Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Further information about the new seafront play area planned for Burnham-on-Sea

Further information about the new seafront play area planned for Burnham-on-Sea

As reported on local media, some questions and comments have recently been raised with the town council about the new seafront play area.

Residents were welcomed to speak at a meeting of the Town Improvements Committee on 11th January 2021, where they pledged support for the play area but requested that it is not sited on the existing tarmac already used for improvised leisure, and instead sited on the grassed area, further south and out of sight of any residences.

The committee chairman gave a full response, confirming information previously provided, and noting, “the lawn areas are a designated green space and stand out against a large expanse of tarmac.” He reiterated that the tarmac location in question had been publicly identified for improvement in 2018 and that the project was now at an advanced stage. The chairman agreed to ask the council to look at how the grassed lawns can be made more attractive.

To assist those who might need more information on the project, reports of the questions asked by residents to date, along with answers provided by the council, have been published on the town council’s website.

The installation of the new and inclusive play area is part of the ongoing Burnham Evolution business Plan, published in 2018, that aims to invest in the town to bring improvements and opportunity. The plan acknowledges that:

We must recognise the need for residents’ quality of life to be balanced with the town’s retail and leisure offer. We must seek to offer a balance of uses for the community, business and visitors alike, along with an improved public realm.

References:
Read the Burnham Evolution Business Plan, along with the questions and answers regarding the new play area, here: https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/your-council/the-future-of-our-towns (scroll down to Burnham Evolution)

Read the response given by the Town Improvements Committee chairman, here: https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Reply-re-play-area-made-to-meeting-Jan-2021-2.pdf

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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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