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Welcome to the official website of Burnham Highbridge Town Council

Welcome to the official website of Burnham Highbridge Town Council. This site is designed to give as much information as possible about the Town Council - where it is, what its responsibilities are and how you can contact us.

 

Tel: 01278 788088
Email: townclerk@burnham-highbridge.org

Please follow the links on the top menu bar to navigate to the detailed sections about the Council, its members and its work. We aim to develop and add to this site over time so we welcome all comments and feedback - if you think there's anything missing from this site please feel free to use the contact details (follow link button) to let us know.

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Latest News

Come and join the Mayor and help us give @Claire7Carter a great send off for #TheGreatWellingtonWalk on Friday at the Information Centre @BurnhamInfo at the Esplanade in Burnham at 8.45am!

Saturday 11th November 11am - Flag Raising & Silence - Pier Street, Burnham.   Saturday 11th November 10.30am - Silence & short service - Southwell Gardens, Highbridge.   Sunday 12th November am - Procession, service & Wreath Laying - Burnham-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital (times & arrangements to be confirmed by the Royal ...

REMEMBRANCE SERVICES IN BURNHAM-ON-SEA and HIGHBRIDGE

As part of the Carnival Weekend, Burnham on Sea and Highbridge Town Council is pleased to be putting on what has become the Annual Firework Display on the Esplanade this Sunday, 5th November at 6.30pm.  The Mayor, Cllr Bill Hancock will announce the countdown before the display at 6.30pm, which will be ...

GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

The next deadline for applications will be Friday, 1 December 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Partnerships/Commissioners-Community-Action-Fund.aspx Community groups and voluntary organisations across Avon and Somerset are being invited to bid for grants of up to £3,000 - for groups that provide a positive and lasting ...

The Environment Agency took a sample from Apex Park lake yesterday and the results show the levels of blue green algae are now below the threshold.   However, there is still algae in the lake but it is not blue green algae strain.  Fishing can now resume and permits are purchased ...

All households across Sedgemoor will have received an annual voter registration form within the past month.  Although there has been a good response rate, many people have not yet confirmed their details, despite it being a legal requirement for SDC to collect the information.   If you have not returned your form ...

SDC are advised by the Environment Agency that after the weekly sampling, the Blue – Green algae levels are still above threshold  in Apex Park.   Weekly sampling will continue.  Warning signs will remain in place.     Our advice continues to be:  - Dogs should not be ...

What policing questions would you like to put to Chief Constable Andy Marsh?  Now is your chance to have your say by submitting your questions for Police and Crime and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens to ask him. The PCC is asking for local people to send her their questions based around ...

As the summer season draws to an end, we wave goodbye to the RNLI lifeguards.  They have been on the beach since July 8th doing full time safety patrols and will be back on duty next summer.  SDC fund the RNLI Lifeguards to provide an additional service at Burnham and Berrow ...

Sedgemoor District Council wants residents to have their say on how Sedgemoor District Council should spend its proportion of the Council Tax in its annual budget consultation.     The budget cycle in Sedgemoor starts now, with the final decisions on budgets are taken in mid-February 2018.   The Council continues ...

 Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset Community Officer  School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Severn Estuary Partnership An exciting new job opportunity has arisen for a Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset Community Officer to work with the Severn Estuary Partnership and partners (Environment Agency; Wessex Water; Sedgemoor District Council; Dorset ...

  Collaboration counts as 67 service continues   A key bus service between Wells and Burnham-on-Sea will continue until at least March next year thanks to a second pioneering partnership. The 67 service was due to end today (21 July) but after months of meetings and discussions between Somerset County Council and eight parishes, an agreement ...

Sedgemoor District Council is warning residents to be aware of Council Tax scammers who may offer you deals to reduce monthly payments or reduce your banding. SDC has taken calls from worried residents, so are warning everyone not to be duped.    One current scam that has been bought to the district ...

Sedgemoor District Council has a maintenance programme for car parks to ensure safe and trouble-free operation for customers. Berrow Road discount car park, next to Burnham Pool, is the next to be resurfaced as part of this programme. The car park will close to vehicles on Monday 17th July and depending on the ...

Come and enjoy a free guided Bat and Moth walk around Apex Park, Highbridge on Friday 2nd June at 2100 hrs  The walk around the Green Flag award-winning park, which is managed by Sedgemoor District Council, will look at the wonderful range of nocturnal wildlife throughout the park particularly Bats and Moths. Walkers ...

Visitors and residents at Burnham-on-Sea re reminded that the seasonal dog ban came back into force on Monday, May 1 on all beaches at Burnham on Sea between Maddocks Slade and the Yacht Club. (Beaches 1, 2 and 3).   During the dog ban period (May 1 to September 30),  it is an offence to take your dog ...

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council held its Annual Meeting on 8th May and voted in a new set of councillors to take on responsibilities for the year ahead. Councillor Bill Hancock accepted the role of Chairman of the Council and Mayor and his wife, Frances will be joining him as Mayoress. Both have ...

  The results of yesterday’s Somerset County Council elections are as follows:   Conservative                        35 Green Party             &...

Come and enjoy a free guided Bat and Moth walk around Apex Park, Highbridge on Wednesday, 17th May from 2100 hrs. The walk around the Green Flag award-winning park, which is managed by Sedgemoor District Council, will look at the wonderful range of nocturnal wildlife throughout the park particularly Bats and Moths. Walkers will ...

Mums and Dads near Apex Park, Highbridge are being encouraged to meet friends, have fun and keep fit with their tots, by joining in a six-week, free course of Buggy Walks and Fun Fitness.  The course starts at 0930 hrs on Wednesday, 19th April and runs every Wednesday for six weeks. Sedgemoor District ...

This week, Highbridge Medical Centre celebrated the re-opening of its patient registration list after becoming the fourth GP practice in Somerset to join NHS healthcare organisation; Symphony Healthcare Services Ltd (SHS). Dr Harvey Sampson said “We are thrilled that the practice will be part of a larger, supportive NHS organisation during such ...

Taken from the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website. Safe Places Scheme Safe Places is a scheme which helps vulnerable people deal with any incident that takes place while they are out and about. Individual members of the scheme will carry an “I need help” card with the details of a ...

Sedgemoor District Council is delighted to announce that Crosses Pen play area, next to Manor Gardens in Burnham on Sea will see the next phase of investment begin on 29th March with works expected to last 3 days, subject to favourable weather conditions. A new play train with carriages, ticket office play panel and ...

With council tax bills dropping onto doormats, a phone call that promises to lower your Council Tax banding for a fee of up £95 may sound like a great offer, but you can find out if your band can be lowered for free.  Sedgemoor District Council is warning residents to be aware ...

The Policy and Finance Committee considered the full budget for 2017/18 at the meeting last evening, Monday 16th January. As reported on Burnham on sea .com, the recommendation to full council on the 6th February is for a Precept of £556,543. This equates to an increase of £3.92 a year for Band D property, ...

We are a non-profit making organisation and farmers markets are on the whole experiencing a bit of a decline at the moment, we'd appreciate any help you could give us to help remind people that they have a local market where they can buy Somerset grown and made food and drink, and when ...

  Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council Christmas lighting competition 2016   Judged by Cllrs Burridge-Clayton and Victoria Weavell   Burnham-on-Sea   1st        John Hill, 9a Brightstowe Road 2nd       Fay Donnellan, 52 Broadhurst Gardens   Highbridge   1st     &...

Christmas Lights Competition - RESULTS

Have Your Say School admissions arrangements for children who are due to start or transfer school for the 2018-19 school year, and those moving schools during the 2018-19 school year will be consulted on for a period of 6 weeks ending 31 January 2017.  This consultation applies to the admission arrangements for Somerset Local Authority ...

School Admission Arrangements 2018/19 Consultation

SPOTTED A POTHOLE OR OTHER ROAD PROBLEM? Report it to Somerset County Council 24/7 using the new online map at www.travelsomerset.co.uk Click on 'Drive' and then 'Report road problems'  

REPORT A POTHOLE

Please make a note of these dates in your diaries:   Monday 14th November – Town Council (moved from Weds 2nd Nov)   Monday 21st November – Burial Committee (moved from Mon 14th Nov)   Monday 12th December – Town Council (unchanged)   Also a reminder of the Remembrance services:   Friday 11th ...

This is to let you know, that thanks to Burnham & Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council, In Charley's Memory is running  2 Ambassador Courses - one aimed at King Alfred's school students in year 9-12 and the other for students at Bridgwater College. The Bridgwater College Students will complete the Mental ...

In Charley

This year’s annual Civic Service organised by the Mayor Cllr Michael Clarke is to be held on Sunday 2nd October 2016. The annual Civic Awards are drawn up from a list of nominees, submitted to the Town Council by members of the public. ********** At approximately 2.50pm the Mayoral party will leave the ...

The truly sad loss of a wonderful character. Neville put his heart and soul into Burnham on Sea & Highbridge, and bought about many changes over the years. He fought long and hard to ensure that the people of our towns had a voice that was heard in the district council, county council &...

Tributes for Neville Jones OBE

At an Extraordinary meeting of the Town Council on Monday 15th August, members of the Town Council heard that Sedgemoor District Council would not be considering a proposal for changes to the BMX site at Apex Park, at the September meeting of the Executive.  Members of the Town Council are pleased that ...

Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – www.travelsomerset.co.uk. The new mobile-friendly website, launched today by Somerset County Council, offers live updates of unplanned travel incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also has ...

Travel Somerset – your new destination for live traffic and travel information

The Friends of Marine Cove and Sedgemoor District Council’s Community Gardener are hosting a free afternoon of  jazz in Marine Cove, next to St Andrew’s Church, on Sunday 31st July between 2pm and 4pm.  The entertainment will be provided by the Bob Reynolds New Society Jazz Band.&...

The Burnham on Sea Railway Heritage Group are very grateful to the Town Projects Committee; the full Town Council; Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset County Council for their agreement to a change of name for Marine Drive from its junction with Pier Street to the entrance of Burnham on Sea Holiday Village. The ...

Burnham on Sea Railway Heritage Group

My name is Imogen Percival, I am a year 12 student at the Kings of Wessex Academy and I chose to go to the Town Council for work experience because I have always been interested in the management and decision making of Burnham and Highbridge, having lived here all my life.  I expected ...

WORK EXPERIENCE AT THE TOWN COUNCIL

Would you like to get involved in volunteering with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and helping make policing as open and transparent as possible? Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is looking to appointment new members to her Independent Residents’ Panel to contribute to enhancing ...

PCC looking for local people to join Independent Residents’ Panel

The accounts for the Joint Burial Committee 2015/16 do not require an external audit. They are being made available to view at The Town Council Office, at The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1LE, between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

At the Annual Town Council meeting on Monday 9 May, Cllrs Michael and Mrs Maria Clarke were re-elected as Mayor/Chairman of Council & Mayoress for the next year.  Cllr Bill Hancock was re-elected as Deputy Mayor and Cllr Paul Young as second Deputy Mayor.  Chairmen of Committees will be elected ...

Mayor & Mayoress Re-Elected

The Town Council is pleased to report that following the Town Projects Committee meeting on the 6th April when the matter was raised as a matter of deep concern by Cllr Miss Parkin, the ATM machine in the High Street has been repaired today. The Town Clerk would like to thank Sedgemoor District ...

On Thursday 5 May 2016, voters across the Avon and Somerset Police area will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner.  The following people will be standing for election as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Avon and Somerset Police Area:  Kerry Barker, Labour Party Chris Briton, Green Party ...

The whole of the United Kingdom will be celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday this year.  On the weekend of the 12th – 15th May Windsor Castle will be hosting a series of parties in the grounds with music song and dance.  What will you be doing? If you are thinking of ...

The Town Council will consider nominations for Civic Awards for the year 2016 at their Town Projects meeting on the 25 May.  These awards are given to people deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the community and will be presented at the Annual Civic Service later this year. Members of the public are ...

With the lighter evenings, gardeners are no doubt planning their gardening year ahead and itching to get out into their gardens.  Garden Waste collection is a service on offer in Sedgemoor could be blooming useful. Sedgemoor District Council is inviting residents to sign up to garden waste collections in time for the ...

Sedgemoor District Council has received reports of bogus telephone callers claiming to work on behalf of the local council in relation to council tax collection. If a customer has recently received a telephone call and been asked for their bank details they should phone the police immediately and contact their bank. If, at ...

“Hold a Fish and Chip Supper to help spinal cord injured people rebuild lives after injury” Great British Fish and Chip Supper – Friday 20th May 2016 Want to eat Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper on Friday 20th May 2016 whilst raising awareness of ...

Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is launching a public competition to find a brand identity for the town centre. The town wants to find one or two images that they can use on promotional materials, online and in marketing that accurately capture the town and allow them to promote it. The brief can ...

The Town Council had two residents speak at the meeting on Monday 5th October 2015 on the subject of Morrison’s Store. All members have been fully updated with the information available at the current time regarding the possible re-letting of the premise. As Mayor and Chair of the Town Council I am ...

Press Release - MORRISON

This year’s annual Civic Service organised by the Mayor Cllr Michael Clarke is to be held on Sunday 4th October 2015. The annual Civic Awards are drawn up from a list of nominees, submitted to the Town Council by members of the public. ********** At approximately 2.50pm the Mayoral party will leave the ...

ANNUAL CIVIC SERVICE & CIVIC AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Wednesday 19 August Members of the History group, the Town Crier, Deputy Mayor Bill Hancock, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council Mike Cresswell as well as past councillors and interested residents, gathered for the unveiling of the Buffers. The Unveiling took place at 11am this morning. John Strickland thanked everyone who had worked ...

Unveiling of Railway Buffers

Mindline Somerset Providing Helpline in Somerset Mind TWS has been running Mindline Somerset now for nearly 15 years. During this time the service has supported many thousands of callers, and now has over 6000 contacts per year.  Funding challenges and keeping on top of new technology have been some of the things we have ...

The Mayor & Mayoress of Burnham-on-Sea Cllrs Michael & Maria Clarke, handed out special towels to the 77 swimmers of this years Stert Swim.   This year the towels were in remembrance of Martin Lee a member who sadly passed away this year.  This year's winner was Michal Kotlewski who ...

STERT SWIM 2015

The free Apex Park Playday held on Wednesday 5th August 2015 has been hailed a huge success, despite mixed weather, by the organising committee and Sedgemoor District Council with roughly 8000 visitors enjoying the event. Based on 2015 visitor numbers the event cost organisers just under £1 a visitor to run the event. Playday is ...

Apex Park Playday 2015 hailed a success with record visitor numbers

At the Town Council meeting on Monday 18 May 2015 a new Mayor / Chairman of Council was elected.  Cllr Martin Cox stood down following 2 successful years in the Chair with his Mayoress Mrs Arlene Cox. Cllr Michael Clarke was appointed as Mayor and members and, Cllr Mrs Maria Clarke has been ...

NEW MAYOR/CHAIRMAN ELECTED

My name is Karis Durrant and I am a year 10 student from King Alfred’s school, in Highbridge. I have completed my week of work experience at Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge town council. My week commenced on the 9th of March, and during the time I have spent here in the office, and ...

WORK EXPERIENCE - A WEEK AT THE TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES

Introduction Business Frontage Improvement Grant The Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council Businesses Frontage Improvement Grant is there to assist independent retail, commercial properties and owners of vacant retail units in the town centre. It is designed to encourage repairs, renovations and enhancements to business frontages. Why introduce this scheme? Shop fronts and business ...

BUSINESS FRONTAGE IMPROVEMENT GRANT

Press release For immediate release Friday 14 November, 2014 For further information Rebecca McIlhone (rmcilhone@redcross.org.uk) Contact number 0117 301 2624  07525 128297   British Red Cross mobility aids centre closes but service remains available at nearby centres and by delivery The British Red Cross mobility aids centre in Burnham-on-Sea is to close next month but people ...

The Town Council will be making reports generated in the Clerk's office, available from this website. Until a new drop-down file can be added to the Minutes and Agenda page, any reports produced and sent out to members with committee papers will be added to the agenda file. Simply scroll down to the ...

Draft minutes are  available upon request to the Clerk. Please bear in mind that whilst draft minutes are produced as soon as possible after a meeting they must also be edited and checked for accuracy. However if you would like to see draft minutes of any meeting please email or&...

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