Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Show your love for Somerset this Valentine’s Day

Show your love for the environment and for your Valentine this 14th February.

Swapping single use, for home-made can save you money and help keep Somerset green and more sustainable.

Somerset Council are promoting simple ways to reduce waste and save money this Valentine’s Day to avoid the reliance on single-use presents or excess packaging.

Tips for a green Valentine’s Day celebration:

  • Look for greetings cards made of recycled materials or Forest Stewardship Council certified paper – or make your own – and recycle your card or cards using the kerbside cardboard collection service.
  • Recycle your empty bottles of fizz, glass can be put in the green recycling box.
  • Avoid buying over-packaged cards and gifts; avoid retailers who make you pay for packaging rather than the contents.
  • Give a recycled or home-made gift, group membership or an “experience”, such as a spa day or cookery course etc, or buy a ticket to an event to enjoy together.
  • Buy a rose bush to plant or, if buying a bouquet, compost it later (cut flowers should not be put in the food recycling bin).
  • Make a meal from food you already have in your cupboards, fridge and freezer. For inspiration, find low-waste tips and recipes at www.LoveFoodHateWaste.com.

Cllr Dixie Darch, Executive Lead Member for Climate and Environment at Somerset Council said:

“Planning ahead can help to reduce costs and protect the environment. When celebrating, we want to encourage everyone to think green.

“Choosing to avoid packaging can be a great way to reduce waste, showing your love for Somerset and your Valentine.”

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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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