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setback for Hinkley project
CAMPAIGNERS have this week called for the multi-billion pound
Hinkley Point C project near Burnham-On-Sea to be scrapped after
technical problems were identified with the nuclear reactors being
designed for the power station. More...
rescued by police officer
from Avon and Somerset Police rescued a young deer which has been
nursed to back to health and released by Burnham-On-Sea wildlife
carers. It comes after a member of the public called police with
concerns for a young deer that was injured. More...
raise cash for Hillview
Hillview Carnival Club held a successful coffee morning on Saturday
(April 18th) to raise funds for this year's carnival cart. A steady
flow of visitors attended the fundraising event at Burnham's Baptist
Church in College Street. More...
Towns Meeting preview
and Highbridge Town Council will hold its Annual Towns Meeting
this Monday (20th April) when residents will be able to hear about
its work over the past year. The event will start at 7pm in The
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham. More...
arrested after two hurt
MOTORIST has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after
two people were injured when his car crashed into them in Burnham
on Friday (April 17th). Emergency services were called to Oxford
Street near the junction with College Street after the collision.
secure top school places
across the Burnham-On-Sea area woke up to the news of where their
child will be going to primary school on Thursday (April 16th).
The County Council says nearly 98% of the 5,851 Somerset children
secured a place at their top three choices. More...
at town care home
at Frith House care home in Burnham-On-Sea have been celebrating
achieving a top qualfication. Eight care staff have achieved their
level 2 QCF in Health & Social care - and they received their
qualifications from the town's Deputy Mayor Mike Mansfield. More...
show in Charley's memory
students from the Burnham-On-Sea area will be taking part in a
fundraising show for a local charity this week. L&F Inspired
Hair Academy from Highbridge is holding a catwalk and auction
event for Burnham's In Charley's Memory. More...
begin over town revamp
COUNCIL talks are set to get underway
on changes to the unpopular golden-coloured tarmac in the new
events area in Burnham's High Street, it has emerged as councillors
also threw out plans for golden-coloured seafront pavements. More...
District Councils Clean Surroundings Team and Somerset Waste
Partnership (SWP) have been working with contractors to clear
overflowing recycling banks in Burnham and Highbridge and across
the district in recent days. More...
improve hygiene scores
food businesses in Burnham-On-Sea have improved their food hygiene
ratings after a coaching visit from Environmental Health Officers
from Sedgemoor District Council. The Shah Indian Cuisine and the
Zalshah Tandoori in previously rated 2 in the scheme. More...
town art workshops begin
residents who have wanted to try drawing and painting but found
it difficult to commit to a training course are being invited
along to a new series of sessions. Tutor Ade Bowen has begun the
workshops at Somerset Skills & Learning. More...
clubhouse to expand
United Football Club's plans for a modern new clubhouse have been
given the go-ahead by Sedgemoor District Council this week. The
side is struggling on the pitch with a young squad, however Chairman
Matt Counsell says the club has a good future. More...
Johnson in Burnham visit
Mayor Boris Johnson made a flying visit to Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday
(April 15th) as the General Election campaign continued in earnest.
He made a special visit to the town, meeting residents, enjoying
an ice cream, and visiting BARB. More...
bid to overhaul job centre
A FRESH bid is being made to improve the appearance of the
former job centre in Burnham-On-Sea amid growing concern about
its deteriorating condition. Sedgemoor District Council has written
to both the owner and tenant of the building. More...
ready to perform farce
are on sale for a comedy farce being performed by the West Huntspill
Players this month. The comedy Heatstroke by Eric Chappell
will be performed at the village's Balliol Hall in the village
from Wednesday April 22nd- Saturday 25th at 7.45pm. More...
model to hold charity ball
BURNHAM model who is in running to become Miss England will be
hosting a fundraising charity ball for two good causes next month.
Emily Sanders, 22, is holding the event for Variety, a childrens
charity, and the Beauty With A Purpose campaign. More...
faces 11 years jail
69-year-old man with severe lung disease, who may have less than
two years to live, has this week been warned by a judge to expect
an 11-year jail term after admitting a catalogue of offences including
rape, indecent assault and child cruelty. More...
staff raise charity cash
SPONSORED cycle ride outside a Highbridge supermarket has raised
hundreds of pounds for charity. The staff at Asda in Caxton Road,
Highbridge raised a total of £300.25 for the national charity
Children With Cancer over the weekend. More...
tourist centre shuts down
AN M5 motorway tourist information centre
near Burnham has closed down this week due to council funding
cuts. The Somerset Visitor Centre at Sedgemoor Services on the
southbound motorway shut for the final time on Friday (10th April).
Stranded Jeep rescued
4x4 had to be rescued after getting stuck in mud on Burnham-On-Sea
beach on Tuesday (April 14th). A Jeep Cherokee was being used
to launch a boat into Bridgwater Bay when its wheels became stranded
in mud on the beach north of the jetty. More...
work set to go on show
from Burnham-On-Sea are taking part in North Somerset Art Week
during May. Clive and Sue Hammond-Lovatt, Cora Stock and Margaret
Micklewright will be displaying their work from 1st-10th May at
a location near the village of Cleeve. More...
councillors to step down
town councillors who are stepping down from their roles at May's
election have been thanked for their work by Burnham and Highbridge's
Mayor this week. At the final Town Council meeting before May's
elections, the Mayor recognised them. More...
rescued after 40ft cliff fall
RNLI and BARB crews from Burnham were involved in a search for
a missing dog and its owner after an incident on Brean Down on
Sunday morning (April 12th). Several Burnham and Weston RNLI lifeboats
joined a team from BARB. More...
candidates running for district, town and parish council positions
in the Burnham-On-Sea area were revealed on Friday (April 10th).
Sedgemoor District Council's Electoral Registration Officer made
the formal announcement in Bridgwater. More...
questions for hustings
in Burnham-On-Sea will get a chance to quiz the town's General
Election candiates later this month. Burnham's Election Hustings
meeting will be held at Burnham Baptist Church in College Street
on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30pm. More...
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