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Sedgemoor in good shape

Sedgemoor in good shape

Steady state at Sedgemoor District Council

At a meeting of the Executive today (30th September), members heard that Sedgemoor is in good, strong financial shape, despite the past challenges of Covid 19 and its longer-term impacts on the economy and is in a positive position to face future challenges.    Within the Interim Medium Term Financial Plan, it was noted that due to Sedgemoor’s strong financial management over the past few years, the Council can achieve a balanced budget.  Sedgemoor is 47th in the government’s listing for lowest rates of council tax, compared with 188 other district councils.

Sedgemoor is also investing in its future workforce and has run a very successful Graduate Trainee scheme for the past three years and is continuing by creating three new trainee posts to bring new thinking into the organisation.  The Executive reiterated the Council’s commitment to its Climate Change work and a range of projects have been identified to support the Council’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The Executive also endorsed the 30-year Economic Development Strategy.  Looking to the future, it sets very ambitious goals for the Council to be centre for innovation and entrepreneurship.  The document highlights the need for inclusive and clean growth across all sectors and all communities and provides foundation for transformation of Sedgemoor economy from a traditional low-wage to knowledge economy.    The Strategy identifies four priorities: Clean and Inclusive Growth, Knowledge Economy and Skills, Natural Capital and Climate Change and Digital Transformation and includes a high level action plan split into short, medium and long term detailed actions.  It builds on previous Sedgemoor successes and growth over the past decade.    The Strategy now goes to Full Council for ratification.

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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. 

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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