Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Ideas needed for Burnham-on-Sea High Street

Residents and visitors to Burnham-on-Sea are being asked for the ideas, suggestions and comments on how the High Street could be improved.  Within the Princess, the Library and the Tourist Information there are opinion boards where people can leave feedback via post-it notes with their thoughts about what they would like to see the High Street.

Back in 2019, the Government commissioned, as part of its Plan for the High Streets,  a High Street Taskforce, which is an alliance of place-making experts.  The Taskforce has been set up to strengthen local leadership in high streets and town centres by providing information, advice, training, knowledge and data helping people to make a positive difference to their local communities.

Burnham-on-Sea is one of Sedgemoor’s main towns, popular with both tourists due to its location, and residents. It benefits from well-established retail centre along the High Street and neighbouring areas.  Like many others, Burnham on Sea’s high street has suffered immensely during the Covid-19 pandemic. A combination of changing consumer habits (from face to face to online), lower visitors’ numbers due to Covid-19 restrictions and general shift from retail to leisure and experience observed in the High Streets generally has put Burnham-on-Sea in a vulnerable position. The High Street Taskforce will be providing expert support to Burnham on Sea until 2024.

If you can’t get along in person, you can email the Economic Development Team via Kinga.Grabarczyk@somerset.gov.uk

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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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