and Highbridge Town Council achieves Quality Status
and Highbridge Town Council is one of only around a dozen parish
and town councils across Somerset to have achieved official quality
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced
that the council's application for re-accreditation has been granted,
much to the delight of Burnham Mayor Michael Clarke, Deputy Mayor
Ken Smout and Eileen Shaw (pictured).
Clarke told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am delighted that the
Town Council has been re-accredited."
achieve the status, the council has had to demonstrate its competency
in terms of electoral mandate, qualifications of the clerk, and
the way in which it conducts its business and communications with
are only around a dozen parish and town councils in Somerset who
have achieved this recognition so we are proud to be among them."
The Quality Parish and Town Council scheme was launched nationally
in June 2003.