Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Industrial action suspended

We can confirm that strike action by Somerset waste collection crews has been suspended for two weeks pending a union ballot.

Talks today between the Unite union and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK – the Council’s collections contractor – made progress and the union has agreed to ballot its membership on an improved pay offer.

The strike action that was planned to start on Wednesday (12 July) has been suspended pending the outcome of the ballot and all collections services should be running as normal.

Residents are asked to present their refuse, recycling and garden waste as usual.

There is a chance that tomorrow’s services may be compromised to some extent given the late notice of suspension of industrial action.

There is some way to go and a risk of industrial action remains, but the immediate widespread disruption to collections has been avoided.

The online garden waste form has been reinstated to take new subscriptions, renewals and requests for replacement garden waste bins.  We are also taking requests for container deliveries.

In the coming days we will be working through reinstating bulk waste collections.

Please continue to use the www.somerset.gov.uk/strike website for the latest updates and advice.

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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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