Eavis to be VIP guest at Burnham and Highbridge Civic Service
Eavis, the founder of The Glastonbury Festival, is to be the special
guest at this years Burnham and Highbridge Civic Service
Eavis - pictured here in Burnham last month - will lead the towns'
annual Civic Service at St Andrew's Church on Sunday 14th September.
recepients of this year's Civic Awards are due to be announced
during the next two weeks but it is understood that the awards
will go to two couples and a local professional man.
Mayor Cllr Neville Jones, who initiated the awards, now in their
28th year, said: "Michael Eavis is no stranger to Burnham.
He told me when I asked him to open the Information Centre on
the Esplanade three years ago that he likes to come to Burnham
for its friendliness and sandy beaches and feels at home when
he is visiting."
year, Mr Eavis said in a national newspaper interview that Burnham
is his favourite place in Somerset, as we featured here.
He praised the town for being "laid back and unspolit."
The annual Civic Awards are drawn up from a list of nominees,
submitted to the Town Council by members of the public, following
an announcement earlier this year. Because of town council elections
next year, it is likely that submissions will be sought next January,
Eavis has featured on Burnham-On-Sea.com several times in recent
years for his visits to the town. In 2008, he was the VIP guest
that turned on Burnham's Christmas lights, as we featured here.
And in 2011, he opened the community-run tourist information centre
on The Esplanade, as featured here.