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with video: A SPORTS car that was stranded in mud on Berrow
beach for five days was finally pulled free by a commercial recovery
service on Thursday (October 30th). More...
named to lead carnival
organisers of Monday night's Highbridge and Burnham Carnival have
announced the group of VIPs who will lead the procession. In celebration
of Hillview Junior Carnival Clubs 40th anniversary this
year, four queens will lead the parade. More...
strike starts today
in Burnham-On-Sea have been reassured that safety won't be put
at risk when firefighters in the town join a nationwide four-day
strike from today (Friday) until November 4th in a row over pensions.
The Fire Brigades Union says its members will walk out. More...
market returns today
a dozen traders will be selling a wide range of locally-grown
products when Burnham-On-Sea's monthly farmers market returns
to the town on Friday (October 31st) with a Halloween theme. Pumpkins
and bonfire night burgers will be among the produce. More...
Halloween in town
FAMILIES in Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating Halloween with
a spooky events. There will be several Halloween Parties for all
ages with spooky childrens games, scary train rides, a display,
and even a Zombie Walk along the town's seafront. More...
show in town on Saturday
VINTAGE Hornby train show is set to be held in Highbridge on Saturday.
The Bristol and Somerset Group of the Hornby Railway Collectors'
Association will present their sixth Vintage Hornby Train Show
from 10am-4pm at King Alfred School. More...
car wash tomorrow
at Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station will be holding a fundraising
car wash on Saturday (November 1st). The Burnham RNLI team are
preparing to don their dry-suits for the popular event between
10am and 2pm. Each car will be carefully soaped. More...
gig in Charley's memory
SPECIAL concert will be held on Friday to raise funds for a new
charity that is being formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager.
Popular 18 year-old Charley Marks passed away last month and Burnham's
Ritz Social Club is holding a charity gig. More...
is building for the young members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview
Carnival Club as this weekend's start of the carnival season nears.
The children have unveiled their jungle-themed costumes, which
will be worn on their cart, called Jungle Fever. More...
Power surge in Burnham
SERIES of power surges in Burnham-On-Sea caused electrical problems
for shops in the town centre on Wednesday (October 29th). Several
businesses at the northern end of Burnham's shopping area suffered
a series of problems just before 9.30am. More...
in the pink for charity!
dancers in Burnham and Highbridge have raised funds for a breast
cancer charity by taking part in a special 'wear it pink week'.
Members of the town's Lucy Gunter Dance and Theatre Arts Centre
have worn pink outfits to their classes. More...
Berrow solar farm approved
Exclusive: PLANS for a huge new solar energy farm on the
outskirts of Brean and Berrow have been given the go-ahead this
week. The 90-acre solar farm is earmarked for fields to the south
of Wick Farm in the parishes of Berrow and Brent Knoll near Burnham.
for town band director
and Highbridge Band has this week paid tribute to its Musical
Director, David Fisher, who passed away at home on Saturday (25th
October). During his eight years as Musical Director of Burnham
and Highbridge he elevated them to their current position. More...
branch is 'safe for now'
future of Burnham-On-Sea's branch of Lloyds Bank could be threatened
by major cost-cutting plans announced this week. Lloyds, which
has a branch on the corner of Burnham's High Street and College
Street, said it is cutting 9,000 jobs. More...
called to flooded home
firefighters were called to help a resident who had suffered a
flood last night (Tuesday). One fire engine was called at 7.50pm
to a property in Burnham's Regent Street. One appliance from Burnham
assisted the occupants. More...
riders head to beach
of horse-drawn carriages gathered for a regional competition on
Brean Beach this week. Horse driving enthusiasts from across the
South West flocked to take part in the competition held on the
sands. It was organised by the Somerset Area British Driving Society.
walk planned by group
TEAM of volunteers who are compiling a new Burnham-On-Sea Neighbourhood
Plan are begining the next phase of their consultation this week
by holding a special walk around the town. Over the coming months
there will be lots of events across the whole area. More...
Legion set to re-open
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion looks
set to re-open less than a month after it closed following a surge
of interest from new volunteers. We reported last month the organisation
had been disbanded due to a lack of volunteers. More...
boosts Xmas lights funds
of pounds was raised for Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights display
last night (Monday) when a special screening of a hit movie was
held in the town. Dozens of people attended the screening of the
comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. More...
accident in Brent Knoll
were called to an accident at a busy Brent Knoll road junction
on Monday afternoon (October 27th). The two-car collision occurred
at the junction of the A38 and Harp Road next to the Fox and Goose
pub - the scene of many accidents in recent years. More...
star Boycie visits Burnham
of the stars of the classic BBC1 sitcom Only Fools And Horses
entertained an audience in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday night (October
27th). Actor John Challis, who starred as Boycie in the long-running
series, brought his touring show to the town. More...
tribute held in Burnham
DISPLAY of 200 silk poppies was unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor
Gardens on Sunday as part of a special tribute to those who died
in conflicts. During the build-up to Burnham's annual Remembrance
Day service, the silk poppies are being sold. More...
photos: Town Food Festival
CROWD of around 10,000 people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday for the town's fifth Food and Drink Festival. The
celebration of food and drink saw many of the region's best brewers
and food producers showing their products in the streets. More...
fireworks this Sunday
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display
have said this week there has been a good response from local
businesses for financial help to fund the event's £9,000
costs. This year's display will go ahead on 2nd November. More...
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