Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Town Council organises Workshop to launch new Youth Council

Town Council organises Workshop to launch new Youth Council

We are excited to be running a Youth Town Council Workshop at the council offices in Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on-Sea, on Saturday February 12th from 10am until midday.

The Burnham and Highbridge Youth Council is a new venture that we hope will not be about party politics, or just for those interested in politics. We would like it to be about issues facing young people and making things better for them in our area.

We are inviting inspired, dedicated and pro-active young people aged 15-19 who live in the Burnham and Highbridge area to work with us to develop a Youth Council. We are looking for a group of young people to step forward to represent their peers and get involved.

The aim of the workshop is to enable young people to discuss how they would like a youth council to operate; to ask questions; explore ideas for action by a youth council; and find out how they can get involved in shaping decisions to benefit the area.

Young people must book to attend the workshop next month. The town clerk, Sam Winter, and Councillor Dawn Carey will host the workshop.

Cllr Carey says, “I’m really excited to have been given the go-ahead by the council to launch this exciting project to develop a youth council. The town council wants to hear the voices of our young people and I very much look forward to helping achieve that.”

Young people must book to attend the workshop next month. Attached is a consent form which must be filled out by parents who consent to their child participating in the Youth Council Workshop on February 12th.

We would be grateful if you would please:

. 👋🧴 Use the hand sanitiser at the entry point of the building 👋🧴
. 😷 If you are able, please wear a face-covering which fits over the nose and mouth 😷
. 👥 Please keep to the social distancing rules 👥

❌ Please do not enter the building if you have cold or COVID-19 symptoms. ❌

For more information about the youth council, visit https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/news/calling-all-students

To view a copy of the Youth Town Council poster, open:

To download a consent form & photography/video permission form which must be filled in to attend the workshop, open:

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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.
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