Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

18th May 2020 – 17. Burnham In Bloom Alternative Competition

Briefing Note for councillors: Love Your Garden
Issued to: Town Improvements Meeting
Purpose of Report with the cancellation of all Britain in Bloom and Burnham and Highbridge in Bloom – alternative competition suggestion
As an avid gardener, observer and judge for the local In Bloom organisation it has not gone un-noticed the amount of effort people in the community are putting into their gardens during the lockdown and feel that this effort should be noticed as not only does gardening improve people’s wellbeing, it is beneficial to the environment, encourages people to grow produce which in turn may see a greater need for allotments and local food growing projects, which when considering food miles is beneficial.
Ideas subject to initial review
From each of the wards – choose a winning garden, this could be from improvement (before and after photos), best balcony, allotment production, perfect pots etc.
Photos to be taken in May/June/July/August and emailed to the town council via info@ uploaded onto the new town council website. Closing date 28th August 2020.
The gardens will then be judged by a panel later in the year and a prize for each ward of a £20 garden pack.
Additional competition to run alongside to be judged later in September of tallest Sunflower aimed at under 18 years olds closing date 30th September with a £20 garden pack prize.
Financial implications
£120.00 Prizes
Policy implications
3.3 Support the promotion of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge
4.1 Promote healthy living by supporting community-based activities and initiatives
Initial thought was for the ward councillors to identify suitable gardens to be nominated but we were concerned about the lockdown and also people maybe tending their back gardens more than their front.
It is requested that the small budget is allocated to permit the competitions.
Report author: Jacqui Strong – Project Officer
Report Date: Monday, 11 May 2020

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Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

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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