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of students at Highbridge's King Alfred School have launched a
campaign to seek cheaper, better quality uniforms. More...
Green Flag ceremonies held
COVETED Green Flags were raised in two
parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge on Wednesday (July 29th)
after they were named as being among the country's very best.
The Green Flag awards were announced last week by Keep Britain
Man identified after appeal
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week said
they have identified a man in CCTV coverage who may have information
about a disturbance at a town hotel earlier this year. Earlier
this month, we reported that police had appealed for the public's
Farmers market this Friday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's farmers market returns
to the town's High Street this Friday (July 31st) with a wide
line-up of locally produced food including Cheddar strawberries.
Over a dozen stalls will be set-up selling local produce including
fruit in the High Street. More...
Join quiz fundraiser for ice rink
A QUIZ night is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea
this Friday (July 31st) to raise funds for a proposed new ice
rink for the town. Local group BEST (Burnham Events Social Team)
announced in May that it wants to bring an ice rink to Burnham
town centre. More...
Gull crackdown plan rejected
TOWN councillors in Burnham-On-Sea have voted against
spending thousands of pounds of tax payers money on trying to
rid the town of seagulls. Members of the Town Projects Committee
discussed the proposals at their latest meeting. More...
Unique art display for seafront
BURNHAM-On-Sea will be hosting a unique art installation this
autumn as a part of Somerset Arts Weeks. A pride of lions is being
placed on the seafront as a part of a specially commissioned art
project that will be on show on the seafront. More...
Daredevil stunt show in Brean
A DAREDEVIL stunt show involving high-flying trucks and vehicles
will be held at Brean Leisure Park each Wednesday over the summer.
The action-packed Scott May Daredevil Stunt Show includes monster
trucks and motorcycle stunts plus other tricks. More...
Folk On Green for Highbridge
HIGHBRIDGE town centre will play host to an afternoon of live
outdoor music concert this Sunday (August 2nd). Folk On The Green
will be held in a special marquee set up next to Highbridge Community
Hall in Market Street from 12.30pm until 5pm. More...
Fishmonger takes lead role
BURNHAM-On-Sea fishmonger Steve Wright and his partner Gaynor
will be bringing a special seafood display and tasting sessions
to crowds of young children and their families in Weston-Super-Mare
this week. Fish is the Dish is the consumer face of Seafish. More...
action over travellers
District Council has begun legal proceedings to get a group of
travellers removed from a Burnham-On-Sea car park. The travellers
moved into Burnham's Pier Street car park on Sunday afternoon
(July 26th) and action is underway to remove them. More...
collides with power line
fire crews were called to this digger after it collided with power
cables in Highbridge on Monday evening (July 27th). Two fire appliances
from Burnham were sent to a lane next to Bristol Road in Highbridge
at 4.55pm. Crews were called to help. More...
your say on makeover
from Homes in Sedgemoor have been out and about on the Morland
Estate this week inviting tenants to have their say on plans for
a makeover. The initiative is part of a new five-year programme
called 'Great Estates' which is focusing on improvements. More...
horse rescued from ditch
crews were called out to rescue a horse stuck in a ditch near
Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening (July 27th). Burnham firefighters
were called to Pill Road in Rooksbridge at 8pm after residents
reported the horse was standed. More...
pig racing fun starts
Leisure Park's 30th year of pig and donkey race nights are being
held every Tuesday night over the summer for local charities.
The fundraising race nights will take place in the park's arena
every Tuesday evening until September 1st. More...
backs scams awareness
MP James Heappey has this week joined with the Citizens
Advice Bureau to support Scam Awareness Month. The initiative
aims to provide support for those local people who have been scammed
and protect people from being caught. More...
Dozens sign Isleport 2 petition
Exclusive: A PETITION
has been launched online in opposition to proposals to expand
a Highbridge business park. Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported
earlier this month how plans are being drawn up to create the
Isleport 2 Business Park. More...
award for sea cadets unit
and Highbridge Sea Cadets unit is celebrating this week after
receiving an award. Following their annual assessment by the Royal
Navy, the unit has been awarded a Burgee for their achievements
over the past 12 months. The award is given to top units. More...
is a hit with TV band
11-year-old singing star from Brent Knoll who reached the semi-finals
of ITV's Britains Got Talent appeared in a concert alongside
last year's winners Callabro on Saturday (July 25th). Gracie Wickens-Sweet
wowed the audience with a powerful performance. More...
returns to Burnham
wrestling is set to return to 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 Thursday 30th July at 7.30pm. More...
Teens plan week of fundraising
A GROUP of community-spirited teenagers in Burnham-On-Sea are
set to complete a series of fundraising challenges to raise money
for local charities. The 13 teenagers are currently undertaking
their National Citizen Service in Burnham over the week. More...
Weather ends Liam's title bid
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX cyclist Liam Phillips fought hard but could
not win a second UCI BMX World Championship title in horrendous
conditions in Belgium on Saturday (July 25th). An uncharacteristically
slow start in the final cost Liam and he finished fifth. More...
Artist's work goes on display
A BURNHAM-On-Sea artist is showcasing her work at the town's Princess
Theatre this week. Mary Thompson's wildlife paintings are on display
in the Arts Lounge from July 23rd until July 31st from 10am-3pm
on certain days of the week. More...
Vandals target RNLI lifeguards
MEAN vandals have caused hundreds of pounds of damage by attacking
lifeguards equipment on Berrow beach since the start of July.
The RNLI says there have been two incidents in recent weeks where
their huts have been damaged and kit damaged as a result. More...
Hinkley 'biggest future burden'
THE Stop Hinkley Campaign has this week welcomed a speech by the
former Conservative Secretary of State for Energy (1979-81), Lord
Howell, who described the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power
station as "by far the biggest future burden". More...
Countdown starts to Play Day
THE countdown is underway to Highbridge's annual Apex Park Playday,
which takes place on Wednesday August 5th. Last year's event was
one of the most successful in the country with around 6,000 people
attending and organisers say this year will be even bigger. More...
Childminder leads recruitment
A MALE childminder from Highbridge is encouraging others interested
in making a difference to a childs Early Years development
to follow in his footsteps. It comes as Somerset County Council
is calling for individuals to consider childminding. More...
Hospital 'safe despite cuts'
THE future of Burnham-On-Sea's hospital is safe, despite plans
to remove several beds there in a cost-cutting shake-up by NHS
bosses, it has been confirmed this week. Burnham's Hospital in
Love Lane currently has 22 beds with two temporarily closed. More...
Artist's work to go on display
BERROW artist Malcolm Dormer will be exhibiting his work at Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre this month. His colourful exhibition will start
on Tuesday 27th July and continue for three weeks from 11am until
3pm. Malcolm is locally well known. More...
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