Royal coins may be given to Burnham and Highbridge children
of schoolchildren across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge could each
receive a free commemorative coin to mark the Queen's 90th birthday
Town Council is considering presenting 3,000 Primary School pupils
with the coin to celebrate the special Royal milestone.
Town Council distributed 1,200 commemorative mugs to schoolchildren
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge during 2012 to mark the Queen's
Jubilee, but councillors are keen to give something different
their latest meeting on Monday (March 7th), Cllr
Martin Cox said: "The coins make a nice change from mugs
- I am impressed with the price they are offering them of £2.37
with VAT and I think we should go for them."
Facey added: "In principal, I would say yes, but I'd be totally
against it if there's no mention of this Town Council on the coin."
Phil Harvey added: "I would not be happy at all if we are
spending over £6,000 on things that would go into the back
of a drawer and not be seen again. I would like to see some more
thought around this."
Clerk Denise Emery told the meeting that a sum of around £4,600
is available from the 'town improvements' budget for the idea.
council is to further investigate the costs at a future meeting
before making a final decision.