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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.

Latest News

“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 ...

 'Route 60+' is a presentation aimed at senior drivers, with the aim of addressing not only how vehicles have changed over the years, but also how our own driving skills and habits may have changed and how we can go about updating those skills.  Driving provides independence and is a ...

The Town Council were pleased that there were more entries  than ever this year but our judges reported there are a lot more beautifully decorated homes that do not register for the competition. If you know a neighbour or a friend who enjoys decorating their residence at Christmas why not suggest they ...

Mayor’s Christmas Message 2015 At this festive time I’m sure that like me most of us look back over the year, remembering our highs and lows. As I look back, I am pleased to see that the community spirit that binds us together seems to be growing stronger with each ...

The Town Council Office opening times for Christmas and the New Year are as follows: Christmas Day - Closed Monday 28th December - Closed Tuesday 29 December - 10am to 3pm Wednesday 30 December - 10am to 3pm Thursday 31 December - 10am to 3pm New Year's Day - Closed Monday 4 January 2016 - 9am to 4...

The date of the next meeting of the Joint Burial Committee had to be changed (was Wednesday 18th November).  The new date is Monday 30th November at the Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road. 

The Town Council would like to invite Private Residences and Businesses to enter this year’s Christmas Light Competition.  Only private residences and businesses that have entered will be judged.  The categories are as follows: Burnham-on-Sea Best Individual             &...

The Chairman of Council, Cllr Michael Clarke has announced that the next Town Council meeting date is to be on Wednesday 2nd December.  (It was scheduled for Monday 7th December). The reason for this change of date is that the Mayor has been invited by St. Margaret’s Hospice to be ...

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, 8th November at 6.30pm.  The Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke will announce the countdown before the display at 6.30pm, which will be ...

GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

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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