Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



To: The Chairman – Cllr Mike Facey and all members of the Town Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the next meeting of the Town Council to be held at 7pm on Monday 3rd August 2020 via video conferencing.

Yours sincerely

Samantha Winter

Town Clerk

27th July 2020

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 Town Clerk by midday on the Thursday 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 any apologies for non-attendance
  2. To receive any declarations of interest in items on this agenda & note any dispensations granted
  3. To receive and approve minutes of the Town Council meeting held on 22nd June 2020
  4. To note updates to the Action List
  5. To receive reports from the police or other emergency services
  6. To receive the Chairman’s announcements
  7. Reports by Members (for information only)
    1. To receive any reports from County councillors on County Council relevant matters
    2. To receive any reports from District councillors on District Council relevant matters
    3. To receive any reports from Town Council councillors on Town Council relevant matters
  8. Motions for note/resolution
    1. To note that following the resignation from the council of Rich Gardiner White, the councillor vacancy will remain until resolution of the election scheduled for 6th May 2021.
    2. To resolve whether the town council requires poll cards to be issued for the town councillor election on 6th May
    3. To agree a consultation response to the LGA’s proposed changes to the Members Code of Conduct.
    4. To receive recommendations from the Christmas lights working party on the award of a 3-year contract for the provision of Christmas lights in both towns.
    5. To receive the Sedgemoor Taxi Licensing Policy and agree any response to the consultation.
    6. To resolve the town council’s position on the farmers’ market returning to the High Street within the pedestrianised zone on 28th August.
    7. To note the closing date for the Civic Award nominations will be extended to the end of August and consideration of nominations will be undertaken at a meeting of the Town Improvements Committee, date to be confirmed.
  9. Accounts
    1. To receive and approve details of expenditure during May and June 2020 (as circulated)
    2. To receive the Town Council Accounts up to date as of June 2020 (as circulated)
  10. Minutes of previous committee meetings:

To receive the minutes of the following committees, as previously circulated and published on the Town Council website:

29th June       Extraordinary Town Improvements

6th July           Finance & Resources Draft

8th July           Planning Draft

13th July         Town Improvements Draft

11. Items of correspondence: (Members are requested to notify the office ahead of the meeting if they wish to have further information on any item) Please see Appendix attached

12. Dates of next Meetings

August 2020.

Tuesday 11th             Princess Management Committee

Monday 24th              Planning Committee

September 2020

Monday 14th              Planning Committee

Monday 21st              Finance & Resources (Grants)

Wednesday 23rd       Burial Committee

Monday 28th              Town Improvements

October 2020

Monday 5th               Next Town Council Meeting

APPENDIX 11. Table of correspondence for TC Agenda August 2020

19/06/20SWP Latest Socially Distancing
22/06/20SCC Weekly work stream update
24/06/20RNLI PR – Lifeguard patrols expand in the SW
24/06/20Disposal of undeveloped land adjoining Lakeside, Isleport, Highbridge
25/06/20Wessex Water Foundation launched to help those in need
Avon and Somerset PCC announces £200,000 extra funding to support local communities
29/06/20SCC Coronavirus Update 26/06/2020
29/06/20Latest update from Somerset Waste Partnership
29/06/20Make a difference and feel better with our Rights of Way team!
30/06/20SCC Make a difference and feel better with our Rights of Way team!
01/07/20Former SS&L
02/07/20SCC Somerset Libraries launch new personal shopper service as doors begin to reopen
02/07/20Hinkley Point C: Update on permit variation application
20/07/20SDC Full Council Meeting: 29 July 2020
21/07/20Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
21/07/20Welcome to ‘Sea Sprite’ – a new Pilot boat for Port of Bridgwater
22/07/20Independent Custody Visitors needed in Bridgwater
23/07/20Somerset Wildlife Reversing Insect Decline Report
23/07/20SASP Inequalities Funding
24/07/20Olivier Close play area at Burnham on Sea
24/07/20TCPA  Confirmation of Certification of Order- Footpath AX32-25 Burnham and Highbridge
27/07/20  Sedgemoor gives additional funding to Community Group Spark Business & Planning Act 2020 – Pavement Licences SCC Highways confirmation to changes to road safety measures  

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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