2007 Burnham-On-Sea News Archive
cash boost for groups
in Brean, Berrow and Brent Knoll have this week been handed a
cash boost from Somerset County Council. Each County Councillor
- including lan Ham (pictured) - is allocated £5,000 to
promote and assist community activities in their local district
launch Apex safety push
walkers in a Burnham-On-Sea park are this week being handed safety
information kits by police following a series of indecent exposures
in the area. PCSOs Gill Udall and Claire Chambers were handing
out the free safety packs to female walkers at Apex on Wednesday.
music event sells out
160 young people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area gathered
in St John's Church, Highbridge to take part in a special 'Youth
Makes Music' concert organised by the town's Rotary Club. The
idea was to bring together local schools to promote music. More...
feeding fines put on hold
to introduce £50 on-the-spot fines for holidyamakers and
residents who feed seagulls along Burnham-On-Sea's seafront have
been put on hold it was confirmed this week. Sedgemoor District
Council was planning the fines in an effort to make the town's
seafront cleaner. More...
anniversary of tsunami
SUSPECTED tsunami in the Bristol Channel which killed 2,000 people
and devastated Burnham-On-Sea 400 years ago on Tuesday (Jan 30th)
is being remembered. According to historical records, the severe
flooding occured on 30th January 1607. More...
escape for motorist
into a lampost, bringing down electricity cables in an accident
at the Isleport Business Park in Highbridge on Monday afternoon
(January 29th). Burnham police and fire teams were called to the
tea-time crash, which closed the busy commuter route. More...
Photos: Rotary Burns Night
Rotary Club members celebrated Burns Night in style with a special
evening at the Batch Country Hotel at Lympsham. The popular event
- held on January 25th - included haggis, bagpipes and even a
few kilts as these special photos show! More...
wins anniversary gift!
BURNHAM-On-Sea man has been in the media spotlight this week after
buying his wife an unusual wedding anniversary gift. Morley Howard,
a regular contributor to Burnham-On-Sea.com's discussion forums,
got something a little different after forgetting to buy anything.
artist to illustrate signs
artist Judith Champion has begun work on a series of new visitor
maps which are set to be introduced on signs around the town.
Burnham's regeneration partnership committee has just given the
go-ahead to six new 'you are here' signs.
catches for beach anglers
onshore winds failed to put off dozens of hardy anglers from taking
part in a beach fishing competition in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday
(Jan 28th). Eighty
anglers lined the water's edge for the six hour event, but only
15 reeled in any fish. More...
questioned after barn fire
youths were being questioned by police on Sunday evening (January
28th) following a suspicious fire at Berrow. Burnham-On-Sea police
and fire crews rushed to Barton Road in the village after a barn
besides the road was spotted on fire during Sunday afternoon.
Rally 2007 Results & Photos
duo David Kynaston and Andy Russell raced away with the top prize
at the 2007 Brean Rally on Sunday (January 28th) when they held
onto their overnight lead to scoop the title. The pair won the
11th annual event in an Audi A3 Quattro. We have full results.