Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Online Book of Condolence and information

Online Book of Condolence and information

It is with great sadness that we have today learnt of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who served and supported his country over many decades with the upmost dedication and distinction. He was a much-loved member of our monarchy and will be sorely missed.

On behalf of the people of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge, I wish to convey our deepest sympathy and thoughts to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the Royal Family at this terribly sad time.

Councillor Mike Facey
The Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge


Condolence Book

Once the period of mourning has ended, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council will print the book of condolence and have it bound to be kept in the Town Council’s archives.

A letter of condolence will be issued to Buckingham Palace from the Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge and will advise that a Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge book of condolence has been made.

You may wish to sign Buckingham Palace’s book of condolence online: Send a message of condolence | The Royal Family 


In line with current restrictions and guidance from the Royal Household, we are asking that people do not leave floral tributes in public spaces or gather at monuments to ensure each other’s safety. The Royal Household has suggested making a donation to charity instead.  Should you wish to leave flowers, we would kindly ask that you remove any form of wrapping from the flowers before laying them, thus avoiding the need to put them into landfill. At the end of the mourning period the flowers will be removed and composted.

The designated areas for laying flowers are:

Below the flag pole at Old Station Approach, Burnham-on-Sea

Below the flag pole, Market Street, Highbridge.

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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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