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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: admin@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk 

 

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

The offices at Jaycroft Road will be closed on Thursday 21st November and will close at 2:30pm on Friday 22nd November. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Job Vacancy - Receptionist Salary pro-rata £18,065 (SCP 3): Initial 1-year contract, subject to review on 31/10/20 Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is seeking a Receptionist/Admin Assistant to undertake customer facing and phone reception duties and to assist with general administration.   This is a part-time role for 22 hours per week over 4 days (excluding ...

The Mayor will be switching on Highbridge Christmas lights this Saturday - November 16th at 5pm. There is a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair in the Community Hall in Market Street, which starts at 2pm. At 4.30pm, the Churchfield School Choir will perform seasonal songs and carols by the Christmas tree on the ...

Just a quick reminder that the line from Tiverton Parkway through to Castle Cary and Weston-super-Mare will be closed for railway upgrade and tunnel maintenance work from Saturday 9th November to Thursday 14th November.   This will mean diversions and longer journey times for London services, and buses for some local journeys.&...

On Wednesday 6th November, the Friends of Apex Park were joined by approximately 60 pupils from Churchfield Primary School. They were all very enthusiastic, well-behaved and enjoyed bulb planting, sowing seeds and identifying wildlife in the park. Hundreds of bulbs were planted to keep Apex looking beautiful year after year, whilst others enjoyed sowing ...

A public consultation has been launched by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) ahead of undertaking a fresh procurement to find contractors to provide superfast broadband. CDS, which is responsible for rolling out broadband across the two counties, is establishing the remaining area where there are no current or credible future plans to deliver ...

A pioneering pilot scheme to help ease the pressures on NHS resources this winter is being spearheaded by Somerset County Council and local NHS partners. Starting in the next few months, the trial will see the authority base a social worker in the A&E departments at the county’s two ...

Clocks go back one hour on Sunday 27 October, and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) says it is a useful reminder to stay safe by checking electrical equipment. Among the items SWP suggests worth checking are smoke detectors and other monitors for carbon monoxide and radon, fire alarms, anything with batteries and the batteries themselves, ...

Apex Park News The good news is that the water in Apex Park Lake was re-tested yesterday and results show that the blue-green algae bloom has subsided.  Warning signs will be taken down.   Planting bulbs and sowing seeds! - The Friends of Apex Park invite members of the public to join ...

We are getting in touch to let you know about railway work taking place in Somerset this autumn – in particular a major upgrade in the Taunton area in November that has implications for commuters. This email is aimed at enabling you and your colleagues, family and friends to plan ahead and make ...

Railway work taking place in Somerset this Autumn

The coordinater of the Farmers' Market at Burnham would like to remind local community groups that a free pitch can be provided. If your group would like to take up this offer, please contact hannah@somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk

A series of public events will be giving people across the county the chance to discuss the first steps towards a Climate Emergency Strategy for Somerset. The Climate Emergency ‘have your say’ drop-in events are taking place in each District Council area in the coming weeks, starting on 16 November at the ...

Somerset

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, 3rd November at 6.30pm.  The Mayor, Cllr Andy Brewer will announce the countdown before the display at 6.30pm, which will be ...

GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

We are currently undertaking Budget Consultation which finishes at midnight on Friday 18th October. Consultation can be completed on line at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MCNNRQ2 or there is a link from our website. Hard copies available. Geri Accountant Sedgemoor District Council

Sedgemoor District Council is pleased to announce that it will be offering free parking in all of its car parks for the three weekends before Christmas on an annual basis. People will be able to park without charge in all eighteen of the Council-owned car parks across Sedgemoor on Saturday 7th, 14th and 21...

Sedgemoor residents are reminded that there is still a couple of weeks to go  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 in the autumn, with the ...

Please see attached the Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report 2018-19, introduced for you here by the SRA Chair Councillor David Hall: Somerset Rivers Authority 2018-19 Annual Report full length version Somerset Rivers Authority 2018-19 Annual Report summary I am writing as Chair of Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) to let you know that the ...

Salary £22,462 (SCP 14): Initial 1-year contract, subject to review on 30/10/20           Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is seeking a Projects Officer to undertake a variety of projects and to assist with events. The Town Council is working towards implementation of its Corporate Plan which ...

Burnham and Weston Energy CIC, the owner of the Wick Farm community solar project, is delighted to announce the Burnham and Weston Community Sunshine Fund is open to applications from 1 October – 15 November, 2019. The Fund, which is managed by Somerset Community Foundation, welcomes applications for funding from local, community-led organisations, small voluntary groups, ...

Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced and qualified companies for a scheme of refurbishment and alteration works at The Princess Theatre, Princess St, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EH for Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council.  The contractor will need to have proven and demonstrated experience in similar projects ...

Sedgemoor District Council is aware of a colony of masonry bees in the sand of the play area at Apex Park.  The advice is to leave them alone; they do not sting.  The area will be fenced off. Masonry bees pollinate many different types of plants and their burrowing does not ...

Janet Chalmers Founded the 'Knit & Natter group at St. Andrews Church Secretary to Mothers Union group for 23 yrs Involved with Girl Guides and Granny Guides Volunteer at Abbeyfield for 23 yrs. Dom Gregory Commanding Officer at TS Dulverton – Burnham & Highbridge Sea Cadets Involved with Sea Cadets for a number of years ...

Water samples from Apex Park Lake have tested positive for blue green algae.  The water will not be tested again until there are substantial visual changes to the lakes and no scum or the weather changes such as heavy rain and clouds.  So, in the meantime, user groups have been updated ...

SDC have placed warning signs around Apex Park lake as a precautionary measure.  There is the possibility that, due to the weather conditions, that the toxic blue-green algae is present in the water.  Samples of water will be tested by the Environment Agency. All guidance/signage should still be followed which ...

Over 200 excited children attended the Treasure Hunt at Apex Park today. The Friends of Apex Park hosted the free event and received some wonderful comments from people saying that they got to see parts of the park such as the woodland area and the Living Art Sculpture that they never knew existed! People ...

Following poor health since 2016 Martin, 72 died peacefully at Westonhospice Care on Saturday 27th July, with his wife Arlene and  family by his side. Martin was elected to the Town Council in 2011 and was already well known within the community particularly for his longstanding support of B.A.R.B. and R.N....

Tribute paid for Martin Cox former Mayor 2013-15

My name is Joe Thompson and I am currently studying at the King Alfred School Sixth Form. My work experience was from Monday 15th to Friday 19th July. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at the town council as I had to do such a vast range of tasks during my time and ...

Work Experience at the Town Council Offices by Joe Thompson

Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council recognises that there are problems associated with the gull population in the towns and it is assured by Sedgemoor District Council that it is taking action to address it.   In a bid to help clean up the towns, the Town Council has sourced free of charge from ...

Gull Proof Bags

The Town Council is seeking nominations for Civic Awards for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community, made a significant contribution to public life in Burnham or Highbridge and have shown real dedication in helping local residents. The Awards will be presented by the Mayor, Councillor Andy Brewer and the guest ...

Civic Award Nominations 2019

My name is Emily Grantham and I am a year 12 student at the Kings of Wessex academy. My work experience week was Monday 8th of July – Friday 12th July and during this time I not only learned a great deal about office work but also about the town I live in and ...

Work Experience at the Town Council Offices by Emily Grantham

This year marks the 30th Anniversary for the twin towns of Fritzlar in Germany with Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge. Members of the society travelled to Fritzlar in July 2019 where they spent four days being home hosted by their German friends, who will in turn visit Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge next summer. During the visit, the ...

Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Fritzlar Twinning Society

Business Development Officer                       Salary scale £25,295 - £27,905 (SCP 20 - 24)   Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is seeking a full-time Business Development Officer to promote and manage the Princess Theatre & Arts ...

Please see below and click on the links:   Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountibility Return. Accounts for the Year ended 2018-19.pdf   AGAR 18-19.pdf

Coming into what will hopefully be another nice summer, this is a great time to think about getting involved in the many community events taking place. These are ideal opportunities if you are looking to do some volunteering but don't have much time in your week. We also have lots of other great, ...

Give a little, change a lot. Have you thought about volunteering but don’t know where to start?

RNLI Lifeguards, paid for by Sedgemoor District Council, are making an early return to District Council-managed beaches in Somerset this weekend in preparation for what is set to be a busy summer season.  They will be on duty from 25th May to cover the half-term holidays and then they will be on ...

Come and enjoy a free guided Bat and Moth walk around Apex Park, Highbridge on Monday, 13th May at 9 p.m. 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 ...

Do you enjoy visiting Apex Park ? Would you or your business like to help support the Friends of Apex Park and their events? The Friends of Apex Park are looking for more volunteers to join its group in order to maintain the groups aim which is to improve and promote the use of ...

April 17, 2019   Calling all aspiring photographers..!   The Friends of Apex Park are partnering up with Secret World Wildlife Rescue to run a photography competition. Its aim is to capture the beautiful open space of Apex Park via a snapshot and to raise much-needed funds towards repair of Secret World’s resident ...

Five stars for Apex Park     Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park has been awarded five stars by South West in Bloom as part of its Pride in Parks Award category.   Last year, the Friends of Apex Park entered Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park into the South West in Bloom Pride in ...

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Councillor Attendance 2018-19           Councillor Committees Number of Meetings Summonsed to attend (inc Full Town Council) Number of Meetings Attended % Andy Brewer Policy & Finance, Planning, Burial Committee 36 35 97% Peter Clayton Policy & Finance, Planning, Town Projects, Princess Management,  Staffing  45 44 98% Maria Clarke Princess Management, ...

Burnham Railway Heritage Group have completed their lottery funded project to install a replica Signal Box near to the site of the original on Old Station Approach.   The group have given the Signal Box to the Town Council and it is now available for hire for Charity Groups or Businesses, to display ...

PRESS RELEASE - Signal Box for Hire

Please see below NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice of Election_District.pdf   Notice of Election_Parish.pdf   Notice of Election_Parish Ward.pdf

20th March Morland Hub Energy Advice

20th March Morland Hub

Whether it be a coastal, wheelchair friendly, buggy walk with the children, rural, doorstep, fitness, week day, weekend or just the opportunity to meet new people and natter, we have something for you! Please see attached our promotional poster and sample programme for March 2019. Further copies and additional information about the scheme can ...

Health Walks in Sedgemoor

Get a grant to manage water on your land to benefit you and your neighbours. See link for details Farming in Somerset? Flier Parish.pdf

Profits generated from Burnham and Weston Energy CIC’s 36,000-panel community solar array at Wick Farm, between Lympsham and Brean, will be made available for projects that will help local communities or community organisations become more sustainable. Burnham and Weston Energy Sunshine Fund has been set up by Burnham and Weston Energy ...

NEWS RELEASE: Community solar profits benefit Somerset

Prizes of engraved cups, cheques and certificates will be presented at the Town Council meeting at 7pm on Monday 17th December 2018 Photographs will be taken at the presentations   Residential entries judged by Cllrs Peter Clayton and Victoria Weavell  Burnham-on-Sea   1st        Sally Cornish, 40 Love ...

Christmas Lights Competition 2018 RESULTS

Over 1,000 mixed bulbs were planted in Apex Park this week to spread some spring cheer. Following two postponements due to bad weather, Friends of Apex Park Improvements Group and Sedgemoor District Council’s Clean Surroundings Team planted the bulbs to the west and south areas of the lake that should provide some ...

It has been a privilege for me to serve the community for a second time as Mayor and a real pleasure to get out and about around the parish to all kinds of wonderful community events where I have made dozens of new friends. Our towns of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge have been busy ...

Mayor

Refill Burnham-on-Sea is on a mission to make refilling your water bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible, by introducing Refill Stations on every street.   An exciting Refill Scheme has launched in Burnham-on-Sea which encourages participating cafés, bars, restaurants, banks and other businesses to sign up to the free ...

The Refill Revolution comes to Burnham-on-Sea

Sedgemoor District Council is offering free parking in all its car parks on the two Saturdays running up to Christmas. People will be able to park without charge in all eighteen of the Council-owned car parks across Sedgemoor on Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd December. Cllr Duncan McGinty said “We are keen ...

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, this event will be postponed.   We do not yet have a replacement date.   Apologies.   Dig Deep and help plant bulbs!     The Friends of Apex Park invite members of the public to join them on Wednesday 28thNovember  from 11.00 a....

  For information the above 8 week public consultation has now launched (Monday 5th November).   We want to hear as many people’s views on our proposed changes to the support the County Council provides for children and their families. So we would appreciate it if you could promote the consultation and ...

Have your say: Proposed changes to the County Council

  The Town Council is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with several acts of remembrance in the towns. The Remembrance Day ceremonies will be taking place as follows on Sunday 11th November: 11am at the memorial in Love Lane – parade starts at 10.30am at ...

REMEMBRANCE SERVICES IN BURNHAM-ON-SEA and HIGHBRIDGE

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, which encourages people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment to help local people living in fuel poverty. This year, any online donations to the campaign made during the week-long Big ...

Are you a local community group, charity or local organisation that is looking for funding? If so you may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Town Council. The deadline for applications is 12th November for the last meeting of this financial year.  In the most recent round of grants ...

Last Chance to apply for a Grant this Financial Year

The Environment Agency tested a sample that was taken from Apex Park Lake last week and the results show the levels of blue green algae are now below the threshold.   The Environment Agency will continue to monitor the situation but fishing can now resume and permits can be purchased from Thyers ...

The Princess Theatre has just taken delivery of new re-usable plastic pint and half pint cups.  The Princess is one of the businesses in the town working towards achieving the status of a Plastic Free Community. The Princess has been looking at ways to reduce use of single use plastic whilst still ...

PRINCESS THEATRE PURCHASES RE-USABLE PLASTC CUPS

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 ...

https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/asb   Following the recent complaints of Anti-Social Behaviour at Pier Street Car park, the Town Council is publishing Sedgemoor District Councils link for reporting this type of problem.   Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour   Sedgemoor District Council offer a 24 hour non-emergency Anti Social Behaviour Hotline (Tel:&...

Residents will soon hear the sound of the Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council’s new Town Guide landing on their doormats. This provides up-to-date information on shops and services in our towns as well as background on churches, local activities, sports, youth and community groups with contact details as well as items ...

Press Release - New Town Guide & Leaflets

We analysed the samples and confirm that the blue green algae levels are still above the threshold. A scum formed when the samples were left undisturbed indicating levels above the threshold. In addition, our biologist counted the algae filaments and confirmed that the algae levels were above the threshold.   Signs will therefore ...

An error at the printers has meant that people who have registered for a postal vote have received a normal poll card for the forthcoming Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge area Neighbourhood Planning Referendum, due to be held on Thursday, 20th September. This poll card advised them to go to the polling station on 20th ...

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge area Neighbourhood Planning Referendum

If you live in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, then along with Burnham Without Parish Council, we’re urging you to have your say next month (September 2018) on our Neighbourhood Plan.   We’d like you to vote in a referendum on September 20 to decide whether the 2014-2032 Plan should be adopted as ...

Your chance to vote on the Neighbourhood Plan

From Somerset Waste Partnership website at: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/slider/6am-starts-for-waste-collections-in-continuing-hot-weather/: Recycling and rubbish collections will start daily at 6am from now on due to the high temperatures. Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out in time for the early start (and no earlier than the night before), and ...

Waste collections start from 6am

Following reports of blue/green algae in Apex Park Lake, Sedgemoor District Council is awaiting scientific test results to establish the type of algal bloom present. As a precaution, warning signs will be in place, which give advice.  The main thing is not to let humans or dogs swim, paddle or drink ...

Work Experience Weekly Diary- Kody Crosby, 2nd – 6th July 2018 Monday Spoke to Tatiana about responsibilities of the Town Council, who does what, different levels of council (town/parish, district, county). Showed around building by Lorna W. Began organising TC press file. Set up Council Chamber for evening Town Council Meeting with Lorna ...

The Friends of Apex Park are holding a ‘drop-in’ afternoon for people to find out more about what the group does and how they can help to support them in the future.  If you’re interested in becoming a Friend of Apex Park, please pop into Apex Office, Marine ...

This event is happening onThursday 5th July at 7pm at The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on-Sea. A further opportunity to find out information reguarding the proposed development at Lakeside, Highbridge. Coln Residential and Property Link Consultants are inviting all Highbridge residents to a Powerpoint presentation with an half hour question time chaired by ...

Public Consultation Lakeside - Highbridge

Please follow the link on the Information tab to view the Business Plan.

Burnham Evolution Business Plan

The Town Council will consider nominations for Civic Awards for the year 2018 at their Town Projects meeting on the 10th July.  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 ...

NOMINATIONS FOR CIVIC AWARDS

Invitation to a Public Consultation on the proposed residential development at Lakeside, Highbridge - land off A38, Bristol Road. The Consultation is being organised by the Agents at Highbridge Community Hall, Meeting Room 3 on Monday 18th June between 3pm and 6pm. Go along and talk to the development team and see their ...

Public Consultation Lakeside - Highbridge

Burnham Evolution is a project led by the Town Council with support from Sedgemoor District Council, the local business community and Litter Free Somerset. The aim is to revitalise the town by providing enhancements to the Esplanade to make the seafront more attractive and welcoming for residents and visitors. The project will also ...

Burnham Evolution Survey

The Town Projects Committee meeting has been postponed to 6.30pm Tuesday 29th May to hopefully accomodate the attendance of James Heappey M.P.

The Friends of Apex Park are running a children’s colouring activity in order to become part of the latest ‘rocks’ craze! They will host an ‘Apex Park Rocks’ session on Wednesday 30th May 2018, between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m., at Apex Park office, Marine Drive.  Its ...

If you go down to the garden, you are sure of a big surprise!  Visit Marine Cove Gardens on Burnham on Sea’s Esplanade next to St. Andrews Church on Monday, May 7th between 1030 hrs and 1230 hrs for a free teddy bears picnic.   Dress your bear competition with a ...

Please note that legislation has changed regarding how CCTV is used and managed and notices which need to be displayed. There are also significant penalties for incorrect usage. Please check online to make sure you are complying with current legislation and that you are aware of any imminent changes which will be introduced ...

Friends of Apex Park, alongside members of  the National Autistic Society, will be in Apex Park tomorrow, Wednesday 14th March from 10 a.m. – 12 noon for the Great British Spring Clean. Here is further information as part of keep Britain tidy’s national campaign.. http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean ...

The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. We are trying to find some dog walking support for a resident of Burnham on Sea eathfieldHand Izzy their strong but ...

The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in Burnham-on-Sea

The Mayor's chosen charity Somerset Time for Youth were presented with a cheque at the Town Council meeting on Monday evening.  The offering taken at the Civic Service last October being £607.47 of which £90.00 was given to the window repair fund at St John the Evangelist Church, Highbridge, where the service ...

Mayor Presents Cheque to Somerset Time for Youth

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has agreed their budget for 2018-19. This involves looking at our expenditure for the previous year and anticipating our outgoings for the year ahead. We also consider the income we’ve received this year and our anticipated income for next year. Our main sources of income are ...

Town Council Budget for 2018-19

A 12 week consultation is now underway. Members of the public, businesses and organisations are invited to have their say on the future delivery of Somerset library services. Nine library area summaries are available to view online at www.somerset.gov.uk/librariesconsultation showing proposed options for each of Somerset’s 34 libraries including ...

Please Note: The next meeting of the Town Projects Committee will be held on Monday 22nd January! The Christmas Light Competition Presentation will take place at the Full Town Council meeting on Monday 5th February 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience caused!

Sedgemoor District Council are reminding all dog walkers that there is a year-round dog ban on Burnham on Sea beach between the jetty and the Pavilion.  Over the past year, 24 fixed penalty notices have been issued in this area.  It is an offence to take a dog onto this part of ...

Since I began my Mayoral year, I have had the pleasure of attending numerous events and functions to represent the towns and to support dozens of community groups.  When I was appointed Mayor back in May I declared my intention to promote local youth activities. The young people of today are our ...

Mayor

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, encouraging people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment each year to help local people living in fuel poverty. Last year, over 400 older people in Somerset were helped to keep warm ...

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!

The Great Wellington Walk

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 ...

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 ...

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