Welcome to the website of Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council. This website is designed to share information about the Town Council, where it meets, its responsibilities and how you can contact us. Please follow the links on the menu bar to navigate to the sections about the Council, its members and its work.
Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is the local authority for the two towns of Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge, with a population of more than 20,000 people. It is the third tier of local government after Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council. The Town Council has 18 councillors who are elected every 4 years. The current Members will serve until May 2023 and are elected across 5 wards.
The Town Council carries out many functions across the towns of Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge. It undertakes maintenance of open spaces and town assets, provides direct services and commissions additional services from outside bodies. Many of our functions can be found below.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to hold in person public meetings. All Town Council meetings will be held remotely on Zoom until further notice. The public and press are welcome to attend via their devices.
1. Open the Zoom desktop client or App.
2. Join a meeting using one of these methods: Click Join a Meeting if you want to join without signing in.
3. Enter the meeting ID number and name.
4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click Join.
You can watch a short training video on this here:
We are responsible for three operational cemeteries at Highbridge, Burnham and Brent Road.