Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Something for gardeners at Burnham Book Festival

Weeds and How I Learned to Love Them – Most of the Time

What is a weed? Why are they so successful and hard to eradicate? Can we really learn to love them?Author Ruth Binney reflects on her personal experiences of gardening and weeds. She explores what really makes a weed, their role in folklore and in our ecosystem.

She looks at some well known weeds, their merits and demerits, from Japanese knotweed to the healing properties of dandelions. She also touches on eco-friendly means of weed control and, of course, how to make weeds ‘acceptable’ in the garden. Weeds on Trial is sold at Kew and other major gardens Ruth will be signing copies, along with its companion volume Garden Wildlife on Trial.

Ruth Binney has studied plants and enjoyed gardening since her childhood spent in Tiverton, Devon. She has had a long and successful career in publishing, as an editor of illustrated non-fiction and as author of a wide range of books whose subjects also include the lore and legends of plants and animals, the English countryside, country houses and numbers. She enjoys painting and drawing, particularly landscapes, and time with her family in Cardiff where she now lives.

Tickets cost £8 and are available from The Princess www.theprincesstheatre.co.uk    01278 784464

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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. 

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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