Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Somerset Waste collections update: Friday 23 September

Somerset Waste collections update: Friday 23 September

Apologies from Somerset Waste. The unplanned Bank Holiday on Monday has put additional pressure on collections. All collections have been a day later this week (standard Bank Holiday practice) with those originally scheduled for today (Fri 23 Sept) taking place on Saturday (24 Sept) instead.

Unfortunately, as an unplanned Bank Holiday some staff have immovable prior commitments this weekend. Therefore, SUEZ will not have available all the crews needed to complete Saturday’s work.

This means some collections due on Saturday (which would originally have been scheduled for today) in parts of Sedgemoor and West Somerset will not be made. These will be rescheduled for Friday 30 Sept (details are below). This is the best way to manage the situation and minimise disruption across the county throughout next week.

Further collections may be affected, depending on how crews progress tomorrow. We will update information on the somersetwaste.gov.uk website on Saturday if necessary.

We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Crew complete around 350,000 collections a week and while the vast majority usually run smoothly, we know it is frustrating when any are delayed.

Recycling collections due tomorrow (Sat 24 Sept) rescheduled for Friday 30 Sept. Affected areas:

Sedgemoor: In and around Bridgwater (incl. Devonshire St, Edward St, Loxleigh Ave, Polden St, Redgate St, St John St, Wellington Rd, Augusta Dr, Bonsmara Dr, Bristol Rd, Kings Dr, Kings Walk, Old Market Rd, Royal Dr, Union St, Chilton Pk, Halyard Dr, Naples Vw, Reedmoor Gdns, Saviano Way, Brymore Cl, Halesleigh Rd, Provident Pl, Quantock Rd, Wemdon Rd, Anson Way, Bailey St, Chilton St, Drakes Cl, Linham Rd, Quayside, Roseberry Ave), Fiddington (Incl. Church Rd, Watery Ln), Nether Stowey (incl. Banneson Rd, Five Lords, Old Farm Rd), Over Stowey (incl. Quantock School Ln, Quantock Ln).

Somerset West and Taunton: In and around Williton (incl. Bridge St, Catwell, Half Acre, High St, Robert St, Tower Hill, Aller Mead Way, Brook Rd, Danesborough View Eatst and West, Doniford Rd, Dovetons Cl, Dovetons Dr, Gore Orchard Dr, Larviscombe Rd, Long Lakes, Long St, North Croft, Townsend, Whitecroft), Doniford (incl. Bridge Pk), East Quantoxhead (incl. Frog St), Kilve (incl. Millands Ln, Sea Ln), West Quantoxhead (incl. Staple Ln, The Avenue, Weacombe Rd), Stogursey (incl. Burgage Rd, Knighton Ln, Shurton Ln, Town Cl), Stringston (incl. Barnsworthy Farm Rd).

Please encourage residents to report any missed collections, ideally online using the My Waste Services menu on the somersetwaste.gov.uk homepage (the quickest and easiest way) or by calling their district council.

My Waste Services can also be used to order more recycling containers (for free) and complete various other popular tasks.

For a checklist of everything we recycle visit somerset somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-collections.

For waste services recruitment, including all the current vacancies in the county check https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/job2022.

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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. 

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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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