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over bus cuts
users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have reacted with dismay
to the news that vital services look set to be axed following
a cost-cutting decision by Somerset County Council this week.
B workers 'bring boost'
MORE than a 1,000 extra workers
have been hired to join Hinkley Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea
to help carry out a major maintenance programme. Site operator
EDF Energy says the influx of workers could provide an economic
boost to the area. More...
pub to open new facilities
Highbridge pub is set to formally open a new functional room and
skittle alley this week. The Globe Inn in Newtown Road is holding
a special launch party to mark the opening this Friday (12th February)
from 8pm. The pub has been doing a project build over the year.
opening date under wraps
retailer B&M has said this week it has no firm date to open
its new store to replace Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons supermarket.The
discount retailer is set take over the Pier Street site and employ
around 50 staff. B&M said there's no further update yet. More...
contest this Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre
is hosting the town's second annual Talent Showcase in aid of
local charity Somewhere House Somerset this Saturday. Up and coming
bands and musicians will be performing live in front of a team
of judges. More...
£1,000 boost for BARB
than £1,000 has been raised for a Burnham-On-Sea charity
by customers at a supermarket in the town. Over the past week,
Tesco in Ben Travers Way has held a raffle in aid of BARB Search
& Rescue, which operates Burnham's life-saving hovercrafts.
in special measures
Medical Centre has been placed into special measures following
an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The practice in
Pepperall Road, Highbridge has been given an overall rating of
"inadequate" by a specialist team of inspectors. More...
officer's rallying call
new Coastal Officer is calling on the community to work together
to reduce marine and beach litter in order to improve the town's
bathing water quality. Harriet Yates-Smith is running a campaign
called Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset.
Panto fun in Brean
Whittington comes to Brean this month when the village's Coastline
Players perform their annual run of fun-filled pantomime shows.
Under the direction of Greg Fear, with choreography by Samantha
Nicol, this show promises to be a hit. More...
Imogen leaves damage
A CLEAN-up operation is underway in the Burnham-On-Sea area after
Storm Imogen brought high winds and heavy rain on Monday (February
8th). The powerful storm - which saw 70mph gusts of wind in Burnham
- left damage across the area. More...
up for coach award
has been shortlisted for a fourth consecutive year for the award
of 'Coach Friendly Destination' in the National Coach Tourism
Awards. The town is up against Ashton-under-Lyne, Beverley, Bournemouth,
Derry, Devizes, Liverpool and Perth. More...
makes a splash!
£2,000 is expected to have been raised for local charities
after dozens of people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area took
part in a sponsored swim in Brean on Sunday (February 7th). The
fifth annual Swimarathon was run by Burnham Rotary Club. More...
attacks solar cash cuts
former MP has attacked Labour and the Conservatives after a bid
to halt cuts to solar subsidies was rejected. Tessa Munt, the
Liberal Democrat MP for the Burnham area from 2010-2015, said
she's unhappy about the decision. More...
Fire on M5 at Burnham
Range Rover was left badly damaged after a blaze on the M5 motorway
at Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday afternoon (February 7th). Two fire
engines from Burnham-On-Sea rushed to the blazing vehicle on the
hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway. More...
club's cash boost
Hillview Carnival Club has been given a cash boost towards the
costs of constructing a new shed to build its carnival float this
year. The Ladies Group at St John's Church in Highbridge has donated
£250 towards the carnival club's building project. More...
events guide launched
BUSY programme of more than 90 community events is to be held
in Burnham-On-Sea during 2016, it has been confirmed this week
as local organisers met to agree the dates of a joint guide. Burnham's
new 2016 programme of events is available to download. More...
driver' arrested by police
have arrested a man near Burnham-On-Sea for driving under the
influence of drugs. The arrest took place on the Bristol Road
near Pawlett just before midnight on Wednesday (February 3rd)
when the 23 year-old man from Puriton was pulled over. More...
after man's murder
MAN who falsely accused a Burnham-On-Sea hostel resident of sexual
abuse before killing him had made similar unfounded allegations
before, a formal review has found. Derek Hancock, 42, stabbed
Burnham-On-Sea man Robert Cox, 24, right, at a hostel in Bristol.
full for TV star's visit
CAPACITY audience crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre
for a special visit by a top TV motorcycle racing commentator
and former champion on Friday night (February 5th). Steve Parrish
has had a long career in motorcycling and was Champion. More...
hunters flock to show
100 bargain hunters flocked to King Alfred School in Highbridge
on Thursday night (February 4th) for a fundraising fashion show.
Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club and the Inner Wheel Club,
the ninth annual event was hailed a success by organisers. More...
calls for railway upgrade
MP James Heappey has this week called on Network Rail to make
improvements to Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station to help
it benefit more residents in the area. It follows the release
of official new figures that show extra passengers. More...
your say on library cuts
and Highbridge residents have a final chance to have their say
on plans to cut opening hours at Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
libraries. Somerset County Council's cost-cutting plans will see
Burnham Library's opening hours reduced. More...
rescued in town centre
GREATER black-backed gull was rescued this week in Burnham after
it was found with two large fishing hooks trapped in its throat.
The bird was seen behind Lloyds Bank in Burnham High Street with
fishing line wrapped around its body and a large heavy weight
fined by court over noise
District Council has successfully prosecuted a Highbridge resident
for breach of a Noise Abatement Notice. Mr Ferenczi of 9 Regal
Court, Newtown Road, Highbridge appeared before magistrates at
Taunton Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty. More...
gather for workshops
latest of several unique writing workshop has been held at Burnham-On-Sea's
Crafty Tea Cup cafe this week as plans gather pace for a series
of theatrical performances across town centre shops this Spring.
Burnham-On-Sea's shops will be transformed. More...
car park for town centre?
Burnham-On-Sea's Tuckers Garage site into a car park and introducing
new parking charges at Highbridge's Apex Park are among the options
that look set to be considered by Sedgemoor District Council as
it seeks to raise extra cash from motorists. More...
fun day planned
'Legomania' will be coming to a Burnham-On-Sea holiday park on
Friday 19th February. Lakeside Holiday Park is holding an afternoon
of Lego themed fun with Gincandescence and Karen Blake Arts open
to all children aged 4-11. More...
rejects Apex Park deal
and Highbridge Town Council has this week firmly rejected a proposal
for it to take over the management of the town's Apex Park. Last
night's debate follows Sedgemoor District Councils Executive
asking the Town Council to consider "taking over the park.
store creates 50 new jobs
50 new jobs are set to be created when a new B&M store opens
in place of Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons supermarket. The discount
retailer, which is set take over the Pier Street store, says it
hopes to employ some of those who previously worked at Morrisons.
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