Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


Union Flag stolen from towns flag pole

Union Flag stolen from towns flag pole

The Burnham-on Sea Town Union flag has been stolen as it was flown at half-mast in honour of Prince Philip who died on Friday. The flag was stolen on Monday night – with the flagpole mechanism also damaged in the flagpole itself.

The Mayor – Cllr Mike Facey, “this is a despicable act of vandalism and is more poignant during this time of National Mourning. On Monday night ‘somebody’ climbed our flagpole and stole our large Union Jack flag whilst it was flying at half mast.

Not only have they taken our precious flag but have damaged the mechanism and rope in the flagpole itself. So during this period of National Mourning we are saddened that we are unable to replace the flag during this time.”

This photo taken November 2020

A spokesperson for the Town Council said “we have asked Sedgemoor District Council if there is CCTV footage covering this incident and are waiting to hear.”

The incident has been reported to the police.  “If anybody has any information whatsoever please call 101 (anonymously if necessary).  We really would appreciate your help.”

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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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