Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Think outside the box and cut the cardboard at Christmas

Changes are coming to waste collections next year

Recycling and rubbish collection days will be changing for more than 120,000 homes in Somerset in February next year. The changes come as new collection routes are introduced by Somerset Council’s contractor, SUEZ recycling and

Storm Ciarán – Reporting Flooding

Following the widespread effects of Storm Ciarán both on the coast and inland, the Environment Agency would like to stress the importance of reporting flooding. If your home or business has flooded, please make sure

Bags tagged to flag fire safety risks

Residents across Somerset have had fire safety tags added to their recycling bright blue bags. Somerset Council and its collections contractor, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, have used the tags to warn residents about the

Fire safety advice for anyone experiencing power cuts

Power cut safety advice If you are affected by a power cut, it is the Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) who is responsible for maintaining physical electricity supplies to your home or business. You can

Fangtastic advice for cutting Halloween waste

Somerset Council is asking everyone to reduce waste this Halloween and stay-single use free during fright-night.  The beginning of October saw a ban on the sale of many single-use plastic items come into force, including


How to report  We are encouraging people to get in touch if they’ve been affected – anyone who has experienced property flooding can report it online at: https://swim.geowessex.com/somerset/ We would be grateful if parishes could


There is information available on Somerset Council’s website about flooding in our area: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/beaches-ports-and-flooding/flooding-information-and-advice/

Proudly supporting Pride

Somerset Council and its collections contractor SUEZ Recycling and Recovery are proud to be supporting this weekend’s Taunton Pride event. Between them they will be helping to keep the event site clean and tidy by

Walking Festival Update

Plans for the Somerset & Exmoor Coast Festival are moving at a pace and there are currently 57 walks, events and celebrations live on the website. Walking Festival Update Eight Early Bird Tickets for the

Burnham and Highbridge starts its own Repair Café

Got items that need repairing? Toss it? No way! Burnham and Highbridge Repair Cafe is organising the first Repair Café in Burnham on Sea at the Waffle Hub, Methodist Church, College Street on Thurs 7th

Industrial action suspended

We can confirm that strike action by Somerset waste collection crews has been suspended for two weeks pending a union ballot. Talks today between the Unite union and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK – the





Records Retention Schedule

Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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