Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Somerset film project – Flooding

Somerset film project – Flooding

Fancy a free evening of film exploring flood risk in Somerset and celebrating local community resilience?

‘Down by the River’ is a new documentary filmed during the summer of 2021. Commissioned by Somerset Rivers Authority and produced by Somerset Film, this beautifully shot film reveals the hidden challenges of the local landscape and gives a voice to local volunteers, highlighting the extraordinary work they do.

With two dates in Sedgemoor ,each event will also include an entertaining and thought-provoking selection of Somerset archive films, covering historic Somerset floods, local groups like the Home Guard in World War Two and fundraising carnivals. The exact mix will vary from place to place, to allow for items of very local interest.

The films reveal how communities have responded, not just to flood risk, but the many challenges they have faced over the years and promises to illustrate how valuable the experience of the past is in responding to new challenges such as climate change. Have a look at a trailer here – https://youtu.be/L38ft2BfNuA

Event dates:

Glastonbury Town Hall on 4 February 2022 at 7pm

Cheddar Village Hall, 12 February, 7pm

Martock Parish Hall, 19 February, 7pm

Shepton Mallet Whitstone School, 2 March 7pm

Minehead Regal Theatre, 5 March, 2pm

Taunton Creative Innovation Centre CIC, 9 March, 7pm

Burrowbridge Coronation Hall, 12 March, 7pm

Yeovil Westlands Entertainment Venue 16th March 7pm

Bridgwater Arts Centre, 18 March, 7pm

Roadwater Village Hall 20th March 7pm

Light refreshments will be available at all screenings.

To reserve your free seat, visit www.somersetfilm.com/get-involved.

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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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