Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

21st May 2020 Extraordinary Town Improvements Minutes

Minutes of the extraordinary meeting held on Thursday 21st May 2020 at 7pm using video conferencing

Present: Cllr Nick Tolley (Chairman), Cllrs Janet Keen, Chris Allen, Dawn Carey, Peter Clayton, Rich Gardiner-White, Phil Harvey, Andy Hodge with Sam Winter (Town Clerk), and Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance.

One representative of the press & one non-committee councillor member was in attendance.

32/20/TIMP   Apologies

                        Cllrs Sue Barber, Mike Facey and Mike Murphy

33/20/TIMP    Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

It was NOTED that a dispensation to participate in discussions and to vote has been granted to Cllr Gardiner White in relation to high street and open spaces public safety in light of COVID19

                        Motions for note/resolution

34/20/TIMP    To receive a report from Cllr Rich Gardiner White and resolve how to proceed on action in relation to open spaces and high street public safety in light of COVID19.

The meeting considered the report and it was RESOLVED to form a working party action group made up of key stakeholders including Principle Council Officers, Councillors, representatives of businesses, traders to identify the important safety processes required to be put in place to help protect our residents and visitors.

35/20/TIMP    To resolve whether to apply for the temporary closure of the main traffic thoroughfare through Burnham High Street, between the former Job Centre at Regent Street and the Somerset & Dorset Pub at Abingdon Street, as a matter of urgency in order to enable the safe passage of pedestrians along the street, avoiding obstructions in the path, without being required to walk into a road open to traffic.

The meeting considered the changes required to allow for safe movement of people navigating the High Street, Market Street and open spaces and RESOLVED that the working party should look at this in more detail as part of the overall public safety considerations and to make suggestions to the relevant authorities.

36/20/TIMP    Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 13th July 2020 at 7pm (method to be confirmed).

The Chairman closed the meeting at 19:53

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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