Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Pedestrian safety & road changes July

Pedestrian safety & road changes July

The Highways authority has confirmed that it is happy to support the Town Council’s proposal for adjustment to the Burnham-on-Sea high street safety measures, which will come into effect on Monday 20th July. 

Changes will be made to the pedestrianisation, which will remove the one-way road systems in side streets and aim to better strike a balance between the demands of town centre residents, shoppers and traders, whilst still maintaining road closures in those areas requiring additional space for social distancing.  

The revised system will retain two specified sections of High Street pedestrianisation, but all other areas and side roads revert back to the traffic movement that applied prior to the street safety measures. The detail of changes are as follows:

  1. The pedestrianisation between College Street and Regent street will remain. The pavements from College Street to Regent Street are narrow and there can be queues of pedestrians spanning the road across to the former job centre.
  2. The section of High Street between College Street and Cross Street will be opened to traffic, with two-way traffic returning to College Street west and Cross Street. The pavements in the College Street to Cross Street section are wide enough to manage social distancing.
  3. The High Street section between Cross Street and Adam Street remains pedestrianised and closed to traffic. The pavements in this section are narrow in places, especially outside the town’s big Peacocks store.
  4. The High Street section between Adam street and Abingdon Street will be open to traffic, with both side streets returning to two-way traffic. The pavements in the South of the High Street are wide enough to manage social distancing.
  5. The temporary pedestrianised areas should remain in place from 9am to 5:30pm.

The Highways authority has confirmed the County Council is in a position to fund the newly revised scheme under the Somerset Active Travel fund until the end of August, which is beyond the original specified end date of 7th August. The town council resolved to keep the scheme under review.

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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. 

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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.
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