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Collection of floral tributes

Residents of both Highbridge and Burnham on Sea left floral tributes at the flagpoles in both our towns as a mark of respect at the sad passing of our Queen, Elizabeth II. The Town Council also left floral wreaths. All of the flowers have now been collected by the Mayor, cllr Lesley Millard and will be composted. The compost will then be used at a planting of a tree in her memory in the future, which will become part of the “Queen’s Green Canopy “.

Across the nation over a million trees were planted during the first planting season from October 2021 to March 2022 in Her Majesty’s name, creating a living legacy. The Queen’s Green Canopy was initially created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and was due to conclude in December of this year, the end of the Jubilee year. On the wishes of his Majesty the King, this initiative has now been extended for a further full tree planting season – from October 2022 until March 2023. This will give people the opportunity to plant trees in honour of the memory of Her Majesty.

The Queen’s Green Canopy will serve as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s service to both her people and her country.

If you would like to gift a tree to honour Her Majesty, in memory of a loved one, or as a gift you can do so online here at: https://shop.queensgreencanopy.org/

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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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