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plans for waterpark
WORK is set to begin shortly on transforming a waterpark near
Burnham-On-Sea into a brand new sports complex featuring a cycling
velodrome and athletics track. More...
target wind farm signs
have angered members of a wind farm campaign group near Burnham-On-Sea
after tearing down their promotion signs. Four of the 'No Huntspill
Wind Farm' boards were damaged and torn down from private properties
along the A38 on Tuesday. More...
gear up for charity
from across Somerset will be taking part in a fundraising bike
ride in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea charity this Sunday (May 26th).
Somerset Motorcycle Group is organising a 100 mile bike run, starting
from Highbridge's Bristol Bridge Inn at 10am.
as usual for glazier
BURNHAM-On-Sea glass firm has this week reassured its customers
that it's trading as normal and honouring product guarantees.
Beach View Glass Limited in Victoria Street has opened in place
of Burnham Glass and Windows, which went into liquidation.
rescued by fire crew
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crew was called to Berrow to rescue a horse
stuck in a water-filled ditch on Tuesday evening (May 21st). The
animal got into difficulty at just before 6pm in a field near
to Rosetree Paddock in the village, prompting the rescue.
stride out for charity
of The Alzheimer's Society pulled on their walking boots to take
part in the charity's annual sponsored walk from Burnham-On-Sea
to Brean on Sunday (May 19th). Now in its 10th year, the Brean
Beach Walk attracted over 20 walkers. More...
boost for carnival club
club has been given a welcome boost with a £1,000 donation
from the town's Lions club. Hillview Carnival Club is having to
move to a new building this year to construct its float and the
money will help fund the changes. More...
dies after factory roof fall
investigation has been launched after a man died in a fall from
a roof in Highbridge on Friday (May 17th). Two air ambulances,
police and paramedics were called to Cooper B-Line Willsher &
Quick in Commerce Way at 11.45am. Police said the man had died.
Gareth Gates in Brean
star Gareth Gates headlined a concert at a holiday park in Brean
on Saturday night (May 18th). The singer, who shot to fame during
ITV's Pop Idol in 2002, performed at Holiday Resort Unity
during a special concert at the start of the summer tourist season.
appeal after car torched
are investigating a deliberate car fire which took place in the
early hours of Tuesday (May 21st). Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea
were called to a lane just off Tyler Way and Newtown Road at just
after 1am where a car was alight. More...
Street book shop to open
lovers in Burnham-On-Sea will be able to visit a new charity bookshop
opening in the town's High Street next week. Burnham Rotary Club
is opening its seasonal book store on May 27th at 28b High Street,
between West Coast and Burnham Goldsmiths.
to hold Spring fair
DAY-long craft fair featuring some of the area's best craft makers
is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (May 25th).
The event, called Creative Gifts for Spring, will be held at St
Andrew's Church Hall from 11am-4pm. Three local charities will
Run challenge for duo
GROUP of fundraisers from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge took part
in a colourful fundraising event during their year of fitness
challenges on Sunday (May 19th). Nicola Noad and Tamara Ellis
made a new years resolution to get healthy and get fit.
musical proves a hit
The Aristocats Kids was performed in front of a packed audience
by a Burnham-On-Sea youth drama group on Sunday (May 19th). Members
of Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES) performed the
hit show in front of a packed audience at The Princess. More...
swoop into Marine Cove
Marine Cove Gardens will play host to some unusual visitors on
Bank Holiday Monday (27th May). The Avon Owls of Winscombe will
be making a special visit to raise awareness of the birds. The
owls will be appearing from noon-5pm. More...
rugby captain in town
England Rugby captain Lewis Moody was the special guest at Burnham-On-Sea
Rugby Club's annual dinner and awards presentation night on Friday
(May 17th). Lewis 'Mad Dog' Moody MBE gave an after dinner speech
and handed out the awards. More...
in badger cull protest
of people took part in the filming of a protest video near Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday to campaign against the government's proposed cull of
badgers. Over 350 people attended the filming session at Secret
World in East Huntspill. More...
flower beds concern
beds along Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade are not being permanently
removed, Sedgemoor District Council has reassured residents. It
comes after several of the council's large lower beds along grass-covered
areas of the seafront have been levelled.
holds its final party
Southleigh Kindergarten held its final garden party on Saturday
(May 18th) before closing down later this year. The kindergarten
in Rectory Road was open to all past children, parents and staff
ahead of the retirement of its owners. More...
of the year announced
members of Burnbridge Wanderers Junior Football Club's under 12s
side had an extra reason to smile at the club's presentation evening
at the weekend. The youngsters won the club's trophy for team
of the year, having had a superb season in their league.
delays after M5 crash
faced long delays on Sunday in the Burnham-On-Sea area following
a three-vehicle crash that shut the northbound carriageway of
the M5 motorway. A Land Rover towing a mobile food trailer overturned
after a collision with a silver car. More...
manager steps down
A RECRUITMENT campaign for a new manager
at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre has got underway this week
after the current boss stepped down. Andy Pulleyn, pictured, is
leaving the high-profile role to take on a new job in Exeter.
appeal after store theft
have appealed for the public's help in identifying these two people
following a theft from a Burnham-On-Sea supermarket. £400
worth of razors was stolen from the store on April 10th and offficers
are keen to identify a man and a woman seen in the store.
£150k education boost
developers behind the multi-million
pound plan to regenerate the fire-ravaged former Highbridge Hotel
will pay almost £150,000 towards new school facilities in
the town as part of this week's decision to grant the scheme approval.
Festival cooks lined up
countdown to Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival is underway
with just a few days left until the event opens. This year, the
festival on Saturday 25th May will see a great line-up of cooks
and experts at two venues in the town centre.
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