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zones to expand
A CLAMPDOWN on cold callers in the Highbridge area has seen six
new 'no cold calling zones' introduced with plans to target the
whole town. More...
called to car crash
crews were called to a crash near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (March
26th). A car hit a telegraph pole at the junction of Harp Road
and Yardwall Road on the Mark Causeway at 2.20pm. Crews made the
vehicle safe after ensuring the ocupants were free. More...
season starts today
tapes go up on the opening match of the speedway season at the
Oaktree Arena in Highbridge tonight (Friday, March 27th). The
Somerset Rebels will take on the 2014 Elite League Champions,
the Poole Pirates, in a season-opening match. More...
farmers market today
farmers market returns to the town's High Street this morning
(Friday, March 27th). Over a dozen stalls will be set-up selling
local produce including fruit, local meat, vegetables, cakes,
cheese, pies, bakery items and milk from 9am-1pm. More...
Manager holds drop-ins
Town Centre Manager has this week launched a series of new 'Meet
the Manager' drop-in sessions. The new events give local people
a chance to share their thoughts directly with the Town Manager
responsible for the town centre. More...
galore at comedy night
NIGHT of laughs will be held at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this
Saturday (28th March) when a professional Comedy Night is held
for charity. The event is being held as part of World Autism Awareness
Week and is being organised by the National Autistic Society.
business centre opens
NEW £1.16million business enterprise centre on the outskirts
of Highbridge was officially opened by the County Council on Wednesday
(25th March). Entrepreneurs and business people from across the
area joined Somerset County Council at the opening. More...
after motorway crash
have appealed for witnesses to an accident at Burnham-On-Sea's
M5 motorway junction last weekend. Officers were called to a single
vehicle collision on Saturday evening (21st March) at 7.23pm where
the occupant had left the scene. More...
donkey rides halted
donkey rides will not be offered on Burnham-On-Sea beach this
summer, council bosses have said this week. Sedgemoor District
Council says the previous donkey rides provider in Burnham-On-Sea
has not had their licence renewed. More...
to appear in local musical
BURNHAM-On-Sea actress is set to appear in Bridgwater Amateur
Operatic Society's production of 'Hairspray' in April. Clare Hunter,
a regular performer with local pantomime society Coastline Players
and Weston Operatic Society, is playing Penny Pingleton. More...
quality upgrade to start
WORK is set to begin on the first phase
of a major multi-million pound project to help improve sea water
quality in Burnham-On-Sea. Wessex Water says work on the project
will start in the next few weeks at its pumping station in Highbridge.
Zeppelin act heads to town
UK's leading tribute to rock group Led Zeppelin is returning to
Burnham-On-Sea this month. 'Hats Off to Led Zeppelin' will be
performing at The Princess Theatre on Saturday 28th March. The
group has created a buzz unheard of for a tribute act. More...
beach clean appeal
are being sought to take part in a beach clean in Burnham-On-Sea
and Berrow this Friday (March 27th) at the start of the Easter
holiday season. Organised by Sedgemoor District Council, the event
will see the beach between Berrow and Burnham. More...
in unemployment figures
figures out this week show unemployment has continued to fall
across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Data provided by the House of
Commons Library shows the number of people in the Wells constituency
- which includes Burnham and Highbridge. More...
concert set to be held
and Highbridge Town Band will pay tribute to the late David Fisher,
their former musical director, with a special concert this Sunday
evening (March 29th). A programme of popular band music that includes
many of David's favourite pieces. More...
caravan park is approved
PLANS to build a new caravan park near
a busy A38 road junction in Brent Knoll look have been approved
despite Parish Council concerns about traffic safety. The Fox
and Goose pub in Brent Knoll has been granted permission. More...
show to help town charity
students in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be taking part in a fundraising
show for a local charity in April. L&F Inspired Hair Academy,
based in Highbridge, is holding a cat walk and auction event at
Robert Blake Science College in Bridgwater. More...
air-lifted after ladder fall
air ambulance landed in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday
morning (March 23rd) to fly a casualty to hospital following an
accident. A person fell from a tall ladder while working at a
nearby property, prompting several ambulances to be called. More...
author unveils new book
BURNHAM-On-Sea author is set to publish his fourth crime novel
next month. Damien Boyd is set to unveil his long-awaited fourth
installment in his DI Nick Dixon crime series. The book, called
'Swansong', will be released on Tuesday 7th April. More...
crash' rehearsed in sea
PLANE crash in the Bristol Channel near Brean Down was rehearsed
by lifeboat crews on Sunday (March 22nd) as part of a planned
training exercise. A group of walkers on Brean Down took these
photos of what appeared to be an aeroplane's tail fin. More...
centre team thanked
SOCIAL evening was held on Monday (March 23rd) to thank the team
of volunteers who run Burnham-On-Sea's tourist information centre.
BIARS (Burnham Information and Rescue Support) has run the thriving
centre with the help of local people since 2011.
George's Day fun planned
carers and nurseries are being invited to join a fun day of free
celebrations in Burnham-On-Sea on St George's Day (April 23rd).
Aimed at pre-schoolers, there will be a trail around the town
trying to spot the baby dragons in shops and firms.
store marks first year
BURNHAM-On-Sea bridal clothing shop is celebrating its first anniversary
this week after a successful 12 months helping to make wedding
days extra special. Sarah's Bridal Wardrobe in College Street
specialises in wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses.
award for town street
Mayor has presented the residents of 'Britain's most festive street'
a special award to recognise their efforts in raising £60,000
for charity. Burnham Mayor Martin Cox visited the residents of
Trinity Close on Saturday morning. More...
boost for town charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea charity set up in memory of local teenager Charley
Marks, who died last autumn, has received a funding windfall this
week. Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton has presented £1,000
to In Charley's Memory from his County Council budget.
raises £635 for Olivia
BURNHAM-On-Sea hotel's fundraising music night has raised hundreds
of pounds to help buy a Braille reader for a five year-old local
girl who is registered blind. The Royal Clarence Hotel on the
town's seafront held a successful Karaoke and Pop Quiz Night.
sackfuls of waste collected
sackfuls of rubbish were collected by volunteers during a National
Trust beach clean at Brean on Saturday (March 21st). More than
40 volunteers took part in the event at Brean Cove, removing the
rubbish that has been washed up by the high tides. More...
chosen as Carnival Queen
year-old Abbi Fear has been chosen as Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival
Queen following a ceremony on Friday night (March 20th). At a
special selection evening held in Burnham's Ritz Social Club,
the teenager was chosen by a panel of judges. More...
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