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long-running S&A Linens to
close after 27 years
owners of a long-running shop in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre
have this week explained why they are closing down after 27 years
of business. More...
set new world record
A GROUP of four cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea
have set a new World Record for cycling between John O'Groats
and Lands End. The road bike relay team - comprising of Karl Burkett,
Steve Clark, Ollie Taylor and Tim Clark - completed the 874-mile
ride at the weekend.
scam warning issued
A NEW council tax phone scam warning has
been issued to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area this week. Sedgemoor District Council is warning local people
to be aware of scammers who may offer deals to reduce monthly
seeks new volunteers
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI has this week issued
a new appeal for volunteers to join its team. The RNLI can provide
suitable volunteers with on the job training. Operating lifeboats
can be a natural progression for volunteer shore crew, or maybe
a position as a launch tractor driver. More...
tackle Highbridge blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were sent to tackle
a commercial fire in Highbridge on Monday afternoon. Three appliances
were mobilised to the incident in Commerce Way, Highbridge, including
one from Burnham-On-Sea and two from Bridgwater.
event boosts charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Victoria Hotel has held
a special horse-racing themed charity fundraising afternoon. The
hotel in Victoria Street marked Ascot Ladies Day with a unique
event while the horse racing took place - the ladies were encouraged
to dress to impress. More...
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards are seeking new
volunteers to join the organisation. HM Coastguard is responsible
for Search and Rescue around the coast of the UK, as well as at
sea. To respond to emergencies there are around 400 UK Coastguard
Auction' raises £2,000
LOCAL residents have helped the BBC TV show
'Street Auction' raise almost £2,000 to pay for a much-needed
break for a Burnham-On-Sea mother and her family who lost a young
family member and set up a well-known charity in his memory. More...
called to kayaker
COASTGUARDS from Burnham-On-Sea, Weston
and Clevedon were called out on Sunday (June 25th) amid concerns
for a kayaker reported to be in difficulty in mud next to Brean
Down. The team were tasked just after 3.30pm to investigate the
wins shops competition
A BURNHAM-On-Sea florist has won a competition
to find the most patriotic-dressed shop window in the town on
Armed Forces Day. The annual competition was held on Saturday
and run by Burnham Chamber of Trade and the Royal Air Forces Association.
Stormy tide in Burnham
STRONG onshore winds combined with a high
tide to create stormy conditions in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June
25th). Plumes of spray were blown over the seafront in several
spots at the height of the tide on Sunday evening, as captured
here in this video. More...
bikers roar onto seafront
OVER 160 motorcyclists roared into Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday (June 25th) when one of the region's biggest and longest-running
charity motorcycle events headed into the town. Westland's Vintage
Motorcycle Club held its 29th annual Coast to Coast Run. More...
meet Cat In The Hat!
PUPILS at Brent Knoll Primary School got
to meet a popular children's book character this week after winning
a national writing competition. It comes after Dr Seuss Class
from Brent Knoll Primary entered a national story writing competition
and won. More...
Armed Forces parade
DOZENS of people from local service charities
and cadet groups took part in a parade through Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (June 24th) to mark Armed Forces Day. Crowds lined
the route of the parade, applauding those taking part while waving
Union Jack flags. More...
crashes into roadside ditch
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police were called to this
accident on the outskirts of Highbridge on Saturday (June 24th).
Officers were called to Pople's Bow where a Ford Fiesta had collided
with a sign and partially ended up in a roadside ditch, as pictured
call for bloom entries
BUSINESSES and home owners across Burnham-On-Sea
are being encouraged to enter the town's annual Burnham In Bloom
flower competition, with entries set to close at the end of June.
This year's competition has sixteen categories for locals to enter.
plea after deliberate fire
POLICE have appealed for witnesses after
a "deliberate" overnight fire on Burnham-On-Sea seafront
this week. A Burnham fire crew was called to the Bay View Cafe
on the South Esplanade at 1am on Friday where a large bin full
of rubbish was alight. More...
rated as 'inadequate'
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has been
a dealt a blow with a new Ofsted inspection report that rates
it as 'inadequate'. The report - which was sent to parents of
the school's pupils on Thursday (June 22nd) - rates several areas
as 'inadequate'. More...
teacher reacts to rating
KING Alfred School's head teacher says strategies
are already in place to address several issues raised in a 'disappointing'
Ofsted report this week. As reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, the
school has been rated as 'inadequate' in five areas.
Van stranded in sea
A VAN was recovered from the sea at Brean
last night (Thursday) by crews from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search
& Rescue and Coastguard after it become stranded by the tide.
The two occupants of the Renault Kangoo had walked up onto Brean
start world record bid
A GROUP of four cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea
and Wells have today (Friday) set off on a bid set a new World
Record. The road bike relay team - Karl Burkett, Steve Clark,
Ollie Taylor and Tim Clark - are attempting to cycle from John
O'Groats to Lands End in 48 hours.
locked in car is rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued a baby
that was accidentally locked in a car on Thursday afternoon (June
22nd). One fire engine from Burnham was called to help at 1.11pm
after the alarm was raised by a concerned family member. One fire
and Beast in Burnham
BEAUTY and the Beast Junior is set to be
performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this July. Over
40 local children will be performing in the fun family show, which
is being produced by theatre group Re:Act. The performances start
on July 6. More...
event hailed a success
IN sweltering heat with temperatures touching
30 degrees golfers took to the golf course at Brean this week
to compete for the Tom Childs Memorial Trophy in the 27th staging
of the Sports Celebrity Am. The 23 teams did battle for the silverware,
to raise money. More...
fears over homes plan
PLANS to build four new homes on land next
to a Burnham-On-Sea nursing home were given a 'thumbs down' by
councillors last night (Wednesday) amid safety concerns. Land
to the south of Burnham Nursing Home has been earmarked for development.
day of the year so far
THE longest day of the year proved to be
the hottest day of the year so far in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
Temperatures at Brent Knoll weather station reached a sizzling
32.8°C at 3.36pm during Wednesday afternoon (June 21st). More...
school plan to go on show
PLANS for a new school near Highbridge,
which would accommodate up to 420 pupils, are set to go on show
in the town during July. Wessex Learning Trust (WLT) has unveiled
its proposals to establish the Wessex Church of England Primary
tea day to be marked!
NATIONAL Cream Tea Day is to be celebrated
at a Burnham-On-Sea guesthouse when it serves up traditional teas.
The Round Tower Guest House on Burnham's North Esplanade will
be holding the event on Friday 30th June 2017 between 11am and
up for Brean Down Ramble
REGISTRATION is now open for the 2017 Brean
Down Ramble, which will be held this autumn in aid of Childrens
Hospice South West. This family-friendly sponsored walk will be
held on Sunday September 3rd, starting at 10.30am from outside
Brean Leisure Park. More...
to install new shutters
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Boots chemist store plans
to install new security shutters this month after a spate of burglaries.
The store in Burnham's High Street has suffered four burglaries
since the beginning of April, with thousands of pounds of stock
stolen from inside. More...
run through Burnham
THE hottest day of the year didn't stop
this group of hardy Royal Marines from going ahead with a fundraising
run through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Tuesday (June 20th). They
are taking part in the '1664 Global Challenge', running 16.64
miles a day for 100 days. More...
called to help boys
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB's hovercraft
were called out on Tuesday (June 20th) to reports of three people
crossing the treacherous River Axe estuary between Weston and
Brean. The three young men were already quite a distance across.
band play at festival
BURNHAM-On-Sea band Daft Folk played at
the Happy Valley Festival in Oxford over the weekend, helping
to raise money for a good cause. The popular festival was held
in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and as part of AAA (All about
race day fun for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Victoria Hotel will be
holding a special horse-racing themed charity fundraising afternoon
on Thursday (June 22nd). The hotel in Victoria Street is marking
Ascot Ladies Day with a unique event while the horse racing takes
called to stranded 4x4
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft was called
out on Monday to help Coastguards and the RNLI in the rescue of
a stranded vehicle on a local beach. BARB Search & Rescue's
hovercraft was tasked ay 6pm by Coastguards after a brand new
Range Rover became stuck. More...
HIGHBRIDGE'S Oaktree Arena is set to host
one of the largest circus groups to have ever visited the area
this week. The Charles Chipperfield circus, which is jam packed
with artists from all around the globe, is performing from Tuesday
to Sunday. More...
joins church celebration
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor and
Mayoress were the VIP visitors at a unique quilt and flower show
held at a local church over the weekend to celebrate its 50th
anniversary. Mayor Bill Hancock and his wife Mayoress Frances
toured the exhibition. More...
picnic event announced
A BRAND new outdoor family music event is
coming to Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this summer. Moose International
Ladies Circles is organising the new family day-out called
Picnic in the Park on Sunday 9th July. The event includes
music and entertainment. More...
compete at dance event
CHILDREN from across the Burnham-On-Sea
area were among more than 1,000 Somerset primary school children
celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral
Green at the weekend. The 43rd Somerset Schools Folk Dance
Festival was held on Saturday. More...
new homes win approval
PLANS to build 17 new homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's
Tesco store have been given the final go-ahead this week. The
development of vacant land to the west of Tesco in Burnham's Ben
Travers Way was the subject of a so-called 'reserved matters'
changes are attacked
OVER 40 people attended a public meeting
in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday night to air their concerns about
a controversial decision to withdraw vital Warfarin blood testing
at the town's medical centre due to a shortage of doctors and
Huge sand art created
AN internationally-renowned artist who is
known for his displays of snow art switched his attention to sand
when he left his mark on Brean beach this week. Simon Beck spent
six hours creating a huge 180-metre circular design on the sand
next to Brean Down. More...
speaks out on blood testing
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has spoken
out this week about a controversial decision to withdraw vital
Warfarin blood testing at the town's medical centre due to a shortage
of doctors and nurses. Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre has
written to 230 patients.
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