Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



To: The Chairman – Cllr N Tolley, Cllr J Keen (Vice Chair), Cllr P Clayton, Cllr S Barber, Cllr A Hodge, Cllr Dawn Carey, Cllr C Allen, Cllr R Gardiner-White, Cllr P Harvey, 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 remotely at 7pm on 18th May 2020.

Yours sincerely

Samantha Winter
Town Clerk
12th May 2020

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

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  1. To receive apologies for non-attendance
  2. To receive any declarations of interest in items included on this Agenda.
  3. To receive and approve the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 20th January 2020
  4. To note updates to the Action List
  5. To consider the 2020 fireworks display and resolve how to proceed (see report).
  6. To receive a report on costs for 2020 provision of Christmas lights in both towns and agree how to proceed.(see report)
  7. To receive an update report on the Victoria Quarter sign (see report)
  8. To receive an update from Cllr Clayton on the meeting held on 6th February to discuss the Trinity Christmas lights display.
  9. To receive an update from Cllr Allen regarding the funding and service of the 67 bus in relation to Town Improvements Committee considerations.
  10. To receive an overview on aspects of recovery and finance post COVID 19 (see report)
  11. To receive and approve a proposal from Cllrs Carey & Clayton to form a collaborative Partnership, with the aim of producing a new inclusive plan for regeneration of the entire parish of Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge (to be read with reference to any post COVID 19 recovery plans)(as circulated)
  12. To receive and approve a terms of reference from Cllrs Carey and Clayton in relation to the formation of a regeneration partnership (as circulated)
  13. To receive an update from the Town Clerk on the implementation of the HPC funded free business support programme in Burnham-on-Sea.
  14. To note that the CIM Board have been provided with a progress report notifying a delay in the provision of the Burnham Evolution town improvements projects planned for commencement this spring, including the Princess refurbishments and the seafront enhancements, and to agree who will take implementation decisions on the placing/design of aspects of the seafront works.
  15. To resolve whether to proceed this year or next with the purchase and installation of a legacy town clock.
  16. To note that permanent advice has been issued by Defra against bathing at Burnham Jetty due to the beach location at the mouth of the rivers Brue and Parrett.
  17. To consider sponsoring a Town Council garden competition (see report)
  18. To consider whether to hold a VJ Day Celebration Gallery event (see report)
  19. To receive an update from Cllr Carey on progress of a youth awards scheme.
  20. The next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 13th July 2020 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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