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ready as firms leave
THE final companies to be based at Highbridge's Morland Industrial
Park have left this week as the site is set to be bulldozed to
make way for dozens of new homes. More...
fears halt homes plan
SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week rejected plans to
convert a former care home in Burnham-On-Sea into seven new homes
amid concerns about parking. The former Gables Care Home on the
corner of Burnham's Grove Road closed last year. More...
bids for top award
at a Burnham-On-Sea fishmonger's shop are waiting with baited
breath to see if they will be bring home the catch at the annual
Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards. Seafoods in the High Street
was named best independent shop in Somerset in 2012. More...
of poppies to be created
STUNNING display of poppies is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea during
a special tribute to those who died in conflicts. During the build-up
to Burnham's annual Remembrance Day service, silk poppies are
to be planted in the Manor Gardens to create a scarlet field.
jazz and chips for charity
Tone Valley Jazz Band are returning for an evening of Jazz and
Chips at Burnham's Princess Theatre and Arts Centre this Friday
(October 3rd). Jazz enthusiasts will be able to indulge themselves
in an evening of foot-tapping music while enjoying fish and chips.
hold ladies night
UK Chippendales will be performing at a ladies night in Brean
in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer Somerset later this month.
The famous UK Chippendales boys will be bringing their show to
Dickies Bar at Brean Leisure Park along with a drag act on 10th
flats and shops approved
PLANS for a new development of ten flats
and two shops in the centre of Highbridge have been given a 'thumbs
up' by town councillors this week despite concerns about parking
and retail viability. Mead Realisations wants to build the new
park fly-tipper fined £200
his partner's rubbish has cost a Burnham-On-Sea man more than
£200 for his first offence. Five black sacks of refuse,
discovered next to the 'bring banks' in Burnham's Lynton Road
led council investigators to a woman living nearby. More...
celebrations at nursery
and staff at Highbridge Children's Centre nursery are celebrating
this week after being awarded a positive rating in their latest
Ofsted inspection. The nursery, run by Somerset County Council,
was awarded 'good' across the board. More...
Festival chefs announced
countdown is underway to Burnham-On-Sea's Autumn Food & Drink
Festival on Saturday October 25th and a great line-up of chefs
has been announced this week. A busy programme of cooking demonstrations
will be held at the event with tips and advice on offer. More...
put work on display
Burnham-On-Sea artists are among the scores of painters and sculpters
with work on display across the area this week during Somerset
Art Weeks. Hundreds of paintings, ceramics, drawings, textiles
and sculptures are on show in homes and studios. More...
boost for tourism trade
in Burnham-On-Sea are enjoying one of their busiest ever Septembers
thanks to the continuing summer weather. Visitors were out in
force over the weekend, visiting shops and cafes in the town,
with some accommodation providers seeing a late boost. More...
star Lady Gaga made a brief appearance in Brent Knoll at the weekend
before being kidnapped! The pop star was among scores of famous
faces used to decorate over 50 straw characters during the village's
popular annual scarecrow festival. More...
festival hailed a success
of people attended a two-day Cider Festival in Burnham-On-Sea
over the weekend. The popular event took place on Saturday and
Sunday at The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street. Visitors were
able to try a great range of mainly local ciders. More...
leads coffee fundraiser
of people across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area raised
their coffee mugs for charity on Friday to join the 'World's Biggest
Coffee Morning'. Fundraisers held several scores of events as
part of the nationwide campaign. More...
raise Charley funds
GROUP of skittlers has raised funds in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea
teenager who died earlier this month. The Lighthouse Inn hosted
a special skittles evening on Saturday (27th September) to raise
money for 'In Charley's Memory', a charity. More...
wins BMX cycling title
BMX rider Liam Phillips has become the first British man to win
the UCI BMX Supercross series world title. Liam, who became world
champion last year, led the series going into the fifth and final
round in California, but crashed in the quarter-finals. More...
supports Iraq air strikes
Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate says he would
vote in favour of air strikes against Islamist extremists in Iraq.
James Heappey, pictured, has first-hand experience of conflict,
having served as an officer in the army in Iraq. More...
weather hits kiting event
of holding a successful kiting day on Burnham-On-Sea beach were
blown away on Saturday (September 27th) due to calm weather conditions.
The event went ahead as planned on the beach, but a lack of wind
meant only a small number of kites were flown. More...
shop raises charity cash
BURNHAM-On-Sea shop has raised hundreds of pounds for two local
good causes. The team at The Pet Shop in Burnham High Street held
a raffle this month which has raised money for Somerset Breakthrough
Breast Cancer and Knitted Knockers. More...
starts £500k appeal
VILLAGE church near Burnham-On-Sea has launched a £500,000
fundraising campaign to raise enough money to make urgent repairs
to its roof. West Huntspill Church has begun a five-year project
to undertake the work as part of a major refurbishment. More...
starts on learning centre
work has begun this month on constructing a major new Learning
Centre at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill.
The work to transform an old barn into a new building with modern
new facilities has got underway at the centre. More...
raised for cancer centre
BURNHAM-On-Sea Cancer sufferer has this week thanked his family
for raising thousands of pounds towards a support centre. Peter
Lsucombe is receiving treatment for Germ Cell Cancer. His mum
Elaine and Aunt, Celia Martin, have carried out fundraising.
votes for Iraq air strikes
MP has voted in support of military action in Iraq against Islamic
State extremists. After a seven-hour debate in the House of Comomons,
MPs voted for military action by 524 votes to 43 - and Tessa Munt
was among the majority in favour. More...
Legion 'can be saved'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion could be saved
from closure if enough volunteers come forward to save it, the
leader of the disbanded group has said this week. Burnham-On-Sea.com
first reported that members had voted to disband it. More...
is selected for region
KEEN young footballer from Burnham-On-Sea has been selected for
the South West Centre of Excellence, which is just one step away
from a full England placing. We first featured Megan Robinson
here back in 2009 when she gained a place for Somerset. More...
in terrace planning row
A BURNHAM couple have been ordered to remove a sun terrace
outside their home which Sedgemoor District Council says breaks
planning rules. Brian and Ann Nicholls initially built the wooden
decking area in 2012 on a flat roof above their kitchen. More...
fouling messages unveiled
like this are being painted onto pavements across Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge as part of a project to stamp out dog fouling.
Members of Burnham and Highbridge Youth Town Council have been
working hard on the new campaign. More...
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