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The Executive have agreed to the disposal of 1,518m2 of land at Crosses Penn, Burnham on Sea to the Crosses Penn Community Sports Trust by way of a 25-year conditional lease to facilitate the development of two multi use games areas (MUGA’s) to include a tennis court, a five a side pitch, netball and basketball courts, plus an exercise track around the perimeter.

This site currently consists of two tennis courts which are in need of investment to bring them back up to an acceptable standard.   The proposed new facilities will only take up a slightly larger area than is currently used within the site, so the surrounding area will remain.   There has been a long-standing problem with anti-social behaviour in the area and SDC have been working closely with the Police and Burnham on Sea and Highbridge Town Council to address the problems. 

Objections were received regarding potential glare from the sports court, but the Executive were assured that any flood lighting will be subject to a planning application where issues relating to light pollution would be addressed.

A planning application will allow further consultation with residents.

This will complement the recently upgraded play area which has received many compliments from nearby families.

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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. 

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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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