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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. 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 to note.

  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. 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.

  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. 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.

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

    26th January 2022 Planning Minutes

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

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