Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Change to waste collection days due to Bank Holiday

All change for Early May Bank Holiday


All collections in the week of the Early May Bank Holiday on Monday 3 May will be one day later, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced.


With no collections on Bank Holiday Monday, the week’s day changes, from Monday’s pick-ups on Tuesday through to Friday’s taking place on Saturday 8 May, will affect recycling, rubbish, garden waste, clinical, assisted and bulky waste collections, and waste container deliveries.


Recycling sites are unchanged by the bank holiday:

  • On Friday 30 April, 10 sites will open 9am to 6pm: Bridgwater, Chard, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Yeovil.
  • All 16 sites will be open 9am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 May.
  • Twelve sites will be open 9am to 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday: Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Yeovil.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, SWP is highlighting vital waste safety advice for residents to keep themselves and staff safe:

  • Take care when handling waste, including washing hands before and after putting out recycling and rubbish for collection.
  • Disinfect waste container handles.
  • Put no tissues, cleaning cloths, gloves or masks in recycling.
  • If they have coronavirus symptoms or are in a household with someone showing symptoms, they should double bag tissues, gloves and disposable cleaning cloths, keep these bags separate from other waste for at least 72 hours in their home, and then add the bags to their rubbish.


And residents are urged to help crews work more efficiently to complete their rounds with simple steps:

  • Sort and segregate materials without using carrier bags in recycling containers.
  • Rinse containers and, if safe, flatten or squash everything except glass and aerosols, putting tops back on plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, and – in Mendip with Recycle More – cartons.
  • Get boxes and bins out on time on the one-day-later collection day – 7am all week from Tuesday 4 May – and leave them out late so crews can reach as many homes as possible.
  • Park carefully during holiday times when many are at home so waste trucks – and fire engines and ambulances – can get through.


For more information on kerbside services, recycling sites, and on COVID-19 and waste, visit: somersetwaste.gov.uk, sign up for the SWP e-newsletter or follow @somersetwaste on Facebook or Twitter.

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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.
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