17th May 2021 Town Improvements Agenda

To: The Chairman – Cllr A Hodge, Cllr J Keen (Vice Chair), Cllr P Clayton, Cllr S Barber, Cllr D 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 17th May 2021 in the Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on-Sea.

Please note that all attendees are required to adhere to health & safety requirements and to follow all instructions from the Town Clerk and Chairman given at the meeting to:

  • wear a mask
  • use the hand sanitiser at the entry point
  • take a seat on arrival and remain seated at the set distance
  • leave promptly at the end of the meeting

Yours sincerely

Sam Winter

Town Clerk

12th May 2021

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 on items included on this Agenda.
  3. To receive and approve the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 22nd March 2021
  4. To note updates to the Action List
  5. Motions for note/resolution
5.1To hear an update and offer feedback to SDC on the Welcome Back Fund plans for Burnham and Highbridge.  
5.2To receive an update on the work undertaken by the town ranger team to date.  
5.3To receive a proposal from Cllr P. Harvey to support a resident’s application to Somerset County Council for the allocation of a residential disabled parking bay in Truro Close.  
5.4To note that the application process for the HTAP (SDC) Business Support Fund (retail frontage improvements) has been approved by SDC and will be publicised imminently.  
5.5With reference to the draft minutes of the seafront sub-committee held on 7th April 21, to resolve the type of fingerposts to be installed throughout Burnham town centre and resolve that the town clerk’s office is delegated to proceed with the procurement and installation within the allocated budget.  
5.6To consider a request from the Planning Committee that directional signage is installed from the seafront, indicting the location of BT payphones.  
5.7To note that repainting works to lampposts and bollards began the week of 4th May, at a cost of £14,978.95, and that the old fibreglass seafront planters will be replaced within c.5 weeks at a cost of £1,615.38 (as funded under Burnham Evolution)  
5.8To identify which seafront projects and original costings identified under the Burnham Evolution Plan require review and agree to liaise with SDC on a proposal to put before the town council and CIM board.    (see report with update on progress)  
5.9To receive a recommendation from Cllr Clayton that the town clerk and Cllr Carey (councillor representative) holds initial discussions with the Burnham Visitor Information Centre to explore how the town council can work with and assist the centre with marketing and promotion of Burnham and of the Burnham Evolution projects.
5.10To approve that the Project Coordinator will proceed, subject to Environment Agency permission, with procurement of the cleaning of the footpath side of seawall, shelters and footpath areas using the agreed BE budgets at c.£24k.  
5.11To agree the quantity and locations of Christmas trees in Burnham on sea and Highbridge for 2021.  
5.12To review the appointment of sub-committees and their terms of reference.   
5.13To receive an update on the installation of the seafront play area. (please note that this item is under review and might require the chairman to seek a vote to exclude press and public prior to discussion).

6. Financial Report, to receive the income and expenditure report for March 2021.

7. The next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 12th July 2021 at 7pm.

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