Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


4th May Annual Town Council meeting

To: The Chairman – Cllr Andy Brewer 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 4th May 2020.

Yours sincerely

Samantha Winter
Town Clerk
27th April 2020
This meeting will be held remotely using Zoom. The meeting invitation is:


Meeting ID: 922 5338 9201
Password: 275228

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 agenda. 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 elect the Town Mayor (Chairman of the Town Council) for the year 2020/21
  2. To elect the Deputy Mayor (Vice-Chairman of the Town Council) for the year 2020/21
  3. To elect a Second Deputy Mayor for the year 2020/21
    A presentation of past Mayor’s badge & the appointment of a Mayor’s Cadet will take place at a point in the future to be confirmed.
  4. To receive any apologies for non-attendance
  5. To receive any declarations of interest in items on this agenda & note any dispensations granted
  6. To receive reports from the police or other emergency services
  7. To approve the committee structure and elect councillors to standing committees & sub-committees for 2020/21 according to the Terms of Reference.
  8. To consider the Town Council representation on outside bodies.
  9. To receive and approve minutes of the Town Council meeting held on Monday 2nd March 2020 and the extraordinary meeting held on 23rd March 2020.
  10. To receive the Chairman’s announcements
  11. To note the update from the Town Clerk on the Town Council’s response to the Coronavirus (see reports).
  12. Reports by Members (for information only)
    12.1 To receive any reports from County councillors on County Council relevant matters
    12.2 To receive any reports from District councillors on District Council relevant matters
    12.3 To receive any reports from Town Council councillors on Town Council relevant matters
  13. Motions for note/resolution
    13.1 To note amendments to the Complaints Procedure, as approved by the Human Resources Committee
    13.2 To agree to the appointment of the Council’s internal auditor to review data management (see report)
    13.3 To adopt the Bring Your Own Device Policy
  14. Accounts
    14.1 To receive and approve details of expenditure during February 2020, as circulated
    14.2 To receive the Town Council Accounts for the month of February 2020, as circulated
    14.3 To note those authorised to submit and approve payments remain the same
  15. Minutes of previous committee meetings:
    To receive the minutes of the following committees, as previously circulated and published on the Town Council website:
    15.1 Planning Committee held on Wednesday 8th April (Draft)
    15.2 Finance & Resources held on Monday 27th April (Draft)
  16. Items of correspondence: (Members are requested to notify the office ahead of the meeting if they wish to have further information on any item)
    16.1 Advance Notice 2020 Great Weston Ride
    16.2 Temporary Road Closure: Burnham Road and Marine Drive
    16.3 Information about new Somerset Rivers Authority flood protection works
    16.4 Avon & Somerset Police Stakeholder Bulletin
    16.5 Open Space Spring 2020
    16.6 Visit Somerset – Members Communication
    16.7 TTRO356846 High Street, BOS – Temporary Road Closure: High Street, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge CP
    16.8 Sedgemoor District Council – Business Grants
    16.9 Keeping Somerset’s roads safe during the coronavirus emergency
    16.10 SWP Press release – Hold fire on bonfires, say SWP and fire chiefs
  17. Dates of next Meetings:
    May 2020
    Wednesday 13th Planning Committee
    Monday 18th Town Improvements Committee

June 2020
Thursday 4th Human Resources
Monday 15th Planning Committee
Tuesday 16th Princess Management Committee
Wednesday 17th Burial Committee
Monday 22nd Next Town Council Meeting (AGAR)

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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