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Town Improvements Committee

Monday, July 11, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Council Chamber, Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Rd, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1LE


You are hereby summoned to attend the next meeting of the Town Improvements Committee.

Councillors - please remember to bring your computer tablet.

Councillors are reminded that, as public office holders, they are expected to comply with the ‘Nolan Principles’ & the council’s Code of Conduct, and to show respect to others in accordance with the law.

In order to help keep each other safe, all attendees at meetings are asked to be considerate of others and follow requests given by the chairman at the meeting. We will be grateful if you will continue to please:
• use the hand sanitiser at the entry point
• take your seat on arrival and remain seated throughout at the set distance
• leave promptly at the end of the meeting
• If you are able, please wear a face covering that fits over the nose and mouth

Yours sincerely,

Ron Spurs
Locum Town Clerk

A public participation session will be held during the meeting. Anyone wishing to speak on any matter should give notice of the request and subject matter to the Town Clerk no later than midday of the last working day prior to the meeting. No resolution can be made on any matter that is not on the agenda.

Please be aware that meetings are recorded

Agenda items

  1. 1.0.I22
    To receive apologies for non-attendance
  2. 2.0.I22

    Unless granted a dispensation, a councillor with voting rights shall not participate in discussion or vote on a matter in which they have an interest and shall withdraw from the meeting during discussion of the matter.

  3. 3.0.I22

  4. 4.0.I22

    Action List:
    Have Fireworks been booked?
    Seafront- has all work been completed?
    Progress on repairing assets

  5. 5.0.I22

    Prior to the meeting, any Councillor member of the committee wishing to provide an announcement should first liaise with the chairman.

  6. 6.0.I22

    In accordance with standing orders, members of the public may speak at this meeting in respect of town council business, provided that prior notice of a request to speak, and the subject matter, is received by the Town Clerk no later than midday of the last working day prior to the meeting. Public participation shall be restricted to the public participation session, unless directed otherwise by the Chairman.

    Mrs Popham has requested to speak to the Committee regarding a proposed Heritage site for Burnham and Highbridge.

  7. 7.0.I22

    In accordance with Standing Orders, a public question shall not require a response at the meeting nor start a debate on the question. The chairman of the meeting may direct that a written or oral response is given.

  8. 8.0.I22

    Burnham Chamber of Trade have suggested that the lights at the northern end of the High Street, (College St to Regent St), be reduced and those in Victoria Street be improved.

  9. 9.0.I22
    To consider town council involvement in the switch on of the Christmas lights in both towns.
  10. 10.0.I22
    Christmas Trees - To consider the number and locations of the town council funded Christmas trees in Burnham and Highbridge
  11. 11.0.I22

    To consider whether the Seafront Enhancement Working Party has now completed its tasks and can be disbanded.

  12. 12.0.I22

    Note the Locum Clerk met with Mr Crosby from RBL.

    RBL are keen to be involved in Remembrance Sunday but the Event Organiser must be the Town Council.

  13. 13.0.I22
    To consider any proposals for additional general waste or dog waste bins
  14. 14.0.I22

  15. 15.0.I22

  16. 16.0.I22
    Motions requiring exclusion of press and public due the confidential nature of the matter to be discussed.
  17. 17.0.I22
    The next meeting of this committee will be held on 12th September 2022.