

5.9 To note the Springboard vacancy report.

5.10  To resolve what amount should be moved to EMR from events budget for the Youth Awards in April 2021

5.11 To consider and approve the updated plans submitted by Wicksteed for the seafront play area and to approve that funds from other aspects of the CIM seafront works (seafront signage, bins, benches and shelter) are required to be used within the play area.

7. The next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 11th January 2021 at 7pm.   

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Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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