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Flooded River

Residents across Sedgemoor are invited to join two events to hear from climate resilience experts on how we can prepare for and mitigate against the impacts of flooding in Sedgemoor.  One is on-line and one is in person at the Meads EcoPark in Bridgwater to see first-hand, what measures can be taken to protect from flooding.

Wednesday 15th February, 7:00pm – 8:30pm   Online, via Microsoft Teams.

 We’ll learn how to keep up to date on local flood risk from Alex McDonald, Emergency Response Officer at Somerset, Avon and Gloucestershire British Red Cross. Alex will also cover the steps that people can take to protect their personal items and safeguard their mental wellbeing in the event of flooding, focussing on the key findings from the recent British Red Cross report.

For enquiries, please contact climate.change@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Signup here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/environment-champions-winter-event-tickets-519747497757

The second event is a walking tour of the Bridgwater Blue Heritage Site Visit to the Meads EcoPark on Wednesday 22nd February, between 2:00-4:00pm   Meet at YMCA car park. The George Williams Centre, Friarn Ave, Bridgwater TA6 3RF.

To follow up from the online event, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust will give a tour of the Meads Eco Park, providing an exclusive insight into the floodplain grazing marsh being restored here to store floodwaters for longer. The Bridgwater Blue Heritage project, which provides a nature-based solution to managing rainfall, as well as the opportunities that blue infrastructure bring for people and wildlife.  We’ll also learn how to become Citizen Scientists and monitor the success of this climate change-busting blue infrastructure. British Red Cross volunteers will also be in attendance to answer questions about their community resilience work.

There will be an opportunity to grab a coffee at the café afterwards. Due to limited parking, please use lift-sharing and use active travel where possible. Wellies are essential. All ages welcome.

Signup here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bridgwater-blue-heritage-site-visit-tickets-519759333157

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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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