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Halloween’s not been scared off this year

Halloween’s not been scared off this year

Young Somerset says that although Halloween may look a bit different this year, there is still plenty of spooky fun to be had for families and young people, without breaking government guidelines and increasing the risk of transmission. Read Young Somerset’s tips on staying safe this year!

  1. Skip the ‘Trick or Treating’ – especially in big groups

‘Trick or Treating’ as we know it, may be off the cards this year as visiting people from another household or staying close together for hours on end brings with it a risk of transmission. But don’t worry there are plenty of other ways to embrace some ‘Trick or Treating’ fun!

2. Limit Face-to-Face Exposure

If you do go ‘trick or treating’ ensure your interaction at any given doorway is very brief, which means there’s less risk here. But the more households you visit, the greater the chance that germs may be spread and linger — especially as others head from door to door, too. We recommend wearing a facemask too.

  1. Avoid touching sweets, toys, doors and other surfaces

In addition to this, ensuring frequent hand washing (or using hand sanitizer) can prevent little ones from carrying germs home. Parents should be concerned if their child is likely to rub their eyes, pick their nose, or put their fingers in their mouth while out and about with dirty hands.

Young Somerset has some ideas for a Fang-tastic Halloween…

  1. Swap ‘Trick or Treat’ for a Pumpkin Trail

Many neighbourhoods are taking part in a pumpkin trail this year instead. To be part of the trail simply put up a picture of a pumpkin in your window. Then children go around the neighbourhood in their costumes to spot pumpkins from a distance. You can also reward children with sweets each time they spot a pumpkin.

  1. Watch a Scary Movie

There’s no more classic Halloween activity than watching a scary movie. Make a night of it by preparing some popcorn and sweets and setting a spooky scene.

  1. Halloween-themed Scavenger Hunt

Put together a scavenger hunt where children in a household are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors, admiring spooky Halloween decorations at a distance.

  1. Host a Virtual Party

We’re all pros at hosting virtual get-togethers – pour a drink, put on a costume, and invite all your friends to a Halloween FaceTime or Zoom party. Or even turn it into a Zoom dance party – learn the “Thriller” choreography or do the “Time Warp” all together.

  1. Have a Spooky Feast

Create a stunning spread of spooky snacks that the kids have helped to make. No Halloween is complete without a custom witch’s brew mocktail. Freezing plastic spiders into your ice cubes will delight both kids and adults.

However you choose to enjoy your Halloween, please stay safe!

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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.
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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