Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 3 tiers of alert level

What do local COVID alert levels mean? Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area. It lets

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

Sedgemoor in good shape

Steady state at Sedgemoor District Council At a meeting of the Executive today (30th September), members heard that Sedgemoor is in good, strong financial shape, despite the past challenges of Covid 19 and its longer-term

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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

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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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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

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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Apply now for a pavement licence

Sedgemoor District Council is reminding pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants to apply for a ‘Pavement Licences’ so that they can serve food and drink outside of their establishments, to help businesses recover post-lockdown. Under new

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Sedgemoor gives additional funding

Additional Funding for community support group Sedgemoor District Council has given an additional £15,000 to Spark Somerset, to help them continue their vital work in supporting communities across Sedgemoor, especially during the current situation. Spark

Adjustments to Burnham pedestrianisation

The Burnham High Street pedestrianisation was altered this morning on safety grounds. The section of High Street between College Street and Cross Street has today been pedestrianised and is therefore now closed to traffic, creating

67 Bus Update

Mendip Community Transport has not been operating the Wedmore to Wookey Hole 67 service since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.  With the current Bristol Water road closure at Bleadney due to end shortly, Mendip

Pedestrian safety & road changes July

The Highways authority has confirmed that it is happy to support the Town Council’s proposal for adjustment to the Burnham-on-Sea high street safety measures, which will come into effect on Monday 20th July.  Changes will

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Armed Forces Day Celebration

Saturday 27th June a short ceremony was held in Burnham-on-Sea The Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Cllr Mike Facey, his Deputies, the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, MP James Heappey other Councillors, members of the

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