Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



New bus service linking Burnham-on-Sea to Cheddar launches today

A new bus service which runs between Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar starts today (Tuesday).

The Route 48 bus service starts in Burnham, in Pier Street, and will run through Brent Knoll, East Brent, Rooksbridge, Tarnock, Cross, Axbridge and Cheddar. The service will run two days per week, Tuesday and Friday, providing three return journeys each day and is being operated by the county council’s fleet minibuses.

The new service comes after Somerset County Council made a successful bid to the Department for Transport for funding to improve and restore some local bus services in Somerset. Somerset County Council said some of the proposals were to restore the link between Burnham and Cheddar, which was lost several years ago when the old Route 490 service was withdrawn.

A Somerset County Council spokesman said: “The funding will support the service for at least 18 months, depending on passenger uptake, and we are planning to include all the service improvements we are making with this funding in our National Bus Strategy, Bus Service Improvement plan, in the hope that we can secure more long term funding and if the service is successful look to increase the days of operation over time.”

Somerset County Council has posted timetables onto relevant bus stops as of this week.

To view up-to-date timetables of bus services in Somerset, visit https://www.travelsomerset.co.uk/bus/

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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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