Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Missed collections: report online and please bear with us

Residents are urged to report missed collections online as disruption continues for Somerset’s waste services.

The nationwide driver shortage and local pressures have seen delays to Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) waste collections in recent weeks.

There have been improvements but still too many collections are being missed and crews cannot always return as quickly as they should when missed collections are reported.

SWP and its collections contractor, SUEZ, apologise for the inconvenience and are working hard to get services back on track. But there is no quick fix and disruption is likely to continue for some time.

The “My Waste Services” feature on www.somersetwaste.gov.uk is available 24/7 and the quickest way to report a missed collection and make contact with SWP.

SWP is confident that missed rubbish and garden collections will be returned for within two working days.

For recycling collections, crews will do their best to return within two working days for a reported missed collection. If they cannot get back in that time, they will return on the following week’s collection day and containers can be taken back inside until then.

Some helpful tips to manage recycling if your collection is delayed:

  • Make extra room by flattening cardboard, squashing plastic bottles (putting lids back on afterwards) and crushing tins and cans (if it is safe to do so).
  • Put extra recycling out in a cardboard box or other suitable container.
  • If waste really has to go, take recycling to one of SWP’s 16 recycling sites. If that is not possible you can put it into your rubbish bin.
  • If your food waste bin is full, add excess to your rubbish bin and it will go to the energy from waste plant in Avonmouth.

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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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