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Engage Somerset extended one further month  
Due to an underspend, it has been agreed that the Engage Somerset project has been extended a further month, until the end of October. This means more local people can benefit from the amazing support available if they live in and around Chard, Highbridge and Glastonbury.

One-to-one coach Josh is working out of the YMCA in Highbridge,helping young people there. Recently he has taken on three new referrals, supporting with digital skills, various courses and budgeting.
His contact details are below:
Josh – josh.thorogood@pluss.org.uk / 07548096519

Highbridge update
 
During August Highbridge was lucky enough to have the Red Cross visit and deliver a course. It was well attended and now they all know how to save a life! They also had a dog walk through Apex park, with Yogi, Frankie and Leon. All attendees were very well behaved!
 
The Zing cookery sessions are in full swing, they have been making pizza, ratatouille, fruit smoothies and there’s veggie chilli to be made next week.
 
There have been some great stories coming out of Highbridge individuals too. Three people have applied for jobs and are awaiting results, Lisa has lost nearly three stone, Rodney is doing over 80,000 steps on average per week.
 
The digital college is a great success. There are a lot of people doing courses that will set them up for future employment and others are being helped along the way with understanding mental health issues. However, it’s not only the online courses for mental health and wellbeing, but during September there is a 12-step anxiety course running.
Contact: Claire – claire.cannon@pluss.org.uk / 0754612066
 
Josh – josh.thorogood@pluss.org.uk / 07548096519
for details.
 

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Dog Fouling Campaign Volunteers Needed!

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is launching A Dog Fouling Awareness Campaign to encourage more people to pick up after their dogs.  We are eager to highlight that dog fouling is a human problem and

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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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