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fireman to retire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighter is set to retire this month after 43
years of front-line work that has made him Somerset's longest-serving
upgrade work finishes
TWO major schemes near Burnham-On-Sea to
improve the flow of water in the Kings Sedgemoor Drain and
protect an important road bridge have been completed. Somerset
County Council teamed up with the Somerset Rivers Authority for
the work. More...
bear visit attracts 500
A LIFE-sized animatronic polar bear captured
the hearts of hundreds of Burnham-On-Sea residents during a unique
visit to the town on Saturday (December 10th). The Ritz Social
Club in Victoria Street hosted a special visit by Bjorn, a realistic
polar bear. More...
praises young card artist
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has presented a young
pupil from Brent Knoll School with a certificate after she was
named one of the winners of a regional art competition. Year 4
pupil Amber entered a contest organised by James Heappey to design
a Xmas card. More...
life-saving kit is unveiled
A BRAND new life-saving defibrillator was
formally unveiled at Apex Park in Highbridge on Saturday (December
10th). The equipment an Automatic External Defibrillator
(AED) - is now available for use on someone having a suspected
heart attack. More...
unhurt in A38 accident
A MAN escaped unhurt after an early morning
crash on the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea early on Saturday morning.
Fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were sent to
the A38 outside the East Brent Carvery in Brent Knoll at 3.55am.
expansion for centre
NEW businesses and jobs are on the way for
Highbridge next year with the expansion of the towns Enterprise
Centre. Planning permission was recently approved to add three
more light industrial units on the site which is already home
to 17 businesses and 25 jobs.
shaves raise £3,000
A GROUP of fundraisers in Burnham-On-Sea
have raised over £3,000 for Cancer Research UK in memory
of a lady who died earlier this year. John Oatway from Burnham,
who lost his beloved mum to Cancer, gathered at The Vapoury in
Burnham town centre. More...
deaths at a record low
THE total number of people killed or injured
on Somersets roads has fallen to its lowest ever level according
to new figures out this week. Figures show there were 1,455 fatal,
serious or slight injury casualties in Somerset in 2015, which
was was down by 10%. More...
dogs ban plan 'on hold'
CONTROVERSIAL proposals by Sedgemoor District
Council to remove the winter ban on dogs using the town's main
beach have been "put on hold" this week amid a heated
debate about the plan. The District Council has been considering
lifting the ban. More...
M5 under-taker caught
VIDEO footage has emerged this week of an
'arrogant' driver who used the M5 hard shoulder near Burnham-On-Sea
to undertake several vehicles. The video, which was captured on
a dashcam, shows the dangerous manoeuvre which occurred on the
energy meter concerns
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has spoken
out in a debate in Westminster on the Governments smart
meter roll-out, airing concerns over the progress in meeting targets
for the programme. Smart meters are a new kind of gas and electricity
grotto coming to town
FATHER Christmas will be making a very special
visit to Burnham-On-Sea this month when he sets up a unique grotto.
The VIP will be at the BARB hovercraft station on Burnham's seafront
on Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th from 10am-4pm.
concert boosts charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society
performed its popular annual Christmas concert on Thursday (8th
December), raising a great amount for a local charity. The well-attended
concert was held in St Johns Church in Highbridge.
bund to halt travellers?
BERROW Parish Council has this week submitted
formal plans to Sedgemoor District Council to build a new earth
mound - or bund - around the village green to prevent travellers
from setting up camp there in the future. Berrow Parish Council
wants permission. More...
record for Poppy Appeal
A NEW record total of £28,840 has
been raised in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge for the Royal British
Legion during the town's annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents
in the Burnham area dug deep to donate to the appeal by buying
thousands of poppies.
starts tour of Burnham
THE carnival season might be over, but that's
not stopped members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club
from building this special Christmas cart to transport Santa around
the streets of the town for charity. The club's members began
a two-week tour. More...
solving event success
A UNIQUE problem-solving event was held
at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club this week involving over a dozen
local children. Pupils from Brent Knoll, St Andrew's, Pawlett,
Churchfield, Berrow, St Joseph's and King Alfred School attended
the event. More...
singers visit care homes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Rotary Club and Inner Wheel
members have been in full voice this week as they performed Christmas
carols at care homes across the town. The club's members have
performed a festive line-up of songs at six care homes in Burnham.
care home is sold
A CARE home in Burnham-On-Sea is under new
ownership after being sold by a specialist business property firm.
Christie and Co brokered the sale of Broughton Lodge Care Home
on behalf of retiring owners, Mike and Mandy Matthews to an established
jailed after 116mph chase
A MOTORIST has been jailed after a 116mph
dash along the M5 from Wellington to Burnham-On-Sea, a court has
heard this week. Ben Wood, 32, took off after an officer in an
unmarked police car made a check on his car at a Shell garage
outside Wellington at 1.30am. More...
skating rink set to return
BURNHAM-On-Sea Events Social Team (BEST)
has announced the return of a skating rink in the town this Christmas.
The rink at the Lynton Road car park will open on December 17th
alongside a family fun fair, Father Christmas, mulled wine, and
hot chestnuts. More...
dog fouling fines issued
BURNHAM-On-Sea dog walkers have been issued
with a further five fixed penalty notices. Four notices have been
issued to owners of dogs being walked on the banned beach area
between Burnham-On-Sea Pavilion and the Jetty and one for dog
fouling on The Esplanade. More...
wins top contest
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man has imprressed the
judges of an international photography competition and been named
the overall winner for this photo. Greg Wallaker, 21, from Burnham-On-Sea,
has been named the overall winner of the annual ICS Competition.
get safeguarding help
TAXI and private hire drivers across the
Burnham-On-Sea area have been given compulsory training in safeguarding
vulnerable adults and children. Sedgemoor District Council has
made safeguarding training compulsory for all new drivers licensed.
upgrade for post office
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Post Office is set to be
refurbished in the New Year as it becomes a new main branch with
longer opening hours, it has been announced this week. The branch
in Burnham's Victoria Street will temporarily close for refurbishment
on 7th January. More...
Close draws crowds
Video: A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac's
stunning display of over 100,000 twinkling Christmas lights -
which has been dubbed by the national press as 'Britain's most
festive street' - is attracting large numbers of visitors. The
Trinity Close residents have decorated. More...
bus service to end
A LONG-running Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
bus service is set be axed at the end of the year unless local
users force a last-minute re-think by Somerset County Council.
Service 67 - which runs through Burnham-On-Sea to Wookey Hole
will be withdrawn. More...
launch bauble contest
HIGHBRIDGE shops and businesses have launched
a shop front bauble competition to encourage children to be more
creative over the Christmas holiday period. The competition is
running in shop windows in Church Street and Market Street. More...
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