Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Climb the waste hierarchy: reduce

The waste hierarchy has clear priorities:

top of the list is reduce, next is reuse, and then comes recycle. So recycling is good and Somerset’s 56.2% recycle rate is excellent. But reuse is even better, and – by preventing waste at source – reduce is best of all.

Reduce Week 2022 is from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November, just ahead of Christmas waste-fest and around spend-all Black Friday and spend-nowt Buy Nothing Day on 25 November. Reducing the waste we make has many obvious benefits, from saving money, materials, time and energy to cutting carbon and avoiding clutter and mess.

Reduce Week highlights easy reduce steps we can all take to save money and live better by cutting back the tonne or so of rubbish and recycling each Somerset family creates every year. Reduce can range from using up leftovers so not a scrap of food is wasted to taking a long hard look at so-called cheap deals, and switching from physical to digital for Christmas gifts.

For more, watch for Reduce Week on Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor, join the Talking Café at 1pm on Wednesday 23rd  Nov: facebook.com/watch/?v=796015231657314

 Visit somersetwaste.gov.uk/reduce-week , and see how you can contribute your ideas and know-how to enter a free prize draw.

Question: how do you reduce?

Somerset Waste want your ideas – and pictures or videos – on reducing waste, from tips on using up food to better festive giving and cutting back packaging. Share on social media when you see “how do you reduce?” posts .

Email suggestions to recycle@somersetwaste.gov.uk.

Best ideas will feature on social media and beyond, and go into a free prize draw for a refurbished tablet or laptop.

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Passenger Feedback Survey

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Office Closure

Due to the office being used as a Polling Station, Reception will be closed on Thursday 4th July. Contact us as usual via telephone & email.






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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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