Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Spring into Easter and check your collection days

The upcoming Easter weekend means changes to recycling and rubbish collections across the county.

Collections that would usually happen on Good Friday, 29 March, will take place on Saturday, 30 March instead.

There are no collections on Easter Monday, 1 April, and Easter week collections are one day later, including Friday collections taking place on Saturday 6 April.

To help crews speed up collections, please present boxes, bags and bins by 7am on the day of collection, or the night before.

With waste collections a day later a higher volume of waste is likely. Squashing, crushing and flattening waste can help to reduce the number of trips that teams need to make to empty their trucks, as well as creating more space in residents’ containers.

As well as changes to collections, the county’s Recycling Sites will revert to their summer opening hours from Monday, 1 April.

All sites will remain open from 9am to 4pm on weekends, midweek sites will be open from 9am to 6pm. Opening days vary from site to site, check recycling site opening times online before you visit.

Somerset Council are asking residents to be “good eggs” this Easter and recycle as much as possible. Almost all Easter egg packaging can be recycled in weekly kerbside collections.

  • Cardboard box – flattened and into your black recycling box.
  • Aluminium foil – scrunched and into your Bright Blue bag.
  • Plastic mould – into your Bright Blue Bag.

Not yet recyclable at the kerbside or at our recycling sites are chocolate bar and sweet wrappers, plastic bags and plastic-foil pouches, plastic ‘windows’ in boxes, and similar thin-soft plastic film.

Many of these plastics can be dropped off at supermarkets and some are taken in TerraCycle recycling schemes. Please check where you shop or have a look at the Council’s guide to supermarket and TerraCycle recycling schemes.

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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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