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New Co-op and
Exclusive: PLANS for a new Co-op store and three new homes
have been unveiled for the site of the former Berrow Inn this
TWO long-serving Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards have been thanked
for their work this week as they retire from their roles. Steve
Bird and Nigel Smith have both stepped down after many active
years helping to save lives along Burnham's coastline. More...
market gets festive!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Christmas farmers market will be held
in the town centre on Friday (December 19th). A wide range of
festive food will be available from more than a dozen stalls set-up
along Burnham's High Street between 9am and 1pm. More...
unveiled for Georgia
A NEW-look courtyard was unveiled at a Burnham-On-Sea care home
on Wednesday (December 18th) in memory of a young staff member
who died earlier this year. 23 year-old Georgia Lavender passed
away with diabetes in September. More...
by candlelight in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being invited to join
a unique outdoor carol singing event in the town's Manor Gardens
this Sunday (December 21st). 'Carols In The Park by Candlelight'
is to be held in the town's Manor Gardens from 4.30pm. More...
130 gift boxes collected
CHURCHGOERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea area have collected
three car loads full of gifts for needy seafarers. 135 Christmas
Shoe Boxes have this week been delivered to the Mission to Seafarers
in Bristol, from where they will be distributed. More...
date is announced
THE date of the funeral has been announced for a community-spirited
Highbridge resident who has passed away this week after a two-year
battle with cancer. Tributes have poured in for Paul Plume, who
died on Monday following a battle with lung cancer. More...
over High Street plans
Exclusive: PLANS to build a brand new public events area
in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea High Street risk causing disruption
and hurting the trade of nearby shops, it has been claimed this
week. The new community events area will comprise of a coloured
paved area. More...
year-old dies after crash
AN 18 year-old man has died two days after being seriously injured
in a crash near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (December 14th). Cheddar
man Zack Tame died of his injuries in hospital on Tuesday following
the collision in Wedmore, prompting a police appeal. More...
in town for BARB grotto
SANTA Claus will be making a very special visit to Burnham-On-Sea's
hovercraft station this weekend when he sets up a unique grotto.
Father Christmas will be at the BARB station on Burnham's seafront
on Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st. More...
centre set to expand
PROPOSALS to extend Brent Knoll's RSPCA Animal Rescue Centre
have been given the go-ahead this week. The centre in Brent Road
had applied for Full Planning Permission to build a second cattery
unit comprising three units in a fenced compound. More...
start Philippines appeal
TWO Burnham-On-Sea teenagers are planning to visit the Philippines
to help rebuild and repair communities badly affected by recent
typhoons. James Whitrow and Tom Creswick have launched a fundraising
campaign to cover the costs of their trip. More...
Paws' collection starts
A 'Santa Paws' shoe box appeal has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea
this week to help give stray and homeless dogs in kennels a Christmas
to remember. Dog lovers are being invited by the District Council
to donate either a shoe-box filled or gifts. More...
celebration for Brownies
DOZENS of Girlguiding youngsters from the Burnham-On-Sea area
have enjoyed a fun-filled Christmas celebration at Brean Play.
Nearly 100 girls aged 7 10, from Burnham, Berrow, Highbirdge
and Brent Knoll enjoyed using the play equipment and seeing friends.
rescued by carers
WILDLIFE carers from Secret World near Burnham-On-Sea were called
to rescue two jackdaws after they shocked the owners of a home
by falling down a chimney into their living room. A Secret World
volunteer was called to rescue the sooty duo. More...
pour in for Paul
TRIBUTES have been paid to a community-spirited Highbridge resident
who has passed away this week after a two-year battle with cancer.
Paul Plume died on Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Tributes
have poured in for the 48 year-old. More...
baskets return to town
HANGING baskets will be returning to Burnham-On-Sea town centre
for the first time in two years next year. The floral displays
have not been in place along the High Street since 2012, pictured
above, due to safety concerns about the aging lighting columns.
health scheme unveiled
A NEW initiative to promote healthy lifestyles in Highbridge and
Burnham-On-Sea is set to launch in January. Running over 11 weeks,
The Highbridge Health Plan promises to combine exercise with an
in-depth approach to creating a healthy lifestyle. More...
FUNDRAISERS have taken to horseback in Burnham-On-Sea to raise
funds for a new charity formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager.
Horse riders Jenna Picton and Gemma Dade rode around several residential
areas of Burnham on Sunday. More...
helps to promote town
BURNHAM-On-Sea Chamber of Trade has linked up with supermarket
giant Tesco to promote the town centre. The Chamber's new shoppers
guides brochures are being distributed in the store to customers
over the Christmas period and next year. More...
fun boosts MNDA funds
A CHRISTMAS Fayre held in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (14th December)
has raised over £200 for MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association).
The well attended event was held at St Andrew's Church Hall with
beauty therapies and craft stalls. More...
Runs plan gathers pace
HELPERS are being sought to organise a series of runs at Apex
Park in Highbridge to encourage healthy lifestyles. A series of
free weekly community running events at Apex Park are being introduced
as part of a nationwide initiative to promote health. More...
Brent Knoll circus tickets!
CHRISTMAS is in full swing at Sanders Garden in Brent Knoll with
a wide range of festive entertainment on offer for the whole family
- and readers can win a set of tickets this week. Visitors can
enjoy a walk through the centre's Winter Wonderland. More...
tree festival opens
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Christmas tree festival has opened this
weekend, with over 30 sparkling trees on display for a fortnight.
St Andrew's Church is holding the popular festival, which is open
to the public for two weeks. Local firms decorated the trees.
same-sex marriage held
BURNHAM-On-Sea couple Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds made history
on Friday (12th December) when they converted their Civil Partnership
to a Marriage at Burnham's Registry Office. The County Superintendent
Registrar conducted the conversion. More...
seized after Apex attack
Exclusive: A DOG that attacked a teenager in Highbridge's
Apex Park, leaving her with nasty injuries, has this week been
seized by dog wardens. Sedgemoor District Council said this week
the dog has been traced and the matter has now been left with
in world's top 10
BURNHAM-On-Sea's iconic wooden lighthouse has been named as one
of the world's ten most beautiful lighthouses. An article on the
US news website Huffington Post highlights Burnham-On-Sea's low
lighthouse as being "striking" and "fascinating".
man jailed for ten years
A HIGHBRIDGE man who attempted to travel from Somerset to Kent
to sexually abuse an eight year-old girl has been sentenced to
10 years in jail. David Collins, 51, exchanged various messages
with two women who were undercover police. More...
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