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'scandal' claim denied
District Council has denied that money given by developers to
promote Highbridge town centre has been whisked away for other
projects, despite claims from a group of councillors. More...
heads into town shops
A PROJECT to bring theatrical performances into shops in Burnham-On-Sea
to boost visitor numbers has been given a £5,000 cash injection
by the Town Council this week. Organisers Selina Keedwell and
Jacqui Strong discussed the plans at a meeting on Monday. More...
bin collections start
RUBBISH collections for hundreds of homes in Burnham-On-Sea town
centre are to change from weekly to every two weeks as part of
a plan to standardise services across Sedgemoor. The 450 homes
affected are currently on Tuesday collections and will change.
runs Chicago Marathon
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner jetted over to America to compete in the
Chicago Marathon at the weekend. Sue Nicholls, 70, completed the
marathon in an impressive time of three hours and 58 minutes and
was the fastest runner in her age group. More...
signs 'put off visitors'
THE benefits of introducing roadside traffic management signs
in Burnham-On-Sea have been debated this week amid claims that
they are putting off drivers coming into the town. The blue and
white signs are being trialled by the council for key events.
prepare for sell-out ball
BURNHAM-On-Sea lifeboat station's crewmembers are making final
preparations for their sell-out fundraising ball on Saturday 24th
October. The organisers have sold a total of 312 tickets and potentially
filled Batch Farm at Lympsham to the brim. More...
raised for hospital
HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for Burnham-On-Sea's Hospital when
a fundraising night was held on Saturday (October 10th). The Friends
of Burnham Hospital held its annual music fundraising night at
the Oaktree Arena, with a packed audience. More...
A NEW-look roundabout on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea has been
defended by council bosses after criticism from some motorists.
Several drivers have got in touch regarding the "confusing
traffic flows" and "dangerously narrow lanes" follow
the changes. More...
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner who is thought to be the town's eldest
resident has celebrated her 104th birthday. Katherine Owen, known
as Katie, pictured, marked her 104th birthday with a celebration
at Broughton Lodge with friends and residents. More...
office shuts for overhaul
HIGHBRIDGE Post Office has temporarily closed for refurbishment
work this month, ahead of new facilities opening there. The premises
at 9 Church Street will re-open on Tuesday October 20th with a
new-look. The owners say the premises will get a coffee shop.
OVER 110 runners of all ages took part in Burnham-On-Sea's autumn
aquathlon on Sunday (October 11th). The adults competed in a 750m
swim at Burnham Swim and Sports Academy followed by a 7.5km run
along the seafront and on the town's beach. More...
night raises over £2,400
OVER £2,400 has been raised for a local breast cancer support
charity from a successful ladies night held at Brean over the
weekend. Somerset Breast Cancer Now - formerly known as Somerset
Breakthrough Breast Cancer - held its annual ladies night on Friday.
funding row in Highbridge
MONEY given by developers to promote Highbridge town centre has
been whisked away for other projects, according to a group of
local councillors. When Asda opened its store, the developer gave
£612,000 to "promote the viability of the town."
after tyres slashed
Updated: THREE people have been arrested after scores of
tyres were slashed by vandals in Burnham and Highbridge during
the early hours of Saturday. Vehicles parked along Willis Court
and the Morland Estate were attacked with a knife, deflating their
crews rescue stuck horse
FIRE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called out to rescue a stranded
horse in a ditch in Brean on Saturday evening (October 10th).
A specialist rescue team from Bridgwater plus a crew from Burnham
were called to Diamond Farm Caravan Park shortly after 7pm. More...
ride raises over £3,000
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cyclist who pedalled from Geneva to Nice for
charity has raised more than £3,000. Paul Dyer completed
the 340 mile route through the Alps by cycling about 85 miles
a day as part of a group of 38 people, all of whom were helping
called to Brean
COASTGUARDS from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Brean beach yesterday
evening (Saturday) after a walker reported concern about seeing
several lights. The team was alerted shortly after 7.15pm and
travelled to Brean Down to investigate. More...
countdown for club
FINAL work is underway to complete this year's carnival float
from Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club in time for the start
of the carnival season in just a few weeks time. The club's Christmas-themed
entry is called 'It's A Cracker' with festive scenes. More...
rescued from beach mud
RESCUE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Weston beach on
Friday after a man digging for fishing bait got stuck in deep
mud. The middle-aged man had been digging in the mud near Knightstone
Harbour when he became trapped in the mud. More...
'Allo gets an extra night
TICKET sales for a stage performance of the sitcom 'Allo 'Allo
near Burnham-On-Sea are proving so brisk that an extra night of
the show is to be held. West Huntspill Players are set to perform
a stage version of the French wartime comedy classic 'Allo 'Allo.
Knights hand out awards
A CLUB of motorcycling enthusiasts from Burnham-On-Sea have held
their annual awards presentation this week. Burnham Bike Knights
hold a series of events through the year and organise weekly summer
bike displays in the Lynton Road car park. More...
Festival launched in town
THE countdown to this month's seventh Burnham-On-Sea Food and
Drink Festival got underway on Thursday night with a special launch
party. Local businesses and food retailers were among the 50 guests
at the function at Calm Cafe. More...
round Britain visit
EX-soldier Mark Newton is in Burnham-On-Sea this week as he undertakes
a mission to record the country's war and lifeboat memorials.
The former Queens Dragoon Guard is making his journey on a disability
scooter, pulling a tiny trailer, round UK. More...
photo day announced
wildlife photographers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have a chance
to get up close to wildlife, under expert tuition, when a wildlife
photography day is held. Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre is
holding a Photography Day on 18th October. More...
lorry blaze caused by fault
A MECHANICAL fault has been blamed for a lorry fire on the M5
motorway which caused queues of up to five miles between Burnham-On-Sea
and Weston on Thursday (October 8th). All three lanes of the M5
northbound were temporarily shut. More...
unveiled by team
BURNHAM United's Under 18s and Under 15s have unveiled several
new local sponsors this week. West Country Motor Homes and The
Fox and Goose Inn have joined forces to sponsor the Under 18s
new kit while Abbott & Frost are sponsoring the U15s. More...
to shut in November
STAFF at Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons store have this week been
formally told that the supermarket is set to close down at the
end of November. The 100 staff were formally told that the last
day of trading at the Burnham store will be November 29th. More...
you help Poppy Appeal?
Royal British Legion has this week issued an appeal for more Poppy
Appeal collectors to come forward. The group is seeking volunteers
to help in Burnham and Highbridge during this autumn's annual
Poppy Appeal collection. More...
inspires musical award
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Acoustic Club has launched a new award scheme
this week aimed at young performers. Mike Price, a member of the
Ritz Acoustic Club whose partner Jayne Young died of Motor Neurone
Disease, is providing a bursary. More...
to save village pub boosted
RESIDENTS living in a village near Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating
this week after their bid to save their village pub was given
a major boost. The Watchfield Inn has been closed for over eight
months and the Parish Council fears for its future. More...
rink countdown begins
THE group behind the project to set up a skating rink in Burnham-On-Sea
this Christmas is lining up a range of activities to support it.
It comes after the organisers from Burnham Events Social Team
were last month successful in their grant bid to run the rink.
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