Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Business of Recycling website

Guidance to help Somerset businesses recycle more and prepare for changing regulations is now available online.
Created by WRAP, the Business of Recycling website also covers how to reduce waste and disposal costs, save energy, and protect the environment.
Content includes:
• A waste calculator to help businesses see how much waste they generate and how recycling can save money.
• Guidance on business ‘Duty of care’, waste audits, procurement, managing and storing waste.
• Free downloadable resources to engage staff and encourage recycling.
If you run a business or know someone who does, take a look.
Businesses have a ‘Duty of Care’ to store and dispose of waste without harming the environment.

New legislation is coming and means businesses will need to separate more recycling. Anywhere preparing or selling food – such as cafes, restaurants, pubs – will have to separate and recycle food waste too.
Business recycling support

As well as the website, Somerset is trialling Business Support Advisors in Langport, Ilminster and Chard. The advisors will be able to provide businesses with face-to-face support to help understand how regulations affect them and what help is available. This will be available from 13 Feb to the last week in April.

For more info contact: greenbusinesssupport@somerset.gov.uk

Other News

Passenger Feedback Survey

Somerset Bus Partnership would like to collect your opinions about the buses in Somerset, how they can be improved, and the major issues affecting your use of the bus. They will use the results of

Office Closure

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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Records Retention Schedule

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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