Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

18th May 2020 – 15. Town Clock Legacy

Report for councillors: Legacy for New Town Clock
Issued to: Town Improvements Committee
Meeting 18/05/20
Purpose of Report
To decide whether to take this project forward this year with funding from 4935/501
Replacement TiMPs EMR or to put it into budget for next year.
In his will, the late Mr Neville Jones OBE left a residuary legacy to provide a public clock in Burnham-on-Sea. Mr Jones suggested the clock might be located by the water fountain, which he helped to commission. The amount of the legacy is £3,021.85.
Minute ref: 22/19/TIMP resolved that the Admin Officer is delegated to purchase and have installed a suitable commemorative clock in memory of Cllr Neville Jones OBE.
Various options have previously been considered, these include:

  1. An Elizabethan style pillar clock, a smaller version of the Highbridge clock –
    this proved far too expensive for this project
  2. A Human sundial – not enough room at the location
  3. A drum style hanging clock – considered to be a railway type clock. Since Mr Jones served in the Royal Navy this option may not be appropriate. This would also involve a third party building on which to be installed and associated electricity supply. There has been a clock of this style on the High Street for a number of years.
    Having reviewed the area where this clock is to be situated I can see that the existing poster rotunda is in very poor condition no longer fit for purpose. This option is being suggested to replace this very rusty and tired rotunda with a nice looking clock that incorporates the ability to display posters
    in a much more professional way. This would create an improved street scene and commemorate Mr Jones in line with his wishes.
    Please see attached:
     quotation,
    o picture of the clock
    o spec for the clock
    o location of the clock
    o photos of the poster rotunda
    Quotation £ +VAT
    Mains Power 1 x Double sided 540mm clock mounted in curved post with poster display, subject to height with electric mechanism with manual time adjuster.
    1 x clock resynchroniser. This will automatically restart the clock exactly 12 hours after any power failures and is pre-programmed to alter the clock at the summer and winter time changes for the next 20 years.
    Option for back illumination ? 120.00
    Delivery cost to UK mainland free of charge.
    Installation (client to provide power and access) 650.00
    Posters are in a clip frame with clear protective cover over the poster. Single sided as standard (included in cost). (Double sided + £80) 160.00
    Black Arch (to match other street furniture)(included)
    Town Council logo on clock face
    Commemorative Plaque (Dependent on size & wording) 60.00
    Total cost for clock 3260.00
    Legacy 3021.85
    Budget Request
    Overspend 238.15
    Electric supply upgrade (Neil Mynett) 354.60
    Construction of concrete base & disposal of poster rotunda (Nigel Haggett) 970.00
    Budget request to Town Improvements Committee 1562.75
    To agree whether this style clock would replace the poster rotunda which is tired and
    rusty, next to the flag pole by the water fountain, see attached photos.
  4. To agree to complete this project with funding of £1562.75 from 4935/501
    Replacement TiMPs EMR
  5. To agree to put it on hold and include it in next year’s budget and to add a
    10% allowance to cover price increases so £1,760.
    Policy implications
    Corporate pillar 2: Culture and Community
    The Town Council is committed to supporting a year-round programme of cultural
    events throughout Burnham and Highbridge, providing improved infrastructure where
    possible that will benefit the towns and its residents.
    Report author: Lorna Brewer Admin Officer Date: April 2020

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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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