More information about the big issues affecting Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge is to be made available following this week’s launch of a new quarterly newsletter published by the town council.

Town council leader Cllr Peter Clayton and Lorna Brewer, Assistant to the Town Clerk, unveiled the newsletter on Thursday (October 12th) – as pictured here.

“This is one of the last pieces of the jigsaw towards us gaining quality parish status,” Cllr Clayton told

“We have had regular newsletters on the town council website for some time, but we felt we needed to go further in reaching the general public and informing them of what we do and what we are trying to achieve.”

“This is the first newsletter that will be distributed in shops, doctor’s surgeries, dentists, the library and other similar establishments. It will also be on our usual poster points and notice boards.”

“With this being the first one, we had to try and put as much information in as possible whilst retaining some of our thoughts for further issues.”

Some of the issues covered in the first issue – which can be viewed via the link at the bottom of this page – include wind farms, upcoming town council elections, speeding, the town swimming pool and speeding problems along The Esplanade.

Cllr Clayton added: “It is suggested in forthcoming legislation that to have quality status should give us greater devolved powers and hence more control over the towns’ affairs.”

“I am delighted with the progress we are making and I feel that the more input we have at grass roots level in the running of our towns, the better the towns will become. With the prospect of major regeneration money coming to both Burnham and Highbridge, I feel there should be interesting times ahead for us all.”


Burnham and Highbridge Town Council Newsletter

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