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Waste less this Christmas

Celebrations
From wrapping responsibly to festive meal planning, Somerset is asked to make it a wonderful not wasteful time of the year this Christmas.  

The festive season generates a huge amount of extra waste, much of which can be avoided by reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible.   The Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) website somersetwaste.gov.uk is full of useful tips and advice, including how to recycle festive favourites.

  Tubs and tins of sweets and chocolates:
Reuse for storage if possible.   Plastic tubs go in the Bright Blue Bag or to any recycling site – put in the skip for plastic bottles, pots, tubs, trays.   Metal tins go in your Bright Blue Bag or to any recycling site – put in the skip for metal.  

Pringles and other crisp tubes:
Taken at 12 Somerset recycling sites (all but Castle Cary, Cheddar, Dulverton and Somerton) in the skips for cartons/Tetra Pak.   Same goes for similar “paper containers with metal ends” like those for hot chocolate or custard powder.  

Foil from mince pies:
Scrunch them up and add to your Bright Blue Bag.
 
Cards and crackers:
This year’s cut-up Christmas cards can become next year’s gift tags. If you need to recycle them, use your black recycle box, but remove glitter and ribbons etc first. Cards can also be taken to any recycle site. For cardboard Christmas crackers, remove glitter and ribbons etc, and add to your black recycle box.  

Christmas lights:
These count as small electrical items. You can leave them in an untied bag alongside your recycle boxes and Bright Blue Bag. Or take them to any recycling site.

Batteries:
Recycle them once they are dead, either kerbside in a small, tied – ideally clear – bag, or drop them off at any recycle site.

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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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