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School meal on a blue tray

Pledge to support families in school holidays

Somerset County Council has today issued a plea for families in need of urgent food supplies to contact the Coronavirus helpline and confirmed it is stepping up its efforts to provide more school holiday support

Digital High Street Workshops

Blending retail and digital for bricks-and-mortar shops Are you a retail business in Sedgemoor that needs some help selling online and assistance with your digital marketing? If you are, then don’t miss out on your

Sunflower Competition Winner

The winner of the Sunflower Competition is Zac Skrimshaw who is 4 years old, his sunflower grew to 260cm. Comment from his Mum: “Zac has loved growing sunflowers, he watches the bees collect the pollen.

Halloween’s not been scared off this year

Young Somerset says that although Halloween may look a bit different this year, there is still plenty of spooky fun to be had for families and young people, without breaking government guidelines and increasing the

Christmas lights switch-on event 2020

The town centre switch-on events usually held each Christmas in Burnham & Highbridge will be changed this year to a joint towns virtual event streamed over social media. It is planned that the new event

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Volunteer for Somerset Sight

Do you have a few hours a week free to support a person living with sight loss in your community? We are urgently seeking volunteers for our Volunteer Visiting Service to offer companionship and support.

Council Tax Consultation

Your say on how your council tax is spent ……

Sedgemoor residents are reminded that there is still a couple of weeks to go in which they can have their say on how Sedgemoor District Council should spend its proportion of the Council Tax in its

Burnham-on-Sea Lighthouse at Sunset

BOS Lighthouse make-over

Burnham on Sea’s lower lighthouse is getting a makeover.  The work is expected to take approximately two weeks, depending on weather and tides and is scheduled to start next week (11th October). The lighthouse is

Children's play area

Upgraded play areas

Two children’s play areas – one at Burnham-on-Sea and one in Bridgwater – will be getting a make-over as Sedgemoor District Council makes further investments into its parks and play areas at Crosses Penn and

Green Homes Grant

Grants for greener homes

The Green Homes Grant scheme has opened for Sedgemoor residents to apply for vouchers worth thousands of pounds to make their homes more energy efficient. Any Sedgemoor homeowner or landlord can apply for vouchers for

Protect the vulnerable

Please find attached a guide which may be helpful for those who help the vulnerable in your communities. https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Protection_from_scams_guide.pdf On the 21st of September – World Alzheimer’s Day – Lloyds Bank launched a new guide

Digital Tablet

Libraries offer digital help for job seekers

Somerset Libraries are kicking off National Libraries Week with an innovative new scheme. From Monday 5 October iPads will be available to job seekers looking for an extra bit of help in their quest for

Border of a garden with grass and yellow flower hanging baskets with pink flowers on the fence

Garden Competition – Results

This year the Britain in Bloom and Burnham & Highbridge in Bloom competition did not operate due to the coronavirus outbreak.  With the effort that has been undertaken by people in their gardens the Town

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Recycling sites switch to winter hours on 1 October

Every one of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will go over to their winter timetables from Thursday 1 October, with weekday opening hours of 9am to 5pm while weekends remain 9am to 4pm. Summer hours –

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Only book a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms

‘Only book a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms’, says Chair of Somerset’s Local Coronavirus Engagement Board as demand for tests surge nationally. Local Coronavirus testing sites are up and running across Somerset, but demand

Masonry Bees in Sand

Masonry Bees in Apex Park

Sedgemoor District Council is aware of a colony of masonry bees in the sandpit at Apex Park. The area will be cordoned off as a precaution. The advice is to leave them alone; they do

Remain vigilant after Somerset Coronavirus cases increase

Somerset’s Director of Public Health urges everyone to remain vigilant and continue following government guidance after Somerset sees an increase in Coronavirus cases. This comes after the Government announced earlier this week new rules around

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