Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

20th March 2020 – Princess Management Committee Extraordinary


Minutes of the EXTRAORDINARY meeting held on Friday 20th March 2020 at 5.30pm at the Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea.

Present: Cllr Louise Parkin (Chairman), Cllrs Peter Clayton, Nick Tolley, Andy Hodge, Dawn Carey, Andy Brewer (Ex-officio) with Lorna Williams (Deputy Town Clerk) and Beccy Armory (Business Development Officer) in attendance. No members of the public present.

  • 14/20/PMC Apologies Cllrs Phil Harvey, Colette Winfield, Louise Parkin and Sue Barber Cllr Mike Murphy was not present
  • 15/20/PMC Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted None given
  • 16/20/PMC Verbal Report from the Business Development Officer
    • Building has been closed since Tuesday
    • Operating on very reduced volunteers
    • Most users had cancelled this week – SDC ran their last surgery until further notice
    • Cleaning the building has been more frequent and more thorough  Looking to re-schedule all shows
    • People have asked if they can donate their ticket money, suggested Friends of the Princess
  • Motions for note/resolution
    The government had announced prior to the meeting that all theatres in the UK were to be closed until further notice, therefore it was AGREED that the following two resolutions were no longer applicable.
  • 17/20/PMC To agree to close the Princess café for an agreed period, subject to review as appropriate.
  • 18/20/PMC To consider whether the Princess should remain open or whether it should close, and to agree any action.
  • 19/20/PMC Date of Next meeting It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 7pm at The Old Courthouse.

The Chairman closed the meeting 17:45

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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