Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Recycling collection this week will be Saturday 12th June

All recycling collections due to take place Tuesday, 8 June, have been rescheduled to Saturday 12 June. The main areas affected are as follows: Burnham-on-Sea, Brean, Berrow, Over Stowey, Enmore, Edithmead, Spaxton, Broomfield, Burrowbridge, Cannington, Wembdon, Merridge, Aisholt, Lower Aisholt, Courtway, Highbridge and Fiddington.

Anyone due a recycling collection tomorrow should present it for collection on Saturday instead.

Rubbish and garden waste collections scheduled for Tuesday will take place as planned.

We will be sharing this information through the media and social media, but your support in getting the message out would be welcomed. Members of the public do not need to report a missed recycling collection, as their scheduled collection (and any special details like assisted collections) will be transferred to Saturday. We aim to have additional crews out on Saturday as we recognise that there may be even more recycling presented than normal.

This unavoidable disruption is essential to allow collections to recover after a period of severe staff shortages and heavy pressure. Somerset Waste Partnership sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused.  The current pressures are primarily down to an ongoing nationwide shortage of HGV drivers, a situation made worse by Covid (which has meant a backlog of HGV driving tests) and Brexit which has seen some drivers move back to EU countries.  Locally there is also a more general shortage of agency staff which, combined with recent heavy holiday traffic and continued heavy loads, has seen an increased in missed collections in various parts of the county in recent weeks.

Please be assured that SWP is challenging its contractor SUEZ to continue to improve service quality and redouble efforts recruit, retain and upskill staff as drivers, in what we know to be a very difficult marketplace.

Extra crews are being brought in and the rescheduling of Tuesday’s Sedgemoor recycling collections will allow the reallocation of crews and vehicles to clear a backlog of collections.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and work hard with our contractor to minimise any further disruption.

Mickey Green

Managing Director

Somerset Waste Partnership

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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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