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Red Nose Day
fun in Burnham
Nose Day was marked in the Burnham-On-Sea area with a day of colourful
fundraising on Friday (March 24th).
of Tesco cash available
COMMUNITY projects in Burnham-On-Sea could
receive a cash injection thanks to Tescos Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly roll-out
of its scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, raised
from the 5p bag levy. More...
boost for new cycle path
A PROPOSED new cycle path between Brean
Down and Weston Pier has been given a financial boost. The eight-mile
traffic-free cycle and walking route called the Brean Way is due
to open in May, as first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com. More...
yachting regatta begins
DOZENS of the UK's leading sand yachting
enthusiasts will be in action on Brean beach this weekend, competing
in the British Land Yachting Championships. The two-day National
Land Yacht Regatta is being organised by Brean Land Yacht Club.
and park win awards
THE teams behind Brean Leisure Park and
Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival are celebrating after
winning top awards at the Sedgemoor Business Awards last night
(Thursday). Brean Leisure Park won two awards and the Food Festival
to shut in Burnham
Updated: BURNHAM-On-Sea's NatWest
branch is to shut down this autumn, it has been announced in a
new blow to the town centre. The branch, at the junction of Regent
Street and Victoria Street, will close for the final time on October
history items unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group has
held a special unveiling event this week to mark several historic
artefacts being installed around the site of the former Somerset
& Dorset Railway line into the town. Thursday's event was
held on Burnham's Town Green. More...
impressed at exhibition
TALENTED pupils at Highbridge's King Alfred
School displayed a wide range of innovative ideas during a special
Product Design Exhibition this week. The work of 100 students
went on display at the exhibition, which was visited on Thursday
evening by dignitaries. More...
driver' appears in court
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man was more than double
the drink drive limit when he crashed into a tree killing one
of his friends and leaving the other with life-changing injuries,
a court has heard this week. The court was told that Lee Stoodley
was behind the wheel. More...
Jr underway in Burnham
MARK Youth Theatre is performing the classic
tale of Annie Junior at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre and
Arts Centre this week. Annie is a plucky Depression-era orphan
determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on
a doorstep. More...
A BURNHAM-On-Sea seafront amusement arcade
has been given a new name and look this week. Sunspot Amusements
on The North Esplanade has been renamed The Fabulous Showboat
in a nationwide rebranding by its owner Cashino. More...
shock at London terrorism
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has paid tribute to
those who died in yesterday's terrorism attack in Westminster
and called the incident "an attack against our freedom."
James Heappey was in the House of Commons at the time of the attack
and his staff saw the incident unfold.
Town Clerk thanked
DOZENS of people have attended a special
function this week to mark the retirement of Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge's Town Clerk. Denise Emery is retiring at the end of
this month after 15 years at the Town Council. New clerk Tatiana
Cant takes on the role. More...
sought at Brean Down
CONSERVATIONISTS are searching for a new
grazier to help them with conservation work along Brean Down.
The National Trust owns the 65-hectare site which is at the furthest
tip of the Mendip Hills and overlooks Somerset's coastline. More...
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner jetted off to America
to take part in the New York half marathon at the weekend. Jason
Vickers, who works at Burnham's Tesco supermarket, has raised
over £23,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society since he
started running. More...
cleared at Berrow
OVER 20 volunteers from Bristol University
Conservation Group have been working at Berrow Dunes Local Nature
Reserve to clear it up. The volunteers undertook sea-buckthorn
scrub clearance and shrub planting. Berrow Dunes is a conservation
chance to join rock school
YOUNG, aspiring musicians in the Burnham-On-Sea
area will be able to fine-tune their expertise during two rock
school events this year. Peter Gill, a professional musician,
producer and tutor, has been running his rock schools for the
last ten years. More...
caught up in terror attack
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP was among those caught
up in a terrorism attack which saw a police officer stabbed to
death and three others killed in Westminster on Wednesday. The
Palace of Westminster was placed under a state of lockdown following
the incident. More...
set for bloom bid
is set to enter the annual Britain In Bloom contest this year
for the first time in six years. Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com,
Dave Perrett, Chairman of Burnham in Bloom, said this week that
the town will enter the South West in Bloom contest. More...
maker scoops gold award
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cake artist has won a gold
award at a prestigious baking competition. Dusica Roberts, who
runs Burnham-On-Sea's DusiCake Boutique, entered the Spring Cake
International 2017 show this week held at Birmingham's NEC. More...
Dems announce candidates
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Liberal Democrats
have announced their candidates this week for the forthcoming
Somerset County Council elections on Thursday 4th May. Mike Murphy,
a former Mayor, and John Parkes will stand for the party. More...
Highbridge flats rejected
PROPOSALS to convert a group of offices
in Highbridge town centre into flats have been turned down by
town councillors this week. Members of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
Town Council's Planning Applications Committee considered the
plan for shop opposed
TOWN councillors have this week rejected
plans for a hardware shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre to be
turned into a development of six flats. Salways Hardware in Regent
Street formally shut down at the end of 2015 and could be turned
into six new flats.
kittens dumped in a bag
TWO young kittens who were rescued by the
RSPCA's carers in Brent Knoll after being found heartlessly dumped
in zipped-up bag that had been left in a shopping trolley have
got a loving new home. The kittens, named Scott and Ann by the
RSPCA team, have been helped. More...
wins Pride youth award
A BURNHAM-On-Sea swimming coach has been
handed a Pride of Somerset Youth Award for his work in promoting
the sport in the local community. Nathan Clarke, 18, from Burnham-On-Sea
Swimming Club was nominated for his work with the club's swimmers.
plan to remove hedge
PROPOSALS to remove 250 metres of hedging
alongside Burnham-On-Sea's Love Lane have been described as 'sinister'
during a town council debate this week. At their meeting on Monday,
members of the Planning Applications Committee considered a plan.
Hinkley C, calls UN group
A UNITED Nations committee has asked the
UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station
near Burnham-On-Sea because of the governments failure to
consult with European countries over the project. It says the
UK has failed to meet obligations. More...
ready for new season
WITH the Somerset Rebels having officially
'raised the curtain' on their 2017 season with a Practice day,
attention now turns to the first on-track action of the season
at the Oaktree Arena - the highly prestigious Premiership Pairs
Championship on 31st March. More...
to go on show in Burnham
THE unique outdoor artwork of local artist
Nancy Farmer will go on show at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre
from Tuesday 28th March until Saturday 8th April. For the last
three years Nancy has been regularly swimming outside and making
drawings of her experiences.
pedal for African kids
FOUR fundraising teenagers - Amber Randall,
Sophie Brady, Tilly Randall and Lilly Keeley-Watts - from Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge cycled 50 miles across Somerset on Sunday (19th
March) to raise over £1,300 for a charity helping African
care firm praised
A HOME health care service in Burnham-On-Sea
has been praised in a new report by national inspectors. Neighbourhood
Care, based in Burnham's Victoria Street, has been given a glowing
report by the UK's health care regulator CQC (the Care Quality
Hillview awards night
MORE than 100 members and supporters of
Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club attended the group's annual
presentation night on Saturday (March 18th). Hillview Chairman
Duncan Britton and founder Mary Nicholson handed out awards and
speaks out on referendum
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey says the
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has "massively misjudged the mood
of the Scottish people" in calling for a fresh independence
referendum. Mr Heappey has spoken out this week after the SNP's
call for the new vote.
arts festival: final results
BURNHAM-On-Sea.com has all the results for
every class at the 2017 Highbridge Festival of the Arts. Hundreds
of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards are competing
for top honours at the 70th annual festival which is currently
night' raises £1,200
OVER 140 people headed to a special 'stripe-themed'
fundraising evening for the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial
Hospital on Saturday (March 18th). Visitors were invited to wear
striped clothing for the unique themed evening at the Oaktree
author unveils new book
BURNHAM-On-Sea author Ann Poole has published
her first book, a collection of beach-themed children's stories.
Ann, from South Street in Burnham, first began writing the book
when her grandson Jack was a young boy and she's delighted with
the final result. More...
celebrates medal success
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youngster is celebrating
achieving a top medal at the national gymnastics championships.
Kian Hawkes is a Year 6 student at St Andrew's Junior School in
Burnham-On-Sea and a member of Highbridge's Monarchs Gymnastics
scooter checks offered
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop is holding a special
event this Tuesday (March 21st) for mobility scooter users to
get a free check up. Burnham Mobility in Victoria Stret is holding
the mobility health check event from 10am-3pm outside the Royal
planned to replace shop
A HARDWARE shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
could soon be turned into a new development of flats if a planning
application gets approved. Salways Hardware in Regent Street formally
shut down at the end of 2015 after 100 years of business.
Irish night held in town
OVER 100 people attended a fundraising night
in Burnham-On-Sea to mark St Patrick's Day on Friday evening (March
17th). The successful event was held at Burnham-On-Sea's Lakeside
Holiday Park and featured a race evening, disco, Irish bingo and
helicopters in final fly-by
SOMERSET residents had a final chance to
say goodbye to a soon-to-be retired Royal Navy helicopter on Friday
(March 17th) which has been a familiar sight in the skies over
the Burnham-On-Sea area to mark the official decommissioning.
given boost by town firm
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Higos Insurance Services
has backed a voluntary search and rescue service in the town with
a donation towards a new noticeboard. BARB Search & Rescue
is an independent charity run by more than 20 volunteers who are
on-call 24/7. More...
comic festival is planned
A NEW comic-themed festival looks set to
be held in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this summer. The first ever
'BOS Comic Convention' is being planned in Burnham for the final
weekend of August. Organiser Jade Parkes talked about the plans
this week. More...
called to chimney blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a chimney
blaze on Thursday evening (March 16th). Crews were called to West
Close in the village of Mark shortly before 8pm to reports of
a chimney fire at a house there. One fire engine from Burnham-On-Sea
tidal barrier to be built
THE location of a new tidal barrier to be
built in the River Parrett several miles upstream from Burnham-On-Sea
has been announced this week. Sedgemoor District Council has identified
the site of the new tidal barrier following a period of public
set to stay in High St
BURNHAM-On-Sea town councillors have this
week given their backing to monthly farmers markets remaining
in the town's High Street. During a meeting on Wednesday, members
of the council's Town Projects Committee discussed the future
of the markets.
selected for Team GB
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner has been selected
to run for Great Britain at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
Luke Prior from Berrow, who is a former pupil of King Alfred School
in Highbridge, has been selected to run in the event in Kampala,
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
are being asked for their views on a new Neighbourhood Plan which
has been published this week, showing how the towns could develop
over the coming years. The new draft document has been published
this week. More...
shop set to close
LONG-running shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre is set to close
down. The Wool Sack knitting shop has been in business in College
Street for more than 50 years. Its owner, Jean Hooper, has decided
to retire. It's the end of an era for the popular business. More...
queen search begins
THE annual search for Burnham-On-Sea's new
Carnival Queen and Princesses has begun this week. Youngsters
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have just a few weeks to enter this
year's contest to become the Carnival Queen or a Princess ahead
of a pageant.
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