Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


2023 Boundary Review: Booking now open for public hearings – BCE

2023 Boundary Review: Booking now open for public hearings – BCE

Following the announcement in December of the locations and dates for the public hearings during the second consultation phase of the current review of constituencies, we are pleased to advise that the booking system is now open, with details of the specific venue for each location where hearings will be taking place.

Those wishing to make an oral representation at a public hearing are strongly encouraged to book a timed slot in advance. To book, visit the dedicated public hearings page on our website and click on your chosen hearing. You will then be invited to register via the booking platform Eventbrite. A step by step guide for booking via Eventbrite is published on our public hearings webpage. The only speaking slots automatically reserved are on the morning of the first day of the first hearing in each region, for the centrally-designated official spokesperson of each of the qualifying political parties (in England, Conservative, Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat) to present each party’s views on our proposals across the whole of that region.

While Covid remains a concern, we plan to take proportionate steps – in line with official guidance – to minimise the risk of transmission, while still allowing these statutory ‘in person’ hearings to take place. You can find further details in the published Guide to the public hearings, which should also answer most other questions you may have. Should you not wish or be able to attend a hearing in person, however, please be assured that in the subsequent analysis of views, to consider whether and to what extent to revise our proposals, oral and written representations will be treated with equal weight.

It is currently proposed to publish the representations received during the first consultation period on the website at www.bcereviews.org.uk on 7 February. Please note, however, this is to allow people a good opportunity to read and consider their views on these representations before the consultation on them starts on 22 February: because the length of the consultation period is fixed by law, it will not be possible to accept or consider any comments received prior to this latter date.

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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. 

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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