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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Booking events and permits


If you wish to hold an event or activity in a park or open space, you need to apply for permission to do so.

Land belonging to Sedgemoor District Council can be hired depending on our approval, and the provision or purchase of £5 million public liability insurance, and relevant risk assessments. 

Prominent sites include Apex Park, Manor Gardens and Marine Cove in Burnham On Sea and Blake Gardens, Eastover Park (Cranleigh Gardens), Victoria Park and St Matthews Field in Bridgwater. 

  • Booking fee per park event £21.00

There will be no charge made when a public open space is hired for activities such as wedding photos, carol singing, children's activities etc, provided the conditions of hire are met. 

Four weeks notice of hire preferred.  Football will be given priority in parks where there are pitches, during the football season.


Book a football pitch

Sedgemoor District Council is responsible for the maintenance of the playing fields used for football.

Booking Form for Public Open Spaces [15.18KB] Conditions For Hire [145.18KB] Event Safety Management Plan [93.86KB] Risk Assessment Template and Guidance for Public Open Spaces [41.23KB] Terms and Conditions for Hire of Sports Pitches [117.18KB]