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Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge News Archive

Bridge upgrade work finishes
TWO major schemes near Burnham-On-Sea to improve the flow of water in the King’s Sedgemoor Drain and protect an important road bridge have been completed. Somerset County Council teamed up with the Somerset Rivers Authority to complete the work. More...

Polar bear visit attracts 500
A LIFE-sized animatronic polar bear captured the hearts of hundreds of Burnham-On-Sea residents during a unique visit to the town on Saturday (December 10th). The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street hosted a special visit by Bjorn, a realistic life-size polar bear. More...

MP praises young card artist
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has presented a young pupil from Brent Knoll School with a certificate after she was named one of the winners of a regional art competition. Year 4 pupil Amber entered a contest organised by local MP James Heappey to design a Xmas card. More...

New life-saving kit is unveiled
A BRAND new life-saving defibrillator was formally unveiled at Apex Park in Highbridge on Saturday (December 10th). The equipment – an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) - is now available for use on someone having a suspected heart attack at the park. More...

Driver unhurt in A38 accident
A MAN escaped unhurt after an early morning crash on the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea early today (Saturday, December 10th). Fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were sent to the A38 outside the East Brent Carvery in Brent Knoll at 3.55am. More...

£490k expansion for centre
NEW businesses and jobs are on the way for Highbridge next year with the expansion of the town’s Enterprise Centre. Planning permission was recently approved to add three more light industrial units on the site which is already home to 17 businesses and 25 jobs
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Head shaves raise £3,000!
A GROUP of fundraisers in Burnham-On-Sea have raised over £3,000 for Cancer Research UK in memory of a lady who died earlier this year. John Oatway from Burnham, who lost his beloved mum to Cancer, gathered at The Vapoury in Burnham town centre. More...

Road deaths at a record low
THE total number of people killed or injured on Somerset’s roads has fallen to its lowest ever level according to new figures out this week. Figures show there were 1,455 fatal, serious or slight injury casualties in Somerset in 2015, which was was down by 10%. More...

Beach dogs ban plan 'on hold'
CONTROVERSIAL proposals by Sedgemoor District Council to remove the winter ban on dogs using the town's main beach have been "put on hold" this week amid a heated debate about the plan. The District Council has been considering lifting the ban on dogs on Burnham's main beach. More...

Video: M5 'undertaker' caught
VIDEO footage has emerged this week of an 'arrogant' driver who used the M5 hard shoulder near Burnham-On-Sea to undertake several vehicles. The video, which was captured on a dashcam, shows the dangerous manoeuvre which occurred on the M5 motorway. More...

Xmas concert boosts charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society performed its popular annual Christmas concert on Thursday (8th December), raising a great amount for a local charity. The well-attended concert was held in St John’s Church in Highbridge where the audience enjoyed a superb evening. More...

MP's energy meter concerns
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has spoken out in a debate in Westminster on the Government’s smart meter roll-out, airing concerns over the progress in meeting targets for the programme. Smart meters are a new kind of gas and electricity meter planned for national roll-out. More...

Christmas fayre this Saturday
A CHRISTMAS fayre is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea's Baptist Church this Saturday (December 10th) with proceeds helping a local charity. The event, running from 11am-3pm, will include a craft fayre, tombola, raffle, refreshments plus lots more festive fun. More...

New record for Poppy Appeal
A NEW record total of £28,840 has been raised in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion during the town's annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents in the Burnham area dug deep to donate to the appeal by buying thousands of poppies during October and November
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New bund to halt travellers?
BERROW Parish Council has this week submitted formal plans to Sedgemoor District Council to build a new earth mound - or bund - around the village green to prevent travellers from setting up camp there in the future. Berrow Parish Council wants permission for the changes. More...

Santa starts tour of Burnham
THE carnival season might be over, but that's not stopped members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club from building this special Christmas cart to transport Santa around the streets of the town for charity. The club's members began a two-week tour. More...

Problem solving event success
A UNIQUE problem-solving event was held at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club this week involving over a dozen local children. Pupils from Brent Knoll, St Andrew's, Pawlett, Churchfield, Berrow, St Joseph's and King Alfred School attended the event, held n Wesnesday. More...

Carol singers visit care homes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Rotary Club and Inner Wheel members have been in full voice this week as they performed Christmas carols at care homes across the town. The club's members have performed a festive line-up of songs at six care homes in Burnham. More...

Burnham care home is sold
A CARE home in Burnham-On-Sea is under new ownership after being sold by a specialist business property firm. Christie and Co brokered the sale of Broughton Lodge Care Home on behalf of retiring owners, Mike and Mandy Matthews to an established operator. More...

Car flips over in M5 accident
THERE were long delays on the M5 between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston-super-Mare this morning (Wednesday) after a car flipped onto its roof during a collision with a lorry. Firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to the crash. More...

Man jailed after 116mph chase
A MOTORIST has been jailed after a 116mph dash along the M5 from Wellington to Burnham-On-Sea, a court has heard this week. Ben Wood, 32, took off after an officer in an unmarked police car made a check on his car at a Shell garage outside Wellington at 1.30am on July 13th. More...

Skating rink set to return
BURNHAM-On-Sea Events Social Team (BEST) has announced the return of a skating rink in the town this Christmas. The rink at the Lynton Road car park will open on December 17th alongside a family fun fair, Father Christmas, mulled wine, and hot chestnuts. More...

Photographer wins top contest
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man has imprressed the judges of an international photography competition and been named the overall winner for this photo. Greg Wallaker, 21, from Burnham-On-Sea, has been named the overall winner of the annual ICS Competition. More...

More dog fouling fines issued
BURNHAM-On-Sea dog walkers have been issued with a further five fixed penalty notices. Four notices have been issued to owners of dogs being walked on the banned beach area between Burnham-On-Sea Pavilion and the Jetty and one for dog fouling on The Esplanade. More...

New life-saving kit installed
A BRAND new life-saving defibrillator has been installed at Apex Park in Highbridge. The equipment – an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) - is available for use on someone having a suspected heart attack. It has been installed on the wall of the park’s office building. More...

Xmas concert this Saturday
A NIGHT of traditional Christmas musical entertainment is in store at a concert in Highbridge this weekend. King Alfred Concert Band will be performing its annual Christmas concert, featuring a varied programme of popular and traditional festive music for the season. More...

Taxis get safeguarding help
TAXI and private hire drivers across the Burnham-On-Sea area have been given compulsory training in safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Sedgemoor District Council has made safeguarding training compulsory for all new drivers licensed and existing drivers. More...

Sleeping Beauty heads to town
THE magical tale of Sleeping Beauty is coming to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre. Drama group 'Re:ACT' is performing the family music theatre show this Friday December 9th and Saturday December 10th with only a few final tickets remaining on sale. More...

Major upgrade for post office
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Post Office is set to be refurbished in the New Year as it becomes a new main branch with longer opening hours, it has been announced this week. The branch in Burnham's Victoria Street will temporarily close for refurbishment on 7th January. More...

New owner for Burnham cafe
A CAFE and grill in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea is under new ownership this week - and is set to unveil a new menu. Relish in College Street has been formally taken over by Jane Jenkins who has a number plans for the business from this Friday when a new menu is launched. More...

£10,000 boost for pre-school
A SCHOOL near Burnham-On-Sea has been given a huge £10,000 boost this week by the town's Tesco supermarket. East Huntspill Pre-school Learning Alliance has bagged £10,000 from the supermarket's Bags of Help scheme. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork. More...

Archery title win for Darragh
A BRENT Knoll youngster whose ambition is to compete at the Olympics in archery has won a top national tournament. Darragh Joyce, 11, a pupil at King Alfred School, won the Under 12 recurve archery title at the weekend. He has been taking part for three years. More...

Trinity Close draws crowds
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display of over 100,000 twinkling Christmas lights - which has been dubbed by the national press as 'Britain's most festive street' - is attracting large numbers of visitors. The Trinity Close residents have decorated. More...

Life-size polar bear in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea is set to welcome a return visit by an incredibly realistic polar bear who was a huge hit with visitors last Christmas. Nanuq, a life sized animatronic polar bear that will delight young and old alike, will appear on Saturday 10th December. More...

Burnham bus service to end
A LONG-running Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge bus service is set be axed at the end of the year unless local users force a last-minute re-think by Somerset County Council. Service 67 - which runs through Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge to Wookey Hole is set to be withdrawn. More...

Stuck spaniel causes call-out
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft was called out on Saturday afternoon (December 3rd) amid concern for a dog walker and his stranded pet. A Cocker Spaniel had become stuck in deep mud on Stolford beach, between Hinkley Point and Steart. More...

Photos: Scouts hold Xmas fair
DOZENS of people attended Burnham-On-Sea Scout Group's annual Christmas fair on Saturday afternoon (December 3rd). Stalls and entertainment were set up in the Scouts HQ at the BASC ground for the popular annual Burnham event, which is pictured here. More...

Santa's grotto coming to town
FATHER Christmas will be making a very special visit to Burnham-On-Sea this month when he sets up a unique grotto. The VIP will be at the BARB hovercraft station on Burnham's seafront on Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th from 10am-4pm. More...

Steart wildlife in the spotlight
THE Steart Marshes near Burnham-On-Sea are set to be the focus of a unique illustrated talk by a local wildlife expert this week. Alys Laver, who is the local Wildlife and Wetlands Reserve Manager, will discuss the Steart Marshes, the new WWT nature reserve. More...

New £200k cattery is opened
THE RSPCA has opened a brand new £200,000 cattery in Brent Knoll this weekend. The facilities, in Brent Road, were officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday attended by doxzens of supporters and guests. It comes after a busy year in which 214 cats have been re-homed by the branch. More...

Shoppers help local Foodbank
COLLECTIONS of food for needy local people are taking place at Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store this weekend - with large quantities being donated. The team from Burnham and Highbridge's Foodbank are on hand today (Sunday) at the supermarket. More...

Photos: Xmas fair at Princess
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre held a popular Grand Christmas Bazaar on Saturday (December 3rd) when scores of locally-made crafts and gifts went on sale. The event was held inside the theatre's main hall and attracted a steady flow of visitors through the day. More...

Flood awareness encouraged
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge MP James Heappey is encouraging members of the public living in low-lying and coastal areas to have a plan to protect themselves and their property from flooding as the weather turns and winter sets in this month. More...

New scam warning issued
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged not to fall victim to a new council tax scam. Sedgemoor District Council has warned residents to be aware of scammers offering residents deals to reduce their monthly council tax payments or to reduce their banding. More...

Mayor's donation for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress have presented a cheque to a town charity following the town's recent Civic Service. Cllrs Michael and Maria Clarke presented £462.90 to In Charley's Memory, a Burnham charity named after Charley Marks, 18. More...

Trinity Close lights up for Xmas
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac whose stunning display of over 100,000 twinkling Christmas lights has been dubbed 'Britain's most festive street' lit up for the start of the festive season on Thursday night (December 1st). The Trinity Close residents have decorated their homes top to bottom. More...

Lady trapped under hay bale
A WOMAN was rushed to hospital after being rescued by Burnham-On-Sea fire crews when a half tonne round bale of hay toppled onto her on Thursday (December 1st). Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar and Wells plus local paramedics were called to Axbridge. More...

M5 roadworks on track to finish
MAJOR roadworks on the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater are on track to finish before Christmas, motorists have been reassured this week. Skanska, on behalf of Highways England, is currently carrying out central barrier replacement work. More...

Photos: Icy start to December
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area faced a bracing start to December this week with sub-zero temperatures and freezing fog. Temperatures on Thursday (December 1st) plummeted to -4.9°C at 5am and did not rise higher than -0.2°C all day. More...

Xmas concert tickets on sale
FINAL tickets are available for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society's popular nnual Christmas concert, which will take place on Thursday 8th December. The event, at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Highbridge, will see the group singing traditional music. More...

Drive drive campaign launches
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police are launching their annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign today (Thursday). Operation Tonic, which will run until January 1st, 2017, will involve high visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers. More...

Chip shop owner Dennis dies
DENNIS Moore, the former proprietor of Moore's fish and chip shop in Church Street, Highbridge has passed away at the age of 72. Moores fish and chip shop was a Highbridge landmark for three generations and had been serving up food for residents for 86 years. More...

Swim awards for Burnham duo
TWO Burnham-On-Sea swimming enthusiasts are celebrating this week after making a big splash at a national awards ceremony. Grenville Cole, 85, who trains at Burnham's Swim and Sports Academy, won the National ASA Aquatics Awards 2016 Senior title. More...

'Shop in Burnham this Xmas'
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being encouraged to 'shop local' and support Burnham-On-Sea's town centre shops this Christmas. Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade, MP James Heappey and Mayor Michael Clarke have this week issued a rallying call. More...

Car crashes in Queens Drive
THE occupants of this car managed to escape without serious injuries after a crash in Burnham-On-Sea this week. Police were called to Queen's Drive on Tuesday afternoon (November 29th) where the silver coloured car had left the road and ended up in a roadside ditch. More...

Town band plan Xmas concert
BURNHAM and Highbridge Band will be performing their Christmas Concert in the town's Princess Theatre on Sunday 18th December. The programme will be packed with Christmas classics through the ages including White Christmas and O Holy Night for the audience to enjoy. More...

Fake £50 notes alert issued
RESIDENTS and businesses in Burnham-On-Sea have this week been warned to be on the look out for fake £50 bank notes circulating in the town. It comes after one shop, GW Hurley Toys and Book Shop in Burnham High Street, unwittingly accepted one. More...

3-weekly bin collections near
HOUSEHOLDS in the Burnham-On-Sea area could soon have their bins emptied only once every three weeks if new proposals get the go-ahead. Somerset Waste Partnership, which oversees waste collection in the area, says the move could save about £1.7m in the county. More...

Sleeping Beauty heads to town
THE magical tale of Sleeping Beauty is coming to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre. Drama group 'Re:ACT' is performing the family music theatre show on Friday December 9th and Saturday December 10th with only a few final tickets remaining. the show promises to be a family treat. More...

Youth club issues closure plea
MEMBERS of a Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge youth club - which is set to close at the end of this year due to a lack of funding - have appealed for help to keep it running. As we first reported last week, The Zone Youth Club is set to shut in December. More...

Cinema to screen 1982 nativity
WERE you a pupil at Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's School in 1982 or perhaps you had a child at the school or worked there? If so, a unique Christmas event coming up in December will be of special interest. A unique opportunity has arisen to relive the period. More...

Sponsored bear hug success!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youngster who has raised hundreds of pounds for charity got to meet several of the VIPs who turned on the town's Christmas lights. Jack Hale has raised more than £200 for Children In Need through his 'hug a teddy bear' fundraiser. More...

Town band plan Xmas concert
BURNHAM and Highbridge Band will be performing their Christmas Concert in the town's Princess Theatre on Sunday 18th December. The programme will be packed with Christmas classics through the ages including White Christmas and O Holy Night. More...

Concerns over 17 new homes
CONCERNS over proposals to build 17 new homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store have been raised by residents and town councillors. As we first reported here last week, the 'reserved matters' application covers a proposed development of homes on vacant land to the west of the supermarket, behind the Rosewood pub
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Brrr-nham shivers in icy chill
BURNHAM-On-Sea motorists and pedestrians are being warned to expect icy roads and pavements today (Tuesday) as temperatures drop well below freezing. Somerset County Council’s gritting team have been out overnight, salting roads as icy weather arrives. More...

Crochet poppies boost appeal
STAFF at a Burnham-On-Sea sandwich bar have raised hundred of pounds for the town's Poppy Appeal by selling crochet poppies. Burrs in Victoria Street has presented £250 to the local appeal following a unique fundraising effort with its crochet poppies. More...

Aldi 'welcomed' by residents
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi says its plans to open a huge new store on Highbridge's Isleport Business Park have been welcomed by local residents. As we first reported earlier this month, Aldi hopes to build a new store in Highbridge off Bennetts Road, creating 40 new jobs. More...

Princess to hold Xmas bazaar
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be holding a Grand Christmas Bazaar on Saturday (December 3rd) when scores of locally-made crafts and gifts will go on sale. The event will be held from 10am-1pm inside the theatre's main hall in Princess Street. More...

Steart wildlife in the spotlight
THE Steart Marshes near Burnham-On-Sea are set to be the focus of a unique illustrated talk by a local wildlife expert next week. Alys Laver, who is the local Wildlife and Wetlands Reserve Manager, will discuss the Steart Marshes, the new WWT nature reserve. More...

Crews tackle Burnham blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a blaze at a home in the town this morning (Monday). Two fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea Fire Station were called to Marine Drive at 7.30am where the porch of a property was alight. Crews confirmed smoke and flames. More...

£250k extension is opened
A MAJOR £250,000 extension and refurbishment of Burnham United Football Club's facilities was formally opened on Sunday (November 27th). The modern new changing rooms, clubhouse and bar area were officially opened by Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, and Rose Laurence, wife of the late Albert Laurence. More...

Beach clean held in Burnham
NINETEEN sackfuls of rubbish were collected from Burnham-On-Sea's beach and the banks of the River Brue estuary during a community clean-up held on Saturday (November 26th). The newly-formed Friends of Burnham Beach met as part of an ongoing project. More...

Berrow fete raises over £1,000
CROWDS of people got into the festive spirit by attending a popular fundraising Christmas fair in Berrow on Sunday (27th November). The event, 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', was held in aid of Somerset Breast Cancer Now in Berrow Village Hall during the day. More...

120 complete Brent Knoll Run
ALMOST 120 runners from across the South West took part in a gruelling race from Burnham-On-Sea to the top of Brent Knoll and back on Sunday (November 27th). The annual Brent Knoll Run was won by Keiran Young from Wells City Harriers in a time of 36:58. More...

Have your say on Marine Cove
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove are being invited by Sedgemoor District Council to give feedback on the seafront gardens. The Marine Cove Gardens - pictured here from the top of St Andrew's Church - received £344,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. More...

Award for speedway promoter
SOMERSET Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock was recognised by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Motorcycle Speedway (APPG) in being selected as their Premier League promoter of the Year during an awards ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament. More...

Helicopter searches for woman
A POLICE helicopter has been searching for a missing woman in Burnham-On-Sea this evening (Sunday). Police confirmed that its helicopter was flown in between 8pm-8.30pm, when the craft was heard hovering over the town. No-one was found, said the crew, and the search was ongoing. More...

Highbridge lights up for Xmas
DOZENS of people turned out to watch Highbridge's Christmas lights switched on by the town's Mayor and Mayoress on Saturday evening (26th November). The ceremony was held besides the town's Christmas tree on the Town Green in Market Street, as pictured here. More...

New gift shop opens in town
A NEW gift shop has opened its doors for business in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 26th). John's Shop has opened at 33 High Street and is run by local businessman John Manning who has similar shops in Cheddar and Weston. The shop has opened this week. More...

Photos: Santa visits RNIB fair!
SANTA Claus joined Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress at a fundraising Christmas fair on Saturday morning (November 26th). Festive stalls were set up at Kathleen Chambers in Berrow Road to help raise funds for the RNIB, which runs the long-running facilities. More...

Bloom awards for town residents
DOZENS of residents were presented with awards when the annual Burnham In Bloom awards ceremony was held on Friday night (November 25th). Scores of residents, children and business owners gathered in the Town Council Chambers for the presentation evening. More...

Join Brent Knoll Run tomorrow
DOZENS of runners from across the South West will be taking part in a gruelling race from Burnham-On-Sea to the top of Brent Knoll and back this Sunday (November 27th). The annual 5.5 mile run will start at 11.30am from the BASC Ground in Burnham and then back again. More...

Safety boost for local children
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Specsavers store has given out 200 high visibility vests to two local schools during Road Safety Week. The opticians in Burnham-On-Sea High Street has handed over the vests to East Huntspill and West Huntspill Schools this week, as pictured here. More...

First Bus cuts local travel costs
FIRST West of England has given local bus users an early Christmas present by cutting the price of most bus tickets in a newly created Western Outer Zone. The zone covers everything within a 12-mile radius of Weston-super-Mare, and includes Burnham. More...

Farmhouse gutted in blaze
A FAULTY tumble drier is believed to have been the cause of a big blaze near Burnham-On-Sea overnight that has gutted a farmhouse in East Huntspill. Four fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called to Court Farm in Burtle Road, East Huntspill, late last night. More...

Council reacts to club closure
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council says it is "not shutting the door" on a town youth club which is set to close at the end of this year due to a lack of funding. We first reported this week that the Zone Youth Club is set to shut at the end of December. More...

Charity seeks 'ambassadors'
A BURNHAM-On-Sea charity set up in memory of a teenager who took his own life is to inviting local people to join its new 'ambassadors scheme'. Charley Marks, 18, took his own life in September 2014 and the charity 'In Charley's Memory' was set up using his name. More...

Horse rescued near Burnham
FIRE crews were called out to rescue a horse stuck in a water-filled ditch near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday evening (November 24th). Crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called to Withy Grove, East Huntspill just before 6pm to rescue the animal. More...

Chamber unveils deals leaflet
A NEW initiative is being launched today (Black Friday) to encourage shoppers to support Burnham-On-Sea's town centre shops and businesses. Burnham Chamber of Trade has launched a leaflet full of offers and deals to help promote Small Business Saturday. More...

Farmers market in town today
BURNHAM-On-Sea's monthly farmers market returns to the town's High Street today (Friday) with a great line-up of stalls. Over a dozen stalls will be set-up in the town centre selling local produce including fruit, local meat, vegetables, cakes and cheese. More...

Highbridge to light up for Xmas
HIGHBRIDGE'S Christmas lights are set to be officially switched-on on Saturday 26th November. A ceremony will be held at 5pm by the town's Christmas tree on the Town Green in Market Street, pictured above. The children of Churchfield School will be singing at the switch-on. More...

Youth club to shut next month
A POPULAR Burnham-On-Sea youth club is set to close at the end of the year when council funding runs out, it has emerged this week. The Zone Youth Club, which is based at Burnham's BAY Centre, has been successfully running every Tuesday evening for over four years. More...

Aldi defends new store plans
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has this week defended its plans to build a huge new store on Highbridge's Isleport Business Park amid concerns about its impact from existing business owners and councillors. Two representatives attended a meeting on Wednesday evening. More...

Carnival season ends on a high
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club has enjoyed a successful carnival season, winning the praise of judges and crowds at events across Somerset. The club's space-themed float, called 'Reach 4 The Stars', won second places in their category at each carnival. More...

Christmas fair this Sunday
A CHRISTMAS fair will be held in Berrow this Sunday (27th November) to raise funds for a Somerset cancer charity. The annual 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas' is being organsied for Somerset Breast Cancer Now and will be held from 10.30am-3pm in Berrow. More...

MP welcomes budget decisions
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has welcomed Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement after a series of announcements on infrastructure investment were made in the House of Commons during Wednesday (November 23rd). Mr Heapey said the plans were well timed. More...

Pole dancers raise over £2,000
A POLE dancing evening held in Brean has raised over £2,000 for a local charity. Local pole dancing fitness group Pole Essence organised the annual charity showcase event, with members performing a number of routines at The Beachcomber at the weekend. More...

Aldi starts store consulation
ALDI has this week started consultation with local people and firms on its plans to build a new store at Highbridge's Isleport Business Park. As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, the German supermarket chain is drawing up plans for a huge new store on vacant land at the business park. More...

Photos: Apex Park lakes flood
PATHS and benches at Apex Park in Highbridge have been partially submerged under water this week after heavy rain raised the level of the lakes. These were the scenes at the park after three days of rainfall caused the lakes to overspill onto paths and pavements. More...

Bulbs planted along town road
GRASS verges along a busy Burnham-On-Sea road will be bursting into colour next Spring after hundreds of bulbs were planted by members of the town's Rotary Club this week. Volunteers from the group grabbed spades and shovels to bury the daffodil bulbs. More...

Bar's emotional charity night
A SPECIAL fundraising evening is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Friday (November 25th) in honour of a local woman who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. The Vapoury in Burnham's Chapel Street is holding the night in memory of Christine Oatway. More...

Sports centre team celebrates
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred Sports Centre is celebrating 12 months of growth and success following a major refurbishment. When a sudden summer storm severely damaged King Alfred’s Sports Centre at Highbridge in 2014, staff were left with a huge mess to clear up. More...

Life-size polar bear in town!
BURNHAM-On-Sea is set to welcome a return visit by an incredibly realistic polar bear who was a huge hit with visitors last Christmas. Nanuq, a life sized animatronic polar bear that will delight young and old alike, will appear on Saturday 10th December. More...

MP calls for fuel duty cut
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut fuel duty in this week's Autumn Statement – and put more money in the pockets of motorists. The MP is among a group of more than 50 MPs who have signed a letter to Mr Hammond, urging him to help hard-pressed families. More...

Power returns after flooding
HUNDREDS of homes in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were left without power and several streets were flooded after torrential rain hit the area. Pictured here are the scenes in Burnham's Coleridge Gardens today where blocked drains led to deep water filling the roadway. More...

Woman hurt in rail bridge crash
A WOMAN was rushed to hospital after an accident in Highbridge on Monday afternoon (November 21st). Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Pople's Bow shortly after 2.30pm where a driver had lost control travelling over the hump-back bridge. More...

Gift boxes heading to Albania
DOZENS of people from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have donated more than 250 boxes of Christmas gifts for needy children in Albania. Burnham Baptist Church, St Andrew's School, Berrow School and King Alfred School, have collected the shoeboxes. More...

Photos: Ritz re-lives the blitz
CLOCKS were wound back to the 1940s in Burnham-On-Sea during a special fundraising evening that relived the years of the Blitz at the weekend. 'Blitz at the Ritz', a 1940’s wartime-themed evening of entertainment, was held on Saturday night at The Ritz Social Club. More...

Join community beach clean
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join a community clean-up of Burnham-On-Sea's beach and the banks of the River Brue estuary this Saturday (November 26th). The recently-formed Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach will hold the event from 10am this weekend. More...

Festival floral evening planned
BURNHAM-On-Sea Evening Flower Club is to hold a special festive floral demonstration evening on Monday 28th November. National demonstrator Carola Kean will present "Chilled Ambiance" at Burnham's Princess Theatre. Carola will fill the stage with her floral demonstration. More...

400 lose power, streets flooded
HUNDREDS of homes in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were left without power today and several streets were flooded after torrential rain hit the area. Pictured here are the scenes in Burnham's Coleridge Gardens today where blocked drains led to deep water filling the roadway and pavements. More...

Petition calls for phone action
A BURNHAM resident has launched a petition calling on the Government to take tougher action against motorists who use mobile phones while driving. Ken May, pictured, wants Police to be given new powers to seize and destroy phones if drivers are caught using them
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Dancers in world record bid
DOZENS of tap dancers from Burnham-On-Sea joined a nationwide bid to break a world record and raise funds for Children In Need at the weekend. The group from the DanceFit Academy on the Westmans Trading Estate in Burnham's Love Lane were among hundreds. More...

RNLI in lighthouse 'rescue'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's RNLI crew were put through their paces with a scenario-based training exercise that involved rescuing casualties from Burnham's lower lighthouse as the tide enveloped it this week. The training was designed to test the crew over the course of an evening. More...

Weather warning for area
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been warned to expect more heavy rain and winds on Monday (November 21st) which will create difficult driving conditions and potential localised flooding. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the area. More...

Crowds at Christmas switch-on
Photos & video: BIG crowds of spectators turned out to watch ITV West weatherman Bob Crampton and VIPs switch on Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights on Saturday evening. The event included an afternoon of entertainment from local community groups. More...

Car and bus collide on seafront
A CAR and a bus collided on Burnham-On-Sea seafront on Saturday morning (November 19th). The Bakers Dolphin bus, pictured here, collided with a Ford at the junction of The Esplanade and Regent Street shortly after 11am. Both vehicles were left with front-end damage. More...

Mayor opens Xmas craft fair
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor and Mayoress opened a fundraising Christmas craft fair on Saturday morning (November 19th). The fair, held at Highbridge Community Centre in Market Street, was attended by over 30 local traders and craft makers from across the area. More...

Xmas lights switch-on nears!
ITV West weatherman Bob Crampton and an inspirational Burnham-On-Sea resident who has raised over £50,000 for charity are to switch on the town's Christmas lights this Saturday (November 19th). The event will be preceded by an afternoon of fun from 3pm. More...

Aldi's jobs boost for Highbridge
ALDI hopes to create 40 new jobs when its builds a new store on Highbridge's Isleport Business Park. As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com on Tuesday, the German supermarket chain is drawing up plans for a huge new store on vacant land at the business park. More...

Choirs to perform at concert
SEVERAL local choirs are set to perform a Christmas concert in aid of a local charity in December. The Siobhan Johnson Singers and local choirs Burnham Youth Choir and Burnham on Song will be presenting their annual 'Carols by Candlelight' concert in December. More...

Business breakfast to be held
BUSINESSES in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to a business breakfast being organised by Somerset Enterprise Centres on Friday 25th November. The event at 8am will feature local keynote speakers Marcus Puddy and Tabitha Witherick, open to all. More...

17 new homes for Tesco site
PROPOSALS to build 17 new homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store have been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council this week. The 'reserved matters' application applies to the vacant land to the west of the supermarket in Ben Travers Way at the back of the store. More...

Football side nets a donation
YOUNG footballers at Burnham-On-Sea's Burnbridge Wanderers FC are celebrating after netting a £250 donation from house builder Taylor Wimpey. The club’s U18s team was set up to give youth players a stepping stone between junior and senior football. More...

Beach dog ban plan attacked
ANGRY town councillors in Burnham-On-Sea have this week attacked proposals by Sedgemoor District Council to remove the winter ban on dogs using the town's main beach. We first reported here last month that the District Council is considering lifting the ban on dogs on Burnham's main beach. More...

Village rallies round after theft
VILLAGERS in Brean have rallied round to raise funds to replace the money in a stolen Poppy Appeal collection box. We first reported here that Burnham-On-Sea Police had arrested a woman after the theft of a Poppy Appeal collection box in the village of Brean. More...

Lady helped from beach mud
A WOMAN was helped out of mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Wednesday afternoon (November 16th) after getting into difficulty. BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards were called out at 12.50pm when the woman called 999 to report her position. More...

Highbridge candlelit vigil held
A CANDLELIT vigil was held next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue last night (Wednesday, November 16th) during a special event to encourage different faith traditions in the area. The vigil was held as part of the UK's nationwide National Interfaith week taking place. More...

Park's £4,300 boost for BARB
A BREAN holiday park has this week given a donation of £4,300 to a Burnham-On-Sea charity following a successful fortnight of fundraising during the village's recent country western festival. BARB has received the huge donation from Northam Farm this week. More...

Join calligraphy taster session
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library is set to hold a calligraphy writing introduction session this month. The session on Saturday 26th November is aimed at anyone with an interest in learning the art of beautiful writing, from basic Roman letterforms to decorated verse. More...

Aldi to open in Highbridge?
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi is considering building a new store in Highbridge, it has emerged this week. The firm is drawing up plans for a huge new store on vacant land next to the Isleport Business Park, near to the junction with the A38 through Highbridge, which could create dozens of new jobs
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Carnival success continues!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club is enjoying a successful carnival season, winning the praise of judges and crowds across Somerset. The club's space-themed float, called 'Reach 4 The Stars', has won second places in the juvenile category across the local carnivals. More...

Art display honours war dead
STUDENTS at Highbridge's King Alfred School have created a thought-provoking art display to honour those who have died for the country. The past and present students created the art installation to recognise the sacrifice made by those involved in conflicts. More...

Holiday park crime fears raised
HOLIDAY park owners from Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have met Police and local MP James Heappey to discuss concerns about crime. The meeting, at Home Farm in Edithmead, was attended by over 20 park owners, security managers and staff. More...

Foodback demand soaring
NEW figures out this week show demand for food donations at Highbridge's Foodbank is continuing to soar as local people struggle with financial problems. Over 550 packs of three-day emergency food supplies were provided to local people by the Highbridge Foodbank. More...

Man dies after train incident
RAIL services through Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea train station were suspended on Saturday evening (November 12th) following a fatal incident in Bridgwater. British Transport Police say a man was struck by a train and was killed, prompting the closure. More...

Supermoon lights up night sky
THE night skies over Burnham-On-Sea were illuminated with a rare 'supermoon' overnight. The astronomical event is occurring this week, with the full moon at its closest point to Earth for several decades. The moon is currently 14 per cent brighter than normal. More...

Xmas lights switch-on nears!
ITV West weatherman Bob Crampton and an inspirational Burnham-On-Sea resident who has raised over £50,000 for charity are to switch on the town's Christmas lights this Saturday (November 19th). The event will be preceded by an afternoon of fun from 3pm. More...

Bev appeals for your votes
BURNHAM-On-Sea Food Festival co-organiser Beverley Milner Simonds has been shortlisted in the third annual 'Great British High Street' competition and needs you vote to be in with a chance of winning. She has been named alongside two other people across the UK. More...

Mobile phone drivers targeted
POLICE in the Burnham-On-Sea area are working to crackdown on people using their mobile phones whilst driving. A week-long campaign started on Monday and will span across the region after figures from the RAC revealed new statistics that mobile phone usage is growing. More...

Missing man found after search
A MULTI-agency search was called off on Monday after a missing man was found safely following a huge operation involving Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards, Police, hovercraft and lifeboat crews. 56 year-old man Mark Phillips, from Wellington, was found in the Steart Marshes area
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Rail enthusiasts flock to show
A MODEL railway show made a return to Highbridge at the weekend when scores of train-themed attractions went on display. Sedgemoor Rail 2016, an annual pre-Christmas Show King Alfred School in Highbridge, is overseen by Burnham Model Railway Club. More...

Burnham honours war dead
HUNDREDS of people attended Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday to honour those local people who have died in conflicts. Burnham's Royal British Legion organised the ceremony, which was watched by a record turnout of residents at the town's War Memorial in Love Lane. More...

Highbridge in remembrance
SCORES of residents in Highbridge took part in a Remembrance Day ceremony in the town on Sunday. The event began with a parade of dozens of youngsters through the town to St John's Church, as show in the video below. A special remembrance service was led by Rev Sharon Crossman. More...

£2,300 collected at fireworks
MORE than £2,300 was collected for charity during last Sunday night's seafront fireworks display in Burnham-On-Sea. Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club, the official collector at the event, said it was grateful to all those who had dug deep to donate during the evening. More...

Election candidates appeal
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area have been invited to consider standing in next year's County Council elections. The poll will be held on Thursday 4th May 2017 in our area when seats in Burnham and Highbridge will be contested. More...

Towns to remember war dead
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge are to hold Remembrance Day Parades on Sunday (Novemnber 13th). The parade will go along the High Street this year for the first time, with the participants gathering at 10am in the town's Pier Street Car Park behind B&M. More...

Arrest after poppy box is stolen
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have arrested a woman after a Poppy Appeal collection box was stolen in Brean this week. Police were called to Brean's McColls store in South Road on Thursday (November 10th) when staff reported the charity box had been stolen. More...

Photos: Armistice Day marked
DOZENS of residents in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge took part in poignant ceremonies to mark Armistice Day and commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War One on Friday morning (November 11th). Scores attended the events. More...

New dredging trials to begin
NEW techniques for dredging the River Parrett are being tested this November and December, as Somerset Rivers Authority seeks cheaper and better ways of maintaining tidal rivers. Three weeks of trials are being carried out between Westonzoyland and Burrowbridge. More...

Remembrance Day preview
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Remembrance Day Parade is set to be held on Sunday morning (Novemnber 13th). The parade will go along the High Street this year for the first time, with the participants gathering at 10am in the town's Pier Street Car Park behind the new B&M store. More...

Burnham firefighter's award
A BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighter has this week been presented with a long-service award for his 43 years of front-line work. Dick Solomon was presented with a meritorious medal and certificate by Devon and Somerset Fire Service Assistant Chief Fire Officer. More...

Horse rescued by fire crews
A HORSE was rescued from a water-filled ditch by Burnham-On-Sea fire crews on Thursday afternoon (November 10th). Crews used lines and heavy lifting equipment to rescue the animal in Sloway Lane, West Huntspill just before 3pm. A fire engine was sent. More...

MP's fears after Trump victory
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has spoken of his concern at the news that Donald Trump has been elected the next President in America. The MP has expressed his concerns over statements made during Mr Trump's campaign about NATO. More...

Towns remember war dead
CEREMONIES to mark Remembrance Day are being held in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge today (Friday, November 11th). Burnham's ceremony will take place next to the town flag pole in Pier Street starting from 10.45am when residents are welcome to join in. More...

Store's sign draws objections
A BURNHAM-On-Sea supermarket has this week been given the controversial go-ahead to install a huge new illuminated sign outside its store despite objections from the Town Council and some residents. Lidl in Oxford Street has applied for consent to install it. More...

Arrest after town police chase
A MAN has been arrested in Burnham-On-Sea after a police chase through the town that ended in a seafront crash. Several residents reported seeing a silver Audi being pursued at speed by Police in Marine Drive then along The Esplanade before its driver lost control. More...

New Apex outdoor gym opens
A NEW £30,000 outdoor gym has opened at Highbridge's Apex Park this week. The state-of-the-art outdoor gym, which is open to all at no charge, is being funded from £30,000 of community funds from local housing developers as part of 'RLT2' and 'RLT3' cash. More...

Bulbs planted at town park
STAFF from Sedgemoor District Council and the Friends of Apex Park braved the cold weather to plant over a thousand bulbs in Highbridge's Apex Park on Wednesday (9th November). It's an attempt to make Apex Park even more bright and colourful come the spring. More...

Wine Club to hold festive night
BURNHAM-On-Sea Wine Club is to hold a special event this month to help local wine enthusiasts get their bottle racks ready for the festive season. The pre-Christmas tasting session will be held at 6.30pm on Saturday 19th November for advice and tipples. More...

Candle vigil to be held in town
A CANDLELIT vigil is to be held next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue next week during an event to encourage different faith traditions. The vigil on Wednesday 16th at 7pm will be held as part of the nationwide National Interfaith week when all are welcome to join in. More...

Record sum collected at carnival
A RECORD total of £12,944 was collected for good causes and charities from spectators during Monday's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival after a bumper turnout. The figure was up by almost £2,500 on last year, delighting organisers following a massive turnout of 30,000 people. More...

Sea water quality 'improving'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's sea water quality is improving following a programme of work over the course of this year, according to a new study published this week. The water quality at Brean, Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea has been assessed under EU standards. More...

Dickens classic heads to town
A FESTIVE family classic to get you in a Christmas mood is coming to Burnham-On-Sea this month. Burnham drama groups BEES (Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society) is set to perform Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol in the Princess. More...

Fashion show to boost hall
A FUNDRAISING fashion show is set to be held in aid of Highbridge Community Hall this week. The Fashion Show by Edinburgh Woollen Mill will be held on Thursday November 10th at the hall in Market Street at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm and entry will cost £5.00. More...

Railway show makes a return
A MODEL railway show is set to make a return to Highbridge this weekend when scores of train-themed attractions will go on display. Sedgemoor Rail 2016, an annual pre-Christmas Show, is overseen by Burnham & District Model Railway Club and will be held this weekend. More...

Results: Gremlins win top spot
BRIDGWATER'S Gremlins Carnival Club took the top spot at last night's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival with this stunning entry. Their cart, called 'Mexican Day Of The Dead Festival' had a colourful, vibrant theme and won five first places including the coveted best feature award. More...

Photos: 30,000 watch carnival
A HUGE crowd of 30,000 spectators lined Burnham-On-Sea's streets last night (Monday) to see the town's dazzling winter carnival. Over 80 entries paraded through the town for the 70th annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival. Crowd numbers along the route were up. More...

Burnham club scoops awards
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club clinched several top awards at their home town carnival on Monday night. The club's space-themed float, called 'Reach 4 The Stars', impressed the judges with its giant planets, stars and space parts and super costumes. More...

Video: Carnival in 2 minutes
RELIVE some of the best moments from Monday's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival with this online video. Over 80 entries paraded through the town for the 70th annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival, watched by a huge estimated crowd of 30,000 people across the town. More...

Crowds watch town fireworks
THOUSANDS of people lined Burnham's seafront this evening (Sunday) to watch a spectacular display of fireworks to start the town's carnival festivities. An estimated crowd of over 10,000 people crowded The Esplanade and neighbouring streets to watch a sparking 22-minute display. More...

Countdown to carnival!
THE countdown is underway to this year's 70th annual Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival which takes place on Monday November 7th. Dozens of illuminated floats will light up the town, when over 80 entries will join the parade, starting at 7.30pm. More...

Seafront crash after 'pursuit'
A ROAD in Burnham-On-Sea was closed on Saturday (November 5th) after a seafront crash. Several residents reported seeing a silver Audi being pursued by Police along Marine Drive and The Esplanade before its driver lost control in Maddock's Slade. More...

Hillview's off to a great start!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club got their carnival season off to a flying start at Saturday night's Bridgwater Carnival. The club's space-themed float, called 'Reach 4 The Stars', features giant planets, stars and moving space parts. More...

Seafront fireworks tonight
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display are promising a spectacular show on Sunday night (November 6th). The event will begin at 6.30pm on The Esplanade with a dazzling fireworks show to be launched from the jetty. More...

Carnival road closures in place
SEVERAL roads in Burnham-On-Sea are now closed for the town's carnival, with diversions in operation. Motorists are being asked to allow extra time when travelling along the alternative routes, with roads extra busy. We list all the road closures in this special feature. More...

Carnival: Dry night is forecast
THE countdown is underway to this year's 70th annual Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea Carnival which takes place on Monday November 7th. Dozens of illuminated floats will light up the town, when over 80 entries will join the parade, starting at 7.30pm. More...

Man injured in Berrow assault
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police are appealing for witnesses after a theft and assault in Berrow last weekend. It happened between 12.20am and 12.40am on Saturday (October 29th) outside Berrow and Brean Recreation Club where a man suffered a broken collarbone. More...

Town supports park award bid
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being encouraged to vote for Apex Park to become the UK's Best Park. Sedgemoor District Council has nominated the popular Highbridge park to become 'best park' as part of the 2016 'Fields in Trust Awards' ceremony. More...

MP will support Brexit vote
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has this week given his reaction to the ongoing national debate about whether parliament should be voting on Brexit. The town's MP James Heappey said: "We ‘Remainers’ need to be careful. Yes we voted to remain in the EU." More...

Concert boosts RNLI funds
OVER £500 has been raised for the RNLI during a fundraising concert in Burnham-On-Sea. A total of £556 was raised for the RNLI which will be used to buy equipment for the nationwide lifeboats charity. The concert was held in October at The Princess Theatre. More...

Pontins safety upgrade urged
A WORRIED father has called for urgent safety improvements to be made at Pontins holiday park in Brean after he claims a bare electrical cable in his family’s room put his toddler’s life in danger. Niall Crispin stayed at the Pontins Brean Sands site with his wife and son. More...

Huge new artwork for cinema
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema has become the latest town centre building to get a new look thanks to a huge piece of street art. The cinema's north wall has been decorated with huge film-themed artwork by a street artist who's known as SPO76. More...

Parade changes are unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Remembrance Day Parade is set to become bigger and more prominent this year with the introduction of several changes. The parade, on Sunday November 13th, will go through the High Street this year for the first time. it will gather at 10am. More...

Promotion for speedway club
HIGHBHRIDGE-based speedway club the Somerset Rebels have taken the decision to move up into UK speedway’s top tier, the newly named Premiership, it has been announced this week. Somerset Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock explained the reason why. More...

Seafront fireworks countdown
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display are promising a spectacular show on Sunday night (November 6th). The event will begin at 6.30pm on The Esplanade with a dazzling fireworks show to be launched from the jetty. More...

MP backs cheaper energy bills
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey is backing a campaign to help local people save money on their gas and electricity ahead of the winter months. Big Energy Saving Week (31 October - 6 November) is run by Energy Saving Trust (EST) and is being supported by Burnham's MP. More...

Burglary at town newsagent
THOUSANDS of cigarettes have been stolen in an overnight burglary at a newsagent in Burnham-On-Sea. Police were called to GW Hurleys in Burnham High Street at 1.50am on Wednesday morning (November 2nd) where several intruders had entered the building. More...

Grenville, 85, sets new record
AN incredible Burnham-On-Sea pensioner has again proven that age is no barrier to taking part in sport by setting a new British record this week. Grenville Cole, 85, took his 4th British Record at the Masters National Swimming Championships in Sheffield. More...

New sandwich shop is opened
A NEW sandwich and baguette shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea this week, offering take-away snacks and a text message ordering service. Boo Bear Picnics has opened in Cross Street, and is run by Burnham couple Daniel Workman and Anna Marie Lund. More...

180 carnival collectors ready
A TEAM of 180 collectors will be encouraging donations from spectators during Monday night's Burnham-On-Sea Carnival with the aim of raising more than £12,000 for local good causes. Members of the fundraising team met last night (Wednesday). More...

Business park plan supported
PLANS to expand Highbridge Enterprise Centre have been given a 'thumbs up' by town councillors this week. Burnham and Highbridge Town Councillors supported the scheme when they considered the plans at a meeting of the planning applications committee. More...

Fears over church demolition
CONCERNS have been raised this week that a 'historic' former church in Highbridge is set to be demolished without any public consultation first. The former Highbridge Gospel Tabernacle building in Newtown Road is due to be pulled down after its owner lodged a Demolition Order.
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Town cafe celebrates 21st year
A CAFE in Burnham-On-Sea town centre has celebrated its 21st year of trading this week. The Burnham cafe marked its special milestone on Tuesday (November 1st) with a visit by Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, who congratulated the team. More...

Carnival club ready for big day
YOUNG members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club are ready to lift-off their carnival season on their space-themed carnival float this weekend. The club's space-themed entry, called 'Reach 4 The Stars', features giant planets, stars and moving space parts. More...

Hedgehogs bonfire warning
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers are warning residents to double check bonfires for wild animals such as hedgehogs on Bonfire Night. Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill has issued the seasonal warning ahead of the traditional November 5th celebrations. More...

MP welcomes medical changes
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's MP has this week "very much welcomed" the news that Highbridge Medical Centre is set to unveil a raft of improvements this winter in a bid to address the findings of a poor report by government inspectors and help patients. More...

Town charity gets nomination
BURNHAM-On-Sea based mental health support charity In Charley's Memory has been nominated for a community award, it's been announced this week. If the charity wins the Aviva Community Award they could get up to £25,000 in funding for their work. More...

Medical centre unveils changes
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre is set to unveil a raft of improvements this winter in a bid to address the findings of a poor report by government inspectors. The centre's GP service contract is set to pass to a separate NHS organisation, Symphony Health Care Services. More...

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