Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


Town Council seeks volunteers for Great British Spring Clean #BigBagChallenge

Town Council seeks volunteers for Great British Spring Clean #BigBagChallenge

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is once again backing Keep Britain Tidy, in their ‘One Bag. Big Difference’ campaign to clean up the country.

Burnham and Highbridge leads the way as Keep Britain Tidy launches its Great British Spring Clean and pledges to pick up as much litter as we can during the campaign.

Litter blights our streets, parks and beaches and costs us millions of pounds to clear up every year. Keep Britain Tidy is here to inspire people to eliminate litter now and for future generations.

Now, the Town Council has pledged its support for Keep Britain Tidy’s annual campaign and is asking all the towns’ residents to do their bit as part of its Great British Spring Clean and clear up the litter that can blight these places.

The campaign, which runs from 25th March until 10th April 2022, calls on the public to pledge a bag to clean-up and help the charity achieve a million bags of litter.

If you would like to volunteer, click here, all volunteers must register for inclusion in our organised litter picks. Please do not turn up without being registered because there will not be enough kit for you to use.

We are holding two litter picking sessions:

Wednesday 30th March at 2pm – meet at Bank St. car park, Highbridge

Friday 1st April at 6pm – meet at High St./ Lynton Rd car park, Burnham-on-Sea

All equipment and Hi-Viz tabards will be provided by the town council, but please bring your own gloves – gardening gloves are good.

If you would like to do a litter pick in your own area or there is an area you would like to see litter picked please email us at info@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk . The town council is happy to loan out litter pick sticks and hoops.

The Great British Spring Clean, now in its seventh year, brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep. In 2019, more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected just under a million bags of litter, weighing around 4,308 tons. This year so far 95,396 bags of collected rubbish have been pledged.

Supporter and participant, town councillor Chris Allen said, “Litter is a blight on our environment, but with our communities helping to clean our streets and green spaces we can make our towns a better place for people and help improve habitats for wildlife”.

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean would not be possible without the support of local authorities like Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.

“We have all spent a lot more time in our local area in the past year and have come to realise just how important our local park or green space is for our mental and physical health.

“We need to care for these spaces and the Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for everyone to take a small action that, collectively, can make a big difference.

“Whether you commit to do five minutes or five hours, every single pledge will help us reach our million-mile target and clear many tonnes of litter pollution from our environment.” Pledge to get involved today at www.keepbritaintidy.org/gbspringclean

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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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