Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has this week agreed the key objectives to be included in its new Corporate Plan, which it says have the aim of making the two towns ‘better places to live, work and visit’.

At a meeting of the full council on Monday (September 2nd), councillors agreed the six ‘strategic pillars’ of the plan will be: engagement, visibility and transparency; culture and community; economic development and tourism; healthy and safe environment; Clean and green environment; and effective, efficient use of resources.

Mayor Andy Brewer said the council is committed to improving engagement with the community, operating within accepted best practice, using resources as effectively as possible, and seeking to lead by example.

He adds: “We recognise that achieving the aims of the plan will be a gradual process, and a significant commitment in terms of councillor and officer time, as well as requiring financial input. However, this council firmly believes that by working together, with the support of the community, we can make a difference for the good of our towns.”

The council says that its detailed Corporate Plan is expected to be published before the end of the year.