Coronavirus Community Update

The Town Council is putting in place its business continuity plan whilst working to Government advice to protect staff, councillors and the public. This means that as of Monday 23/03/2020 the town council office is no longer open to visitors, but we are continuing to work and you can contact with us by phone 01278 788088 or email

At the same time as keeping our processes running, our current priority is to work with a host of partners in Burnham and Highbridge to provide community support in relation to Covid-19.

Community groups, charities and local authorities are working together and, despite the new and ever-changing situation, the result is that plans are being coordinated throughout the parish to deliver organised assistance.

Support phone lines

We are helping BIARS who are putting in place a support phone line, which will aim to be live on Monday 23rd March.  Local residents will be able to call the support line operators on 01278 787852 and they will link up those in need with willing volunteers who have been coordinated by a local community group, and signpost people to other sources of help. Please look out for details on posters and online and share the information with your family, friends and neighbours.

The Government has called on everyone to be good neighbours and we echo that call.  If your street or neighbourhood group is able to establish a ‘buddy’ system to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries then it will reduce instances of true isolation and free up other volunteer services. Please remember that it is vital to maintain personal distancing when helping others.

If you are in need of help and living in housing association accommodation, please contact your association first as they will have systems in place to assist you.

If you have ever served with the armed forces, then you or your family members can contact the armed forces charity SSAFA for help and support on 0800 731 4880.

The Town Council continues its work to put plans and finance in place and full updates will be available on its website as they are available.

© 2014 - 2020 Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council,The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1LE.
Tel: 01278 788088