Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

1st December 2020 Princess Report 6.5

P V Cell Repair

Since their siting, the PV Cells have brought in an extra source of income to the Princess Theatre, aiding to satisfy the fifth pillar of the Council’s corporate plan – The Town Council will seek to maintain and encourage opportunities and initiatives to create a clean and green environment.

The unit received its first service in January 19, whereby it was identified that one of the arrays was not working properly due to a smashed cell and issues with inverters.

The broken panel was replaced earlier this year, via an insurance claim, post annual service and the re-discovery of the above issues. However, it has also been identified that the system is under performing due to a faulty inverter that now needs replacing. We have been advised to replace the inverter to raise our ability to generate energy.

Financial implications
£2288.68 Cost of repair
Anticipated: 18,367 kWh since last service
Actual: 10,597 kWh since last service
Total System Generation: 69,305 kW

From the anticipated and actual energy generation, we can see that we are under achieving and as a result our potential income is lowered due to this drop in generation. The last time the system achieved potential was 17/18 when it generated an income of nearly £4000. 19/20 the system only achieved half that.

Policy implications
Corporate Plan
Agenda Item 6.5

  1. Economic Development and Tourism
  2. Clean and Green Environment

To maximise the income generated at this particularly difficult time, it would be wise to maintain our PV Cells to the highest standards to achieve full potential over the next few years. Repairing the inverter will allow us to receive a greater income in this budget line over the next few years, in a time when we need to relieve any pressure.
I recommend we pay for this from Princess property maintenance and renewals.

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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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