2008 Burnham-On-Sea News Archive
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Italian restaurant to open
LOVERS of Italian food in Burnham-On-Sea are in
for a treat when a brand new restaurant opens in the town this
restaurant is making final preparations for its grand opening
at 30-32 Adam Street this Saturday evening (October 4th).
The restaurant will serve authentic Italian food. More...
blamed for A38 crash
near Burnham-On-Sea was closed for almost an hour on Monday evening
(September 29th) after the driver of this car swerved to avoid
a badger and ended up careering off the road. The silver Ford
Puma ended up on its roof, leaving the driver "shocked but
otherwise not seriously hurt."
and sister are UK champs
A BROTHER and sister from Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating
after making a big splash at the British Waterskiing Championships.
Toby Duggan, 12, won the Under 15s competition and sister Grace,
9, won the Under 12s competition after last week's final round
gains for traditional anglers
CALM weather and high tides provided ideal conditions
for a once-popular pastime in Burnham-On-Sea earlier this week.
To the bemusement of some beach walkers, Highbridge angling enthusiast
Martin Puddy used this unusually-shaped net to catch shrimps and
injured in separate crashes
treated a nine month old baby for cuts to her head and a leg after
a two vehicle collision on Brean's Coast Road during a busy afternoon
for local Burnham's emergency services on Monday (September 29th).
and paramedics were called to Coast Road at 1.40pm after a camper
van collided with a car.
evacuated from flats
at a block of flats in Highbridge were evacuated after a fire
in the property on Sunday evening (September 28th). One
resident was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation following
the blaze at Charlotte Court in the Highbridge Quay development
celebrates 25th year in role
marked his 25th year in parliament at a special function this
Town Hall was full when constituents, friends and family members
of Mr Heathcoat-Amory gathered to celebrate the anniversary of
crew frees trapped lady
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crew was called to a seafront nursing home
on Sunday afternoon (September 28th) after an elderly person became
trapped following a fall. One
fire engine was sent to Beverly Cottage Nursing Home on The Esplanade
at 12.30pm, as pictured here.
re-opens after bomb find
was fully re-opened to the public on Saturday morning (September
27th) after a team from the Royal Navy bomb squad declared this
wartime bombshell found in the dunes "harmless". Burnham-On-Sea.com
first reported on Friday how police had sealed off several hundred
metres of the beach.
shop shuts after 15 years
Burnham-On-Sea shop selling collectables shut its doors for the
final time on Saturday (September 27th). The owners of Aladdin's
Cave in College Street have decided to close the shop after fifteen
years of business, eleven in Burnham-On-Sea, due in part to booming
trade online. More...
over Hinkley expansion
campaigners have reacted angrily to the announcement that French
company EDF has bought British Energy, the owner of Hinkley Point
B, paving the way to the expansion of the nuclear power station
near Burnham-On-Sea. The group is concerned about the plans. More...
photos: Olympics concert
Highbridge Town Band was the centre of attention on Saturday afternoon
(September 27th) when they performed a special outdoor concert
in the town to mark the start of the UK's four-year Cultural Olympiad
during the run-up to the 2012 Olympics. We have a full photo review.
sale raises Legion funds
book sale raised hundreds of pounds has for Burnham-On-Sea's branch
of the Royal British Legion this week. Good weather boosted the
number of visitors to the annual outdoor book sale, which was
held on Friday and Saturday (September 27th). Over £300
was raised. More...
shut after 'bomb' is found
of a suspected unexploded wartime bomb in Berrow dunes led police
to seal off part of the village's beach on Friday evening (September
26th). These were the scenes as officers used police tape to restrict
access to a large area of soft sand at the top of the beach near
Berrow's Unity Farm caravan park.
over 100 sign Cove petition
a hundred people have signed an online petition calling on the
Prime Minister to back plans to revamp Burnham-On-Sea's Marine
Cove Gardens. A total of 107 people had added their names to the
official Downing Street petiton by the time it closed earlier
this week. More...
arrested after police swoop
on an address in West Huntspill on Thursday evening (September
25th) and arrested a man for violent conduct. Officers were called
to Ringstone, near Withy Road, at 6.20pm after what police called
a "domestic incident" in the area. One man was taken
away by police. More...
awards for St John cadets
from Highbridge and Burnham St John Ambulance have this week been
presented with sought-after awards for their work. James Biggs,
Rhiannon Parsons and Lucy Westlake were handed Grand Prior awards
during a St John Ambulance event in Highbridge. More...
leak drama in town centre
in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea was closed for almost two hours
on Thursday afternoon (September 25th) following a suspected gas
leak at a property in Victoria Street. Fourteen firefighters were
sent to investigate the incident at a flat above a chemists shop,
as pictured here, after a local resident reported a strange gas,
thought to be Carbon Monoxide, leaking shortly after 2pm.
awards for St John cadets
from Highbridge and Burnham St John Ambulance have this week been
presented with sought-after awards for their work. James Biggs,
Rhiannon Parsons and Lucy Westlake were handed Grand Pior awards
during a St John Ambulance Cadets evening in Highbridge. More...
police camera in Brean
number plate recognition camera that will help police identify
travelling criminals in just seconds is to be switched on in Brean
over the next few weeks. Burnham-On-Sea.com was first to report
in January that roadside number plate cameras were set to be introduced
in Burnham, Brean and Highbridge. More...
2012 concert for town
start of the UK's four-year Cultural Olympiad during the run-up
to the 2012 Olympic Games is being marked with a free outdoor
concert in Burnham-On-Sea this weekend. Burnham
and Highbridge Town Band will be playing in the Manor Gardens
on Saturday afternoon (September 27th). More...
photos: Play Ranger sessions
first of a series of 'Play Ranger' sessions which encourage children
aged five and over to take part in outdoor activity play sessions
was held at Highbridge's Apex Park on Wednesday (September 24th).
sessions are aimed at helping children have fun outdoors. More...
firm celebrates award
FIRM of Burnham-On-Sea financial advisers is celebrating being
awarded a prestigious 'Chartered Financial Planners' title from
the Chartered Insurance Institute. Positive
Wealth Creation Limited has been given the sought-after title
after years of hard work by its directors. More...
meeting on Hinkley plans
A PUBLIC meeting
is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea next month to give residents the
chance to quiz British Energy about its controversial plans to
extend Hinkley Point nuclear power station. The meeting will be
held at 6.30pm on Thursday October 16th in the town's Princess
thieves steal RAF plaque
have stolen a seafront plaque that was installed on Burnham's
sea wall two years ago to celebrate 60 years of the town's Royal
Air Forces Association. The plaque was officially unveiled at
a ceremony in 2006, but has been stolen from the sea wall this
picked for county elections
HIGHBRIDGE resident and local councillor
Joe Leach has this week been chosen as the Liberal Democrat's
candidate for Somerset County Council's elections in the Huntspill
Leach was announced as the candidate following a local poll of
Lib Dem party members. More...
contest winner is named
winner of a Tour of Britain cycle race competition in Burnham-On-Sea
has been named this week. Mrs Jewel Larcombe, from Burnham, won
the 'bike bits' competition and has been presented with her prize
by the Chairman of Somerset County Council, Alan Gloak. More...
racers return with a win
zapcat racers Ryan Jones and Ashley Chappell returned to the sport
at the weekend in winning style. The duo took to
the Cornish waters of Newquay on Saturday afternoon (September
20th) to compete in a round of the national zapcat championships.
speed scheme unveiled
introduce a £29,000 traffic calming scheme to combat 'boy
racers' and anti-social driving along Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade
were unveiled for the first time on Monday (September 22nd). Engineer
Alan Lovell, pictured, was asked by the town council to draw up
a scheme to convert the South Esplanade into a 'shoreline leisure
cash is handed over
CHEQUE for more than £3,000 was handed over to Burnham-On-Sea
town council on Monday evening (September 22nd) to help fund this
year's seafront fireworks display. The cheque presentation came
after a campaign to raise enough money from local firms for the
town council to hold the display. More...
MP visits local school
MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, met with staff and pupils during a
special visit to Lympsham First School. During his visit, the
MP visited several classrooms and saw pupils taking part in a
Wake and Shake morning exercise programme. He was
impressed by the range of activities at the school. More...
weather boost for town
of visitors flocked into Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend as late
summer sunshine provided a boost to the town's traders. Visitors
on the seafront and beach, pictured, basked in temperatures of
20°C (68°F) in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday afternoon (September
4x4 pulled to safety
TRACTOR was used to pull this 4x4 truck to safety after its wheels
became stuck in mud besides Burnham-On-Sea's jetty on Sunday afternoon
(September 21st). Local tractor owner Simon Stroud of the Burnham
Boat Owners Association pulled the stricken vehicle up the beach
at 4pm, as captured here on these mobile phone pics.
boost for hovercraft
BUSY summer of fundraising at a Brean caravan park has raised
a bumper £2,700 for Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity.
Dozens of holidaymakers at Diamond Farm took part in a series
of events, ranging from head shaves and auctions to dog shows,
during the holiday season. More...
photos: Brean Memory Walk
60 walkers strode out for charity during a fundraising beach walk
at Brean, near Burnham, on Sunday afternoon (September 21st).
Glorious sunshine provided ideal conditions for the 65 walkers,
who took part in the annual Memory Walk, held on World Alzheimer's
appeal after fuel theft
police have this week appealed for help in tracing this motorist
who may have been involved in a theft of fuel from a petrol station
in Highbridge. CCTV
footage shows a silver Ford Puma with the registration number
'W374 WZA' being filled with unleaded fuel to the value of £37.92
by a man, who drove off.
minister welcomed to town
CONGREGATION of 120 people, including Burnham's Mayor, attended
the induction of a new minister at a Highbridge church on Saturday
(September 20th). Andrew Jackson became the new minister of Hope
Baptist Church in Church Street during a special induction service.
rise for Burnham taxi fares
fare charges in Burnham-On-Sea will not rise, it was decided this
week. A request was made to Sedgemoor District Council by Sedgemoor's
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Association to increase
fares to cover rising fuel costs. It
comes after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported earlier this year how
drivers are bearing the brunt of soaring fuel costs. More...
appeal after motorbike crash
MOTORCYCLIST was rushed to hospital following a collision with
a car in the centre of Highbridge on Friday night (September 19th).
were called to the junction of Church Street and Coronation Road
at 11.15pm following the accident, which involved a white Volkswagen
Golf Mk2 and the yellow motorbike pictured.
cause rush-hour delays
emergency services had a busy afternoon on Friday (September 19th)
when two rush-hour accidents caused traffic delays. These
were the scenes at 5pm on the M5 motorway's southbound carriageway
near junction 22 at Burnham following a three vehicle collision.
shut after poor summer
across Burnham-On-Sea are shutting down as the effects of the
financial downturn and a
poor summer of weather have hit trade. Seafront
clothing store Rose and Amber told Burnham-On-Sea.com it would
be closing at the end of September after a "disappointing"
'bloom' award for town
Mayor has thanked the organisers of the town's entry into the
Britain In Bloom competition after the town was awarded second
place in its category in the south west regional awards on Thursday
(September 18th). Burnham was awarded a silver gilt award in the
retires after 25 year career
at a Burnham-On-Sea shop have this week bid farewell to a colleague
who is retiring after a 25 year career. Ann Rogers has been a
familiar face in Shickle Shoes on Burnham High Street, helping
and serving customers in her role as the store's senior sales
gives surgery a boost
medical surgery has this week been handed a 'life-changing' piece
of equipment by a charity in the town. Burnham Community Medical
Equipment Fund's Chairman, Tom Ashton, handed the surgery's Dr
Mike Wolfman a £1,000 syringe driver which is much-needed
by the surgery. More...
flat blaze tackled
crews rushed to Highbridge at 4.45am on Thursday morning (September
18th) after a fire broke out at a property with people inside.
Crews from Burnham, Bridgwater and Street attended the incident
at YMCA Riverbed House in Sparks Way to find that there was a
flat fire. More...
shop could close
of Burnham-On-Sea's longest-running shops looks set to close after
its owners this week put the property's lease on sale. JPS Shoe
Centre has been a familiar sight on the corner of Burnham's High
Street and Pier Street for many years. Now, however, that the
building's lease is available there are question marks about who
will take over the premises.
swans rescued at Apex
rescue boat crew from Burnham-On-Sea teamed up with wildlife experts
to retrieve two injured swans from a nearby lake on Wednesday
evening (September 17th). Secret World called on the help of BARB
after a walker spotted the struggling birds which had swallowed
fishing hooks. More...
trace family album owners
charity shop is appealing for help in tracing the owners of several
family photo albums which may have been handed in by accident.
Sue Ryder Care in the High Street is keen to get in contact with
the owners of three photo albums full of old photographs. More...
Hotel won't be demolished
of the fire-ravaged Highbridge Hotel has said this week there
are "no plans to demolish the building."
Mead, who owns the property, told Burnham-On-Sea.com that he wants
to restore the building to its former glory, rather than start
building was left in an unstable condition following a fire
will live in town
teenager who produced explosives in his garden shed and caused
the evacuation of hundreds of homes in Wiltshire last year has
been put on a community order with a mental health requirement
in Burnham-On-Sea. Thomas Cowley will have to live under the care
of a doctor at Stafford Lodge (pictured right). More...
revamp work underway
give Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema a fresh new look with £6,000
of grant funding from the UK Film Council is set to be completed
during the next few weeks. Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last month
how the 72 year-old building had been awarded a windfall. More...
wins volunteer award
Swimming Club's Danielle Hembrough has this week been named the
winner of a regional award for 'Young Volunteers In Swimming'.
She was handed the sought-after accolade by the Amateur Swimming
Association's South West President earlier this week. More...
Road re-opens to traffic
of traffic built up along Berrow Road in Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday
afternoon (September 16th) after the road was closed by police
investigating a car crash. Officers were called to 62 Berrow Road
after a vehicle ploughed into a garden wall,
sending debris onto nearby pavements. More...
crews tackle car blaze
the dramatic scenes on the A38 at Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening
(September 15th) as fire crews battled a fierce car fire. The
A38 at Edithmead, near to the Somerset Rebels speedway track,
was closed by police at 8.30pm as two fire crews from Burnham
tackled the blaze.
car plunges into rhyne
of this £58,000 Porsche Cayenne vehicle managed to scramble
free without injuries after dramatically careering off the road
into a rhyne near Burnham-On-Sea early on Monday morning (September
The luxury 4x4 vehicle, which is only two years old, ended up
partially submerged in the water. More...
injured in Brean incident
A MAN needed
treatment for head injuries after an incident at a camp site near
Burnham-On-Sea in the early hours of Saturday (September 13th).
were called to Unity Farm holiday park in Coast Road, Brean at
12.45am after reports of an 'altercation' at the site. More...
leisure centre edges closer
on a new £1.8m health club on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea
is progressing well and the facility's bosses have this week said
it is on track to open in January 2009. The
roof of the new centre at Home Farm Holiday Park has been completed
in recent days, as pictured, and internal work is due to begin
roar into action for BARB
motorcyclists roared into Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (September
14th) to take part in a fundraising bike ride for BARB, the charity
that runs the town's two life-saving rescue hovercrafts. Dozens
took part in the 60 mile ride, which began in Highbridge. More...
hosts 'learn to fish day'
professional angling coaches was on hand to help budding young
anglers learn to catch prize specimems during a day-long event
at Highbridge's Apex Leisure Park on Saturday (September 14th).
Dozens of young anglers joined the 'learn to fish day' at the
boat takes to the sea again
PROJECT to renovate Burnham-On-Sea's former pilot boat was completed
on Saturday evening (September 13th) when the familiar orange
vessel was hoisted out of the town's boat yard into the River
Brue. The boat was a familiar sight in Bridgwater Bay around Burnham
for over 30 years.
stars for more food outlets
businesses in the Burnham area have been awarded a maximum five
stars for their food hygiene practices in the latest survey by
Sedgemoor District Councils Food Safety Team. Every
food premises in the district gets inspected on a regular basis
and the findings are published. More...
open studios to public
DOZEN artists in Burnham-On-Sea are joining over 270 people across
Somerset in showcasing their work during this year's Somerset
Art Weeks, which run from Saturday September 13th until Sunday
September 28th. The artists are opening up their homes and studios
to the public.
play sessions announced
aged five and over in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being
encouraged to take part in a range of outdoor activities in a
new series of play sessions. The 'Play Rangers' sessions will
help children have healthy fun outdoors and join in activities
such as sports.
crews tackle barn blaze
crews from Burnham-On-Sea have been tackling a big barn blaze
in Chedzoy in the early hours of this morning (Saturday September
13th). The blaze at Sibleys Farm in Chedzoy first broke out at
2.30am and was still well alight at 8am, as pictured here.
cause of the fire was unknown.
Fred Wedlock in town
presenter and singer Fred Wedlock will be performing a show in
Highbridge on Saturday evening (September 13th). The West Country
singer and comedian, who has been on many TV and radio programmes
over the years, will be performing in the town
at 7pm on Saturday evening. More...
road plan wins backing
town councillor has this week stepped up his calls for traffic
calming measures to be introduced along the town's Esplanade.
Town and district councillor Neville Jones, who has long campaigned
for safety improvements along the seafront, raised a formal resolution
calling for action at this week's full meeting of Sedgemoor District
Dem leader visits Burnham
Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrat party, made a 'flying'
visit to Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (September 11th) when he joined
crewmembers of the town's rescue hovercrafts for a training session.
Mr Clegg met BARB crewmembers and was given a tour of the charity's
seafront station before he clambered onboard the Spirit Of Lelaina
hovercraft for a flight along the beach.
show comes to Princess
and western music fans in Burnham-On-Sea are in for a treat this
weekend when a night of foot stomping entertainment comes to the
town's Princess Hall. Neil Sands, pictured, and his Nashville
Nights band and singers will be performing over 60 country hits.
scheme gets thumbs down
to demolish a former church hall in Burnham-On-Sea and build a
block of 14 flats and a house in its place have been given a 'thumbs
down' by town councillors this week. Raglan
Homes has applied for planning permission to knock down St Peter's
Hall, opposite Burnham's Catholic Church, to create the development.
driver gets sinking feeling!
FISHERMAN got a sinking feeling when his van became stuck in mud
on Burnham-On-Sea's beach this week. The van owner was trying
to load his angling boat onto its trailer on Tuesday afternoon
(September 9th) when the back wheels of his vehicle became trapped.
expansion backed by poll
residents have backed plans by Tesco to extend its store in the
town, according to a study by the supermarket giant. A
poll of local people found that almost four out of every five
want the store on Ben Travers Way to be expanded to make it easier
to shop there.
Dem leader to visit Burnham
LIBERAL Democrat leader Nick Clegg is set to visit
Burnham-On-Sea during a visit to Somerset on Thursday (Sepetmber
11th). Mr Clegg will be accompanied by Tessa Munt, Liberal Democrat
parliamentary candidate for the Wells constituency, during the
visit to Burnham.
medal joy for Anthony
resident Anthony Stephens won a bronze medal at the Beijing Paralympics
on Tuesday (September 9th). Burnham-On-Sea.com reported earlier
this week how Anthony, 22, a former King Alfred School pupil,
had encountered a disappointing start to the Paralympics after
narrowly missing out on a medal and then being disqualified from
another race. More...
race 'hit trade in town'
Exclusive: TOWN centre
shops in Burnham-On-Sea saw a 20 per cent downturn in trade on
Tuesday (September 9th) when the Tour of Britain cycle race came
to town. Cycle race organisers believe an estimated 10,000 people
watched the race in town during Tuesday afternoon. More...
watch Tour cyclists arrive
A HUGE crowd
of more than 10,000 people flocked into Burnham-On-Sea today (Tuesday
September 9th) to watch many of the worlds top cyclists,
including British Olympic medal winners, race into the town to
complete the South West Stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race.
lines of spectators, up to five people deep next to the finishing
line in Marine Drive, saw Emilien Berges clinch first place.
set to make skydive bid
FORMER Commonwealth Games cyclist who lives in East Huntspill,
near Burnham-On-Sea, is aiming to set a new record for the world's
highest skydive. Joby Ingram-Dodd has quit his job to concentrate
on the attempt, which will see him making a 150,000ft jump from
a balloon. More...
race day! Tour comes to Burnham
will take centre stage on Tuesday (September 9th) when many of
the worlds best cyclists, including British Olympic medal
winners, will race into the town to complete the South West Stage
of the Tour of Britain cycle race. Burnham-On-Sea.com has compiled
this essential guide to everything you need to know about the
big race day. More...
praised as robber is jailed
swift work of two PCSOs in Burnham-On-Sea has been praised this
week after a Torquay man was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment
following a robbery in the town in July. Simon Lewis Mortimer
appeared at Taunton Crown Court charged with theft. More...
complete second tour stage
Goss led home an Antipodean one-two-three in Newbury to take his
second stage win in The Tour of Britain on Monday (September 8th),
which now moves on to Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday. The
Australian sprinted clear of Garmin, Chipotle's Julian Dean and
Chris Sutton to take victory.
cut blacks out 35 homes
thirty properties in Burnham-On-Sea were plunged into the dark
by an electricity cut on Sunday (September 7th).
Power Distribution confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com that a cable
fault had occurred in Hawley Way, knocking out power to 35 homes
in the surrounding area. More...
just misses bronze medal
resident Anthony Stephens narrowly missed out on a bronze medal
at the Beijing Paralympics on Sunday (September 7th). Anthony
Stephens, 22, a former King Alfred School pupil, is in Beijing
competing in the 2008 Paralympic Games and on Sunday he took part
in two races.
of Britain excitement grows
A HOST of events and activities is to be held in
Burnham-On-Sea on September 9th to celebrate the arrival of the
worlds best cyclists, including British Olympic Gold medal
winners, as they race into the town to complete the South West
Stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race. More...
cafe set to open
NEW community café is set to open its doors in Highbridge
later this week with the aim of providing refreshments and advice
about healthy lifestyles. The
café will open in Morland Hall on Friday (September 12th)
and is being run as part of a joint initiative by the Sedgemoor
Community Partnership and Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge Regeneration Partnership.
photos: Harvest Home parade
COLOURFUL procession took part in East Huntspill, near Burnham-On-Sea,
on Saturday evening (September 6th) to mark the start of the village's
annual harvest home celebrations. Cheered on by a crowd of residents,
over 40 people took part in the annual parade along Church Road
from Bason Bridge. More...
probe airgun incident
SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has played down an incident at its
Burnham-On-Sea store earlier this week in which an airgun pellet
was shot through one of its windows. The
overnight incident occurred at the front of the store in Love
large pane of glass at the northern end of the entrance lobby
had to be boarded up and a small hole was punched in another pane
by an airgun.
£13,000 face-lift for gardens
Council has this week completed a £13,000 face-lift of Burnham-On-Sea's
Manor Gardens. The improvements include new fencing, kerbing,
plants and seating, in addition to the repainting of barriers
at the gardens. The work has been completed by the council over
the last few weeks. More...
Heavy rain causes problems
in the Burnham-On-Sea area left roads under water and delays on
the M5 motorway on Friday morning (September 5th). Police put
up warning signs along one part of Coast Road in Brean, as pictured,
after heavy rain left large pools of standing water across the
117 new homes approved
Controversial plans to build 117 new homes in Highbridge have
this week being given the go-ahead, Burnham-On-Sea.com can reveal.
Raglan Housing Association applied for permission to build the
huge 3.7 acre development of low-cost houses and flats next to
the A38 at the entrance to the town's Asda supermarket. More...
BBC's John to visit quiz evening
and radio presenter John Inverdale will be the VIP guest at a
fundraising quiz evening near Burnham-On-Sea next month. John,
who recently led the BBC's coverage of the Beijing Olympics, will
be the guest at a special 'quizzical evening' in Mark.
Local art on show at exhibition
exhibition of paintings by two local artists opens in a town centre
art gallery in Burnham-On-Sea next week. Local artists Margaret
Micklewright and Linda Gee are displaying over 30 water colours
and oils at Sea Breeze gallery from next Monday in Victoria Street.
Tap water returns to normal
supplies are starting to get back to normal across Burnham-On-Sea
after two days of problems caused by a burst water main. Bristol
Water spokesman Jeremy Williams told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Thursday
evening (September 4th): "The water main which burst between
Cheddar Treatment Works and Brent Knoll is now fully back in action."
Brean singer's X-Factor success
who won a talent show in Brean, near Burnham-On-Sea, last year
has this week made it through to the second stage of ITV1's talent
show The X Factor. Marisa Billitteri wowed judges at Brean
Leisure Park to be crowned the winner of a contest
last October. More...
opening bid gets approval
for late night opening at a new take-away business in the centre
of Highbridge were given the go-ahead on Wednesday afternoon (September
Sedgemoor's Licensing Panel considered a proposal by the owners
of 16 Market Street. More...
wallet theft - CCTV appeal
BURNHAM-On-Sea police have this week released this
CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with the
theft of a wallet in Brean earlier this summer. Police
are keen to identify the man, pictured, who they think may be
able to help them with their enquiries. More...
Taps run dry in Burnham-On-Sea
run dry in homes across Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding area
as problems with a burst water main continued to affect the town
early this morning (Thursday, September 4th). Burnham-On-Sea.com
reported yesterday how Bristol Water had urged residents to use
as little water as possible to conserve supplies following a water
main burst at Rooksbridge.
photos: Workmen repair burst main
the scenes at Rooksbridge, near Burnham-On-Sea, on Wednesday (September
3rd) as workmen from Bristol Water completed repairs to a burst
water main in a field which cut supplies to thousands of homes
across the Burnham area. The problems first emerged during the
early hours of the morning.
supply cut in Burnham-On-Sea
to thousands of properties in the Burnham-On-Sea area were cut
on Wednesday morning (September 3rd) following a major water main
burst at Rooksbridge. Residents in the area are being urged by
Bristol Water to use as little water as possible to conserve supplies
following the burst. More...
unveils 'phase 2' plans
transform the outside of Burnham-On-Sea's former swimming pool
with more high-tech sporting facilities are set to be submitted
to Sedgemoor District Council during the next few weeks. The bosses
of the Burnham Swim & Sports Academy, Mark Conklin and Sara
Cox-Conklin this week told Burnham-On-Sea.com about their 'phase
two' plans. More...
injured in seafront crash
was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm after being
thrown from his machine on Burnham-On-Sea's Esplanade on Tuesday
evening (September 2nd). An eyewitness at the scene told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The motorcyclist had been travelling along the front when
he hit the curb and then a rockery." More...
heads to Paralympics
may be over for most sportsmen for another four years, but for
one Burnham-On-Sea swimmer it's all just about to begin. Anthony
Stephens, 22, is in Beijing in China this week to compete in the
2008 Paralympic Games, which open this Saturday (September 6th).
closure misery for Knoll
villagers in Brent Knoll are up in arms about a series of road
closures that have caused months of disruption and hurt the trade
of local businesses. Railway
bridge works on the B3140 are finally to be completed this week
after a three month closure, but new work is to begin in a few
weeks' time. More...
Burnham-On-Sea couple Terry and Yvonne Cornelius have handed a
£435 cheque to Burnham's Community Medical Equipment Fund
after raising the money at their ruby wedding anniversary celebration.
The couple celebrated their 40th anniversary last week with a
special event. More...
bus fares up six per cent
passengers in Burnham-On-Sea will find fares on local services
have risen by an average of six per cent this week. Operator First
has blamed the need to introduce the increases - which came into
operation on Monday (September 1st) - on rising fuel costs which
it has tried to withstand for several months. More...
'no cold calling zone' starts
SOMERSET'S largest 'no cold calling zone', covering
hundreds of homes, has just been launched in Burnham-On-Sea. Over
400 properties on the Rosewood Estate in the town are now covered
by the zone, which seeks to deter rogue traders and bogus callers.
arrested over vandalism
TWO youths were arrested by Burnham-On-Sea police on Sunday
evening (August 31st) after local residents reported a large group
of youngsters damaging shelters in the town's Marine Cove gardens.
police vehicles rushed to The Esplanade at 7.25pm, as pictured
here, and officers quickly broke up a large group of youths.
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