Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


Town Mayor’s statement regarding unitary council status in Somerset.

Town Mayor’s statement regarding unitary council status in Somerset.

The Secretary of State for Local Government has taken the decision that there will be a single unitary council in Somerset, which follows the plan set out in the One Somerset proposal. 

Subject to parliamentary agreement, the Government will abolish Somerset’s four district councils and the county council and replace them with one unitary authority in May 2023.

In response to the announcement, the town council Chairman and town Mayor, Cllr Mike Facey, stated,

“Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council and its officers will continue to work constructively with the councillors and officers in both Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council in the run-up to the unitary elections in May 2022. 

This town council’s working group on local government re-organisation is considering what direction the town council might take with regards to the potential re-organisation of local services and assets. We will seek to work alongside our neighbouring parish councils to identify how we can ensure the future of those assets and services for our communities.

We welcome the opportunity to work towards an improved local authority structure and we recognise that it is of utmost importance that we now work collaboratively to ensure that the unitary council makes good on the promises in the One Somerset proposal.”

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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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