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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. 6.0.T22
    To receive apologies for non-attendance
  2. 7.0.T22

    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. 8.0.T22

  4. 9.0.T22

    There are no outstanding actions from the minutes

  5. 10.0.T22
    To receive reports from the police or other emergency services
  6. 11.0.T22

    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.

  7. 12.0.T22

    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
  8. 13.0.T22

    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.

  9. 14.0.T22
    To receive any reports from county councillors on county council relevant matters
  10. 15.0.T22
    To receive any reports from district councillors on district council relevant matters
  11. 16.0.T22

    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

  12. 17.0.T22

  13. 18.0.T22
    To note that the secretary of state for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2022/23, which includes confirmation of no referendum principles for parish and town councils in 2022/23. The decision was made in “expectation that parish and town councils continue to show restraint” when setting the precept.
  14. 19.0.T22

  15. 20.0.T22

  16. 21.0.T22

    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.

  17. 22.0.T22

  18. 23.0.T22

  19. 24.0.T22
    To receive a proposal from Cllr Clayton that Cllr Paul Wynn is allocated a seat on the Planning Committee.
  20. 25.0.T22

  21. 26.0.T22

  22. 27.0.T22

    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.

  23. 28.0.T22

  24. 29.0.T22

    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

  25. 30.0.T22

  26. 31.0.T22

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

  27. 32.0.T22

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