Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Waste less and stay safe this autumn

Waste less and stay safe this autumn

With Halloween this month, make the most of pumpkin seeds and flesh for tasty treats, from pies to toasted snacks. Great recipes from campaigners Hubbub here: hubbub.org.uk/how-to-eatpumpkin.

For trick-or-treat, save money with healthier home-made options, instead of shop sweets. Find free recipes from the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign at lovefoodhatewaste.com. And when your grinning gourd ghoul is past its prime, give it the chop and add to your compost bin or food waste.

Cut the cost of All Hallows’ Eve, boost the fun for kids and have less waste in your rubbish bin by avoiding single-use plastic supermarket products. Instead, make spooktastic costumes from old clothes, sheets, cardboard boxes and more (and recycle them later).

On 5 November, handle fireworks and bonfires with care to avoid a bin blaze. Drench embers and soak spent fireworks before adding to your rubbish. Soak misfired fireworks and contact the supplier for guidance on disposal.

 Waste less time, do more online Via My Waste Services 24/7 at somersetwaste.gov.uk, you can:

■ Order any recycle container free

■ Log missed collections after 7pm

■ Pay for asbestos/plasterboard

■ Order paid bulky waste pick-up

■ Sort clinical/assisted collections

■ Get recycle site van/trailer permit

■ Send comments about services

Keep on trucking – how to help

Given the continuing LGV driver shortage and ongoing Covid threat to services, every resident can help maintain collections:

■ Use only the official boxes, bins and bags – order them via My Waste Services at somersetwaste.gov.uk.

■ Check what is collected kerbside:


■ Take any excess recycling, especially cardboard, or rubbish to any recycle site.

■ Help others to recycle, especially those older or vulnerable.

 Report any missed collection after 7pm on the due day using My Waste Service at somersetwaste.gov.uk. We aim to return for any reported missed collection within two working days.

Information on SWP services

somersetwaste.gov.uk for advice and ezine sign-up. Follow @Somersetwaste on social media. SWP manages waste services for all Somerset councils.

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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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