Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Council wants your feedback on transport in rural communities 

Somerset County Council is joining forces with About Community Engagement (ACE), to see how engagement on transport in rural areas can be improved. 

The aim is to make it easier for rural communities to talk the Council about transport and reach solutions that work for everyone. 

The Council is also in the early stages of writing a new Local Transport Plan (LTP), which will set out the strategy for improving and maintaining the transport network across the County.  

Somerset County Council’s Associate Lead Member for Transport and Digital, Cllr Mike Hewitson said: “To understand what works in specific locations, it is vital to get the input from rural communities.  

“People here often feel isolated from services due to poor mobility links so the LTP will identify a package of transport solutions which will work together to improve access across the County. 

“We’d urge people to please have their say on our LTP – you can do this on our Commonplace website.” 

Somerset County Council and ACE are also attending the Watchet Street Fair on Sunday 5 March (10am to 4pm), which is a fantastic opportunity to come and have your say on rural engagement and transport. We have also worked with community leaders in Exmoor to organise a drop-in coffee morning at Dulverton Town Hall on Saturday 4 March (9 to 11am).   

You can find more information and get involved on our Commonplace site Have Your Say Today – Somerset Sustainable Transport – Commonplace. This link allows you to view and respond to survey questions which mirror the engagement being done in-person, as well as read supporting materials which focus on LTPs, active travel, and decarbonisation of transport. 

Your comments will be used to inform the development of our Local Transport Plan, making sure Somerset’s streets are a welcoming place for everyone.   

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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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