Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Bus Group meet with representatives from First Bus South and GWR

Members of the Council’s Bus Group, met with representatives from both First Bus South and GWR, at The Old Courthouse on Jaycroft Road on Tuesday 5th September 2023.

The Bus Group includes Residents of Burnham on Sea and Highbridge, who had the opportunity to tell the representatives from both companies directly of the issues that they experience when using local public transport.

Cllr Millard, Mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge chaired the meeting and was delighted with the positive response received from First Bus South and GWR, Councillor Millard said “We were impressed with the professional approach of the five members of Senior Management of First Bus South. They showed a refreshing honesty about the present situation and were able to share actions being taken by a new Leadership Team. We are very pleased that Peter McNaughton, Operations Manager at First Bus South will be attending our Bus group meetings to ensure communication is continued as we monitor their new approach. We are firmly committed to promoting public transport but it must be shown to be improved in the near future. We look forward to working in partnership to ensure that our towns have the best possible bus service.”

As a result of this meeting, the Bus Group will continue to work together with First Bus South to improve bus services in both our towns.  We are also going to be working with G.W.R, as part of the Highbridge Regeneration project, to produce a travel plan to help improve onward journeys for train travellers.

Image: Picture of attendees of the transport meeting.  Back row – representatives from First Bus and GWR and Councillor Lesley Millard.  Front row – representatives from the Bus Group.

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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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