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boost for tourist centre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's tourist information centre has this week
received a £15,000 funding boost following the approval
of Hinkley Point's expansion. More...
name lives on in town
TWO roads running through a new housing development at Highbridge's
former cattle market site are to be named after well-known residents.
Cattle farmer Arthur Duckett, pictured, who died in 2010, will
have one of the roads named after him. More...
expansion wins backing
to expand the facilities at Burnham Holiday Village and create
new jobs have been given a thumbs up by town councillors this
week. Members of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
gave their support to the scheme. More...
to Food Festival!
final countdown to this Saturday's fifth Burnham-On-Sea Food and
Drink festival is underway. Opening at 9am, the festival will
showcase over 90 traders offering scores of cuisines, from Thai,
Japanese, Indian and Caribbean and American. More...
head for Germany
GROUP of 35 gymnasts from Highbridge's Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics
Club are heading to Germany over the coming week. The youngsters
will be competing in an international competition in the city
of Mainz next week. They will be showing their skills. More...
Bike Run on Sunday
from across Somerset are being invited to take part in a Halloween-themed
fundraising bike ride in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea charity this
Sunday (October 26th). Somerset Motorcycle Group is organising
a special Halloween Bike Run. More...
fireworks given go-ahead
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual
seafront fireworks display have said this week there has been
a good response from local businesses for financial help to fund
the event's £9,000 costs. This year's display will go ahead
on 2nd November. More...
winds cause damage
FIRE crews were called to this Burnham-On-Sea home on Tuesday
when 60mph winds from the former Hurricane Gonzalo blew away cladding
and caused damage across the area. Crews were called to Mendip
Way at 8am when a large quantity of cladding was blown. More...
boss completes bike race
THE manager of a Burnham-On-Sea pub raised hundreds of pounds
for charity by completing the Weston Beach Race at the weekend.
Mark Robson, the manager of The Rosewood in Love Lane, raised
cash for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part part.
Appeal helpers sought
BURNHAM and Highbridge's annual Poppy Appeal is set to launch
this weekend and more volunteers are being sought to help. Residents
are needed to help with the sale of poppies in two-hour collecting
slots in Morrisons, Lidl and Highbridge's Asda store.
flu jabs offered by doctors
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge area who are in one of the 'at risk' categories
for flu are this week being urged to arrange their free flu vaccinations
by contacting their GP surgery. Anyone with a long term condition
are at greater risk. More...
celebration for pupils
PUPILS at a local school have been celebrating harvest time this
week. The school's Key Stage 1 pupils held a harvest celebration
while Year 2 made bread and learned all about how bread is made.
The fun also continued for the school's reception class.
decision is delayed
councillors have delayed a controversial decision on whether to
move Burnham-On-Sea's farmers markets out of the town's High Street.
Councillors have this week debated whether the "disruptive"
monthly markets should be moved. More...
attacks council bosses
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP Tessa Munt has this week attacked Somerset
County Council for paying 'ludicrously large sums' to its managers.
Her comments come after we reported last week that the Council
had terminated the contract of Peter Lewis. More...
held after pitch damage
BURNHAM-On-Sea police have detained four people after a rugby
pitch in the town was damaged at the weekend. Burnham officers
held four people at the BASC Ground after damage was caused to
pitches at Burnham Rugby Club using an uninsured vehicle. More...
returns to Burnham
PROFESSIONAL wrestling bursts back onto the stage at Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre this week. Visitors will have the opportunity
to boo the bad guys and cheer on their favourite stars as they
watch the grappling action on Friday 24th October at 7.30pm. More...
display in town centre!
A UNIQUE display of sheep and tractors will be set-up in the town
centre during this Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival.
Bridgwater firm Hawkins Agriculture will be bringing a selection
of their British-built New Holland tractors to the festival. More...
A FRAUD awareness campaign has this week been launched by police
across Somerset with the help of local residents to target doorstep
fraud as well as phone and online scams. The Stop It, Spot It
campaign has been developed following input from local people.
raised at Xmas market
HUNDREDS of people visited the first local Christmas market of
the festive season when it was held in Berrow on Sunday (October
19th). The annual Berrow Christmas Market in Berrow Village Hall
was hailed a success after attracting large numbers. More...
crime fall welcomed
CRIME levels in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have fallen
over the past year, according to new figures out this week. The
new statistics show 567 crimes were committed in Burnham during
the first eight months of the year, down from 647 last year. More...
join society's singing day
OVER 30 people showed they were in fine voice at a unique 'Come
and Sing Day' organised by Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society
on Saturday (October 18th). Choruses from Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
were sung with conductor Nicholas Bromilow. More...
Gales blow into area
BEACH sports enthusiasts took full advantage of strong winds at
Brean on Sunday (October 19th) as forecasters warned of more blustery
conditions. Gusts of up to 40mph were enjoyed by kite surfers,
kite buggy racers and land yachters during the gales. More...
called to surfers
that a kite surfer was missing in the sea off Brean Down led to
a call-out for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards on Saturday (October
18th). A group of three kite surfers got into difficulty in the
channel while attempting to surf around Steep Holm. More...
Halloween party planned
HALLOWEEN Party for local babies and their families is to be held
to raise money for a special care baby unit. A group of local
mums are organising the baby and children Halloween party on Sunday
2nd November at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street. More...
team makes a splash!
Academy Swim Team from Burnham-On-Sea was delighted to learn the
club was selected to compete in the National Arena Swimming League
for the 2014 Season. The league is reserved for the top 400 clubs
in the country and it takes place over three rounds. More...
takes star role in Annie
BURNHAM-On-Sea theatre performer Clare Hunter is returning to
a childhood role by taking part in Weston Operatic Society's latest
production. She has performed in productions of all kinds from
pantomime, carnival concerts, festivals and summer shows. More...
boosted by sponsor deal
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youth football team has unveiled their smart
new look this week thanks to the financial support of a town business.
Members of Burnham Athletic Under 11s were formally presented
with their new team kits on Saturday (October 18th). More...
signing to be held in town
THE founder of a wildlife rescue centre near Burnham-On-Sea will
be signing copies of her new book this week. Pauline Kidner from
Secret World recently published her new book, 'A Place Of Safety',
featuring stories and photos on the animals. More...
£50 notes warning
RESIDENTS and businesses in Burnham-On-Sea have been warned to
be on the look out for fake bank notes circulating in the town.
It comes after a shopper attempted to use a counterfeit £50
note at a business in the town centre on Friday (October 17th).
water funding welcomed
WESSEX Water's decision to spend £39m on improving sea water
quality in Burnham-On-Sea has been welcomed this week. As first
reported here earlier this week, millions of pounds have been
pledged by the water firm for sewerage infrastructure improvements.
play area is opened
RIBBON-cutting ceremony has been held in Highbridge this week
to mark the opening of a new-look play area. The revamped play
park in Talbot Close has received £31,600 of improvements
and modernisation from Sedgemoor District Council. More...
discovery in local field
A BURNHAM-On-Sea metal detector enthusiast
has unearthed a solid gold ring in a field near Highbridge which
appears to be hundreds of years of old and worth thousands of
pounds. Morley Howard said this week he is stunned to have discovered
the ring. More...
bosses calm concerns
Carnival organisers are set to visit residents over the next few
days who will be most affected by controversial changes to this
year's event as the debate continues over the plans. We first
reported that the carts will be lined up along Love Lane. More...
to switch on Xmas lights
Points West presenter Alex Lovell is to switch on Burnham-On-Sea's
Christmas lights next month during a day of festive entertainment.
Burnham Chamber of Trade has announced that Alex will be lighting
up the town centre on November 22nd. More...
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