Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



ACTIVE: Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) in some areas of Somerset

This is to inform you that Somerset’s Severe Weather Emergency Provision is ACTIVE in some areas of Somerset.  

This provision will be reviewed daily and if anything changes, we will keep you informed.

Please spread this message across your networks:

Safe and warm accommodation may be available for rough sleepers during the cold weather. If the temperatures are below zero in your area, please check if you can access the service by calling 0300 123 22 24 during office hours and 0300 123 23 27 out of office hours. Spaces are limited, so please phone as early as possible.

Outreach are currently contacting clients to encourage them to take up offer of emergency accommodation.

The SWEP response is used by many local authorities when there is a forecast of zero degrees or below zero, for three consecutive nights.

Severe Weather Emergency Provision in Somerset has two aims:

  1. To ensure that no one dies on the streets due to severe weather.
  2. To ensure that every effort is made to engage individuals with support.

This provision is for people sleeping rough in Somerset only.

Messages are being shared on the Council’s website and with relevant stakeholders.

Learn more here: www.somerset.gov.uk/swep.

Warning for icy conditions from 10pm on Thursday 30 November into Friday 1 December

A yellow ice warning has been issued for the South West and is in effect between 10:00pm on Thursday 30 November and 10:00am on Friday 1 December 2023. 

Ice may make for hazardous conditions, mainly on untreated surfaces.

What to expect:

  • Some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased chance of accidents or injuries
  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services 
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces  

UK weather warnings – Met Office

Civil Contingencies Unit 

Other News

Dog Fouling Campaign Volunteers Needed!

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is launching A Dog Fouling Awareness Campaign to encourage more people to pick up after their dogs.  We are eager to highlight that dog fouling is a human problem and






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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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