Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


The way forward for Berrow Beach winter parking

The way forward for Berrow Beach winter parking

Following representations from Berrow residents and the positive and constructive proposals from Discover Brean – a group of Berrow and Brean businesses – Sedgemoor District Council has come up with a way forward to allow vehicular access to Berrow Beach during the autumn and winter.

The beach warden will be on duty over the half term holiday (from Saturday, 23rd October until Sunday 31st October) between 0900 hrs and 1500 hrs.  The beach safety warden will be on hand for safety and advice.   There will be no charge to park.

From 1st November, the beach will be open for vehicle access on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays between 1000 hrs and 1500 hrs, taking into account tidal conditions.  The beach safety warden will be on hand for any safety issues and advice.   There will be no charge to park.

On the days when there are no safety beach staff on duty (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) the access gates will be closed.  There is parking in the nearby Berrow Dunes Nature reserve car park, with pedestrian access.   There are disabled access points at nearby Burnham-on-Sea beach for those who are unable to use the pedestrian access to Berrow Beach.

We are very grateful for the offer from Discover Brean and look forward to working alongside them to help support the beach team.   We understand that residents and local users of the beach may be aware of the dangers that the beach can pose, but if the gates are open and unsupervised, that does allow for access for people who may not be aware of the potential dangers of the tides and beach.  That is why SDC will be using the regular beach safety staff to supervise the opening hours.

As a part of the longer term solution, Sedgemoor District Council will be constructing a car parking area just off Coast Road at Berrow.  This work will start on Monday, 15th November and will take two weeks.  The vehicle and pedestrian access will be closed for those two weeks to allow heavy plant and machinery to work uninterrupted to create the 30 permanent parking spaces, which are not on the beach.  Once installed, these car parking spaces will be free until Easter 2022.

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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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