Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Allotments Update – COVID-19

Allotments Update – COVID-19

25 March 2020 Update

The Government has put in place restrictions on how much time we are permitted to spend outside and where we are allowed to visit.

The Town Council allotment sites are currently open and will remain so until we are advised otherwise. Travel to and from the allotments is permitted if the precautions stipulated by the Government are taken. Visiting the site constitutes your daily exercise set out by the government.

However, any plot holder who is self isolating because they live with someone who is ill, should NOT visit the allotment. 

If there is a community use plot or shed on the site, then this should not be re-opened until the rules on isolation have been lifted by the Government.

We ask that all tenants visiting the site following this advice:

  • Follow current government guidelines about social distancing – keep your distance from other tenants and help limit the spread of the virus.
  • Do NOT share tools or any other equipment with another person.
  • Be careful when touching anything, including gates, locks or other communal items.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently and after you touch communal items.
  • The use of the sites is for allotment tenants only. No groups are allowed on site and only family members that live with the tenant can enter the site when the tenant is also present.
  • Do not use water troughs to wash hands or equipment. This water is only for use to water plots. Be careful not to contaminate troughs with any soap or other chemicals.
  • Please stay on your plot at all times and do NOT enter another plot under any circumstances.

There will be no plot inspections until further notice and no warning or eviction letters for non-cultivation will be sent out to tenants until after the pandemic is controlled and restrictions lifted.

We would be grateful if all allotment holders will do what they can to their plots to help reduce the growth of weeds and grasses that could overwhelm the plot if you are unable to visit for an extended period.

This Council is also working under restrictions that stop us from being able to carry out certain maintenance and repairs that might be needed. We will try to rectify these issues when we can, but it might be that plot holders or Allotment Association will have to come up with short term measures in the meantime.

Like you, we very much hope this situation will be short-lived and we can return to productive and safe gardening.

If you have any further questions then please contact us on admin@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk

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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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