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freeze for Burnham
PARKING fees in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge town
centres and Berrow beach will stay the same this year, councillors
halts farmers market
Met Office's warnings of strong winds, snow and ice for Friday
(January 30th) have prompted the cancellation of the town's monthly
farmers market. A yellow warning for snow and ice is in force
across the area due to potentially severe wintry weather. More...
cream kiosk plan rejected
to introduce a new ice cream kiosk on Burnham seafront have been
given a thumbs-down by town councillors this week. The council's
Planning Applications Committee considered a bid by the owner
of The Esplanade Fish Bar for a kiosk. More...
team scoops 41 medals
Academy Swim Team has won over 40 medals during a regional competition
held in the town. Held at the Swim & Sports Academy in Berrow
Road, this week's event saw 130 swimmers from Clevedon and Taunton
bounces back to life!
branch of the Royal British Legion has officially bounced back
into life with branch meetings and coffee mornings now re-starting.
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last September that the long-running
organisation would be disbanded. More...
quiz night this evening
Ritz Social Club is holding a fundraising quiz evening in aid
of Weston Hospicecare this evening (Friday). The event will be
held at the club in Victoria Street from 8.30pm-10.30pm with all
the proceeds going to the charity. More...
river homes win approval
MAJOR plans to turn a boatyard site in Highbridge into a huge
development of 85 new homes have been given the go-ahead this
week. Sedgemoor District Council has approved the controversial
proposals for a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes. More...
helps charity with his hair
BURNHAM-On-Sea teenager is planning to help a cancer support charity
by donating locks of his hair. Ross Burland, 15, has not had a
hair cut for 15 months in order to help a charity called The Little
Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to children. More...
fall welcomed in town
is falling across the Burnham-On-Sea area, according to new figures
out this week. There are now 657 people claiming Jobseekers
Allowance in the constituency, including Burnham, which is 373
fewer than a year ago. More...
year for Burnham RNLI
lifeboats in Burnham-On-Sea were launched nine times during the
past year, according to official statistics released by the charity
this week. While the number of launches was the lowest for several
years, the lifeboats proved invaluable. More...
after Esso station raid
have appealed for witnesses after a robbery saw cash stolen from
petrol station in Burnham-On-Sea in a late night raid on Monday
(January 26th). Officers investigating the incident say they are
keen to hear from anyone who saw the two men. More...
quits her government role
MP Tessa Munt has resigned as a parliamentary private secretary
to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government
on fracking this week. Tessa Munt's role was the first rung on
the ministerial ladder. More...
comedy night tomorrow
are selling fast for a night of laughs at a Burnham-On-Sea comedy
night. Burnham's Lakeside Holiday Park is holding 'The Comedy
Nite' on Friday 30th January, which promises to be an evening
of hilarious fun and a great night-out, say organisers. More...
falls silent for Auschwitz
Frank Foley Statue was part of a nationwide event to mark the
70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau on Tuesday
(27th January). The Frank Foley Statue in Market Street hosted
a special candle by Sir Anish Kapoor. More...
jobs fair announced
seekers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being encouraged to attend
a recuitment fair in the town in February. It's aimed at local
residents who are looking for a job or who are considering a change
of employment, or who want to improve prospects. More...
set for town pancake race!
A PANCAKE race featuring local businesses and groups is set to
be held along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street on Shrove Tuesday.
Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds said: "The race
is designed to introduce some healthy competition." More...
at town petrol station
ROBBERS have stolen cash in a late-night raid at a petrol station
in Burnham-On-Sea. Two men threatened a cashier at the Esso garage
in Burnham Road at 11.25pm on Monday. They then seized a small
quantity of cash from a till before fleeing the scene. More...
to halt illegal parking
Exclusive: A PARKING
shake-up looks set to go ahead in part of Burnham-On-Sea's town
centre under proposals unveiled this week to improve traffic flow.
Town councillors and Burnham's Town Centre Manager want to halt
illegal parking in College Street. More...
raises £620 for festival
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for Highbridge Festival Of The Arts
when a fundraising matinee screening of a popular film was held
at Burnham's Ritz Cinema on Monday (January 26th). A near-capacity
audience flocked to see Philomena. More...
duo to appear at Oaktree
TWO TV presenters who lead speedway coverage on Sky Sports will
be attending a unique event at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena in February.
Kelvin Tatum MBE and Nigel Pearson will be recounting humorous
stories and giving their opinion on the sport. More...
in crime figures welcomed
NEW figures that show overall levels of crime are continuing to
fall across the Burnham-On-Sea area have been welcomed this week.
In the Avon and Somerset police force area, overall crime levels
have fallen by over 20 per cent in the last five years. More...
workshop proves a hit
24 people attended a unique workshop in Burnham-On-Sea based around
the hit Disney film Frozen on Sunday morning (January 25th). Burnham's
Princess Street Somerset Skills & Learning Centre hosted the
themed family fun workshop. More...
giveaway in Burnham
causes in the Burnham-On-Sea area can put themselves forward to
receive up to 100 free young trees. Monkton Elm Garden and Pet
Centre is offering schools, charities, village organisations and
community groups in the Burnham area free saplings. More...
pair on fire-hit ship
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple who are onboard a cruise ship that began
listing after a fire broke out on Sunday (January 25th) have described
how the incident unfolded. The couple's son, David Tonkin, contacted
his parents by mobile phone after a fire. More...
bid by Burnham
Exclusive: PROPOSALS for Burnham-On-Sea to become a more
'cycle-friendly town' have been discussed by town councillors
this week in a bid to boost tourism and trade. Town Centre Manager
Bev Milner Simonds unveiled the proposals at a meeting. More...
Brean Rally thrills crowd
CROWDS of spectators flocked to the 19th annual Brean Rally at
the weekend for two days of high-speed action with over 100 competitors
blazing a trail around the track. Dry weather made perfect driving
conditions at Brean Leisure Park for the 12 stages. More...
you seen Saturn the bear
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being asked to look out for this
missing toy bear which has a great sentimental value to a group
of youngsters. Chris Pinguenet, leader of the Trinity Saturn Cubs
group in Taunton, explained how it got lost. More...
fire at care home
TWO fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea were sent a care home on
Sunday (January 25th) following reports of an electrical fire.
Crews were called to Stratton House in Rectory Road, Burnham shortly
after 9.45am. Crews confirmed there was an electrical fire. More...
farm vehicles retrieved
THOUSANDS of pounds worth of stolen agricultural equipment has
been recovered this month after a major theft in Highbridge. A
Ford New Holland tractor worth £9,000 and a McConnel bale
grab and spike worth £9,000 have been recovered. More...
blaze in Brent Knoll
FIRE crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to tackle a chimney
fire in Brent Knoll on Saturday evening (January 24th). Crews
were called to a home in Wick Lane, Brent Knoll just after 8pm
after the alarm was raised that a chimney was alight. More...
dies after crash
A MAN in his 70s has died after a crash near Burnham-On-Sea this
week. Police have appealed for witnesses to the fatal road traffic
accident on the A370 in Lympsham on Wednesday evening (January
21st). Police are seeking witnesses. More...
launch area expands
WORK is underway to extend a lifeboat launching area on Burnham-On-Sea
beach this week. The improved low water launch facility next to
the jetty relies on bog mats constructed from high density hardwood.
The RNLI says the mats have been in operation. More...
B taken off service
HINKLEY Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea has been taken
out of service, but EDF Energy says the work is for routine maintenance
and that power supplies will not be affected. The energy firm
says the reactor is temporarily out of operation. More...
fuel station to go ahead
ASDA has confirmed this week that it
will open a new low-cost petrol station at its Highbridge supermarket
later this year. Sedgemoor District Council gave the go-ahead
for the eight-pump petrol station at the store in November 2013.
underway in Burnham
SINBAD the Sailor is set to pitch up in Burnham-On-Sea for a week
of performances at the town's Princess Theatre. Burnham District
Pantomime Society is busily rehearsing for its show, 'The Adventures
of Sinbad', which will be performed at The Princess. More...
Street revamp delayed
Exclusive: WORK to revamp part of
Burnham-On-Sea High Street has been delayed by three weeks, it
has emerged this week. The work will see new lighting columns
in the High Street, finger posts, lighting columns in Victoria
Street and planters installed this year. More...
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