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Cost of Living Support Page

Councillors and officers at Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council have been putting together a range of information with web links designed to signpost help available from the government and other sources to cope with the Cost Of Living Crisis.  We are hoping to be able to add further to the web page as we learn of other support, particularly from local organisations.

The information can be found at https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/cost-of-living-advice

Councillor Barbara Vickers said “We recognise the need to try and put information together to help people in these exceptional times.  Our webpage includes links to national government sites and announcements of financial support and also information about local government funds that have been set aside to help with a range of costs through grants.  We have included links to support people with debt and mental health issues, local food banks and pantries and ideas for preparing low cost meals and reducing energy bills.”

“We have purposefully focussed on a list of readily available sources of support, advice and actions that are easy to do and we hope to add to this the directory of warm spaces which we are sourcing.”

“There is a section on longer term community projects such as solar streets and edible streets where communities plant food to be shared.  Such initiatives have worked well in other areas and can support both lower cost and more sustainable living, but will take time and wider community engagement to succeed.  We hope that including ideas like this will inspire people to come forward and engage in a discussion about how we can support their development.”

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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. 

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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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