Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Volunteer Drivers Urgently Needed

Do you have time on your hands, own and drive a car and would like to help your local community?

If so join us at

Mendip Community Transport

Hospital Car Scheme

Frequently asked questions.

How does the system work?

MCT offices at Quarry Way Business Park, Waterlip Shepton Mallet receive calls from registered customers to arrange transport to medical appointments over 12 miles away from their home address. MCT office staff then liaise with a driver to collect them at the correct time to ensure they can attend their appointment and return them afterwards. Most transport requests are for Hospital Appointments.

When do I need to be available?

From the outset you can advise the MCT office the days that you wish to work.

What is the remuneration package?

Customers are charged at the rate of 65p per mile from driver’s home to destination and return to drivers’ home plus a £2.50 Admin fee. Driver retains 50p per mile.

Who covers the Insurance position?

Driver to undertake their normal insurance for his/her vehicle. Then MCT’s Insurers will cover Public Liability up to a limit of £10M, Excess and No Claims Discount when driving for MCT. Details of drivers Insurance will be required.

What Administration will be necessary?

All drivers must undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check, display driving licence to MCT every 6/12 months in addition to displaying MOT and Insurance Certificates. Also return drivers log sheets to office.


For more information please phone Mark or Faith at Mendip Community Transport on 01749 880613

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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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