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beach wi-fi plan unveiled
to introduce a free wi-fi Internet network in Burnham-On-Sea town
centre, and along the seafront and beach, have been unveiled this
week in an effort to make the town more 'mobile-friendly'. More...
seized after concerns
Police say they have seized several vehicles in the town amid
concern from residents regarding 'joyriding' and anti-social driving.
As we first reported last week, concerned residents in Burnham
have called on local police to do more. More...
Day returns on Sunday!
FREE pirate-themed family fun day is to be held on Burnham-On-Sea
beach on Sunday (October 2nd). The family event is to be held
on the town's main beach next to The Pavillion. A number of activities
are lined up, such as pirate-themed games and entertainment.
hurt in roundabout crash
MAN was treated by ambulance crews after an accident in Burnham-On-Sea
on Wednesday evening (September 28th). Police and an ambulance
were called to the Esso petrol station roundabout in Love Lane
shortly after 5.30pm where a car had collided with a man. More...
country festival starts
annual Country & Western Festival begins this Friday (30th
September 2016) with music and entertainment on offer across the
resort. There will be country music performances at many venues
in Brean, as well as stalls selling a range of western clothing.
celebrates its first year
BURNHAM-On-Sea town centre business celebrated its first anniversary
on Wednesday (September 28th). M&F Carpets in Abingdon Street,
run by Mike and Fiona Fear, marked the milestone with a special
event to thank customers and visitors. More...
speaks about army deaths
army officer and Burnham-On-Sea MP James Heappey has this week
revealed his troops killed four innocent civilians in Afghanistan.
It comes as the MP backs a brand new campaign to end the 'witch
hunt' against British soldiers. More...
stolen in town robbery
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being urged
to be extra vigilant following an apparent robbery at a town centre
property on Tuesday night. A homeowner reported that an intruder
had entered a house in Jubilee Street, just off Abingdon Street,
through a back door. More...
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident hopes to raise
hundreds of pounds for a cancer support charity to support a family
member fighting the disease. Michelle Haines and supporters will
be holding a bag pack on Sudnay 16th October from 10am-1pm at
Tesco's Burnham store. More...
ready for half marathon
MORE than 100 runners will be taking part
in the Burnham-On-Sea Half Marathon on Sunday 2nd October. The
starting gun will be fired at 11am at Burnham's BASC Ground to
signal the start of the annual 13-mile run and the runners will
then head through the area. More...
fu club's national success
A GROUP of kung fu students from the Burnham-On-Sea
area have taken part in a national competition. The Berrow Youth
Kung Fu Group took part in the Fei Lung Kwan National Junior Championships
in Horton, Berkshire, which saw classes from around the country.
set to perform in town
TRIBUTE group The Stones bring all the energy
and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert to Burnham-On-Sea
this Friday (30th September). The tribute band pays tribute to
the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World at Burnham's Princess
holds open evening
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School opened its
doors to families from across the Burnham-On-Sea area earlier
this month when it held a successful Open Evening. Headteacher
Denise Hurr made presentations to several prospective students
and their families. More...
faces head to village!
DOZENS of famous faces - from Michael Eavis
to Jamie Oliver and The Queen - appeared in Brent Knoll at the
weekend when scores of colourful scarecrows went on display. The
annual festival saw more than 40 scarecrows displayed alongside
roads in the village. More...
over £24m budget crisis
CONCERNS have been raised this week that
a projected £24m overspend at Somerset County Council may
result in some public services in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
being cut back. The county council's Cabinet discussed its first
quarter financial report. More...
choir to visit Burnham
A CHOIR of children from Africa will be
visiting the Burnham-On-Sea area during October as part of a fundraising
initiative. The choir from Jolaurabi School in Kenya regularly
visit the area to promote the Burnham-based charity Educate The
market plans unveiled
A NEW initiative aimed at young entrepreneurs
is set to launch at this October's Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink
Festival. The 'Introducing
' young makers market is offering
a dozen creative start-up businesses a chance to trade for free
and get free business advice. More...
ride for cancer charity
OVER 30 motorcycling enthusiasts from across
the Burnham-On-Sea area took part in a fundraising bike ride on
Sunday (September 25th). Somerset Motorcycle Group members gathered
at Highbridge's Asda car park at the start of the run for Prostate
football helps Paul
FORMER cardiac patient Paul Lapham believed
his days of playing football were long since gone but thanks to
a walking football scheme at King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge
he can now enjoy playing a sport he once loved as a teenager.
Paul developed Angina.
Banksy created town art?
WORLD-famous artist Banksy may have painted
a piece of his hallmark artwork on a Burnham-On-Sea garden wall
on Sunday. The black-coloured artwork, which appears on the wall
of a seafront garden, features the writing "Art thieves stole
my art". More...
for Queen's Drive
FOR the third time this year Rotary and
Burnham Army Cadets turned out to pick up litter on both sides
of Queen's Drive over the weekend. It really doesn't take long
for both verges to be liberally sprinkled with rubbish, which
ranges from cigarette ends to wheel disks. More...
contest set to return
THE Great Burnham Brew Off is set to make
a return to Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival this October.
Home brewing has had a bit of a revival in recent years - along
with other family favourites like baking and crafting - and sales
of brewing kits have soared. More...
crews tackle barn blaze
FIRE crews from Burnham-On-Sea and across
Somerset were called to tackle a barn blaze overnight into Monday.
Crews from Bridgwater, Street, Somerton and Taunton were sent
to the scene just before 9pm on Sunday evening after reports of
a barn alight. More...
Tractor run success
FARMERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea area
turned out to suppport a fundraising tractor run in aid of a local
community group on Sunday (September 25th). 28 tractors set off
across the Somerset Levels and through the area, raising £408
for a local group. More...
show raises charity funds
MORE than £1,300 has this week been
donated to the Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance by the organisers
of a classic vehicle show in Brean. Bridgwater Classic and Vintage
Club held its annual Brean show at the Sundowner Cafe at Beachside
Holiday Park. More...
'Banksy' at town pub
SEVERAL street artists have created colourful
tributes to BMX rider Liam Phillips and Major Frank Foley outside
a Burnham-On-Sea pub - alongside what may be a second Banksy painting.
The new artwork has appeared outside The Railway in Burnham. More...
end to yacht race
HIGH winds caused dramatic scenes at the
end of a yacht sailing race in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (September
24th). Several boats suffered ripped sails, as pictured, when
strong wind gusts suddenly picked up towards the end of the Weston
Plate competition. More...
clean hailed a success
FIFTEEN sackfuls of rubbish were collected
from Burnham-On-Sea's beach and the banks of the River Brue estuary
during a community clean-up held on Saturday (September 24th).
The newly-formed Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach met for the first
time, as pictured.
marks its 70th year
OVER 40 people attended a special meeting
organised by Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Committee
to thank local supporters for their backing over the past seven
decades. The town carnival celebrates its 70th anniversary this
hurt in crossing crash
POLICE have appealed for witnesses following
a crash on Friday afternoon in which a young child was taken to
hospital with leg injuries after a collision on a pedestrian crossing
in Highbridge. A woman and another child were also injured in
the collision. More...
cadets ceremony held
THE Royal Air Forces Association has marked
its long association with Burnham-On-Sea's Air Cadets this week
with a formal presentation. The RAFA's local branch treasurer,
Derek Chivers, presented a certificate of affilliation to 290
Sqn Detached Flight. More...
a compost champion!
GREEN-fingered Burnham-On-Sea residents
are being offered free training, helpful support and the chance
to be a Compost Champion from an eco-education charity. The Carymoor
Environmental Trust is holding a free one-day training course
in October. More...
opening day for B&M
DISCOUNT retailer B&M says it experienced
a "hugely busy first day" as it opened its new store
in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning. The manager of the new
B&M store, Dennis Chick, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
level of interest took us by surprise." More...
hurt after ditch crash
A DRIVER was treated by ambulance crews
after his car left a road and ended up in a water-filled ditch
on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea this morning (Friday). Police
were initially called to Brent Road after the Vauxhall careered
into a roadside ditch, leaving it on its side. More...
FUNDRAISERS in Burnham-On-Sea will be getting
fit while raising cash for charity this October. A fundraising
spin-a-thon is to be held on Saturday October 1st from 9-11am
at Burnham-On-Sea's BASC Ground in Stoddens Road when all will
be welcome. More...
service held for pupils
A GROUP of new pupils in Brent Knoll has
received new Bibles this week during a unique 'new beginnings'
service. As well as starting their new class earlier this month,
the Reception children at Brent Knoll Primary were introduced
to St Michael's Church. More...
woman 'safe and well'
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have thanked the public
for its help after issuing an appeal to find a missing woman on
Thursday evening. Patricia Abbotts, 75, hadn't been seen at her
Burnham-On-Sea home for 24 hours and concerns were growing for
B&M store is opened
DISCOUNT retailer B&M has opened its
new store in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning. The premises
in Burnham's Pier Street, which replaces the former Morrisons
supermarket that closed last November, has created more than 60
new jobs. More...
2, freed from locked car
A FIRE crew from Burnham-On-Sea was called
out to rescue a young girl trapped in a vehicle in Highbridge
on Wednesday (September 21st). One appliance was called to Marconi
Drive in Highbridge at just before 12.30pm where a two year old
girl was locked in. More...
goes on show at Brean fort
BREAN Down Fort is among several National
Trust countryside properties currently in the spotlight as venues
for artists to reveal their inspiration and creative processes
until Sunday 2nd October. It's among 210 venues taking part across
starts on Co-Op store
WORK has begun on building a new Co-Op store
on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea this month. The site of the
former Berrow Inn in Berrow Road is being transformed into the
new convenience store, which has been welcomed by many residents
in the area.
support charity ball
SEVERAL well-known celebrities are backing
Secret World Wildlife Rescue's annual Auction and Ball, which
is set to take place on October 1st at the Webbington Hotel. Secret
World's silent auction will include signed memorabilia from many
top names. More...
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