Updated: December 21, 2010
Latest closures and cancellations due to snow in Burnham-On-Sea

Snow is affecting various services and events across the area.

This regularly updated list shows which services and events are being hit during the bad weather...

Refuse and recycling collections suspended

Significant disruption is expected today (21 December) to waste and recycling services within the Burnham area. It is likely that the majority of scheduled collections will not take place today and any catch up collections from the disruption of Friday (17th) and Monday (20th) will be restricted to where it is safe to do so.

Advice to customers who do not receive a scheduled collection today is to place waste outside in readiness for collection. The Somerset Waste Partnership will aim to return to collect fortnightly collected materials within 5 working days and weekly collected materials within 2 working days. They are using all available resources this week to try and maintain collection services and to catch up in any areas missed today. However, it is possible that the scale of the disruption might mean they will be unable to return to all properties within the periods prescribed in their guidelines and those properties receiving fortnightly services missed today will not be collected until their next scheduled collection on Wednesday 5th January.

All Recycling Centres will also remain closed today, although they will be staffed clearing snow in readiness for opening tomorrow (if there is no further significant snowfall).

CAB centre closed

Burnham-On-Sea Citizens Advice Bureau at Manor Gardens, normally open on Tuesday, is closed on December 21st.


Burnham and Highbridge libraries are open, but closing early during bad weather. Mobile library services have been suspended.

Highbridge Youth Party

Highbridge Dreamscheme and Youth Club's Christmas Party on Tuesday night (December 21st) is still going ahead at 6pm at Morland Hall, however organisers have urged children attending to travel to and from the event with care.

Carols In The Barn

This traditional annual event which was due to take place in Rooksbridge on Tuesday night (December 21st) will not be going ahead due to the bad weather. This was to have been the 13th annual event.

Swimming Club Classes

Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club's classes will be held as usual this week on Tuesday and Thursday.

Somerset Skills and Learning

Due to the adverse weather, all courses, including Adult Learning, Work Based Learning, Family Learning and LEAP in Burnham and across Somerset have been postponed until the New Year.

Learning Disability Day Services

All Learning Disability Services day services and work preparation services are closed on Tuesday December 21st. Services are making decisions about opening on a daily basis. If you need any further information, please contact your local centre.

Keep warm, keep well

The NHS has put together a guide to keeping you and your family safe in extremely cold weather. It includes tips on how to keep warm and healthy, looking out for others, and what to do if you need to go out and about. Click here.


If you have to travel in severe weather, the Highways Agency has produced a
guide to driving in severe weather with plenty of useful advice - click here.

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