2006 Burnham-On-Sea News Archive
2006 news archive
2006 news archive
2006 news archive
2006 news archive
2006 news archive
light up for procession
night-time procession of boats began the 2006 Burnham-On-Sea Sailing
Club Regatta on Friday night (June 30th). Onlookers lined the
town's seafront to watch the 22 illuminated boats move from the
River Brue pontoons and past Burnham. More...
girls spark mud drama
hovercraft, two RNLI lifeboats and an RAF helicopter were called
out after seven members of a netball team briefly became trapped
in mud at Berrow beach on Friday afternoon (June 30th). The rescue
services rushed to the incident. More...
French market opens
continental market opened to the public on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront
on Friday morning (June 30th). The
market is selling a range of continental foods, including bread,
meat and cheese, from France
and is the first event of its kind to be held in the town. More...
escape for crash pair
road was closed on Thursday evening (June 29th) after a vehicle
span off the road into a ditch. A lady and a young boy had a lucky
escape by crawling out of the car uninjured shortly after the
accident at around 5pm during the rush hour.
welcomes new head
Rotary Club members welcomed their new President for the year
ahead at a meeting on Thursday evening (June 29th). George Moon
handed over the chain of office to incoming president, Mike Young,
a well-known face about Burnham.
flock to conference
900 sixth formers from across Somerset - including some from Burnham-On-Sea
- will gather together at the University of the West of England
next week to attend a unique conference that aims to broaden their
horizons and widen their knowledge of society. More...
crossing row rumbles on
over the lack of funding for new pedestrian crossings in Burnham-On-Sea
rumbled on this week when a County Councillor was told there is
no money for small road improvements in the town.
The news angered councillors in Burnham and Berrow, where
the crossings were planned. More...
holds up M5 traffic!
traffic on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea was held up on Wednesday
morning (June 28th) after a cow wandered onto the M5 motorway
and would not mooo-ve! The animal wandered onto the hard shoulder
of the southbound carriageway at 8am. More...
pair return to their roots
A 1,000-mile birthday cycle ride will bring two former Somerset
school boys back to their roots in Burnham-On-Sea when they cycle
from one end of the country to the other. David Hembrow, a former
King Alfred School pupil, will set off on the ride from Lands
firm wins big contract
building company is celebrating after being named on a list of
seven local companies to benefit from a multi-million pound building
and maintenance scheme run by Somerset County Council. Boley &
Skuse was named on Tuesday (June 27th).
role for local man
King Alfred School student has successfully completed 32 weeks
of the world's toughest physical training to become a Royal Marines
Commando. Lee Whitfield, a 26-year-old from Highbridge, passed
out at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.
praises Infant School
OFSTED school inspectors have praised Burnham-On-Sea Infant
School as 'outstanding' in a brand new report released this week.
school, which is based in Winchester Road and has almost 200 pupils,
was visited by inspectors at the end of May,
who were clearly impressed by what they found. More...
take to the sky!
were on the skies above Burnham-On-Sea this week when a huge crane
winched yachts from the sailing club into the River Brue.
delicate operation to move a trimaran and two yachts was carried
out over several hours and took advantage of the calm weather.
children join musical
SCHOOL children from Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Berrow
are among 200 youngsters from across the county who are to stage
a performance of a musical celebrating Somerset life. The
musical evening will be held at the Colston Hall venue in Bristol.
backs barrage plans
AMBITIOUS plans to build a barrage across the Severn Estuary
from Brean Down, near Burnham-On-Sea, to Lavernock Point in Wales
have been given the backing of local Labour Party officials. Dan
Whittle of the Wells Constituency Labour Party is calling for
cross-party unity. More...
Walk is runaway success!
COLOURFUL costumes and strong walking shoes were the order
of the day when over 30 Burnham and Highbridge residents took
part in a fancy dress sponsored beach walk on Sunday afternoon
(June 25th). Participants in the 'Smile Walk' started at Burnham-On-Sea
event tickets go on sale
line-up of jazz music will be performed by Roger Marks' Armada
Jazz Band in July when Brent Knoll holds its annual Jazz on the
Green event. Tickets have just gone on sale for the popular event,
which this year will be held on Saturday July 15th at 7.30pm.
owners to be targeted
FREE poop scoop bags and educational leaflets will be handed
out to Burnham-On-Sea dog owners when National Poop Scoop Week
is held over the next few days. Sedgemoor District Council is
joining forces with the Dog's Trust, a top dog charity, to mark
raises £5k for charity
MORE than £5,000 was raised for Secret World Wildlife
Rescue Centre from this week's fundraising firewalk, the charity
said on Saturday (June 24th). Earlier in the week, we reported
that 28 people had walked across 20ft of burning embers during
the event. More...
weather boosts book sale
HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for Burnham-On-Sea's Royal British
Legion on Saturday morning (June 24th) when the organisation held
a fundraising book sale. The event in Victoria Street was given
a boost by warm sunny weather which pulled in dozens of book lovers.
crews tackle barn blaze
FIRE crews from Burnham-On-Sea tackled a big barn blaze in
Wedmore on Friday morning (June 23rd) and believe arsonists were
responsible the incident. Three crews from Burnham, Cheddar and
Wells were joined by support appliances from Bridgwater and Street
chipping sessions for town
SEDGEMOOR'S Dog Wardens are offering dog owners in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge a chance to have their pets micro chipped. Micro
chipping is now recognised as the most effective and secure way
of permanently identifying a pet.
Two sessions will be held. More...
flock to High St market
of shoppers flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's first outdoor market to
be held in the town's High Street on Friday (June 23rd). A dozen
stalls selling fresh fruit, vegetables, crafts and other local
produce were set up in the centre of the High Street near Cross
of the line for Parkway?
ANGRY residents living near Burnham-On-Sea's controversial
Frank Foley Parkway say they are giving up hope of the road ever
being completed after new lines directing motorists off the road
were introduced this week. The new lines form part of a new traffic
calming scheme. More...
body still unidentified
A BODY found in the charred remains of a bungalow near Burnham-On-Sea
one week ago has still not been identified due to the severity
of the blaze. Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com on Thursday, West
Somerset Coroner Michael Rose said the identity was still unknown.
is a sizzling success!
WATCHED by large crowds, more than 30 daring volunteers walked
over burning hot coals to raise money for a local charity on Wednesday
night (June 21st). Local bobby Mark Curran was among the gutsy
locals taking part in the event at Secret World Wildlife Rescue.