22nd March 2021 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 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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  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.

The Mayor Councillor Mike Facey said “It was with sadness that Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council learnt of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

The flags in the towns of Burnham and Highbridge will be flown at half-mast during this time of national mourning.

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