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raised for floods fund
NIGHT of comedy and live music held in Highbridge on Friday (March
7th) raised more than £4,000 for those devastated by Somerset
at Burnham fishmonger
Exclusive: HUNDREDS of pounds worth of fresh fish
was stolen from a Burnham-On-Sea fishmonger early on Saturday
morning (March 8th). Seafoods in Burnham High Street had a large
quantity of stock taken, including sea bass and 15 kilos of salmon.
Show sees 220 entries
CROWDS of visitors flocked to Burnham-On-Sea Horticultural
Society's annual Spring Show on Saturday (March 8th). Organisers
said the event, which was held in the hall at Burnham's St Andrew's
School, had been "a resounding success".
Arts Festival results
BURNHAM-On-Sea.com has all the latest results for every
class at the 2014 Highbridge Festival of the Arts. Hundreds of
talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards are competing
for top honours at the festival, which runs until March 15th.
share fire station
BURNHAM fire station has become the temporary base for
the town's ambulance service for six weeks. Burnham ambulance
station in Love Lane is currently being refurbished and therefore
the crews are temporarily moving.
wins top youth award
A BURNHAM-On-Sea teenager was presented with a prestigious
award for her volunteering work with the town's Food Festival.
At the 2014 Pride of Somerset Awards on Friday, run by the Rotary
Club, Maddy Francis, 15, was recognised
for her work. More...
trail takes shape
from Burnham-On-Sea area hope to replicate some of the success
of Bristol's Gromit trail by launching a mini lighthouse trail
across the town this summer. HABA (Highbridge and Burnham Artists)
is overseeing the project.
accident on sliproad
TWO people were hurt in a three-car crash at a busy motorway
junction near Highbridge on Friday (March 7th). Emergency services
were called to junction 23 of the M5 at 7.15pm where a collision
took place at the top of the slip road from the southbound carriageway.
singers star on BBC show
TWO local singers who have reached the finals of a Burnham-On-Sea
hotel's karaoke competition were featured on BBC1's The One Show
on Thursday evening (March 6th). Breeze Kilpin and Nina Fulbrook
sang live during the programme.
campaign is launched
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Weston tourism bosses have teamed up to promote
the message that our area is still open for holidaymakers despite
flooding on the Somerset Levels. They have started the promotional
campaign via social media and an exhibition. More...
promote Fairtrade brand
COFFEE morning held at a Burnham-On-Sea church to promote Fairtrade
products has been hailed a success by organisers. A good crowd
came to the Fairtrade Fortnight Café run by children of
all academic years from St Andrews School on Thursday. More...
held for Coastguard
A BURNHAM Coastguard has retired this week after 15 years
saving lives along Somerset's coastline. Robin Hewlett, 65, was
presented with a glass tankard during a ceremony held at Burnham's
seafront Coastguard station on Wednesday night.
calls for town manager
calls have been made this week for the appointment of a new Burnham-On-Sea
Town Centre Manager to offset the financial damage from Somerset's
flooding. The creation of the new role is among the improvements
funded by Tesco.
man found after search
A VULNERABLE pensioner who went missing in Burnham-On-Sea
was found safe and well after a widespread search on Wednesday
night. Police officers and crewmembers from BARB Search &
Rescue were tasked with searching Burnham town centre.
selected for Somerset
TWO Burnham-On-Sea army cadets have been selected to represent
Somerset's Army Cadet Force at a national level later this month
in football and cross country. Runner Tiger Oatley-Summers and
Daniel Mortimer, a keen footballer, will be taking part.
ban for drink driver
A DRINK driver has this week been banned from driving for
20 months after being stopped by police who had seen him drinking
in a Burnham-On-Sea bar. Roger Coles, 47, from Penmore Road in
Berrow, was stopped by police and given a breath test.
£1.6m centre's jobs boost
CONSTRUCTION of a new £1.6m business
enterprise centre in Highbridge is set to start this month, bringing
new jobs and companies to the town, the county council has said
this week. The new 'business enterprise hub' is at Isleport.
appeal after shop theft
BURNHAM-On-Sea police have appealed for help in identifying
two people following the theft of more than £180 of balloons
from a town centre shop. Officers were called to Bastins in Burnham
High Street at 12.20pm on Thursday 27th February.
raises £20k for hospice
A BURNHAM family has raised £20,000 for a local hospice
in memory of their mother who died from cancer. Christine Woodberry,
pictured, passed away in 2008 and since then her daughter Kim
and sons Scott and Mark have raised thousands.
clean-up to be launched
being sought to help with a Spring clean of Burnham-On-Sea and
Berrow beaches ahead of the start of the tourist season. Sedgemoor
District Council is hoping that a group of volunteers can be formed
to undertake the clean-up after recent storms.
day for local democracy'
MAJOR £20,000 project to create a new Neighbourhood Plan
for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge was given the go-ahead by town
councillors on Monday. They voted in favour of proceeding with
the scheme after more than 20 local people gave their backing.
day to raise flood funds
A WELLY-themed fundraising day is set to be held at Berrow's
Animal Farm to help those affected by Somerset flooding. A group
of Lympsham mums who held a half-term fundraising event in the
village have organised the event for 15th March.
calls after bus crash
FRESH concerns have been raised about
the safety of Berrow's Coast Road following an incident on Thursday
in which two passengers were hurt when a bus fell onto its side.
Two people were taken to hospital after the bus plunged into a
sought for shops guide
across the Burnham-On-Sea area are being given the opportunity
to have their work displayed in 40,000 copies of the town's new
shopper's guide. Burnham Chamber of Trade is currently working
on a new 2014 edition of the pocket-sized publication. More...
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