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for a hardware shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre to be turned
into a new development of flats have been rejected by Sedgemoor
District Council this week. More...
rescued by carers
WILDLIFE experts from the Burnham-On-Sea
area have been caring for this tiny hedgehog who was found in
a carrier bag where he'd crawled in to get some rest. The hedgehog,
named Smoky, was found underweight at Weston-super-Mare Fire Station.
issued over litter problem
VISIRORS to Burnham-On-Sea's youth centre
are being urged not to drop litter around the facilities amid
an upsurge in discarded rubbish. These were the scenes at the
BAY Centre in Cassis Close this week where a wide range of litter
has been left. More...
pressure checks today
BURNHAM-On-Sea Rotary Club and The Stroke
Association are joining forces today to help raise awareness of
one of the biggest risk factors for stroke: high blood pressure.
They are inviting residents in Burnham to take a moment to have
a blood pressure test. More...
of bikes heading in
HUNDREDS of Harley Davidson motorbikes will
be heading onto Burnham-On-Sea seafront on Sunday (April 30th)
during a fundraising rally. A parade of bikes will be headed by
the flags of all participants and will arrive in Burnham-On-Sea
around 11.30pm. More...
society concert tonight
TICKETS are on sale for Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge Choral Society's Spring Concert which is set to be
held on Saturday 29th April. The popular annual concert will take
place in St John's Church, Highbridge. The choir is celebrating
Knoll run hailed success
DOZENS of youngsters have taken part in
an annual Spring-time run to the top of Brent Knoll and back.
The event is held each spring from outside the village's primary
school and this year's run was started by Cllr Bob Filmer and
Head teacher Chris Burman. More...
jellyfish warning issued
BEACH users in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and
Brean have this week been warned to watch out for jellyfish along
tide lines. Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver
a mild sting to paddlers and swimmers, have been washed up along
local beaches. More...
charity shop to open
A FORMER town centre leisure shop in Burnham-On-Sea
is set to become home to a charity. The High Street walking and
camping supplies shop called 'A Walking Company'
shut in March, and is to be replaced by a charity shop for Educate
The Kids. More...
visits school road lesson
ROAD safety was in the spotlight at Berrow
School when a special safety awareness day was held. The pupils
were visited by a large lorry to illustrate road safety and explain
the dangers to the children. The event was part of a national
safety training programme. More...
is up for 'small award'
A SMALL business from Burnham-On-Sea which
stages five free to attend food and drink festivals across the
region each year has been named among the shortlisted finalists
in the UK's inaugural 'Small Awards' which recognise the achievements
of small firms. More...
school wins swim gala
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrew's School has
made a big splash by winning the Sedgemoor Schools Primary Swimming
Gala this week. The eighth annual event, which took place at Burnham
Swim & Sports Academy on Thursday (April 27th) was well supported.
after man is assaulted
POLICE have appealed for witnesses following
an assault in Burnham-On-Sea town centre at the weekend in which
a man was injured and robbed. The victim, aged in his 20s, was
attacked as he walked along South Street towards the High Street.
Aerial view of fireworks
A BURNHAM-On-Sea drone enthusiast shot this
spectacular aerial video footage of a fireworks display in Brean
at the weekend. Piotr Pawlik used a TDJI Phantom 4 drone flying
high above the village to record the sparkling display at Brean
Leisure Park. More...
Highbridge store planned
NEW plans to build a new convenience store
in Highbridge have been unveiled this week by a local property
developer. Westcountry Projects Ltd is seeking full planning permission
to build a store on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham Road.
camera data revealed
FOOTFALL cameras installed a year ago in
Burnham-On-Sea town centre are revealing the busiest and quietest
times of the year. The footfall monitors were installed in April
2016 at two locations in the High Street - on The Railway pub
and at the YMCA.
butterfly trail starts
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea town centre are
being challenged to find 12 butterflies hidden in shop windows
as part of a unique competition. Fibromyalgia Heart of Support
Somerset Support Group has organised the shop window contest as
part of an awareness campaign. More...
festival opens tomorrow
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Beer Festival will
make a return to the town this month. Now in its sixth year, it
will be hosted by The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street from
Friday 28th April through the May Bank Holiday weekend when entry
is free and all are welcome.
night club to re-open
A NIGHT club in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
is set to re-open with its new owners hoping to open until 4am.
The new owners of Skye Bar in the High Street have applied to
Sedgemoor District Council for a premises licence with late night
opening hours. More...
quits General Election bid
UKIP has decided not to field a candidate
in the Wells constituency - which includes Burnham-On-Sea - at
the General Election on 8th June. Helen Hims, who stood for UKIP
in the constituency in the 2015 General Election, made the announcement.
calls for shelter revamp
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has this week vowed
to ensure that 'dilapidated' seafront shelters on the town's South
Esplanade are refurbished. Cllr Michael Clarke spoke out at the
annual Town Council meeting, held on Tuesday evening (April 25th).
council meeting held
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea groups gave an update
on their council-funded projects during the annual Town Council
meeting this week. The event was held on Tuesday evening (April
25th) in Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre, led by the town's
crisis hits Sea Cadets
THE future of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's
long-running Sea Cadets unit is under threat due to a funding
crisis prompted by the loss of a major sponsor, it has emerged
this week. Carol Roberts, Chairwoman of the group, attended a
meeting of the Town Council.
in father's memory
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman has completed the
London Marathon in memory of her father, raising thousands of
pounds for a charity close to her heart. Charlotte Campbell from
Burnham-On-Sea completed the London Marathon on Sunday, boosting
a charity. More...
Down springs into colour
SPRING has sprung on Brean Down where a
blanket of yellow flowers has appeared. Thousands of Cowslips
are growing on the south-facing slopes of the Down, as pictured
here. The National Trust says the mild start to Spring has helped
their growth. More...
comedy play opens
TICKETS are on sale for West Huntspill Players'
performance of the black comedy 'Arsenic and Old Lace'. The show
will be performed at the Balliol Hall in the West Huntspill from
Wednesday April 26th to Saturday April 29th with the curtain up
at 7.45pm. More...
won't stop crosses'
BRENT Knoll's Easter crosses will be repaired
and replaced in time for next Easter despite being vandalised
at the weekend in an attack that has left local residents 'sickened'.
A group of vandals damaged and pulled down the three crosses on
top of Brent Knoll. More...
Lane shuts for a month
WESSEX Water is closing Love Lane in Burnham-On-Sea
for a further month from today (Monday) as work to lay new sewer
pipes under the road re-starts. The closure was lifted along the
road for three weeks during Easter to keep traffic moving. More...
mud rescue exercise
CREWS from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search
& Rescue and Burnham Coastguard took part in a major joint
training session on Sunday (April 23rd) to rehearse a beach mud
rescue at Berrow. The mud rescue exercise took place ahead of
the start of the tourist season. More...
in buoyant election mood
UKIP's candidates in Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge are in buoyant mood ahead of May's County Council election.
The party's Lorna Corke and Brian Hobbs say they are getting lots
of positive local support on doorsteps in the two towns. More...
attracts 285 runners
DOZENS of athletes from across the region
converged on Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (April 23rd) for the town's
annual Spring Triathlon. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Swim and
Sports Academy, the Super Sprint Triathlon and Junior Triathlon
was held in mild weather. More...
St George's Day parade
THERE were patriotic scenes in Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday (April 23rd) when a parade was held to mark St George's
Day. Over 30 people took part in the procession along the High
Street, watched by flag-waving spectators along the pavements.
attack Easter crosses
BRENT Knoll's Easter crosses have been vandalised
in an attack that has left local residents 'sickened'. A group
of vandals damaged and pulled down the three crosses on top of
the Knoll late on Friday night. Colin Burt, one of the organisers
spoke out. More...
Dogs Festival draws crowd
HUNDREDS of dog lovers headed to Burnham-On-Sea's
Sea Dogs Festival on Saturday (22nd April). The event - which
was held for a second year - took place on the beach alongside
the South Esplanade. Alongside a popular fun dog show were demonstrations.
carnival queen crowned
MELISSA Fear, 17, was crowned Burnham-On-Sea's
new Carnival Queen during a special ceremony in the town on Friday
night (April 21st). The annual Carnival Queen and Princess Pageant
evening took place at Burnham's Princess Theatre.
artist displays work
A COLOURFUL exhibition of paintings by a
local artist was underway in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend. Alan
Ward held his annual display in Burnham's Community Centre in
Berrow Road on both Saturday and Sunday when members of the public
were welcome. More...
gets holiday trade boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea has been given a financial
boost with a busy start to the tourist season, helped by good
weather over the Easter holidays. Many accommodation providers
and attractions reported a busy period, with large numbers of
visitors heading in.
Council poll date named
AN ELECTION is to take place in Burnham-On-Sea
on June 8th to fill a vacancy for a town councillor. There is
a vacant seat on Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council in
the Burnham South Ward following this month's resignation of Cllr
Paul Young. More...
C project in pay row
A CONSULTATIVE ballot on possible industrial
action by Hinkley C power station workers is to be held by the
Unite and GMB unions. They claim contractors failed to pay a predicted
bonus and warned industrial action could lead to "expensive"
delays at the plant.
year of concerts to start
BURNHAM-On-Sea's new season of outdoor concerts
will get underway with Party In The Park on May 7th. The organisers
at CADS, the Burnham and Highbridge Cultural Arts and Development
Society, say this year marks the group's 20th season. More...
artists to display work
THREE artists from Burnham-On-Sea are set
to display their colourful work during a regional art festival.
Sue Hammond-Lovatt, Magaret Micklewright and Cora Stock will be
showing their latest work during North Somerset Art Week. The
artists are well known. More...
burglary at Boots store
BURGLARS smashed their way into Burnham-On-Sea's
Boots chemist store on Easter Sunday during the THIRD raid in
just 12 days. The glass doors at the entrance to the store were
smashed in Burnham High Street in the early hours of Easter morning.
THE candidates standing in the local divisions
of Somerset County Council within the Burnham-On-Sea area have
been announced. The elections are being held on the 4th May 2017
when voters across the area will be able to go to the polls to
pick their choices. More...
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