Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Meet the Team at Sedgemoor District Council

Meet the Team at Sedgemoor District Council

At its final Annual Council Meeting, held on May 18, the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council was confirmed as Councillor Alan Bradford, with Councillor Mike Facey continuing as Vice-Chairman.

The following councillors were named as portfolio holders (and their shadow councillors).

Councillor’s NamePortfolioShadow Portfolio Holder (Labour Group)  Shadow Portfolio Holder (Liberal Democrat Group)  
Cllr Duncan McGintyLeaderCllr Brian SmedleyCllr Bill Revans
Cllr Gill SlocombeDeputy Leader & PFH for Inward Investment & GrowthCllr Kathy Pearce (Deputy Leader) Cllr Alex Glassford (Inward Investment & Growth)Cllr Phil Harvey
Cllr Mike CaswellInfrastructure & TransportCllr Leigh RedmanCllr Nick Bayliss
Cllr Lance DuddridgeCustomer Access & Digital DeliveryCllr Kathy PearceCllr Lisa Methley
Cllr Andrew GillingHousingCllr Graham GranterCllr Charlie Riches
Cllr Mark HealeyCommercial & Asset ManagementCllr Tony HeywoodCllr Mike Murphy
Cllr Janet KeenCommunities and WellbeingCllr Alexia BartlettCllr Gary Wong

The following councillors were named as chairman and deputy chairmen of committees.

CommitteeChairmanDeputy Chairman
Audit and StandardsCllr Julie Pay (Con)Cllr Will Human (Con)
Community ScrutinyCllr Hilary Bruce (Lab)Cllr Liz Scott (Con)
Corporate ScrutinyCllr Brian Smedley (Lab)Cllr Rachael Lilley
DevelopmentCllr Bob Filmer (Con)Cllr Tony Grimes (Con)
Grants PanelPortfolio Holder Communities and Wellbeing – Cllr Janet Keen (Con)Cllr Liz Perry (Con)
Licencing and General PurposesCllr Polly Costello (Con)Cllr Barrie Crow (Con)

The political composition of Sedgemoor District Council is:-

Conservative – 29

Labour – 11

Lib Dem – 7

Independent – 1

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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. 

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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