Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Freedom of Information Policy Statement

Freedom of Information Policy Statement

Adopted by Council on 30/10/2023

Minute no 157.0.T23

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council’s (“the Council”) statement of policy in regard to Freedom of Information is:

“The Council supports the Freedom of Information Act’s objectives of openness, accountability and transparency in the public sector”

We are committed to openness and accountability in the services we provide and will provide as much information as we can, using exemptions only where essential.

Requests should be made in writing and posted to our offices or emailed to info@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk. Please provide a clear description of the information you require, your name and contact details.

The Council will:

  • Publish and maintain a Publication Scheme that at least meets the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, as recommended by the National Association of Local Councils.
  • Offer advice and assistance to applicants seeking information.
  • Respond promptly to all requests within statutory timescales, acknowledging receipt of the request and informing the applicant of the anticipated time to release the information.
  • Where exemptions are applicable, inform the applicant of these and indicate as soon as possible any impact this has on the timetable for responding to the request.
  • Inform applicants whose requests are deemed vexatious or repeated that their request will be exempted.
  • Inform an applicant of any charges likely to be levied.
  • Inform an applicant of alternative information that can be provided free, where the specific request would incur a charge.
  • Consider the impact of other related legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulations and the modernising government agenda.

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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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