Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Dog fouling levels decrease in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

Dog fouling levels decrease in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

Little dog posing by dog bin

A recent campaign involving local volunteers has resulted in an overall decrease in dog fouling incidents at 80% of the sites monitored around Burnham and Highbridge.

Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset (LFCSS) together with Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council co-ordinated the work with the help of local volunteers, the Somerset Poo Fighters.

Volunteers measured dog fouling levels weekly and highlighted dog poo with bright chalk spray, and alongside this, the council sprayed Don’t Poop and Run stencils to remind owners to always clear up after their dogs.

Over a period of 4 weeks, 4 of the 5 hotspots monitored saw an overall decrease in the levels of dog foul, with levels at one site 71% lower in the final week compared to at the start of the surveys.

To view the results of the survey, click on the file below:

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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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