Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Get ahead of the carve this Halloween

Get ahead of the carve this Halloween

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents to get ahead of the carve and help reduce scary amounts of waste this Halloween season.

There are a whole host of ways to join in with Halloween fun without contributing to the horrific levels of waste. And cutting the waste often means giving costs the chop, too.

From soups to pies, check out the hubbub.org.uk/how-to-eat-pumpkin for great recipes and advice for making the most of your pumpkin’s flesh after it has been scooped out ready for carving.

And once your grinning gourd ghoul is past its prime, breathe new life into it by composting if you can. If you cannot compost this year, get ready for next Halloween by taking advantage of our great discounts on compost bins somersetwaste.gov.uk/home-composting 

If composting is not for you, make sure you add pumpkins to your food waste. All the food waste collected in Somerset – a staggering 22,542 tonnes in 2020-21 – is recycled in the county, turned into farm compost and electricity for homes at the anaerobic digestion plant at Walpole near Bridgwater.

If you are dressing up or preparing for a Halloween party, avoid single-use plastics supermarket products and instead go for spooktastic costumes from old sheets and cardboard boxes that can be recycled later.

Preparing for trick-or-treaters? Get the children involved in making home-made healthier option rather than shop-bought sweets.

You can find lots of free recipes from the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign lovefoodhatewaste.com

For more information about what happens to everything you recycle, visit somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-tracker Last year, recycling and reuse in the county saved around 123,000 tonnes of carbon.

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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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