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night for lifeboat crew
lifeboat crew had a busy evening on Tuesday (July 31st) when they
helped this speedboat after its engine failed and also responded
to a call requesting help to retrieve a dog in difficulties. The
Burnham-On-Sea's D-Class lifeboat was called.
rescues trapped family
FAMILY of three stranded in mud onboard a fishing boat at Brean
was rescued by Burnham-on-Sea's hovercraft on Tuesday afternoon
(July 31st). BARB, the charity that runs the hovercraft service,
was scrambled at 2pm to help the family of three - all from Stoke-on-Trent.
arrested over car crimes
was the scene in the centre of Brean on Monday (July 30th) after
Burnham-On-Sea police arrested four people following a spate of
vehicle crimes in the resort. Police made the arrests after several
incidents at Warren Farm and the Pontins holiday centre. More...
role for funeral director!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea funeral director is
set to appear on a BBC TV daytime quiz show hosted by Donny Osmond
during August. Jane Macpherson, who is Parish Administrator at
St Andrew's Church, and Burnham's only qualified female funeral
on parade in town
of Burnham-On-Sea pooches stepped into the spotlight on Sunday
(July 29th) when a popular annual dog show was held in the town.
Crowds of pet owners and spectators attended the event in the
town's Manor Gardens, which was held for a Carnival Club. More...
boost for town park?
£110,000 play area could be introduced at Highbridge's Apex
Park if money is earmarked for the project by Sedgemoor District
Council later this week. The council's Executive committee is
to meet on Wednesday (August 1st) to discuss whether to proceed.
over statue vandalism
VANDALS have launched a 'senseless'
paint attack on an historic statue in Highbridge built to commemorate
the life-saving work of the town's World War II hero Frank Foley.
Green spray paint has been daubed over the head of Mr Foley this
weekend outside the Community Hall.
town mural takes shape!
COLOURFUL mural featuring various scenes and activities in Burnham-On-Sea
was created by residents during a mass painting session during
the town's regatta on Sunday (July 29th). The event was organised
by Burnham and Highbridge Youth Town Council. More...
yachts retire in windy race
winds and stormy seas led to two yachts retiring during the first
main sailing race of this year's Burnham-On-Sea Regatta on Sunday
(July 29th). Despite the challenging conditions, a flotilla of
thirteen yachts set sail in Bridgwater Bay for the annual event.
clean-up is completed
to remove tonnes of sand from inside Burnham-On-Sea's beach paddling
pool got underway on Sunday morning (July 29th) in time for the
busy holiday season. Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the
structure, called in workmen to empty the concrete pool. More...
firms bid for TV award
owners of two local businesses are counting on your vote to win
a nationwide food award. Seafoods on Burnham-On-Sea's High Street
and the Pack Horse Inn at Mark have both been nominated in the
2007 UKTV Food Awards, which seek to find the UK's food 'heroes'.
start to regatta
nine-day Regatta kicked off on Saturday (July 28th) with a colourful
fancy dress tender race, a Caribbean-themed beach party and a
continental street market. Fourteen boats made their way from
the town's jetty to the Sailing Club in the River Brue during
the first event.
Regatta gets underway
months of planning, Burnham-On-Sea's Regatta organisers John Clist
and Terry Moul are looking forward to a busy nine-days as the
event gets underway on Saturday July 28th. John Clist and Terry
Moul, pictured, were making final preparations for the event on
Friday when the Sailing Club, RNLI and BARB. More...
injured in seafront crash
54-year-old Burnham-On-Sea man was taken to hospital with suspected
neck injuries after being involved in an accident on the town's
seafront early on Friday morning (July 27th). The driver of a
white Astra collided with a 4x4 vehicle after coming off the town's
Photos: Firewalk at Brean
at Brean were all fired up on Friday night (July 27th) when they
took part in a sponsored fire walk to raise money for a charity
based near Burnham-On-Sea. Fifteen brave volunteers stepped forward
to take part in the walk across 20ft of hot coals. More...
to demolish a familiar landmark in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
was completed on Friday (July 28th) when the well-known round
tower at the site was brought to the ground. Burnham-On-Sea.com
was first to report earlier this week how Tuckers Garage in Victoria
Street was being razed to the ground. More...
return from floods
TEAM of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards who have
been providing much-needed water supplies to flood-affected communities
in Gloucestershire described their 'humbling experience' when
they returned to the town late on Thursday (July 26th).
Coastguards from Burnham have been delivering water.
set for lights switch-on
new seafront illuminations are to be officially switched on at
a ceremony during next week's regatta celebrations. The new lights
have been installed along The Esplanade in time for the special
switch-on, to be held at 9pm on Friday August 3rd. More...
search for missing man
were called out in the early hours of Friday (July 27th)
to hunt for a missing person in Burnham-On-Sea.
The 22-year-old man had not returned home by 4.30am, so a friend
dialled 999 to alert Coastguards, who in turn launched a beach
tower cannot be saved'
to demolish a familiar landmark in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
continued on Thursday (July 26th) and the well-known round tower
at the site will soon fall too. Tuckers Garage in Victoria Street
is being razed to the ground to make way for new flats. More...
called to street brawl
are investigating a street brawl which occurred in the centre
of Highbridge this week. The incident occurred just before 9.30am
on Tuesday morning when two youths in their late teens were seen
fighting in Church Street, near the entrance to Foster Court.
probe spate of break-ins
BURNHAM-On-Sea police are hunting for a burglar who broke
into three flats in the town within just a few minutes earlier
this week. Burnham-On-Sea.com learns the spate of early morning
break-ins occurred at flats in Chichester Close (pictured), near
to the town's Manor Gardens. More...
Photos: Cheggers in Brean!
personality Keith Chegwin was in Brean, near Burnham-On-Sea, on
Thursday morning (July 26th) when GMTV broadcasted live from the
resort's Pontins holiday centre. The actor, commonly known as
'Cheggers', filmed a series of breakfast time segments. More...
welcomes unitary decision
government has rejected Somerset County Council's plans to create
a single unitary authority and abolish Sedgemoor District Council,
which oversees Burnham. The Department for Communities and Local
Government confirmed the news on Wednesday (July 25th). More...
join flood relief work
team of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards has been called to Gloucestershire
to help with flood relief work in the county. A team of four Coastguards
from the town has been tasked with helping to distribute water
and other vital supplies to stranded residents in outlying areas.
of era at former garage
to demolish a familiar landmark in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
got underway on Tuesday (July 24th). Tuckers Garage in Victoria
Street is being razed to the ground to make way for a brand new
development of flats as part of the town's Civic Quarter. More...
in Highbridge car park
was the scene in a Highbridge car park on Tuesday evening (July
24th) when vandals set fire to a set of large recycling waste
bins. A team of Burnham-On-Sea firefighters was called to the
Bank Street Car Park in the centre of town the at 6.30pm on the
for the inaugural Burnham-On-Sea Regatta are in full swing, with
the event set to get underway on Saturday (July 28th). A
continental Market will be set up along the South Esplanade for
the first three days of the Regatta, marking the start of many
fun events and activities. More...
hold Web safety event
in Burnham-On-Sea are being invited to a police safety awareness
evening later this week focussing on childrens' Internet safety.
The event - which will take place this Thursday, July 26th, from
7pm-8pm in the Princess Hall - will see presentations given by
treasure hunt in town
25 shops and businesses across Burnham-On-Sea will be displaying
cryptic clues as part of a special treasure hunt organised by
the town's Chamber of Trade to coincide with the town's regatta,
which gets underway this weekend. A prize of £100 is available.
your say on new homes
and Highbridge residents are this week being invited to give their
views on potential locations for hundreds of new homes and jobs
in the two towns. Leaflets are being distributed to all households
this week to give residents a chance to have their say. More...
hits out at sign blitz
developer Barratt has angered Burnham-On-Sea councillors this
week by installing 23 advertising signs along a three mile stretch
of road on the outskirts of the town. The company has put up the
bright yellow signs to promote a new Highbridge development. More...
group's £3,000 target
BURNHAM-On-Sea carnival club has begun a £3,000 fundraising
campaign to raise enough cash to buy a new tractor to tow its
float. Members of Hillview Carnival Club were at Somerfield supermarket
in Burnham over the weekend to enourage donations. More...
yacht left high and dry!
on Burnham-On-Sea beach were reassured by lifeguards that there
was no need for concern after a yacht ran aground on the town's
beach at the weekend, as pictured. This was the unusual scene
near the pier when the 15ft yacht 'Festina' was left high and
celebrates 50th year
former pupils and staff from Highbridge's King Alfred School gathered
together to celebrate its 50th anniversary this week. The school
organised a special open evening on Thursday (July 19th) which
included a nostalgic look back at its history. More...
calls for new flooding study
MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, has called on the Environment Agency
to carry out a survey on the town's vulnerability to flooding
in the light of current flooding in the West Country. He issued
a statement on Monday (July 23rd) amid local concerns.
tell of nightmare trips
holidaymakers Donna Thickett and Adam Ball have recounted how
they were forced to spend Friday night in their car on the M5
motorway after severe flooding shut the route and led to their
trip from Birmingham taking a mammoth FIFTEEN hours. More...
show wows crowds
AN EVENING of
foot-tapping Broadway musical entertainment drew a capacity crowd
to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Hall on Saturday (July 21st). Curtain
Call School of Performing Arts performed its annual summer show,
'Broadway and Beyond', to a big audience. More...
boat towed to shore
A STRANDED speedboat was towed to shore by Burnham-On-Sea's
lifeboat crew on Sunday morning (July 22nd) after its engine failed.
Burnham-On-Sea's Staines Whitfield lifeboat crew was called to
the scene during one of their regular training sessions.
crew rushes to sailing club
fire crew rushed to the town's Sailing Club on Saturday evening
(July 22nd) after smoke was spotted around the building. Fightfighters
were on scene at around 5.45pm and extinguished a small fire in
the boat yard with a singe hose reel. More...
beats the rain... just!
during Burnham's annual Under A Summer Moon concert hit crowd
numbers and led to two groups not performing on Saturday evening
(July 21st). But the spirits of the 300 people who braved the
wet conditions were not dampened. More...
MP backs Berrow road campaign
MP is backing a £250,000 campaign by residents at Berrow
to get pavements introduced along a dangerous stretch of road.
David Heathcoat-Amory was in Berrow on Saturday (July 21st) to
hear residents' concerns about the stretch of Coast Road at Berrow.
Potter is a hit in Burnham!
fans in Burnham-On-Sea bought up a shop's whole supply of the
seventh and final installment in just four hours! Book shop GW
Hurleys on Burnham-On-Sea High Street sold out of its full allocation
of 50 copies by 1pm on Saturday lunchtime (July 21st).
defences study begins
changing coastal defences were under scrutiny this week when a
survey team visited the town. The survey boat run by the Channel
Coast Observatory spent several days monitoring the seabed and
shoreline around Stert and the entrance to the River Brue. More...
shines spotlight on town
names from across Burnham-On-Sea took part in a special three-hour
radio programme on BBC Somerset Sound on Friday, July 20th. BBC
Somerset's mobile broadcasting bus was parked on the town's seafront
to transmit a live show about the town. More...
start to school holidays
Michelle Stephens and Ian Tawney were among hundreds of holidaymakers
arriving in Burnham and Brean on Friday (July 20th) as the school
holidays got off to an unseasonally wet start. These were the
scenes at Warren Farm Holiday Centre.
trade down 8% in town
POOR summer weather has hit the number
of tourists visiting Burnham-On-Sea, according to a new survey
by Sedgemoor Tourism Association. The group's survey of its members
found the number of visitors is down by an average of eight per
cent year on year.
RNLI shop opens in town
a lengthy period of research, negotiation and planning, Burnham-On-Sea's
RNLI shop has re-opened in a log-cabin style building at the entrance
to the existing lifeboat station. RNLI Supporters Group Chairman
Jendy Weekes said: "We have worked hard." More...
freed at Brean Down
unusual visitor to Brean was released into the wild by animal
rescuers on Thursday (July 19th) after being found on the beach
in an exhausted state. A Beach Warden came across the fully-grown
Gannet on the sands last week after it had been blown off course.
fears over Hinkley Point
from the Stop Hinkley group claim a new medical study about childhood
leukaemia shows there is a 23 percent increase in the disease
around nuclear power stations, including Hinkley Point near Burnham.
The work is by a US Medical University. More...
ship sails by Burnham
along Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade were treated to a glimpse of
the historic 50 year-old ship Balmoral as it glided past the town
on Thursday morning (July 19th). The Balmoral was on its annual
trip up the River Parrett to Dunball, near Bridgwater, on an excursion.
jobs on offer at Asda shop
SUPERMARKET giant Asda has opened a
dedicated recruitment shop in Highbridge as it ramps up its recruitment
campaign in the town. Burnham-On-Sea.com
revealed last week how hundreds of jobs are up for grabs at the
new store and this week the giant opened a dedicated job shop.
flag award for Apex Park
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park has been awarded a sought-after
2007 Green Flag Award for the first time. The
results of this year's Green Flag Awards were announced on Wednesday
(July 18th) by Parks Minister Baroness Andrews - and it was good
news for our area.
show thrills the crowds!
crowds turned out to watch
an evening of thrills and spills at Brean Leisure Park on Wednesday
(July 18th) at the start of a seven week run for a popular stunt
90-minute Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show will be held every
Wednesday until August 29th. More...
burglary for family
in Burnham-On-Sea are appealing for witnesses and information
after a horrifying aggravated burglary in Highbridge this week.
Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com that at around 1.30am on Tuesday
(July 17th), four unknown men entered the property. More...
MULTI-million pound plans to regenerate Burnham-On-Sea's town
centre took a major step forward on Tuesday evening (July 17th)
when the firm of architects who will design the plans was unveiled
for the first time. Over
100 traders and local residents filled the Town Council Chambers.
takes unitary fight to city
MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, met with Local Government Minister
John Healey on Monday (July 16th) to protest at plans to abolish
Sedgemoor District Council and four other district councils and
create a single large Unitary Council. More...
invited into the pews!
in East Huntspill are being invited to bring along their pets
to a service in the village this weekend. A pet service will take
place at All Saints Church this Sunday (July 22nd) from 2.30pm
when Reverned Walsh will lead the open-air service. More...
target cash and carry
are appealing for information after thieves stole several thousand
pounds of goods from a cash and carry in Highbridge. Burnham police
said on Monday that the theft at AJ's Cash and Carry happened
overnight between Tuesday July 10th and Wednesday July 11th. More...
photos: Edithmead flower show
PICTURESQUE church on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea opened its
doors to the public at the weekend for a two-day flower show.
Edithmead Church was decorated with scores of colourful flower
arrangements and blooms made by local residents. More...
injured in beach accident
KITER was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after
being injured in a freak accident on Brean beach on Monday evening
(July 16th). The man - who is believed to be in his 40s - was
flying a professional kite on the sands close to Brean Down. More...
Ten group visits town
of the Somerset and South West Austin Ten Drivers' Club pulled
up onto Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade on Sunday (July 15th) during
one of the group's runs. The motorists met at Cheddar before travelling
to Burnham and then on to West Huntspill. More...
arrested over shop vandalism
MAN has been arrested in Burnham-On-Sea after a shop in the town
was vandalised at the weekend. The Wheatley Clinic in College
Street was attacked in the early hours of Saturday July 14th,
causing over £1,500 of damage. Owner Liz Wheatley told Burnham-On-Sea.com
about the incident.
given taste of RNLI
Highbridge students have been getting a taste of what life as
crew members of the RNLI during their Duke of Edinburgh award
training. Adam Brownlow and Matt Lewis, both from King Alfred
School, are training for a Bronze 'D of E' award and contacted
Burnham RNLI. More...
fire crews called to flat
fire crews rushed to a block of flats in the town on Monday morning
(July 16th). Two fire engines were sent to Chichester Close, near
the Manor Gardens, at 9.40am after smoke was spotted coming out
of an elderly woman's flat and a warden raised the alarm. More...
In Park beats the rain!
and waterproofs were out in force when Burnham-On-Sea's annual
Picnic In The Park went ahead on Sunday afternoon (July 15th).
Heavy rain and a gloomy forecast had put the event in doubt, but
hardy music fans still flocked to the town's Manor Gardens. More...
kayakers cause alarm
for two kayakers seen paddling in the mouth
of the River Parrett prompted a call-out for Burnham Coastguards
on Sunday evening (July 15th). The kayakers had been seen leaving
Burnham jetty at 5pm, but minutes appeared to be swept upstream
on the incoming tide. More...
week for regeneration plans
pound plans to regenerate Burnham-On-Sea will be in the spotlight
this week when the consultancy firm set to take forward the plans
is expected to be named. Bosses from the Burnham-On-Sea Regeneration
Partnership interviewed representatives from each of the three
gets wedding role!
hovercraft was at the centre of a special wedding celebration
on Saturday (July 14th) when two long-time BARB figures tied the
knot. Pete Emery, who is Hovercraft Operations Manager, and wife
Dee, a long-time fundraiser, were blessed. More...
fayre pulls in crowds
dancers and bands entertained the crowds at Berrow's annual summer
fayre on Saturday (July 14th). Several hundred spectators flocked
to the event at the village's Red Road Playing Field to see a
wide variety of stalls and entertainment. More...
man taken to hospital
MAN was taken to hospital on Saturday evening (July 14th) after
suffering a serious back injury at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club.
ambulance and a fast response paramedic crew were called to the
club on the Esplanade, pictured, at around 7.30pm.
ready to visit Brean
personality Keith Chegwin is to visit Brean later this month when
GMTV broadcasts a series of features from seaside resorts around
the country. The actor, most commonly called 'Cheggers', will
be at Pontins in Coat Road on July 26th to film a series of campsite
award judges visit Burnham
from the annual Britain in Bloom competition visited Burnham-On-Sea
this week and organisers hope the date of their visit, Friday
the 13th, will prove to be a lucky omen of how the town fares
in this year's event! Organisers Dave Perrett and Richard Young
have high hopes that the town will do well.
in town for live radio show
Somerset Sound will be broadcasting live from Burnham-On-Sea on
Friday (July 20th) when its mobile studio comes to town, and organisers
are searching for guests to interview. The BBC Somerset Bus will
be used to transmit the live three-hour show from 9am. More...
owners blamed for street flood
dog owners were this week blamed for causing flooding along a
road near Burnham-On-Sea. Concerned
residents living in Alstone Road called out environmental health
inspectors from Somerset County Council to investigate why their
street's drains had become blocked.
bosses celebrate 21st
of tourism bosses from Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding area
celebrated the 21st anniversary of Sedgemoor Tourism Association
at a special event this week. More than 70 members gathered at
Batch Country Hotel at Lympsham for the black tie ball. More...
called to swimmer
Coastguards were called to the town's beach at 7.30am on Friday
(July 13th) amid concern for a fully clothed swimmer in Bridgwater
Bay. The man, in his 30s, was reported to be in a distressed state
by several seafront walkers. He had been
seen neck-deep. More...
Road closure delayed
closure of a busy country road at Berrow, near Burnham-On-Sea,
is has been postponed until September. Red Road was due to shut
from Monday July 2nd for a week to allow Somerset County Council's
highways team to carry out earthworks and road strengthening.
link cash machine thefts
are linking this week's armed raid on a Burnham-On-Sea newsagent
with four other similar incidents across Somerset involving cash
machines. Police confirmed on Thursday (July 12th) that another
incident had happened at Somerfields in Highbridge in June. More...
gives brings jobs boost to town
forthcoming Asda supermarket has this week begun a huge recruitment
drive to fill more than 100 vacancies at the store. The jobs boost
will come when the huge brand new 40,000 square
foot store in Springfield Road
in the centre of Highbridge opens this November.
judges visit Burnham
from the annual Britain in Bloom competition will be visiting
Burnham-On-Sea this week as they assess the town's entry into
this year's event. Scores of hanging baskets have been hung along
the town's High Street and organisers have been checking flowers.
Picnic In Park this Sunday
10th annual Picnic In The Park is set to be held in the town's
Manor Gardens this Sunday, July 15th. An entertaining range of
jazz groups and other live music has been lined up for the popular
event, which runs in the town from 1-5pm. More...
hospice appeal launched
BURNHAM-On-Sea medical charity has this week launched a major
new fundraising campaign to buy equipment for a Somerset hospice.
Community Medical Equipment Fund aims to raise a huge £50,000
towards the cost of buying essential equipment.
row at historic terrace
Residents living along an historic Highbridge terrace could
soon be left in the dark because of a dispute over who should
fund the cost of street lighting along the road. Walrow Terrace
is at the centre of heated discussions between Somerset County
Council and Burnham Town Council. More...
skier helped back to shore
STRUGGLING jet skier was helped back to shore in Burnham-On-Sea
on Tuesday afternoon (July 10th) after his craft flipped over
in the middle of Bridgwater Bay, leaving him dazed. Beach wardens
were about to alert Coastguards when a friend of the man waded
into the bay. More...
died after overdose
21-year-old Burnham-On-Sea woman who 'had the world to live for'
died after a tragic accident, a coroner's court was told on Tuesday
(July 10th). Parents Kevin and Hayley Ford paid tribute to their
daughter Callie at an inquest into her sudden death. More...
robbery at shop
HIT-and-run robbers brandished a machete after driving their
vehicle into a Burnham-On-Sea shopfront and speeding away with
a cash machine containing hundreds of pounds in an early morning
attack on Monday (July 9th).
David Burton, owner of Avon News, told Burnham-On-Sea.com about
sevices gather in town
services from across Somerset are to hold a joint safety awareness
day in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday August 4th, giving the public
an opportunity to find out more about their life-saving work and
meet their crews. 'ESCAPE Day' will be held on Burnham seafront.
comes to Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea drama group is to perform an evening of foot-tapping
Broadway musical entertainment later this month. Curtain Call
School of Performing Arts is in the final stages of rehearsals
for its annual summer show, which will be held on 21st July in
a trail for local charity!
people with a burning ambition to give firewalking a try are being
sought by a local charity. Secret
World Wildlife Rescue has a few final spaces available for its
Fire and Glass Walking Challenge, which will take place at Brean
Leisure Park on 27th July. More...
pupils take part in concert
than 150 schoolchildren from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
took part in a special end-of-term concert of orchestral music,
drama and dance on Monday evening (July 9th) at King Alfred School
Hall. The event continues on Tuesday evening (July 10th). More...
driver held after crash
A MOTORIST was
arrested in Burnham-On-Sea early on Sunday morning (July 8th)
after his vehicle careered off the road, toppling a telegraph
pole and partly demolishing a garden wall. Officers rushed to
Ashcott Drive at 2.21am after the accident involving a BMW.
arrives 7 months late!
A box of chocolates which was sent
to a Burnham-On-Sea business last December as a Christmas present
has just been delivered... almost seven months late! Staff at
Shickle Shoes could hardly believe their eyes when the chocs were
delivered on Friday (July 6th). More...
drama at amusement arcade
the scene on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday evening (July
8th) after a fire broke out at an amusement arcade. Two Burnham
fire crews rushed to Sunspot Amusements on the corner of Pier
Street at 5.59pm after flames were spotted coming from an electronic
sign at the premises.
washed up on beach
of a young porpoise has been washed up on Burnham-On-Sea's beach.
The town's lifeboat crew made the gruesome discovery on the sands
to the south of the town's jetty at 9.30am on Sunday morning (July
8th) as they launched on training.
photos: King Alfred School Fete
of local people flocked to King Alfred School in Highbridge on
Sunday afternoon (July 8th) for its annual summer fete. Several
heavy rain showers failed to deter supporters from attending the
popular event, which is expected to have raised hundreds of pounds.
for jetty repair hopes
to gain funding to repair Burnham-On-Sea's 150-year-old jetty
has this week been given a major boost.
reported in January how winter storms had damaged the structure
and in June, the jetty was excluded from new conservation plans.
winds batter Burnham
winds caused hundreds of pounds of damage in Burnham-On-Sea on
Friday morning (July 6th). Glass screens outside the pier's cafe
were smashed, as pictured here, sending shards of broken glass
across pavements in the area.
The storms are part of this summer's unseasonal weather. More...
all change at Rotary Club
Rotary Club has this week welcomed two new presidents to its group.
Colin Durston, a farmer from Mark, takes over from outgoing President
Mike Young, under whose leadership the Club has had a very successful
and events and fundraising. More...
probe 'bullet' incident
police began an investigation this week into how a boat at the
town's Sailing Club was damaged by what appeared to be an air
rifle bullet. The small hole pictured here was left in the toughened
glass window of a charter fishing boat.
robbed of savings
pensioner near Burnham-On-Sea was robbed of a large amount of
her savings on Wednesday (July 4th) when distraction thieves struck
at her home. Burnham police are warning residents to be on their
guard after the incident in West Huntspill.
music star visits town
and western singer George Hamilton IV - who used to tour with
Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers - was the VIP guest at a special
concert in a Burnham-On-Sea church on Wednesday evening (July
4th). The Baptist Church was the site
for the event. More...
cancels town vehicle fair
bad weather has forced organisers of a Burnham-On-Sea vintage
vehicle show to cancel their event. The Sedgemoor Vintage Show
had been due to be held this weekend at the BASC Ground, but organisers
called off the event on Wednesday after further rain.
after rare bike stolen
Burnham-On-Sea are appealing for information after a rare bicycle
was stolen from a private address in the town. The blue coloured
Kona Stab Deluxe bicycle, valued at £4,000, was stolen from
an address in Highbridge Road on Sunday July 1st.
Scouts gather on beach!
Scouts from across Sedgemoor crowded onto Burnham-On-Sea beach
on Tuesday (July 3rd) to take part in a mass sandcastle building
competition. The theme for the annual contest was '100' because
this year is the centenary of scouting.
works are delayed
construct a new roundabout in Highbridge is behind schedule, leading
to confirmation this week that a disruptive road closure will
be in place until the end of August. Somerset
County Council had expected the work, on behalf of Asda, to finish
at the of July. More...
get £21,000 makeover
project to repair shelters along Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade has
started this week. Sedgemoor District Council is removing old
and rotten wood, and replacing it with hard-wearing, weather-resistant
recycled plastic which is easier to maintain.
look at new seafront lights
walkers in Burnham-On-Sea got a first glimpse of the town's brand
new £21,000 illuminations on Monday (July 2nd). Ninety of
the brand new lights are being installed this week along The Esplanade
after Gala Lights, the manufacturer, delivered them. More...
project wins backing
in Burnham-On-Sea voted unanimously in favour on Monday (July
2nd) of proceeding with a £2,000 project to draw up plans
for new traffic calming measures along the resort's seafront.
A traffic engineer is to be commissioned to devise a scheme.
pupils ready for concert
than 150 schoolchildren from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
will take part in a special end-of-term concert of orchestral
music, drama and dance next week. Youngsters will gather for the
event at 7pm on both Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th July. More...
FC's building re-opens
Football Club's newly rebuilt changing rooms were officially opened
on Sunday (July 1st) after being completely rebuilt following
a devastating fire in November 2005. Andrea Johnstone officially
opened the building in front of a crowd of supporters and guests.