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Town Council

Monday, March 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
• 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. 1.0.T22
    To receive apologies for non-attendance
  2. 2.0.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. 3.0.T22

  4. 4.0.T22

    There are no outstanding actions to note.

  5. 5.0.T22
    To receive reports from the police or other emergency services
  6. 6.0.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. 7.0.T22

    Presentation (15 mins with questions): CEO of Somerset Skills & Learning will give a presentation on putting community learning back into the heart of communities, and will seek the support of the town council to help SS&L achieve its objectives.

    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.

  8. 8.0.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. 9.0.T22

  10. 10.0.T22

  11. 11.0.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. 12.0.T22

    NALC's national networks aim to use the growing use of digital communications by local (parish and town) councils and the more recent shift to remote meetings and events to:

    • Connect local councils and councillors from across the country around common interests and groups
    • Engage groups around NALC’s work and campaigns
    • Provide mutual support to each other
    • Share learning and good practice

    The network meetings are held quarterly via Zoom. Network members will receive email communication and have access to network WhatsApp groups.

    Meeting dates are scheduled for 21 March 2022, 21 July 2022, 27 September 2022 and 24 November 2022.

  13. 13.0.T22

  14. 14.0.T22

  15. 15.0.T22
    To consider a proposal from Cllr Allen that the MotorCycling Club 120th Anniversary 3 Day trial is welcomed to Burnham-on-Sea on 26th June 2022
  16. 16.0.T22

  17. 17.0.T22

  18. 18.0.T22

    Draft minutes have been circulated by email & added to the website

    26th January 2022 Planning Minutes

  19. 19.0.T22

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

  20. 20.0.T22
    To resolve to exclude press and public from item 21.0.T22 that relates to confidential matters of legal advice not within the public interest
  21. 21.0.T22
    To consider a proposal from Cllr Clayton that the town council seeks formal advice on the extent and reasonableness of the restrictive covenant on South Esplanade
  22. 22.0.T22

    Forthcoming March meetings:
    Monday 14th March - Finance and Resources
    Wednesday 16th March - Burial
    Monday 21st March - Town improvements