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railway station could benefit from regional £2.4bn upgrade
councillors hope a new regional plan to invest £2.4bn in
the south west's railways could benefit Highbridge railway station
with improved facilities. More...
winner's walk fundraiser
A DEVOTED Burnham-On-Sea dog owner and her
Crufts-winning border terrier have raised over £1,100 for
charity by completing a fundraising walk. Vanessa Holbrow strode
out with her dog, Sir Jack Spratticus, in a walk from Brean to
party advice is offered
WITH only two months to go before the Royal
Wedding on May 19th, Sedgemoor District Council has this week
offered residents and community groups in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
help for planning street parties and outdoor events. More...
defends snow closure
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has defended
its decision to shut the school on Monday (March 19th) after snowfall
left it short of staff. The school had to shut to pupils on Monday
due to over 15 teaching staff and further support staff not being
jailed for sex abuse
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has been jailed
for seven and a half years after being found guilty of historic
sex abuse charges. Peter Sheppard, 75, of Love Lane was found
guilty of six counts of sex abuse. He had denied four charges
of indecent assault. More...
appeal after bus abuse
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week issued
an appeal for help after a man was abused on a bus. The victim
was travelling on the number 21 service from Bridgwater to Burnham-On-Sea
on March 5th at about 3.45pm when another man verbally abused
workshop hailed a success
WINTRY weather failed to halt a family kite-making
workshop and fun day in Berrow at the weekend. Saturday's event
was held at The Sundowner cafe next to Beachside Holiday Park
in Berrow, with funds for Sports Relief. BOS Events said the day
had been enjoyed. More...
Snow falls in Burnham
THE Burnham-On-Sea area was shivering under
a thin blanket of snow on Sunday. Bitterly cold temperatures and
snow swept in overnight from the east and continued during Sunday
morning, coating the area in a wintry layer that's unusual for
this time of year. More...
cutbacks are attacked
THE Save Highbridge Library campaign has
this week said Somerset County Council has "disturbed a hornet's
nest of anger and discontent" in proposing cutbacks to library
services. The comments come as a consultation period has been
on sale for casino night
TICKETS are on sale for a Burnham-On-Sea
charity's fundraising casino night that is being held in April.
BARB Search & Rescue is holding the fun event at The Oaktree
in Highbridge on Saturday April 21st from 6.30pm with funds going
towards the charity's work. More...
boost for BAY Centre
THE Burnham-On-Sea Area Youth Centre has
been given a boost by Somerset Bridge Association this week. Burnham-On-Sea's
BAY Centre has received a welcome £800 donation from Sheila
Coda, a member of Somerset Bridge Association.
art festival comes to end
BURNHAM-On-Sea.com has all the results for
every class at the 2018 Highbridge Festival of the Arts. Hundreds
of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards competed
for top honours at the 71st festival. This year's special event
finished on Saturday. More...
called to chimney blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a chimney
blaze in the town on Sunday (March 18th). Firefighters were called
to Berrow Road at just after 4.35pm where they used specialist
equipment to extinguish the fire. A spokesman said one fire appliance
was sent. More...
in top tournament
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge gymnasts from
the town's Monarchs Gymnastics Club have this month been competing
against some of the very best in Great Britain at the Acrobatic
Gymnastics British Championships. The club travelled to Stoke
on Trent. More...
£90k church roof unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Methodist Church unveiled
a £90,000 refurbishment of its roof this weekend. The church
in College Street welcomed Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor Bill
Hancock, Mayoress Frances Hancock at a ceremony on Saturday morning
(March 17th). More...
charity holds annual ball
DOZENS of supporters of a Burnham-On-Sea
charity flocked to its annual ball on Friday evening (March 16th).
In Charley's Memory held its third annual ball on Weston Pier
featuring live music and entertainment, a photo booth and disco
plus more. More...
30 join beach clean-up
BITTERLY cold weather and flurries of snow
failed to halt Burnham-On-Sea's latest beach clean when it took
place on Saturday morning (March 17th). Over 30 volunteers braved
the chilly conditions to take part in the clean-up of the beach
around the Sailing Club. More...
ring found at centre
A GARDEN centre near Burnham-On-Sea is appealing
for the public's help to return a ring to its rightful owner.
Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll says the wedding ring was
found on Saturday. "It's a wedding ring for a very small
finger," says a spokesman. More...
suffers spinal injury in fall
A WALKER has been taken to hospital today
(Friday) with suspected spinal injuries after suffering a fall
near Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club. A team of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards
was called at just before 4.30pm after a quick-thinking crewmember
spotted him. More...
yacht will sail again'
A YACHT in Burnham-On-Sea has been left
partially submerged under water and mud in the River Brue after
getting into difficulty during this month's high tides. Owner
Phil Hatfield is working on a big clean-up operation to remove
thick mud and water inside.
GP out-of-hours service
OUT-of-hours GP services in the Burnham-On-Sea
will be taken over by a new supplier following the current service
being described as "unacceptable", the county's clinical
commissioning group has said. Last April inspectors said it was
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's 'BosFest'
music festival will be holding a day-long fundraising concert
on Easter Sunday. The Easter Fundraiser will be held at Burnham-On-Sea's
Ritz Social Club from 1pm-11pm on Sunday April 1st. More...
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents
will have an extra seven weeks to share their views on the County
Councils proposals for the town's library. The closing date
for the consultation has been extended from Sunday 22 April to
Wednesday 13 June. More...
Play Day helpers sought
THE organisers of this summer's Apex Park
Play Day are appealing for volunteers to help in the planning
of the event. Last year, around 7,000 people attended the free
fun-filled day with 40 free activities and it's set to return
on Wednesday August 1st. More...
ambulance lands in town
AN air ambulance landed on Burnham-On-Sea's
BAY Centre playing fields on Thursday morning (March 15th) to
help a patient. The yellow Devon and Somerset air ambulance came
down on the northern side of the playing fields at 8.45am, as
pictured here. More...
THE Environment Agency has asked the owners
of a controversial chicken farm in East Huntspill near Highbridge
to resolve problems with strong smells following many complaints
from local people. Residents living near Newbridge Farm have complained
about the smells. More...
queen contest begins
THE annual search for Burnham-On-Sea's new
Carnival Queen and Princesses has begun. Youngsters in the Burnham-On-Sea
area have just a few weeks to enter this year's contest to become
the Carnival Queen or a Princess. Entries are open until 18th
Apex Park litter pick
A 14-STRONG group of litter pickers took
part in an organised clean-up event at Highbridge's Apex Park
on Wednesday (March 14th). The litter clean was held at Apex Park
as part of a campaign from Keep Britain Tidy called the Great
British Spring Clean. More...
business awards launched
A NEW business awards scheme has been launched
in Burnham-On-Sea to encourage shops and firms to become more
environmentally friendly. The plans were unveiled by Burnhams
coastal community officer Tanya Cox at the latest council meeting.
boost for Fairtrade
CHILDREN from a Burnham-On-Sea school raised
cash for charity by holding a unique Fairtrade coffee morning
in the town on Wednesday (March 15th). The children of St Andrew's
School made and served coffee to visitors at St Andrew's Church.
welcomes forces heathcare
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has welcomed
the Governments decision to invest £220 million in
mental health services for our Armed Forces and veterans. Mr Heappey,
who served in The Rifles on two operational tours in Afghanistan,
says he's pleased. More...
injured in beach fall
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards helped a beach
walker on Wednesday after she injured her foot in a muddy fall
on the town's beach. Coastguards were called to Burnham beach
just after 11am when the lady was reported by a local resident
to be in difficulty. More...
lanterns to be banned
A BAN on sky lanterns being launched from
Town Council properties in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge looks
set to be introduced following a debate this week. Councillors
have approved proposals to ban the use of the controversial lanterns.
rescued from suitcase
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers are looking
after this tiny grass snake after it was found curled up in a
suitcase by a member of the public. The small grass snake has
been brought into the care of Secret World Wildlife Rescue staff
in East Huntspill, near Burnham.
bids to save post office
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's MP James
Heappey is pushing forward the search for a new operator to run
the towns Post Office, following the current postmaster's
decision to sell the business. The Post Office is currently working
with the postmaster. More...
hurt in town accident
A WOMAN suffered hip and ankle injuries
after a collision with a car in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. Police
were called at around 3.50pm on Tuesday (March 13th) to the junction
of Adam Street and the High Street in Burnham-On-Sea. An ambulance
also attended. More...
upkills on Glaucoma
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Specsavers opticians are
marking World Glaucoma Week (11-18 March) by up-skilling to better
support customers with the condition. Often symptomless in its
early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible
sight loss. More...
given funding boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea Freemasons have this week
given a town couple a funding boost to help them seek crucial
medical treatment for their baby, who has a rare condition that
has left him blind. When Koby Hoff was born seven months ago he
was struggling to breathe. More...
ambulance lands on path
RESIDENTS in Highbridge could hardly believe
their eyes when an air ambulance flew into the town and landed
on a footpath on Monday (12th March). The green Great Western
Air Ambulance landed on the path behind Havage Close, Highbridge
shortly after mid-day. More...
history talk to be held
MARITIME heritage across the region will
go in the spotlight when a historian visits Burnham-On-Sea this
week. Maritime historian Philip Ashford will give an illustrated
talk at North Sedgemoors local history meeting on Wednesday
14th March at 7pm. More...
night raises over £1,100
A FUNDRAISING race night held at Highbridge's
Oaktree Arena has been hailed a success after raising over £1,100
for the charity 'Children with Cancer UK'. The event, held on
Saturday, was organised by Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser Lindsey Ripley.
19, arrested after assault
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have arrested a man
after a man was assaulted outside this town centre shop earlier
this month. The incident took place outside the former S&A
Linens shop in Burnham-On-Sea High Street on Sunday. Police have
arrested a 19 year-old.
fitness classes set to start
A NEW series of fitness classes are set
to start in Burnham-On-Sea in April. The new 'Insanity Live' classes
will be held every Thursday, starting from April 12th, at the
Burnham Area Youth Centre (BAY Centre) from 9.30am-10.30am each
praise for Crufts duo
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has praised a devoted
Burnham-On-Sea dog owner after her rescue dog won a coveted top
award at Crufts on Sunday. Ness Holbrow and her re-homed Border
Terrier, called Sir Jack Spratticus, won the Crufts 2018 Friends
for Life award. More...
Flower Show success
RECENT wintry weather hit the number of
flower entries at the annual Burnham-On-Sea Horticultural Society
Spring Show on Saturday (March 10th). While organisers said the
event at Burnham's St Andrew's School had been "a success"
with around 150 entries. More...
Disney musical to open
YOUNGSTERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge area will be taking part in a performance of Disney's
High School Musical Junior this month. Mark Youth Theatre group
is performing its annual show at Strode Theatre in Street from
March 15th. More...
town charity's sky dive
BURNHAM-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue
is seeking daring fundraisers for an adrenaline-filled event.
The charity, which runs two life-saving rescue hovercrafts and
inshore rescue boats, is seeking supporters to join a sky dive
on May 26th. More...
Dolphin rescues jobs
A GROUP of bus drivers who help to run a
service in Burnham-On-Sea and Weston could see their jobs saved
by a local coach operator. As recently reported here by Burnham-On-Sea.com,
Crosville Motors announced they will be stopping some services
in April. More...
plays for Yeovil Ladies
A YOUNG Burnham-On-Sea football player has
played for Yeovil Town Ladies FC when they hosted Chelsea Ladies.
Megan Robinson, 17, was introduced to the pitch in the 82nd minute,
replacing Leah Burridge, a former Somerset FA Centre of Excellence
'Design A Ted' shop opens
A NEW shop that lets children design their
own teddy bears opened on Saturday (March 10th) in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre. 'Design A Ted' has opened in a vacant premises at
44 The High Street, near the junction with Burnham's Cross Street.
top land yachts in Brean
DOZENS of the UK's top sand yachting enthusiasts
were in action on Brean beach at the weekend during the British
Land Yachting Championships. The National Land Yacht Regatta,
organised by Brean Land Yacht Club, was held on Saturday and Sunday.
appeal after fatal crash
POLICE have appealed for witnesses of a
to contact them after a crash between a mobility scooter
and a 4x4 in Burnham-On-Sea's Adam Street on Thursday. Emergency
services were called at 11.50am amid reports of the collision
near Oxford Street. More...
leads in Dean Tate search
THE search for missing Burnham-On-Sea man
Dean Tate has entered its second week with no sign of him found.
The 40-year-old was last seen at the TA8s bar in Pier Street in
Burnham at 2am on Saturday, February 24th after earlier visiting
the Somerset and Dorset pub. More...
bids for running blades
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man hopes to raise £14,000
to help his passion of running for charities. Toby French has
been a double below-the-knee amputee since birth, but recently
began running in an effort to become healthier. The 28-year-old
uses prosthetic legs.
homes planned for field
A PUBLIC field on the outskirts of Highbridge
could be turned into a major new housing development of up to
130 homes under controversial plans just unveiled. Local property
developer Toni Hammick has revealed the'concept plans'. More...
cycle path plan backed
PLANS for a new coastal cycle path between
Burnham-On-Sea and Weston have been given the backing of town
councillors this week. Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge town councillors
have given their support to Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited.
plans for 29 flats unveiled
to turn Highbridge's former Canal House site into a modern new
development of 29 flats have been unveiled this week. Property
developer Toni Hammock discussed her plans for the high-profile
site, next to the Church Street roundabout, with councillors.
Aldi store takes shape
WORK is fully underway on Highbridge's planned
new Aldi store, which is due to open later this year. Sedgemoor
District Council approved plans for the new Aldi supermarket on
the Isleport Business Park in May last year and the store is set
to open in the autumn. More...
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