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appeal after fail-to-stop crash in Burnham-On-Sea
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have issued an appeal for witnesses
following a fail-to-stop crash in the town on Tuesday (January
council tax hike likely
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents
could be landed with a 4.95% hike in their council tax bills this
April. A big £20,000 decrease in funding for Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge from Sedgemoor District Council due to central
government cutbacks. More...
fun this weekend
CIDER lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area
will be able to wish good health on apple crops for the coming
year during local wassailing events this Saturday (January 20th).
The centuries-old tradition of wassailing will take place at two
events in the Burnham area. More...
of high winds for area
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being warned
by The Met Office to expect more high winds plus snow showers
and ice this week. A yellow warning for high winds gusting over
60mph has been issued for our area during today (Wednesday) and
into Thursday. More...
beach clean this Saturday
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join the
Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach by taking in a beach clean this
Saturday (January 20th). It will run from 10am-12 mid-day, with
volunteers meeting at the entrance to the River Brue by Burnham
sailing club. More...
9, declines gifts for charity
A KIND-hearted Burnham-On-Sea youngster
has celebrated her birthday with a selfless act by inviting family
and friends to give donations to two charities close to her heart
instead of buying her presents. Venice Winstone, pictured, celebrated
her ninth birthday. More...
gets coastal officer
BURNHAM-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have a
new Coastal Community Officer who is set to launch several new
initiatives to reduce marine and beach litter and protect bathing
water quality along our coastline. Tanya Cox has joined the Litter
Free Coasts. More...
Man Macbeth' in Burnham
A UNIQUE two-actor theatre production of
Macbeth that makes Shakespeare fresh and exciting is coming to
Burnham-On-Sea this February. Out of Chaos, a London-based touring
company have won awards and filled theatres around the world since
show set to return
HUNDREDS of bargain hunters are expected
to converge on Highbridge's King Alfred School on Thursday, February
1st when a popular annual fashion show is held. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea
Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Club, the event is held each year.
beach fouling': dog owner
A BURNHAM-On-Sea dog owner has urged pet
owners to be more responsible and halt beach fouling after she
cleaned up large amounts of dog mess on Sunday. Sue Lowe collected
10kg of waste along Burnham-On-Sea's beach amid new concerns about
the issue. More...
reel in good catches
BURNHAM-On-Sea angler Nigel Devey reeled
in this bumper cod weighing 12lb 3oz during the opening boat fishing
competition of the year on Sunday. Nigel won the annual Presidents
Cup competition, organsied by Burnham Boat Owners, when a group
took part. More...
alarm for rescue crews
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB crews
were called out on Sunday following a sighting of a 'person' in
a local river estuary. The HM Coastguard Operations Room in Milford
Haven had received a call at just before 12.30pm to the sighting.
night raises £500
A FUNDRAISING comedy night held in Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (January 13th) raised £500 for a local community
group. The event at The Ritz Social Club was held for Hands of
Change, which launched two years ago to encourage more social
team off to a great start
A GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea swimmers made
a splash when they competed in the first regional tournament of
the year. Burnham-On-Sea's Academy Swim Team kicked off the 2018
season by taking part in the prestigious Derek & Val Ross
Memorial Trophy Gala. More...
shut for roadworks
NETWORK Rail is carrying out work to two
local bridges, leading to the temporary closure of two roads in
the Burnham-On-Sea area starting this week. Stoddens Lane in Burnham-On-Sea
will have a temporary road closure in place for five days from
January 15th to 19th. More...
show beach in full glory
THESE spectacular new aerial images of Burnham-On-Sea
have been filmed this week by a drone enthusiast on a day of winter
sunshine. Owen Bishop took the shots of Burnham-On-Sea's low lighthouse
and the sweeping coastline during Wednesday's bright weather.
aims to help hospitals
HOME First, a new Somerset health and social
care initiative, is freeing up hospital beds during this busy
winter period by giving people the care they need at home. The
numbers of people being admitted to local hospitals has increased
significantly this winter. More...
Rally: Countdown begins
UP to 100 drivers are gearing up to take
part in the 22nd annual Brean Rally, which is set to return to
the village's Leisure Park during January 2018. The rally will
be held over the weekend of 27th and 28th January with pre-rally
scrutineering on the Friday. More..
Linens back in town store
BURNHAM-On-Sea's S&A Linens has recently
re-opened as a large department within Scott's Furnishings in
Victoria Street. It comes after S&A Linens' own dedicated
shop in Burnham High Street closed last year after 27 years. Steve
the changes. More...
denies murder of woman
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man accused of murdering
his former partner has denied the charge. Owen Pellow, 42, of
Berrow Road was charged with murder after his former partner,
Lisa Marie Thornton, 36, was found dead at a property in Berrow
starts volunteer drive
WESTON Hospicecare shops in Burnham-On-Sea
will be holding a volunteer recruitment week during February.
The event takes place from 5th-10th February and will allow interested
volunteers to find out more about they can help at the charity's
accused of death detained
A CROWN court judge has this week approved
the continued detention of a man who is accused of a fatal stabbing
in Burnham-On-Sea. Dominic Lacey is due to stand trial at Exeter
Crown Court later in January, accused of the murder of Joseph
Pearce last July.
to return to Burnham
A NEW butcher's shop is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre this Spring in a move that will be welcomed by shoppers.
The new business, selling a wide range of fresh local meat, plans
to open in the High Street in time for the start of the busy holiday
advice issued over flu
SOMERSET County Councils Public Health
and NHS teams have this week reminded residents in the Burnham-On-Sea
area that getting a flu jab and self-care are the best ways to
stay well this winter. Amid long waiting times at local hospitals,
the NHS wants to help. More...
star in area for quiz night
BBC TV sports presenter John Inverdale will
be the special guest at a unique quiz evening near Burnham-On-Sea
in February. The sports presenter, who is a well known face of
the BBC's coverage of events such as Wimbledon and the Six Nations
rugby, will be visiting. More...
farm's £50k local boost
A HUGE multi-million pound solar energy
farm near Burnham-On-Sea is generating enough power for 2,000
homes - and its owners say £50,000 a year of 'surplus income'
is to be given to local community groups. The site at Wick Farm
has been running since June. More...
in her dad's memory
A LOCAL rally driver is gearing up to compete
in this year's Brean Rally in memory of her father. Cheryl Spencer
will be driving in the 22nd Brean Rally which is to be held during
the weekend of 27th and 28th January 2018. "I am taking part
in the rally as a local girl." More...
to be held in town
A REFERENDUM is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge later this year when residents will be given a
chance to have their say on whether a new Neighbourhood Plan is
adopted. The document has been compiled over the last three years
by local groups. More...
on top website
A PHOTO of Burnham-On-Sea's lighthouse was
the 'image of the day' on the front page of a leading search engine
this week. The colourful photograph of the iconic low lighthouse
was selected by Bing as the site's main cover image. It was taken
by Robert Maynard. More...
memory tree raises £261
OVER £200 was for raised a local charity
by a Burnham-On-Sea hotel encouraging visitors to attach colourful
baubles and ribbons to a Christmas tree to serve as touching tributes
to loved ones. The Victoria sold festive baubles and ribbons for
of foam caused Asda scare
A HIGHBRIDGE resident says a box of foam
caused bomb disposal teams to carry out a controlled explosion
of a 'suspicious item' on Tuesday. Police and an army Bomb disposal
team were called to Asda in Highbridge's Caxton Road shortly after
restaurant opens in town
A NEW restaurant has opened for business
in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. The Lounge replaces The Mitre in
College Street with a revamped dining area and a new menu of local
food. Managers Craig Peters and Jimie Scully are looking forward
to welcoming diners. More...
walk fundraiser to be held
ANIMAL lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area
are being asked to take on the hottest walk of their lives in
aid of local wildlife animal rescue charity Secret World Wildlife
Rescue. The group, based in East Huntspill, is organising a sponsored
fire walk on 17th February. More...
pub goes on sale
A TOWN centre pub in Burnham-On-Sea has
gone on the market with buyers being sought by the agents. The
freehold for The Old Pier Tavern in Burnham-On-Sea's Pier Street
is available now.. The pub has a well known previous landlord
from the music world.
path closed by landslip
WALKERS using the England Coast Path between
Burnham-On-Sea and Watchet are being advised that a section of
the path has been closed by a landslip. Stormy weather caused
a section of cliff at St Audries Bay to fall away. A new
route is being worked on. More...
machine goes after raid
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cash machine which was
severely damaged in a robbery last autumn has finally been removed
this week - and it won't be replaced, say its owners. BT and Cashzone
have decided not to replace it on the corner of the High Street
and Adam Street. More...
new flats win approval
PROPOSALS for a new development of flats
in Highbridge town centre, in place of office space, have been
given the go ahead by Sedgemoor District Council. The council
plans to build new 'Social Rented Housing' at the rear of Alpha
House in Market Street, pictured. More...
park sale price is cut
A BREAN beach holiday park which has put
up for sale has been reduced in price to £995,000 this week,
providing a rare chance to buy a tourism business in the village..
Specialist business property firm Christie & Co has been instructed
to sell Lazy Days. More...
festival bursaries open
ORGANISERS of Burnham-On-Sea's food festivals
are offering support to new businesses to enable them to make
their first steps into trading. Eat:Burnham-On-Sea has launched
a new bursary that aims to encourage business start-ups and entrepreneurial
beach road re-opens
BERROW beach's access road has re-opened
after council contractors carried out repairs and rubbish clearance
following last week's storms. Sand and concrete were washed away
from around the road's surface, leaving a sharp drop that could
Close lights raised £10k
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display
of over 100,000 Christmas lights raised a huge final total of
more than £10,000 for charity. Crowds of visitors flocked
to the Trinity Close display over the five weeks, and they dug
deep for this year's charities. More...
called to suspicious fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called
to a tackle a 'suspicious' blaze at a home in Puriton early this
morning (Monday). Three fire appliances from Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea
were sent to Canns Lane, Puriton where the porch of a property
was on fire. More...
fun comes to Burnham!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's award-winning Pantomime
Society is making final preparations to perform its annual family
show, the classic Robinson Crusoe. The show will open at Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre on Friday 19th January and runs until Saturday
27th January. More...
'autism champion' dies
TRIBUTES have been paid to a community-spirited
resident in West Huntspill who championed autism support. Campbell
Main, pictured, passed away peacefully but suddenly at home on
January 2nd, aged 85. Allison Ward has led the tributes. More...
centre takes cups
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge coffee drinkers
are now able to recycle single-use plastic-lined paper coffee
cups from High Street cafe and takeaway chains for the first time.
Higbhridge's Isleport Recycling Centre has begun taking the plastic-lined
arrested for drink driving
A TOTAL of 146 people were arrested for
drink and drug driving this Christmas as part of local Police's
crackdown across the region. The 'Operation Tonic' road safety
campaign saw 78 people charged and a further 40 people were released
under investigation. More...
champion speaks out
WORLD speedway Champion Jason Doyle has
given his first interview since sealing a sensational return to
the Highbridge-based Somerset Rebels. Aussie ace Doyle, a favourite
with Rebels fans after his previous spell with the club, lifted
the biggest prize. More...
new homes in East Huntspill
PLANS for a major development of 40 new
homes in East Huntspill have been unveiled this week. The developer,
Core Strategic Land, is seeking outline planning permission to
build the new properties on green land at New Road in East Huntspill.
hit by train is rescued
A YOUNG swan has had a lucky escape after
being hit by a train - and is now recovering at Secret World Wildlife
Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea. The bird has been rescued from the
railway line between Taunton and Bridgwater after the wildlife
charity received a call.
hop artist heads on tour
BURNHAM-On-Sea hip hop artist Joe Mooney
is heading off on a tour across the UK and Australia. Joe, who
is better known as Big Smokin Joe, performed at the Old
Pier Tavern in Burnham on Saturday before heading to Australia
on his tour. More...
cut back in big storms
SAND dunes have been cut back, beach safety
signs have been destroyed and a beach access road closed along
Burnham-On-Sea's coastline following this week's storms and high
tides. The sand dunes on Burnham, Brean and Berrow beaches have
been cut back. More...
boost for town hospital
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Berrow Golf Club members
have raised a huge £9,600 for the Friends of Burnham Hospital.
The Club Captains picked the YMCA and The Friends of Burnham Hospital
as the Captains' nominated charities of the year.
Choir seek new members
A 'PIONEERING contemporary choir' in Burnham-On-Sea
is encouraging local teenagers and adult to join its group. Rock
Choir Burnham-On-Sea meets weekly during term time on Thursday
evenings at the St Johns Ambulance HQ in Highbridge from
you become a PCSO?
AVON and Somerset Police is welcoming applications
for "enthusiastic, confident and resilient members of the
community" to serve as Police Community Support Officers
(PCSOs). The force says it's committed to investing in neighbourhood
footfall rose in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea traders experienced a mostly
positive festive season of business amid an increase in visitor
numbers to the town centre. Footfall counters in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre show there were 5.8% more shoppers in the High Street.
office plan wins backing
BERROW Parish Councillors last night (Wednesday)
voted in favour of the village's Post Office being converted into
a residential home. It now looks certain that the post office,
in Berrow Road, will change from being a mixed-use to a single-use
appeal after 'mass brawl'
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week said
they are continuing to investigate a 'mass brawl' in the town
centre during Christmas week. As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com,
Police were called to a 'mass brawl' in Burnham-On-Sea's Abingdon
course to begin
BURNHAM-On-Sea and District Bee Keepers
are launching a new beginners course on beekeeping this month.
The group is organising a six-week course for local people to
find out more about how to keep honey bees in the Burnham-On-Sea
£70k play centre planned
A BURNHAM-On-Sea mother hopes to open a
new soft children's play centre in Highbridge. Debbie Beckett,
pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week about her plans to
open CrazyDayz Active Play Centre in the town due to a lack of
facilities in the area.
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