Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



2023 Civic Award winners recognised at Mayor’s Civic Award Service

Every year the Town Council seeks nominations from members of the public for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community, made a significant contribution to public life in Burnham or Highbridge and have shown real dedication in helping local residents. Councillors then consider all nominations and make a selection. Civic Awards are presented to these residents at the Mayor’s Civic Award Service.

Mayor Cllr Lesley Millard and first Deputy Mayor Cllr Sharon Perry gave out the awards at a ceremony held at the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre. The event was attended by over 50 people.

There were six winners who were chosen by the Council from a list of nominees submitted by members of the public. The worthy recipients of this years awards were Jim Bass, Gavin Holman (award accepted on his behalf by his Father), Jacqui Strong, Terry Rickard, Andy Brewer and John Kempton. Ian Jefferies was also presented with a special Mayor’s award.

Mayor Cllr Lesley Millard said: “It was my great pleasure to present Civic Awards to this year’s recipients in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our community. The Civic Awards are an opportunity to recognise and value the work of people who have contributed so much to the life of residents in the towns. We are lucky to have many people who go that extra mile and were very pleased at the quality and quantity of nominations.”

A light supper followed the presentations to the wonderful sounds of the King Alfred Concert band .


credits on pictures to Mark Newman from BOS.COM and H.Hurley

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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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