to fund street parties for Queen's 90th Birthday in Burnham
and Highbridge Town Council is set to fund street parties across
the two towns instead of providing commemorative mugs or coins
to local children to mark the Queen's 90th birthday this year.
giveaway of coins or mugs was considered by the council at a meeting
earlier this month, but was turned down at this week's meeting
of the council's Policy and Finance Committee.
Peter Burridge Clayton told the meeting: "Whilst I am not
in favour of mugs and items like that, they are things that people
can keep for a long time, but the suggestion of street parties
is a good idea. Residents and businesses could all get involved
and have a memorable day. Personally, I would rather see street
John Parkes agreed, adding: "In an ideal world, we would
fund the mugs and street parties, but that's not possible. For
me, the street parties are better because they create a memory
and something to look back on. Mugs can be broken, but memories
can't, so for me the street parties are best."
will be earmarked to each councillor to fund Royal street parties
in their ward during the Queen's birthday celebrations.
who are interested in holding a street party in Burnham or Highbridge
will be able to apply for funding via the Town Council Clerk.
recommendation will be further considered during April's full
Town Council meeting. The idea of funding the street parties was
proposed by resident Bev Milner Simonds at the start of this week's