Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Make a meal of your Christmas planning

Plan ahead to save waste and save money – that is the message from Somerset Council as the festive food shopping starts in earnest.   Christmas sees Somerset’s food waste rise by as much as 11% – with an additional 238 tonnes thrown out in January 2022.   Somerset Council says that by planning Christmas meals residents can save money and help to protect the environment.  
Simple steps can help prevent extra waste:  
Take stock of what you’ve got in the cupboards and the freezer before you head to the shops.Avoid the temptation to buy too much ‘just in case’.
Most shops are open for much of holiday.
Plan your meals and buy only what you need.
If you like to have a little bit extra at the table, plan this into your meals following the ‘big day’.
Batch cook extra meals and store in the freezer, especially useful if guests stay longer than planned.
Head to Love food Hate Waste for more ideas and or search their recipes by food type to use up anything in particular you may have.
Make the most of your leftovers by being creative in the kitchen and having store cupboard staples like rice and pasta on hand to turn leftovers into meals.
Love Food Hate Waste estimates over 100,000 tonnes of edible poultry, 96,000 tonnes of carrots and 710,000 tonnes of potatoes are thrown away each year in the UK.  
Cllr Dixie Darch Executive Lead Member for Environment and Climate Change said: “Meal planning for the festive period means you buy only what you need and eat all you buy. Planning ahead can also help to keep costs down. Remember to take stock before you head to the shops.   “Reducing food waste is also one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint, helping Somerset to be greener and more sustainable.”   If you really cannot make use of leftovers, put them in your food waste bin. All food can be recycled – raw, cooked, fresh, “off”, bread to bones, including your turkey carcass – plus paper kitchen towel. Food waste should be wrapped in newspaper or line your caddy with a compostable liner (with the ‘looped seedling’ logo on them).   In Somerset, recycled food waste is taken to an anaerobic digestor near Bridgwater and used to make green energy and soil improver for local farms.   Solid fats can go in your food waste bin, but liquid oils should be recycled at any recycling 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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