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October 2017 Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge News

95 new homes are step closer
PLANS to build 95 new homes at a former industrial park in Highbridge have been approved by town councillors this week. A mixture of new bungalows and houses is proposed for the site of the former Delta Engineering company in Newtown Road, Highbridge. More...

Nadine's 41st year of service!
THE 'grandmother' of Highbridge's King Alfred School is celebrating an incredible 41 years at the school. Nadine Garbett, pictured, started working at the school in 1976 while her children were young and is still serving up drinks, fruit and cakes for students. More...

New toddler classes launched
A BRAND new type of toddler class has been launched in the Burnham-On-Sea area this autumn. 'Track and Chat' has been set up and designed by Katie Grant, a local mother and primary school teacher with over ten years of teaching experience. More...

Sky engineers in fundraiser
A TEAM of local Sky engineers will spending Thursday (2nd November) in Burnham-On-Sea carrying out fundraising activities. The team of 17 will be spending the morning on the beach focusing on Sky's Ocean Rescue initiative collecting plastic from coastline. More...

Man in court after burglary
A 39-year-old man appeared in court today (Tuesday) after Police charged him with a burglary in Burnham-On-Sea. Adam Harding, of Rosewood Close, appeared before Taunton Magistrates Court after a burglary of a house in Hooper Close on Sunday. More...

YMCA unveils new hotel plans
THE long-awaited redevelopment of the Highbridge Hotel site is finally set to begin in February, along with a new community sports facility, the owners have announced this week after submitting a fresh planning application to Sedgemoor district council. More...

Group wins community award
THE Chairman of Somerset County Council has recognised the work of a Burnham-On-Sea community group at an annual award ceremony. Somerset County Council Chairman Councillor William Wallace has presented awards to over 35 individuals and groups including the local group. More...

Warning after Apex 'lewd act'
RESIDENTS have been warned to be extra vigilant when using Highbridge's Apex Park this week after a man was seen in bushes performing a lewd act. The incident allegedly took place in the bushes near to the skate park in Apex Park on Sunday afternoon (October 29th). More...

Frith House congratulated
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week congratulated Frith House care home after it received an 'outstanding' rating from the health watchdog Care Quality Commission (CQC). The home, in Steart Drive, cares for 83 people and helps those with dementia. More...

Cinema screening raises £600
A SPECIAL film screening at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema on Monday night (October 30th) raised hundreds of pounds towards the costs of the town's Christmas lights display. Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade organised a screening of 'Beauty and the Beast'. More...

MP picks local chef for award
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has nominated Mike McKenzie of The White Horse Inn in the village of Mark for the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award, having been impressed with the pub’s home-cooked and locally produced food. More...

Travellers leave town after fire
A GROUP of travellers left a Burnham-On-Sea car park on Monday evening after setting fire to a mattress following a court order to leave. Sedgemoor District Council served the group in Burnham's Pier Street car park with a formal legal notice after obtaining a 'possession order' in court on Monday. More...

Trees concern carnival bosses
THE organisers of this year's Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival have expressed concern that low-hanging tree branches along the route may affect the safety of carts at next Monday's event (November 6th). Organisers are in talks with Tesco to get trees trimmed. More...

New twist to Asda parking row
SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week said that supermaket firm Asda does not legally have to provide 24 parking spaces for residents living near its Highbridge store. The comments come after we first reported here last week that Asda has introduced a two-hour maximum stay in its car park for customers. More...

Nathan puts RNLI skills to use
BURNHAM-On-Sea Trainee Lifeboat Helmsman Nathan Meager didn't expect to be putting his RNLI skills to use during the Transatlantic Tall Ships Race - but that's what happened. Nathan and 22 other crew were onboard the vessel 'Rona II' in the Atlantic. More...

2018 history calendar on sale
A NEW 2018 calendar featuring historical scenes of Burnham-On-Sea has gone on sale. The 'Memories of Burnham' calendar includes 12 old scenes of the town from across the decades. "These photos will stir plenty of fantastic memories," said organiser Sylvia Young. More...

Crews at suspicious barn blaze
A BARN blaze is being investigated by Police after crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar, Wells and Bridgwater were called out on Sunday afternoon. The fire service received two calls to a reported barn alight in Holwell Lane, Cheddar at 1.45pm when the crews were called out. More...

A taste of France in Burnham!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Town Twinning Association has held a successful French Evening at the town's Community Centre. Friday's event began with a French meal that started with a Tartiflette Savoyarde, a classic French dish from the Savoie region. More...

Award for Burnham volunteer
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI crewmember Lesley Hart has received an excellence in volunteering award during a special presentation event in Leeds. She was nominated by two separate people for the level 7 award which had to be passed by the board of the charity's trustees. More...

Boost for Berrow football club
A FOOTBALL club near Burnham-On-Sea has received £4,800 to drive up participation. Berrow Junior Football Club has received the money from the Somerset Community Foundation, and says it will use the funding to give young people a chance at coaching at the club in future. More...

Poppy Appeal starts in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Poppy Appeal launched on Saturday (29th October) as collections get underway across the two towns with the aim of exceeding last year's total of £28,000. Burnham's Royal British Legion is overseeing the annual appeal, which runs through to mid-November. More...

Two children rescued from car
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to a supermarket in the town on Saturday morning (October 28th) to free two children stuck in a vehicle. One fire Burnham-On-Sea appliance was sent to the town's Tesco store in Ben Travers Way to help the children. More...

Community centre open today
BURNHAM-On-Sea Community Centre is holding an open day today (Sunday October 29th) for local people to find out more about the activities held there. The centre in Burnham-On-Sea's Berrow Road is open from 2pm-5pm when residents are welcome to come along. More...

Council bids to move travellers
LEGAL action is being taken to move a group of travellers from a Burnham-On-Sea car park. Sedgemoor District Council has served the group of travellers in Burnham's Pier Street car park with a formal legal notice. Four caravans with adults and young children have been parked in the car park since Sunday
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Vote for Apex Park as top park
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being encouraged to vote for the town's Apex Park after it was nominated to become the UK's Best Park. Sedgemoor District Council has nominated the popular Highbridge park to become 'best park' of 2017. More...

Berrow holds first Xmas fayre
THE first local Christmas market of the festive season is to be held in Berrow on Sunday (October 29th). The annual Berrow Christmas Market will be held from 11am until 2pm in Berrow Village Hall with many stalls displaying local crafts and home-made items. More...

Halloween waste warning
ONE of Halloween’s scariest things is its 'wicked waste', families in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being warned. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has this week urged people to think carefully about the waste they generate since Halloween can be a wasteful time. More...

Uproar over Asda parking ban
FURIOUS Highbridge residents have hit out at supermarket giant Asda this week after the store introduced controversial new restrictions on who can use its car park. It has introduced a two-hour maximum stay for its customers and employed a contractor, ParkingEye Limited, to enforce it. More...

58,000 sign dredging petitions
NEARLY 60,000 people have signed two petitions calling for the suspension of a licence that will allow 300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point A and B nuclear power stations to be dumped off the Welsh coastline. EDF Energy has a licence to dump the material in the channel. More...

Alpaca show comes to village
A UNIQUE new event being held near Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (October 28th) will allow local residents to meet and find out more about alpacas. The South West Alpaca Groups (SWAG) is holding a Fleece Show and Craft Fair at East Huntspill Village Hall from 10am. More...

Pupils impress at opera show
SIXTEEN pupils from Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Junior School have taken part in a unique Opera performance in Bridgwater. The youngsters performed at the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater in an event run in conjunction with the group Garsington Opera. More...

'All Souls Service' this Sunday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church will be holding its annual All Souls Service this Sunday (October 29th). Everyone in the community is invited to come along to the church to remember and give thanks for those we love and no longer see, says the church. More...

Man arrested after burglaries
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have arrested a man as they investigate a spate of burglares in the town during recent weeks. Avon and Somerset Police to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A 39-year-old man from the Burnham-On-Sea area has been arrested on suspicion of burglary." More...

Town market praised by judges
BURNHAM-On-Sea Farmers' Market has received positive feedback from the judges at this year's Taste of the West Awards. The judges said that the "quality and freshness of produce was extremely good" and that the quality of service was "excellent". More...

Phone scam warning issued
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has warned people to beware of a new telephone scam after her elderly mother was targeted. The pensioner uses the Telephone Preference Service to prevent 'cold calls' from marketing companies and was asked to make a payment. More...

Town pub given major refurb
A HIGHBRIDGE pub has been refurbished with a fresh new look. The Globe in Newtown Road has been given a revamp by landlords Mags Day and Des Griffiths. The bar has moved, the interior has been upgraded along with modern new furniture and extra space. More...

'Support our farmers' says MP
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week urged local people to support British farming by buying British. His comments came as new figures show farming in the South West contributes £1.25billion to the local economy and provides more than 66,000 jobs in the region. More...

Join fossil fun day tomorrow
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library is to host a special 'Fun Fossil Friday' during the school half-term holidays. The family event, to be held this Friday from 10.30am-12noon, will be free of charge. There will be fossils and rocks to see, plus hands-on fossil and rock fun and information. More...

MP talks as travellers arrive
A SMALL group of travellers has set up camp in Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park this week as the town's MP continues his efforts to change the laws controlling them with a meeting with a top minister. Four caravans with adults and young children have been parked in the Pier Street car park. More...

Travelodge approval welcomed
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's MP has welcomed the news that plans for a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel in Highbridge have this week been given the final go-ahead by Sedgemoor District Councillors. the council's Development Committee gave approval yesterday. More...

Final preparations for carnival
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club are this week putting the finishing touches to their float. Called 'Yee Ha', this year's entry is a cowboy-themed float with colourful western decorations that is sure to be a hit for spectators during the processions. More...

Kids indoor festival today
A NEW kids indoor festival is being held today (Wednesday, October 25th) at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena. The free-to-enter event is being held from 10am-3pm and includes food, music, stalls, raffles, prizes, games and lots more through the day for all. More...

BARB crew called to 'porpoise'
A SUSPECTED sighting of a porpoise in Bridgwater led to a call-out for volunteers from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue on Tuesday (October 24th). BARB, which has several trained marine mammal medics among its crew, was contacted by BDMLR. More...

Crews called to deliberate fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to a fire that had been deliberately started in a bin store during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday). Firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to Pier Street just before 2.15am. More...

Stabbing in Brean: Police plea
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have today (Tuesday) appealed for witnesses to a stabbing in Brean that took place in September. Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the incident outside Krackers Bar in South Road, Brean in the early hours of 17th September. More...

APPROVED: Travelodge go-ahead
Plans for a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel in Highbridge have been given the final go-ahead by Sedgemoor District Councillors today (Tuesday). The council's Development Committee met today in Bridgwater where they decided to give approval to the scheme after a debate. More...

Mayor opens Burnham shop
WESTON Hospicecare has opened its second charity shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock cut a ribbon outside the new shop in the High Street on Monday (October 23rd) to officially open it. More...

Raise a glass to cider festival!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Cider and Music Festival, held at the weekend, has been hailed a success. The festival took place from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October at The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street, coinciding with the twice-yearly Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival. More...

Crystal bowl presented to Ken
THE founder of one of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest and longest-running community groups - which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year - has been formally thanked this week. Burnham's University of The Third Age (U3A) is celebrating its silver anniversary. More...

Cricket club holds awards night
BURNHAM-On-Sea Cricket Club has held its annual presentation evening with awards being presented to its top players at the end of a successful season. The Club celebrated the end of its 156th season by handing out trophies to its members of the past year. More...

RNLI ball raises over £1,500
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI's annual ball raised over £1,500 for the lifeboats charity. Over 200 crew, enthusiasts and supporters flocked to the Batch Country Hotel in Lympsham for an evening of food, entertainment and music. Organiser Lesley Hart opened the evening with a presentation. More...

Free bulbs offered to groups
BURNHAM-On-Sea groups have this week been offered a chance to get a free supply of Spring bulbs. Sedgemoor District Council has managed to secure a limited supply of 'woodland mix' spring bulbs for Parish and Town Councils, as well as Community groups in the Burnham area. More...

Photos: Civic awards for four
FOUR residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were awarded Civic Awards on Sunday (October 22nd) in recognition of their service to our local community. Pat Burge, John Strickland, and Colin and Eileen Rufus, were honoured during the Civic Service. More...

Air ambulance lands at B&M
AN air ambulance landed in the car park of Burnham-On-Sea's B&M supermarket on Sunday evening (October 22nd) to help a casualty nearby. Several ambulances were initially called to nearby Pier Street where a patient was believed to be in a serious condition following a medical emergency
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Comedy farce opens this week
LOCAL drama group The West Huntspill Players are set to perform a hilarious comedy farce this week. 'One Man, Two Guvnors' will be performed at The Balliol Hall in West Huntspill from October 25-28th. The production is set in Brighton in 1963 and is a hilarious evening of entertainment. More...

Watch: Chicken wings contest!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has won a unique contest to eat 12 fiery hot chicken wings in the fastest time! Held during Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea food festival, eight hungry participants were cheered on by a big crowd at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street. More...

Care home's boost for RNLI
A BURNHAM-On-Sea care home has raised over £150 for the town's lifeboats by holding an afternoon of fun. A bucket challenge at Broughton Lodge Care Home in Burnham-On-Sea saw £150.45 raised by three of the home's staff at a fun afternoon. More...

Runners welcome Coastguards
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards have visited the town's running club to meet some of the members and explain the role of the service. It comes after a recent incident in which members of the Harriers Running Club spotted a young lady on the verge of hypothermia. More...

Air ambulance lands at B&M
AN air ambulance landed in the car park of Burnham-On-Sea's B&M supermarket on Sunday evening (October 22nd) to help a casualty nearby. Several ambulances were initially called to nearby Pier Street where a patient was believed to be in a serious condition following a medical emergency
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Food Festival halted by storm
CROWDS of people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for the town's eleventh Food & Drink Festival, despite strong winds from Storm Brian leading to outdoor trading finishing early. Dozens of traders showcased the best of Somerset food and drink across the town centre
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Crews called to kitchen fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to a small property blaze in the town's Priory Gardens on Saturday. The fire service were called to smoke issuing from a property at 11.15am. Two crews from Burnham-On-Sea and one crew from Bridgwater attended. More...

Storm creates 60mph gusts
STRONG winds swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Saturday (October 21st) as Storm Brian arrived. The intense low pressure system brought a day of gusty winds, reaching up to 60mph. Burnham's food festival went ahead as planned, but trading halted at 1pm. More...

Four to receive civic awards
FOUR residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to be honoured for their service to the community with Civic Awards today. Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock recently announced the names of the four winners ahead of the annual Civic Service which takes place in Highbridge. More...

Ball raises £8,000 for charity
SECRET World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea held its annual charity ball at the Webbington Hotel earlier this month and raised over £8,000. This year’s event was themed as The Ugly Bug Ball and celebrated the charity’s 25 years of wildlife rescue service. More...

Burnham Food Festival today!
BURNHAM-On-Sea town centre will be full of amazing tastes and flavours again today (Saturday) when the town's food festival, known as 'Eat: Burnham-On-Sea' returns. Now in its fifth year, this award-winning event has grown again and has over 130 traders. More...

Storm Brian heading our way
HEAVY rain and strong winds are forecast to hit the Burnham-On-Sea area today (Saturday) when Storm Brian sweeps in from the Atlantic. The strong south-westerly winds are expected to hit during Saturday morning and the Met Office warns that they may exceed 70mph. More...

New headteacher for school
ONE of the area's smallest and most picturesque schools has a new Head Teacher. Emma Hardy-Smith will take on Pawlett Primary School, which is now being supported by the high-achieving Priory Learning Trust, as part of changes at the school. More...

Town cider festival underway
BURNHAM-On-Sea is hosting a Cider Festival this weekend with three days of live music and local brews on offer. The festival takes place from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October at The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street, coinciding with Saturday's Food and Drink Festival. More...

Four to receive civic awards
FOUR residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to be honoured for their service to the community with Civic Awards on Sunday. Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock recently announced the names of the four winners ahead of the Civic Service on Sunday afternoon. More...

Fresh fears for learning centre
A SOMERSET community learning provider that has been hit hard by government cuts says it is likely to close six centres and make over 50 redundancies in the coming months - with fears that Burnham-On-Sea's centre could be affected. Somerset Skills & Learning has been left £1 million short of funding
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Storm Brian heading our way
HEAVY rain and strong winds are forecast to hit the Burnham-On-Sea area on Saturday (October 20th) when Storm Brian sweeps in from the Atlantic. The strong south-westerly winds are expected to hit during Saturday morning and they may exceed 70mph. More...

Tree planting ceremony held
ONE of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest and longest-running community groups marked its 25th anniversary this week with a ceremonial tree planting. Burnham-On-Sea's University of The Third Age (U3A) is celebrating its silver anniversary throughout 2017.
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TV presenter comes to theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be welcoming a top TV motorcycle racing commentator and former champion for a special event on Saturday. Steve Parrish has had a long career in motorcycling and was 500cc British Champion in recent decades.
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Photos: Young chefs in contest
BUDDING young chefs from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have taken part in a cooking competition in the town this week. Six students from King Alfred School took part in the Rotary Club of Burnham-On-Sea Young Chef Competition on Thursday afternoon at the school.
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Photos: Music night for hospital
MORE than 80 people flocked to a fundraiser for Burnham-On-Sea's War Memorial Hospital last Saturday evening (October 14th). The Friends Of Burnham Hospital organised a Music Night at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge to raise money for the hospital's work. More...

New outdoor theatre planned
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town councillor has proposed that a new 'open-air Roman amphitheatre' is built in Highbridge's Apex Park to serve as a major new arts attraction. Cllr Martin Cox suggested the unique proposal during a Town Council debate this week about how Hinkley funding could be used. More...

Parking meters taking new £1
MOTORISTS in Burnham-On-Sea have been assured by Sedgemoor District Council this week that its parking machines are compatible with the new one pound coin. Several motorists got in touch with Burnham-On-Sea.com after meters refused to take the new coin. More...

Burnham cider festival to start
BURNHAM-On-Sea will be hosting a Cider Festival this weekend with three days of live music and local brews on offer. The festival takes place from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October at The Ritz Social Club, coinciding with Saturday's Burnham Food and Drink Festival. More...

Gales warning for Burnham
A SPELL of strong winds are forecast for Burnham-On-Sea this weekend, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning for coastal areas. The strong south-westerly winds are expected between 4am and 11.59pm on Saturday, and may exceed over 50mph or greater. More...

Boundary changes welcomed
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week welcomed new Boundary Commission proposals to redraw the political map. Under the planned constituency boundary changes, the Wells constituency - which includes Burnham-On-Sea - would be redrawn. More...

Award for town estate agent
A BURNHAM-On-Sea estate agent has been praised for its customer service at an awards ceremony. Creswick Estates, trading as CJ Hole, said its sales department is "thrilled" to have received an 'Exceptional' award for their efforts and customer service. More...

MP visits school's 'ministers'
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has made a special appearance to celebrate St Andrew’s Church of England Junior School’s newly-elected ministers. As part of Democracy Week, the school held its very own elections - and the children voted for ministers. More...

Two-car crash shuts A370
A TWO-car collision led to the closure of a main road between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Wednesday. Two cars collided on the A370 at Bleadon, leaving debris across the road, as pictured here by a resident. The busy route was closed for several hours. More...

Travelodge decision next week
PLANS for a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel in Highbridge look set to be approved by Sedgemoor District Councillors next week. The council's planning officer Dawn de Vries has this week recommended the hotel be approved in a report to councillors ahead of a meeting on Tuesday October 24th. More...

New look for council chambers
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has unveiled a £6,000 upgrade of the council's chambers this week. The old horseshoe-shaped arrangement of seating and tables - which was often criticized because the audience could not see councillors. More...

Search for a marching band
ORGANISERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Day parade are putting the final finishing touches to this year's event and have this week issued an appeal for one missing part to the event. The Remembrance Day parade will be held on Sunday November 12th. More...

Food Fest is back on Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea town centre will be full of amazing tastes and flavours again on Saturday 21 October when the town's food festival, known as 'Eat: Burnham-On-Sea' returns. Now in its fifth year, this award-winning event has grown again and has over 130 traders. More...

Accolades for Sensory Time
HIGHBRIDGE-based childrens activity organisation Sensory Time has received four prestigious accolades at a national awards ceremony. The team from Sensory Time headed to the 11th National What's On 4 Kids Awards earlier this month in London where they did well. More...

Half-term tennis club in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club will be holding a children's camp for youngsters during the Half Term holiday. It will be held each day from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October, from 9am to 5pm. This is a chance for children to be active and enjoy fun. More...

New cafe opens in Burnham
A BRAND new cafe has opened its doors in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Mono's, named because of its modern black and white interior, has launched in Burnham-On-Sea's College Street in place of cafe Relish, which shut down last month. More...

Police officers guilty of misconduct
ALLEGATIONS of misconduct have been proven against three Police officers this week following an incident in Burnham-On-Sea three years ago. A public panel, led by an independent Legally Qualified Chair, ruled that allegations of gross misconduct were not proven, but they did find the officers had committed misconduct
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England cricket star ties knot
ENGLAND cricketer Ben Stokes married Clare Ratcliffe at a ceremony in East Brent, near Burnham-On-Sea, at the weekend. International team-mates Joe Root, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook were among the guests at the church service that was held on Saturday. More...

Child trapped in car rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued an 18-month child stuck in a car at a local garden centre on Monday afternoon (October 16th). One fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was sent to Sanders Garden World in Bristol Road, Brent Knoll shortly before 1.10pm. More...

Crews called back to Weston
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB volunteers were called back to Weston on Monday (October 16th) in the search for a missing person. Crews were re-tasked to Weston super Mare for a further search for a missing vulnerable person and launched a second major search. More...

Ophelia leaves a blustery day
THE Burnham-On-Sea area saw high winds from former hurricane Ophelia on Monday (October 16th) but escaped the disruption seen elsewhere. The storm swept across the Atlantic into Ireland and strong gusts of wind were experienced in the Bristol Channel and the region. More...

'Red sun' seen in Burnham
AN unusual reddish sky and red-looking sun have been spotted by resdients in the Burnham-On-Sea today (Monday) and across many parts of England. The phenomenon was initially seen in the west of England and Wales before spreading to other areas of the country. More...

Police advice after crime spree
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have handed out safety advice to residents and urged extra vigilance following a series of burglaries and attempts by a man to gain entry to homes over the weekend. Police spent much of Sunday giving out leaflets to shoppers at Burnham's Tesco store. More...

Night search for missing man
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue were called to a major search for a missing person on Weston beach during the early hours of this morning (Monday). A Coastguard helicopter also joined the search for the missing man on Weston beach. More...

Auction raises £700 for BARB
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue received a financial boost of more than £700 during a succesful fundraising auction on Saturday (October 14th). Local residents headed to the charity's first 50/50 auction, held at St Andrew’s Church Hall. More...

Comedy play coming to Berrow
A COMEDY play set around four people visiting Royal Ascot races will be performed in Berrow in November. Stage 2 Drama will perform Amanda Whittington's highly entertaining play, 'Ladies Day', at Berrow Village Hall from November 30th to December 2nd, starting at 7.30pm. More...

Ex-hurricane set to hit today
BURNHAM-On-Sea is set to see 70mph winds today (Monday (October 16th) when the tail end of former Hurricane Opehlia sweeps in from the Atlantic. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning between 12.00 mid-day and 11.55pm for high winds in the region. More...

Air ambulance at fire station
AN air ambulance landed in the car park of Burnham-On-Sea fire station on Sunday to help a casualty nearby. A patient was understood to be in a serious condition following a medical emergency next to the car park at Apex Park in Highbridge. The green Great Western Air Ambulance landed. More...

Carnival programme on sale
BURNHAM-On-Sea carnival programmes have gone on sale this week, featuring full details of the entries that will be in the parade on Monday November 6th. The programme, costing £1.50, includes a list of the floats taking part plus road closures, the route and more. More...

Ex-hurricane set to sweep in
BURNHAM-On-Sea is set to see 70mph winds on Monday (October 16th) when the tail end of former Hurricane Opehlia sweeps in from the Atlantic. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning between 12.00 mid-day and 11.55pm for high winds in the region. More...

Volunteer to help countryside
COUNTRYSIDE lovers across the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain Somerset’s public rights of way. The county has over 6,000km (3,728 miles) of public rights of way and the council encourages the public to help. More...

Police warning after thefts
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this weekend urged residents to be extra vigilant following a series of thefts and attempts to gain entry to homes. Police have warned residents to keep doors locked, and also to check that gates and windows are fully secure. More...

Portuguese Man O'War warning
BURNHAM-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean beach users have this week been warned to look out for Portuguese Man O’War being washed up. Beachgoers have been urged by The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) not to touch these stinging jellyfish-like creatures if they find them
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Burnham exhibition underway
A COLOURFUL exhibition of paintings by a local artist is being held in Burnham-On-Sea this weekend. Alan Ward is holding his annual autumn display in Burnham's Community Centre in Berrow Road on Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th from 10am-4pm on both days. More...

Photos: Brean ladies night
THOUSANDS of pounds were raised for a breast cancer support charity when 200 people attended a ladies night in Brean on Friday evening (October 13th). Breast Cancer Now held its annual ladies night at Brean Leisure Park, which was hailed a big success. More...

BARB 50/50 auction today
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity is holding a unique 50/50 auction today (Saturday, October 14th). BARB Search & Rescue is organising the 50/50 charity auction at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Burnham-On-Sea when all will be welcome to get involved as sellers or buyers. More...

Free flu jabs for vulnerable
BURNHAM-On-Sea children, people over 65, pregnant women and those with long term health conditions are are being urged to get a free flu jab. Somerset County Council is supporting the Public Health England and NHS joint Stay Well This Winter campaign which started this week. More...

Have your say on plan
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being asked for their views on a new Neighbourhood Plan which will determine how the two towns develop over the coming years. The new draft document outlines future housing needs and development in Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Burnham Without. More...

Post office closure halted
HIGHBRIDGE'S MP James Heappey says he is delighted that the Post Office has announced a six-month grace period for the town's Post Office which was due to shut down later this month. The Post Office in Church Street was set to temporarily close on October 25th due to the resignation of the operator
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See 'laugh-out-loud comedy'
LOCAL drama group The West Huntspill Players are set to perform a hilarious comedy farce this month. 'One Man, Two Guvnors' will be performed at The Balliol Hall in West Huntspill on October 25-28th. The production is set in Brighton in 1963 and promises to be an evening of laughs. More...

Beach training for students
NEARLY 40 Tae Kwon-Do students from across the West of England headed to Burnham-On-Sea to enjoy an evening training session on the beach, making the most of a bright autumn evening with a high tide. It was a perfect evening for the session. More...

Post strike in town called off
NEXT week's planned 48-hour strike by postal workers in Burnham-On-Sea and across the UK has been blocked after Royal Mail won a High Court injunction. Employees had been due to walk out from Thursday (October 19th) to protest against pensions and pay. More...

Greengrocer boosts town trade
THE opening of a new greengrocer in Burnham-On-Sea has helped boost the trade of other food shops in the town centre. 'Gardiner-Whites' opened a week ago at 25 The High Street, offering a mixture of fresh fruit, vegetables and food produce and more. More...

Tesco will accept old £1 coins
TESCO in Burnham-On-Sea has pledged to accept old round pound coins after the deadline for spending them this Sunday. The supermarket giant will allow customers to pay with the old-style coins for a week after they cease to be legal tender on Sunday October 15th. More...

Shock at post office closure
HIGHBRIDGE'S Mayor has spoken of his 'shock' at the news that Highbridge Post Office is to close down this month. As we first reported yesterday, Highbridge Post Office is closing down on October 25th, with the loss of four jobs. Staff at the Post Office in Church Street, Highbridge were informed
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Mayor praises Foodbank team
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Foodbank has been praised by the town's Mayor during an 'eye opening' visit to the group this week. The town's Foodbank has seen a surge in demand during recent months and organisers often find local need outstrips supply. More...

35 new flats plan welcomed
PROPOSALS to build 35 new retirement apartments on a derelict garage site in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea have been supported by councillors who say development is long overdue. Property developer Abracore won approval for the new development during 2014. More...

Original drama at town theatre
ORIGINAL drama is set to be performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this Friday (13th October). 'The Good Shepherd' is a new play by local writer Ros Carne which sets out the struggles of priest Ellie who falls in love and tries to keep her relationship secret. More...

Highbridge post office to shut
HIGHBRIDGE Post Office is closing down for the final time on October 25th, it has been confirmed today in a surprise announcement. Four staff at the Post Office in Church Street, Highbridge were informed of the decision and face losing their jobs - while the town will be dealt a new blow. More...

Skating rink returns this Xmas
BURNHAM-On-Sea's family skating rink is set to return in the run-up to this Christmas. Burnham Events Social Team (BEST) has confirmed this week that the skating rink will be back in December. The rink will again be located on the Lynton Road Car Park. More...

Concern over 95 homes plan
PLANS to build 95 new homes at a Highbridge housing development site have led to fresh concerns from residents and councillors this week. A developer plans to transform a vacant site off Highbridge's Newtown Road - formerly home to Delta Enginering - by building a new housing site
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MP reveals cost of travellers
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has revealed the true cost of tackling travellers during a House of Commons debate this week. The
spoke out ahead of a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid. More...

£2,000 handed over by family
A BURNHAM-On-Sea optician and his family have this week presented a bumper £2,000 cheque to a national charity after holding a sponsored head shave last month. It comes after we reported last month that the family who run Specsavers held the event. More...

Burnham board game unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church and community group Hands of Change have teamed up to launch a new venture with a specially designed game featuring life and attractions in Burnham-On-Sea. Called 'Burnham On Board', it is a new friendly games morning. More...

Sailing club holds crane-out
TWO huge cranes towered over the River Brue in Burnham-On-Sea early on Tuesday morning (October 10th) when 20 yachts were hoisted into the skies during the annual autumn 'crane-out'. Members of Burnham Sailing Club took advantage of the high tide. More...

Signs come down as bank shuts
NATWEST Bank wasted no time in taking down the signs outside its branch in Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday evening as it closed for the final time. The controversial decision to shut the branch at the junction of Regent Street and Victoria Street has drawn criticism from the town's MP. More...

Lidl store re-opens after crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Lidl supermarket re-opened on Tuesday after building inspectors declared it safe, a day after a vehicle crashed into the front of the store, forcing it to close. Yesterday's crash at Burnham-On-Sea's Lidl store saw the owner of a Land Rover lose control in the car park. More...

Two arrests after drugs seized
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have arrested two people after a large amount of drugs were found as a result of warrants carried out in Cheddar and Wedmore. Three warrants were executed and a quantity of class A drugs and £95,000 of cannabis were seized by officers. More...

Burnham NatWest shuts today
BURNHAM-On-Sea's NatWest bank branch is to shut down today (Tuesday) as part of a controversial cost-cutting move. As we first reported in the Spring, the branch at the junction of Regent Street and Victoria Street is closing for the final time after many years of business. More...

Matt's off to UK championships
BURNHAM-On-Sea Tae-Kwon-Do enthusiast Matt Palfrey is heading to the British Championships this month, fresh from his latest success. Matt Palfrey, who trains at Burnham's T.A.G.B. Tae-Kwon-Do Club, competed at the Southern Championships last month. More...

Health Fund cash available
GROUPS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being encouraged to submit applications for cash for local health projects. Sedgemoor District Council is inviting applications to its Community Health Fund, which has cash available for local health funding projects. More...

Berrow beach road re-opens
THE access road onto Berrow beach is set to re-open today (Tuesday) after being closed to all traffic by Sedgemoor District Council due to damage caused by winds and high tides. The concrete road surface was crumbling away and sand was washed away around it. More...

Crash drama shuts Lidl store
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Lidl supermarket was shut today (Monday) after a vehicle crashed into the front of the store. The owner of a Land Rover lost control in the car park of the supermarket in Burnham's Oxford Street and then slammed into the front glass of the store. More...

Burnham wins Bloom award
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's entry into the national Britain In Bloom competition are this week celebrating after the town won a silver award. Burnham In Bloom organisers Dave Perrett and Jo Brown received the award from two ITV Downton Abbey stars. More...

Memory wall raises £3,200
A 'MEMORY wall' painted outside a Burnham-On-Sea pub has helped to raise funds for a local good Cancer support charity. Burnham artist Damian Nicholson, pictured, has painted the colourful mural featuring Burnham's iconic lighthouse outside a pub. More...

Crews free trapped motorist
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called out to help free a motorist after a two-vehicle accident on Sunday morning (October 8th). Burnham firefighters were called to Parchy, near Chedzoy on the outskirts of Bridgwater at 7.45am. Two fire appliances attended. More...

Photos: Mens Shed open day
SCORES of people attended an open day organised by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Men's Shed Society on Saturday (October 7th) when its range of activities went on display. The group brings together a group of 'shedders' who share tools and resources. More...

BARB auction this Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity is holding a unique 50/50 auction this Saturday (October 14th) when residents can help BARB Search & Rescue. The charity is organising the 50/50 charity auction at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Burnham-On-Sea when all will be welcome. More...

Tourism firms up for awards
TOURISM businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating after being shortlisted for Somerset Tourism Awards. The awards were launched last year and recognise the best tourism businesses across the region including Bristol, Bath and Somerset. More...

Town NatWest shuts this week
BURNHAM-On-Sea's NatWest bank branch is to close this week as part of a cost-cutting move. As we first reported in the Spring, the branch at the junction of Regent Street and Victoria Street is closing for the final time on Tuesday October 10th. More...

Nursery's bridging the age gap
A BURNHAM-On-Sea nursery hopes to bridge the age gap between youngsters and pensioners with a new community project. Children at Burnham-On-Sea's Footprints Nursery in Adam Street are making visits to Frith House, a local care home in the town. More...

Pub gets £15,000 play area
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pub has formally opened its new £15,000 play area this week. The Lighthouse Pub in Burnham's Highbridge Road installed the play equipment over the summer to the delight of young families. "It's been a big project for us," says the pub's landlord. More...

Library to hold fossil fun day
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library is to host a special 'Fun Fossil Friday' during the school half-term holidays. The family event, to be held on Friday 27th October from 10.30am-12noon, will be free of charge. There will be fossils and rocks to see, plus hands-on fossil and rock fun. More...

Video: Probe into barn fires
POLICE are investigating three 'suspicious' barn fires in the Burnham-On-Sea area in the early hours of today (Saturday). Firefighters from across Somerset were called to tackle the farmyard blazes in the early hours - one at Burtle Road at 2.20am, another close by, and a third at Wedmore. More...

Award for Burnham WW2 veteran
A CEREMONY was held in Burnham-On-Sea last night (Friday) to present a town war veteran with France's highest wartime honour for his role in the Normandy landings 73 years ago. The French Government has awarded Tony Winterburn, 92, with the Chevalier de L'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur. More...

Sue to run Great Wall of China
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has completed her 13th marathon at the age of 72 and is now in training to run part of the Great Wall of China next year. Sue Nicholls only started running nine years ago and hasn't looked back since, regularly taking part in events. More...

'Music ban' in Manor Gardens
NEW controls to ban unauthorised 'amplified music' and anti-social behaviour in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens are set to be introduced next week. Sedgemoor District Council is putting in place a new Public Space Protection Order to halt the playing of 'amplified music' without permission in the gardens
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Beach road shut after damage
THE access road onto Berrow beach has this week been closed to all traffic by Sedgemoor District Council following damage caused by winds and high tides. As pictured here, the concrete road surface is crumbling away, and sand washed away from around it. More...

'Body parts not human' - Police
POLICE have said this week that following extensive tests police they can confirm that a set of 'male body parts' washed up on Brean beach were in fact not human. Julie Edwards said she had come across what she thought were body parts washed up. More...

Toxic algae goes at Apex Park
NEW tests of the water in the lakes at Apex Park in Highbridge have found potentially toxic blue-green algae is no longer a danger. Claire Faun, from Sedgemoor District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Levels of blue green algae are now below the threshold.". More...

Men's shed to hold open day
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Men's Shed Society is holding an open day on Saturday (October 7th) for newcomers to find out about the group. The group brings together a group of 'shedders' who share tools and resources to undertake hands-on projects. More...

Busy week at Burnham library
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library will mark National Libraraies Week with a live music event and a special visit by an author. Libraries Week is the annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer. It runs from 9-14 October. More...

'Body parts not human' - Police
POLICE have said this week that following extensive tests police they can confirm that a set of 'male body parts' washed up on Brean beach were in fact not human. Julie Edwards said she had come across an "intact penis and testicles" washed up along the beach. More...

Christmas post strike looms
BURNHAM-On-Sea postal workers have this week voted to join a nationwide strike in the run-up to Christmas that could affect festive deliveries of mail. The planned nationwide industrial action has been sparked by a bitter pay and pensions dispute - the first since Royal Mail was privatised four years ago. More...

Retirement surprise at shop
A LONG-serving Burnham-On-Sea shop staff member was given a welcome surprise this week as she retired from her role. Previous staff from the past 25 years gathered outside Material Needs in Burnham's High Street to wish Katharine Edwards well in her retirement. More...

Energy drinks banned at school
PUPILS at Highbridge's King Alfred School can no longer consume energy drinks on the school premises following the introduction of a ban. The school has contacted parents to say it has reviewed the latest research on links between energy drinks and health issues. More...

Family raises £1,800 from ride
A BURNHAM-On-Sea family took on a big cycling challenge in aid of St John Ambulance on Sunday (October 1st) to thank the charity for saving someone special in their life. Bev Bishop, her husband, Lee and their son, Owen joined the Autumn Storm, a 55-mile ride. More...

Therapy dog boosts care home
A THERAPY dog's regular visits to a Burnham-On-Sea nursing home are helping to improve elderly residents confidence and mental health. Towans Care Home in Berrow Road welcomes Shep, a Border Collie, for regular visits which have delivered all manner of benefits. More...

Bakers Dolphin saves firm's jobs
LOCAL coach operator Bakers Dolphin has stepped in to offer jobs to drivers and other staff affected by difficulties at Coombs Travel. Bakers Dolphin, which is based just a few miles from Coombs Travel, has been established for 128 years and has seen strong growth. More...

Memorial unveiled for farmer
A MEMORIAL has been unveiled this week for local farmer and businessman Derek Mead who died earlier in the year. Dairy farmer Derek Mead, regarded as the ‘farmers champion’, farmed around 3,000 acres in North Somerset but he sadly died in an accident in June. More...

Police appeal after burglary
POLICE have today released this E-fit of a man they want to identify following a burglary in Burnham-On-Sea. The occupants of a house in Gloucester Road, Burnham-On-Sea discovered a man inside a downstairs bedroom at approximately 9.40pm on Wednesday 13th September. More...

Police make 'significant arrest'
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Police have made a 'significant arrest' as they investigate a spate of burglaries in the two towns. Sgt Ryan Edwards from Burnham-On-Sea Police, pictured, revealed at this week's Town Council meeting that a man has been held in connection with a series of local break-ins. More...

Patient dies after heart attack
AN air ambulance and paramedics were sadly unable to save the life of a person who suffered a heart attack in Berrow this week. An emergency air ambulance from Great Western Air Ambulance landed on Berrow Green on Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm, as pictured here. More...

School bus firm stops running
SOMERSET County Council has stepped in to organise alternative school transport for Highbridge's King Alfred School after a local bus company ceased to operate. The Council was notified by Coombs Travel on Tuesday (October 3rd) that it will be ceasing to operate. More...

Food Festival to be 'biggest yet'
BURNHAM-On-Sea town centre will be full of amazing tastes and flavours again on Saturday 21 October when the town's food festival, known as 'Eat: Burnham-On-Sea' returns. Now in its fifth year, this award-winning event has grown again and has over 130 traders. More...

Teenagers praised by visitor
A VISITOR to Burnham-On-Sea has praised four teenagers who helped an elderly man after a fall in the town centre on Tuesday evening (October 3rd). Morag Randall says she was so impressed by the friendly compassion shown by the youngsters that she wanted to give them praise. More...

'My shock at body parts find'
A DOG walker has this week spoken of her shock after her dog Molly found what she believes is a man's body parts washed up on Brean beach. Julie Edwards, who lives in Brean, spoke to Burnham-On-Sea.com and other media after discovering the parts washed up. More...

Four to receive civic awards
FOUR residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to be honoured for their service to the community with Civic Awards. Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock announced on Monday evening (October 2nd) the names of the four winners ahead of the annual Civic Service on October 22nd. More...

Life-saving defib vandalised
MEAN vandals have attacked a life-saving defibrillator on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront, temporarily putting it out of action. The machine was smashed outside the BARB hovercraft station in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 1st) and attacked by vandals. More...

Carnival sponsor announced
A LOCAL firm has this week been announced as the main sponsor of next month's Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival. The well-known company is giving its backing to the popular event, which is set to be held as usual on the first Monday of November which this year is the 6th. More...

School open evening tomorrow
PARENTS of Year 6 pupils from local schools are welcome to Highbridge's King Alfred School for a Parents Evening on Wednesday (4th October). The Priory Learning Trust, which made Priory Community School outstanding, is now supporting the Highbridge school. More...

Crews stood down in search
VOLUNTEERS from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue were called out last night (Monday) to search for a missing person in the town. A teenager was reported missing and Police tasked the BARB team with searching The Esplanade and beach for the girl. More...

Successful start for swim club
BURNHAM-On-Sea Swimming Club's Tom Dollery was celebrating after winning an award for top under-15 boy at the first ever Clevedon Sprint Meet at Hutton Moor on Sunday (1st October). Mark Podbury, Head Coach, said: "This is a great start for the club." More...

Second WW2 bomb detonated
A ROYAL Navy Bomb Disposal team returned to Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend to deal with more wartime ordnance discovered in the Bristol Channel. After equipment checks, they loaded their boat and launched from the beach next to Burnham's jetty. More...

Power cut in over 1000 homes
MORE than 1,000 homes in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow were without power on Monday. Western Power Distribution said a total of 1,098 homes in the Burnham area were without electricity following an issue with the network on Monday morning. More...

New Burnham greengrocer opens
A NEW traditional greengrocery shop opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre on Monday. Richard and Jax Gardiner-White, pictured, launched 'Gardiner-Whites' in The High Street to offer a mixture of fresh fruit, vegetables and food produce. Jax said: "It's a traditional greengrocer with a modern twist." More...

School unveils new uniforms
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has unveiled a smart new uniform for students to wear. Prefects at The King Alfred School are now wearing the uniforms with a formal tie and blazer. From next September, the new Year-7s will all asked to wear the outfits. More...

Raising a cuppa for Macmillan!
SCORES of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents headed to fundraising coffee mornings on Friday and Saturday as part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Events were held to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of the annual fundraiser. More...

Have your say on shake-up
A CONSULTATION on potential changes to the way support is provided to families, including the role of Sure Start Children’s Centres, has launched this week. Somerset County Council says anyone with an interest is encouraged to give their views. More...

Photos: Burnham half marathon
183 athletes and charity runners completed Burnham-On-Sea's annual Half Marathon today (Sunday, October 1st) in perfect running conditions. Winner Kevin Squibb, 44, pictured above in the centre, from Tiverton Harriers crossed the finishing line in a time of 1:19:29 and said he was "delighted" to win. More...

Results: Burnham half marathon
WE have all the results from Burnham-On-Sea's annual Half Marathon which took place on Sunday, October 1st. 183 athletes and charity runners completed the run in perfect running conditions. Winner Kevin Squibb, 44, from Tiverton Harriers crossed the finishing line first. More...

Toxic algae still at Apex lakes
NEW environmental tests of the water in the lakes at Apex Park in Highbridge have found potentially toxic blue-green algae remains a danger over five weeks after it was first discovered. Sedgemoor District Council confirmed the news this week after further testing. More...

Cinema gets £6,000 upgrade
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema has unveiled a £6,000 upgrade to its box office area. The lobby to the popular cinema in Victoria Street has been given a modern look with new flooring, decor and an upgraded range of refreshments on sale. The cinema has further refurbishment plans. More...

Craft fair boosts church appeal
A SUCCESSFUL craft fair was held on Saturday (September 30th) to raise funds for a Highbridge church's £3,000 fundraising appeal to replace a stained glass window. Hundreds of pounds was raised during Saturday's fair, which was attended by a stream of visitors. More...

200 get set for half marathon
ALMOST 200 runners will be taking part in the Burnham-On-Sea Half Marathon on Sunday (October 1st). The starting gun will be fired at 11am at Burnham's BASC Ground to signal the start of the annual 13-mile run. Motorists are being advised to take extra care. More...

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