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Town Council

Monday, February 7, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Councillors, please remember to bring your computer tablet.

Councillors are reminded that, as public office holders, you 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
• use the NHS app at the door to record your attendance
• 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

Sam Winter
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. 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.

  2. There are no outstanding actions from the minutes

  3. Prior to the meeting, any town councillor wishing to provide an announcement/update for information should first liaise with the chairman, who will direct order of speaking.

  4. 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.

    • Community group, Our Highbridge, will share details of its work and objectives
  5. 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.

  6. A full list of councillor members appointed to outside bodies is available on the town council website: https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/your-council/meet-the-councillors

  7. Please note that since the Pageant Master first wrote to local councils, the guidance regarding the Jubilee has been updated. Changes include the town crier's proclamation now at 2pm and lighting times of the beacons moved from 2115hrs to 2145hrs.
    Sam Winter, Town Clerk.

  8. For reference, extract from Finance & resources minutes 17/01/22, min ref: 8.0.F22:

    It was proposed, seconded and unanimously resolved to approve the budget for recommendation to the town council.
    It was additionally proposed by Cllr Facey, seconded and resolved to recommend to the town council that it reduces the precept by supplementing it with £10,000 from the general reserve, making a precept demand of £697,808, with a reduced cost to Band D tax payers of £108.50 per annum.

  9. Draft minutes have been circulated by email & added to the website
    17th November 2021 Planning Minutes
    22d November 2021 Finance and Resources
    13th December 2021 Planning Minutes
    12th January 2022 Planning Minutes

  10. (Members are requested to notify the office ahead of the meeting if they wish to have further information on any item)

  11. Tuesday 15th February Princess Management
    Wednesday 16th February Planning
    Monday 7th March Town council