Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council are disappointed to confirm that the proposed project to install a play area on the Esplanade will not be going ahead.

Somerset Council, the landowners, are unable to give permission for the equipment to be installed, due to a legal objection from residents in Quantock Court.

A spokesperson for Somerset Council said “Somerset Council were unable to progress the joint initiative from the Burnham Evolution Project because of a covenant on the land at South Esplanade, opposite Quantock Court, which had originally been identified for a play area.

Somerset Council is working with Burnham-on-Sea Town Council to identity other sites in Burnham-on-Sea where the play equipment can be utilised but will not be actively involved in installing or maintaining the equipment in the future”.

The plans were the last part of the Burnham Evolution Project to be completed, which was being funded through the Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund.  The Burnham Evolution Project included the seawall art installation, refurbishment of sea front street furniture and improvements to the Princess Theatre.

Councillor Millard, Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge said “The Town Council are disappointed that the original plan for the play equipment cannot be realised, but we will be working with Somerset Council to enhance the play areas within the Town with equipment that had been allocated for the Esplanade play area.  The Town Council would like to thank all those who have been involved with the project over the past few years and especially the CIM Funding Board. 

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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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