Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Waste increase analysis

On the menu: Reducing food waste

Cutting food waste is one the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. It makes the most of resources, helps fight climate change and saves money.

Somerset’s carbon ‘foodprint’

The carbon impact of 46,000 tonnes of wasted food is more than 172,000 tonnes – the equivalent of putting more than 66,000 cars on the road for a year.

More than a 25% of the contents of average Somerset bin is food waste. Of that, 36% could have been eaten and 36% was still in its packaging(!).

Some waste is inevitable, but food in the bin adds more carbon. So, please recycle any waste that can’t be avoided.

A feast of advice, tips and ideas


Go online and see what works for you.

 Topics covered include:

• Buying better

• Making the most of leftovers

• Understanding food labelling

• Savvy storage

• How to recycle food waste

The bees’ knees: win wax food wraps

Share your food waste tips (great recipes, storage hacks) for a chance to win Somerset beeswax food wraps.

Share @somersetwaste on Facebook or recycle@somersetwaste.gov.uk

Talking Café: Weds, 8 March, 1-2pm

Join us at the Community Council for Somerset’s Talking Café for a food waste Q&A. All your questions answered! https://www.facebook.com/talkingcafesomerset/

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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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