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crews called to 3am crash
firefighters were called out in the early hours of Saturday (March
31st) to deal with an accident involving two cars on the M5 motorway
near the town. One fire appliance from Burnham and another from
Weston were alerted at 3am to the incident on the southbound carriageway.
fundraising sales begin
RNLI's Supporters Group is holding a daily sale of souvenirs and
collectables at the lifeboat station during the Easter period.
group's first sale was held on Saturday morning (March 31st),
pictured here, and these will continue until mid-April.
chief to address meeting
regeneration will be the two main discussion points at Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge's 33rd annual town meeting in April. The meeting,
to be held on Wednesday April 11th, will be held in the town council's
Jaycroft Road chambers from 7pm and will be open to the public.
vandals strike again
vandals have struck again in Highbridge
this week, daubing more messages on walls and fences in several
areas of the town, much to the concern of local residents. In
the latest incidents, Southwell House, Wade House and Alpha House
have all been targeted. More...
opens new charity shop
NEW charity shop was officially opened in Highbridge by the town's
Mayor on Friday morning (March 30th). Eric Gill and Mayoress Gilli
Kenyon-Gill did the honours for the British Institute for Brain
Injured Children when its new shop opened in Church Street. More...
town pub re-opens
BURNHAM-On-Sea pub will re-open on Friday night (March 30th) following
a three-month revamp. The Old Pier Tavern in Pier Street has spent
thousands of pounds on redecorating its interior and outside facia
in recent months and opens on Friday evening. More...
young people from the Burnham-On-Sea area who have successfully
overcome difficulties received recognition during the Rotary Club's
annual Youth Of Courage awards ceremony held Brent Knoll's Battleborough
Grange hotel on Thursday evening, March 29th. More...
nears for elections
local politicians in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have just a
few days left to put their names forward for this year's district
and town council elections. Residents can put their names forward
for positions on the district and town councils until 12 noon
on April 4th. More...
search for bridge solution
town councillors discussed the long-term closure of Walrow railway
bridge in Highbridge when a Somerset roads boss visited the bridge
on Thursday (March 29th). The group met Liam Gill, Highways Service
Manager, to try and find a solution at the bridge.
praised in new survey
has been heavily praised in a brand new tourism survey published
on Thursday (March 29th). Its "warm, welcoming and relaxing
atmosphere" has been highlighted, along with its "quality
beaches" and "flat walking terrain". The survey
involved over 400 people. More...
issue 'skimming' advice
have this week issued security advice to Burnham-On-Sea cashpoint
users after a visitor to the town voiced his fears about a 'skimming'
device being attached to a cash machine in the town. Ernie
contacted by Lloyds Bank after an incident in February this year.
AN enforcement notice is set to be issued
during the next 24 hours requesting that a Burnham-On-Sea land
owner stops using her garden for a caravan occupied by well known
Burnham Big Issue seller Colin Johnstone
(pictured). The landowner is likely to appeal. More...
in cliff exercise
Coastguards rehearsed a rescue on the steep cliffs of Brean Down
on Wednesday night (March 28th). Two members of the group's cliff
rescue team were lowered from the trig point at the top of the
Down to the sea below in order to reach a 'casualty'.
Brue oil spill is contained
were the scenes at the River Brue in Highbridge on Tuesday afternoon
(March 27th) after a big clean-up operation was launched following
an oil spill. The
Environment Agency has been using large booms and sandbags to
contain the oil at the point where it discharged from a culvert
into the river.
ship traffic set to rise
THE number of large cargo ships passing
Burnham-On-Sea on their way to Dunball Wharf could be set to jump
after this week's signing of a major new deal. Riverbulk
Shipping Limited has secured an exclusive option to use Dunball
Wharf for the next 20 years.