Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Town Council announces Civic Award recipients.

Town Council announces Civic Award recipients.

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is pleased to announce the Civic Award recipients for 2022.

Each year the town council seeks to recognise individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community, made a significant contribution to public life in Burnham or Highbridge and have shown real dedication in helping local residents.

A number of nominations were received from which four have been selected to receive civic awards:

Maxine Bashford in recognition of her 12 years operating the Highbridge Area Foodbank, during which time she has gone above and beyond to support those in crisis, working especially hard to help those in need during the pandemic.

Ruth & John Crosby for their involvement with the Royal British Legion, with special recognition of Ruth’s valiant efforts, leadership and unwavering community spirit in coordinating the local Poppy Appeal over 6 years.

Jacob and Toby Beard for their work with the 1st Burnham Scout Group where they not only give the young people the opportunity to try new skills, but they teach the values of kindness, teamwork, charity, respect and leadership to help the scouts develop into well rounded young adults.

Jeff Jackson for unwavering loyalty and dedication over 9 years to the air cadets and 290 Detached Flight Squadron. Jeff’s selfless commitment has included many hours of voluntary work to ensure the cadets enjoy a varied, interesting and dynamic training programme that has increased local awareness of the group, increased membership and increased opportunities for young people.

The Mayor, Councillor Mike Facey, will host a special Civic Awards event on Friday 4th March at The Princess Theatre in Burnham-on-Sea. Cllr Facey says, “It’s my greatest pleasure to invite the recipients of the 2022 civic awards, along with the recipients of the 2021 awards, to attend an evening of celebration and light entertainment held in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the community”.

The event being held at The Princess Theatre is by invitation only.  

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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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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.
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