Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



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 22nd March 2021

Yours sincerely

Samantha Winter

Town Clerk

15th March 2021

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

Topic: Town Improvements Committee

Time: Mar 22, 2021 07:00 PM London

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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 on items included on this Agenda.
  3. To receive and approve the minutes of the Committee meeting held on Monday 11th January 2021
  4. To note updates to the Action List
  5. Motions for note/resolution
5.1To receive a request from the Burnham Retailers’ Group that the council joins with it to create a Burnham-on-Sea ‘town team’ with the aim of inclusive decision making on matters that affect businesses in the town centre.  
5.2To receive and consider options for improved 2021 Christmas lights installations in both towns.  
5.3To consider whether to recommend to the full council that it enters into partnership agreement with Seed, via a Memorandum of Understanding, to assist on projects planned for delivery in Highbridge, with identification of potential budgets from which funding might be taken.  
5.4To hear from Cllr Murphy about an existing heritage information sign in Highbridge and to agree its relocation (subject to permissions and costs).  
5.5To hear from Cllr Allen about the Woodland Trust tree planting initiative in Burnham-on-Sea.  
5.6To note that the Town Council will be flying a flag on all of its flagpoles for a week from 7th May in celebration of Somerset Day, which falls on Tuesday 11th May 2021.  
5.7To note that the railway signal located on Old Station Approach will undergo significant repair this Spring.  
5.8To note the draft minutes of the Seafront sub-committee held 8th February 2021 and receive any further update on works.  
5.9To receive a request from the Princess Management Committee that consideration is given to commissioning a Poetry Pin event at a cost of £2500 from the 21/22 Events budget.  
5.10To note the Project Coordinator’s progress report sent to the CIM board and that a second payment of £100k has now been received.  
5.11To agree to join and receive a High Streets Task Force Footfall Dashboard, and to agree to agree two other organisations from the local area to invite to receive access.  
5.12To note the most recent monthly footfall data  
5.13To consider a proposal from Cllr Keen that the committee supplies 2 post mounted litter bins in the Walrow area of Highbridge.  

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

7. The next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 17th May 2021 at 7pm.

Records Retention Schedule

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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