Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

The New Somerset Council Waste Services

The New Somerset Council Waste Services

From April the new Somerset Council will be responsible for all waste services.

Somerset’s councils have worked together on waste services for years as SWP, so it will be business as usual apart a few tweaks.

Importantly, there will be no change to collections or recycling sites and the SWP team behind the scenes will simply become part of the new council. So, you shouldn’t notice the switch at all .

SWP website content will move to its own waste section of a Somerset Council website which goes live in April.

You’ll be able to do all the online waste tasks that you can do on the SWP site.

That includes everything you can do using the My Waste Services feature which is coming with us (order containers, report missed collections, garden waste subscriptions etc). You’ll also still be able to check your days using the My Collection Days feature.

And, there will still be separate social media for all things waste (@somersetwaste).

A single phone number will replace district numbers, live for waste calls from the start of April.

It’s an exciting new era and we’ll be saying farewell to the SWP name and branding. Some things will change immediately (like the website and social media branding) some gradually (like vehicles and signage as part of the usual refreshing of things).

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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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