Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Eco Festival


Other events going on during the Somerset and Exmoor Coast Festival:

Burnham Beach/Street Clean- Saturday 23rd September at 10am

The Friends of Burnham Beach are organising a beach / street clean . They will meet as usual at the Yacht Club at 10am. All bags and pickers will be provided.

Crooked Lane & Brent Road Tree Trail – self guided any day

This self-guided walk on the lane that runs behind Stoddens Road in Burnham highlights the huge diversity of trees and hedgerow plants by locating 22 different species.  The download gives you a printable map, with locations for each plant, sources of information about them and also instructions
for how you can follow the trail easily on your phone or tablet using the What3Words App.  You can do this at any time you like and there
will be a small prize for the first people to come along to the Eco Festival on 30th September at Apex with samples of leaves or photographs they
have taken on the trail: https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/TreeTrail.pdf

Burnham on Sea Heritage Trail – every day

The Burnham-on-Sea Heritage Trail is completed via an online map (visit the link  and choose between web and mobile friendly versions of the map: http://www.captureburnham.co.uk/) that provides access to information, sound and images that document Burnham’s past.

The route takes you along the Esplanade passing the Pier, Marine Cove Gardens and St Andrew’s Church, before turning away from the coast at Seaview Road to visit Manor House and Gardens and continuing south on the High Street.

Old Piggery Studio, Judith Champion- 16th September -1st October

Judith originally qualified in architecture, but her true love lies in painting and drawing. Living in Somerset for most of her life she draws her creativity from the expansive nature of the Somerset Coast and Levels with its sweeping vistas and ever-changing light. This provides her with endless inspiration for her ink and acrylic paintings. She is fascinated by the interplay between water, land and sky, creating a captivating tapestry of colours and textures https://somersetcoastfestival.co.uk/events/old-piggery-studio-judith-champion/.

Burnham and Weston Energy- Build a new amphibian habitat on our solar farm!-Saturday 23rd September 9.30am – 3pm

Join us amongst the panels on our coastal solar farm and help us to build a new cosy winter home for the Great Crested Newts who live on our site. Great Crested Newts are a protected species so it is important we look after them, their fellow wildlife and the environment in which they live.

It is free to take part and lunch is provided. Booking is essential.


West Huntspill from Country to Coast Walk – Saturday, 23rd September 10.30am

This will be a 2-hour easy (level) guided walk from the meeting point towards Burnham on Sea
Meeting point: Huntspill Hub, St. Peter and All Hallows Church, West Huntspill


Huntspill Hub Festival Tea-Saturday 23rd September 10am -4pm

The Huntspill Hub based at St. Peter & All Hallows Church in West Huntspill has an Honesty Café which is available for walkers of the Coast Path – tea, coffee and biscuits. We also have three toilets including a disabled toilet and welcome dog walkers too!

For this event The Hub will be open from 10am until 4pm with a display of the Coast Path walks and leaflets available to take away. Alongside this the café will be serving tea, coffee and biscuits to visitors and walkers.

Berrow Dunes and the wreck of the Nornen – Saturday, 23rd September, 12.30pm

Join us to explore the stunning Berrow coastline! Starting at the Berrow Dunes Conservation Area, this walk explores the sand dunes and the rich maritime history of the area. Our guides will lead you through the importance of this special landscape.


Festival Cream Teas at Berrow Village Hall – Saturday, 23rd September
From 2pm

St Mary’s church in Berrow is holding a special Festival Cream Tea for all visitors and walkers at the Festival. Teas are available for a modest fee and if you’re keen to build up an appetite why not sign up the Festival’s Berrow Dunes and the Wreck of the Nornen walk, and explore Berrow before finishing the walk at the church.


A Steart Meander – Sunday, 24th September, 2-4pm

Join Nigel and Lorraine for a gentle meander around Steart Marshes and learn about the wildlife as you go!


80 miles in 8 days challenge – 23rd to 30th September
Meet at 9am each day

Walk the entire coast of Somerset in eight days. This is a fantastic opportunity to take in the spectacular Somerset and Exmoor coast on a journey through time and history on two of England’s coastal National Trails.


Foraging Walk-Brue Green Pathways Highbridge-Tuesday, 26th September
10am for 2.5 to 3 hours

Come along & find out how easy it is to find medicine & food on your local walk.

Local herbalist & forager, Rebekah will introduce you to many common plants you can use daily.Please bring a flask of hot water in case we find a plant to taste!

Spaces are limited to book select ‘Visit website’https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foraging-walk-brue-green-pathways-project-tickets-719904422507?aff=oddtdtcreator

A Ramble around Stockland Marshes – Wednesday, 27th September 10am-midday

A gentle walk with Richard and Jenny, discovering the diversity of the freshwater marsh, and the wellbeing benefits of nature connection.
Meet in the main car park on Stert Drove (WWT Steart Marshes, Stert Drove, Bridgwater TA5 2PU).https://somersetcoastfestival.co.uk/events/a-ramble-around-stockland-marshes/

Shoresearch Brean 28th Sept

Join Somerset Shoresearch to find out about the marine life that lives on our shores. This National citizen science survey of intertidal habitats is celebrating the Somerset & Exmoor Coast Festival and 20 years of national Shoresearch surveys!

A great oppoprtunity to learn from the Somerset Shoresearch team and discover the myriad of life on our beaches and coastline. You do not need to have any prior experience of ecological survey work or of seashore ecology as there will be experts on hand to assist you. Both complete beginners and people already trained in the ShoreSearch methods are very welcome.


Brean Down: Wartime Defences and Rare Flowers  – Friday, 29th September, 10.00am

Join us to explore Bronze Age remains, the site of a Romano-Celtic Temple, ancient field systems and war time defences from the Iron Age to WW2, while taking in stunning views and experiencing the unique flora and fauna of this unspoilt landscape.


Go with the Flow-art and geology walking- Saturday 30th September 11am – 4pm

Sketching walk along the Somerset coast from Highbridge to Berrow, making art from earth pigments and learning about the stories of the land.

Join Sara Dudman RWA, artist, and Mathilde Braddock, geology educator, on a creative walk from Highbridge to Burnham-on-Sea along the river Brue, out onto the Severn Estuary, and up the coast to Berrow. We will stop along the way to forage for wild pigments, learn about the deep time geology and stories of the landscape, and to sketch ‘plein-air’ incorporating the colours and textures of the earths collected https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/go-with-the-flow-art-geology-walk-w-somerset-and-exmoor-coast-festival-tickets-665125146217?aff=eprofsaved

Brean Down Sea Watch Porpoise and Dolphin Survey – 1st Oct

Spend time in a stunning location while helping to monitor populations of porpoises, dolphins and seals with optional creative writing and drawing!

This is one of a series of two hour surveys for porpoises, dolphins and other marine life being carried out along the Somerset and North Somerset Coast throughout the year. Run in conjunction with Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Somerset Wilder Coast Project and the Sea Watch Foundation. No previous knowledge or training is required as experts and ID guides will be available.

Be Creative: We will also encourage you to use the opportunity, whilst sitting in this beautiful spot, to do some poetry, creative writing or even some sketching (entirely optional!)


Burnham on Sea Tourist Information Centre 

Pop in and see our wonderful volunteers to get information on the beautiful Somerset Coast https://burnhaminformation.com/.

Further events around the county can be found here: https://somersetcoastfestival.co.uk/events/

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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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