Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Chairman Bernard Spilsbury retires from Friends of Burnham Hospital

Chairman Bernard Spilsbury retires from Friends of Burnham Hospital

Photo of Bernard Spilsbury and his wift

Bernie has worked tirelessly for The Friends of Burnham War Memorial Hospital and has taken the decision to retire after 20 years on the committee, for the last 5 of those he took over the role of Chairman. During his time he has driven forward some innovative ideas, he also got involved in many outside groups and we have benefitted from those contacts for the good of the hospital. Whilst not always visible he continually worked diligently behind the scenes and that dedication will certainly be missed.
Bernie has always been an integral part of the Burnham community and alongside him, his wife Mary, has always been by his side supporting him. Back in September 2019 Bernie was given a Civic Award for “Services to Charity”.
Bernie stated “Working with the Friends and being Chairman has been an honour. It becomes part of your life, it goes without question that I will miss the continual involvement in our Hospital, but I feel now is the right time to stand down”
Although he is retiring from the work of the committee he has opted to remain on the ‘volunteer pool’ which is much appreciated by the current Vice Chairman Ceri Joyce who said “it’s great that we shall still have him ‘on board’ he knows a lot of people!”
Moving forward we hope to carry on his legacy and when times permit we will be running events to continue to raise funds for our much loved local hospital.
Please continue to check our website for latest news and if you wish to join ‘The Friends’ it’s simple to do.


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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. 

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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.
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