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Berrow Dunes Local Nature Reserve – volunteers needed

Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers will be making their annual visit to Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve on Sunday, March 5th

They will be tackling a number of different jobs such as sea buckthorn scrub clearance; checking on the sand fencings on the foredunes and tidying up the car park and would be glad of any additional help.  Since its introduction less than a century ago, the sea buckthorn has spread over about half of the reserve, leading to the loss of much of the species-rich grassland habitat.

Berrow Dunes has long been recognised as an important area for nature conservation.  The local nature reserve, owned and managed by Sedgemoor District Council is included within the Berrow Dunes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The site supports one of the most diverse floras in Somerset, with at least 270 species of flowering plant being recorded in this area.

Anyone who would like to join in needs to be medically fit and dressed appropriately with waterproof coat, strong footwear/wellington boots and warm clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Gloves will be required to cut sea buckthorn.  These will need to be gardening gloves or alternatively strong gloves will be provided by Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers.

We will be meeting in the Berrow Dunes Local Nature Reserve (TA8 2QZ) car park at 10.00 to 10.30am and will finish around 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch and drink.

A risk assessment/ talk will be given prior to the commencement of the event which is open to all ages. No previous experience of conservation work is necessary as the SDC Landscape Officer and SCV group will assist and advise on the day.

The event will not take place if there are adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or strong winds.

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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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