Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Summer hours at recycling sites from 1 April

Summer hours at recycling sites from 1 April

All of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites switch to their summer timetables from the start of April.

When open weekdays, they will continue to start at 9am but close an hour later, at 6pm.

The year-round Saturday and Sunday hours remain 9am-4pm at all 16 sites.

Opening days vary from site to site. For information about you local sites, when they are open and what materials they take, please visit somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling/centres

Somerset’s recycling site network is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and receives around 1.5million visits each year.

Nine of the county’s recycling sites have online queue cameras if you want to make sure you avoid waiting at busy times: Bridgwater (Saltlands), Chard, Highbridge, Minehead, Street, Taunton (Priorswood), Wellington (Poole), Wells (Dulcote) and Yeovil.

Winter hours – 9am-5pm when open on weekdays – resume in October.

Please note, that from the start of April all waste services – including collections and the recycling site network – become the responsibility of the new Somerset Council.

Residents should see little change. The contractors making collections and managing recycling sites on our behalf remain the same, and the Somerset Waste Partnership team behind the scenes become part of the new council.

However, all the information and functions currently available on the www.somersetwaste.gov.uk standalone website will move to a dedicated waste section of the new Council website.

Our dedicated @somersetwaste Facebook and Twitter channels will continue for all things waste, along with the SORTED e-newsletter

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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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