Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Become a Friend Against Scams

Become a Friend Against Scams

Would you, your family, your community, or workplace like to understand more about scams and why people can become scam victims?

Almost 1 million other people have said ‘yes’ and are a ‘Friend Against Scams’. A scam is a fraud, and this type of fraud affects the lives of millions of people. More than £5 billion is lost to scams each year in the UK. People who are scammed may not just lose money, but may also suffer a loss of independence, good health and wellbeing.

Many people do not report being a victim, even though it is important to speak out as silence is a scammer’s best friend. Championed by Trading Standards, major banks and community organisations, ‘Friends Against Scams’ is a national initiative that aims to recruit people to join the fight against scams, providing the tools to understand and spot scams, and to learn who to report them to.

For more information and to become a ‘Friend’ visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk

Anyone can become a scam victim. If it has happened to you, contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133. This helpline is the first point of contact for consumers wanting advice about a consumer problem or to report something to Trading Standards.

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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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