Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Speed Indicator Device Vandalised


The Town Council was dismayed to see that one of the towns Speed Indicator Devices (SID) has been put out of operation by someone who intentionally ‘ripped’ the unit from the lamppost to which it was attached on the South Esplanade.

The vandalism is very disappointing and it has resulted in the removal of the SID, rendering it out of action. 

We understand the importance of the SID in promoting road safety and its role in alerting drivers to their speed as they drive through our town.  The absence of this device may have caused concern among residents who value the safety measures it provides.

The Town Council purchased the SIDS in response to concerns of speeding drivers throughout the towns, to try to help drivers adjust their speed if they are travelling too quickly.

The majority of drivers do respond to the SID and slow down if they see they are travelling at speeds greater than 30mph and the statistics show that the device has an impact on the overall traffic speed.

The Council is investigating how to fix the system.  This will inevitably result in costs to the Council, which will impact other services it undertakes.”


Notes for press: Unless specified otherwise, this press release is a statement sent on behalf of the Town Council and should not be attributed to any person.

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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. 

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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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