Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Have your say on Climate Strategy

Sedgemoor’s residents, businesses and visitors are being invited to have their say on the creation of Somerset’s first Climate Emergency Strategy.  There is a drop in session, on Saturday, 8th February, 2020 between 1000 hrs and 1600 hrs at Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater.

All four district councils and Somerset County Council declared or recognised climate  and ecological emergencies in 2019, agreeing to work together to produce a joint Climate Emergency Strategy.  Residents, businesses, groups and anyone with an interest now have a chance to discuss the initial thoughts set out in a ‘framework’ document that identifies ways for Somerset to work towards being carbon neutral by 2030 and adapt to predicted climate change impacts. To kick-start the process, four drop in events are taking place in each District Council area in January and February and they are being run by the Somerset Climate Action Network (SCAN) on behalf of the Councils’.

The event on Saturday will include a pop-up café, a family craft and conversation area, and workshops to open up discussion and explore in more depth the Councils’ approach to the climate emergency.   Speakers at the Bridgwater event include Philip Sharratt, Chief Executive, Somerset Local Food Limited at 1100 hrs on the subject “Why buy local food?”’ at M, writer Mike Dilgerwho will host a talk entitled:  ’Sustainability starts in your own back garden’ and at 1400 hrs Hannah Wittek – young speaker from Youth Parliament will speak.

There will be numerous opportunities to have your say, from completing a survey on one of the available tablets, conducting a short interview on camera, leaving comments on the infographic boards and answering questions on the consultation tree.

If you can’t make it to Bridgwater, there are further events will be held on Saturday, 15 February, at Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT between 10am and 4pm and Saturday, 22 February at South Somerset District Council,  Vicarage Street Methodist Church, Vicarage Street, Yeovil, BA20 1JB between 10am and 4pm.

Stewart Crocker from Somerset CAN said: “Somerset Climate Action Network is very pleased to be involved in these events, it is exactly how our new organisation wants to help Somerset reach net zero carbon by 2030. These events are a key way that all parts of our community can start to feed into the process being developed by our local councils. A net-zero carbon Somerset by 2030 is an exciting goal.”

An online survey is also available to complete between 6 January and 18 March. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Somerset-Climate-Change-Survey-2019

In addition, an online survey for 11 to 18 year olds can be completed by going to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Somerset-Climate-Change-Survey-2019-Young-People


Editor’s Note:  You can find a copy of the Draft Climate Emergency Framework document here – www.somerset.gov.uk/climateemergency

Somerset CAN is a resource for all aspects of local climate action, both climate mitigation and adaptation, includingrenewable energy, zero-carbon projects, energy saving, business, travel and transport, food, flooding, drought, heat, health and wellbeing, recycling and more.

Notes for press: Unless specified otherwise, this press release is a statement sent on behalf of the Town Council and should not be attributed to any person.

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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


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