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Call for nominations for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Civic Awards

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is inviting nominations for the towns’ annual Civic Awards.

BBC Radio 4 features the volunteers who run Brent Knoll’s community shop

Customers and volunteers at Brent Knoll’s 'emergency shop' were interviewed on Monday (13th July) by a reporter from BBC Radio 4’s “The World Tonight” programme for a feature on how communities are coping with Covid-19. 

Police and Crime Commissioner to put your policing questions to Chief Constable

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is inviting people in the Burnham-On-Sea area to submit their questions concerning policing for next week’s Facebook Live.

New group of travellers arrives in Burnham-On-Sea seafront car park

Legal action is set to begin in a bid to move a group of travellers who have set up camp in a Burnham-On-Sea car park today (Monday).

Burnham’s Lighthouse pub re-opens after deep clean and staff’s negative tests

Burnham-On-Sea’s Lighthouse pub – which has temporarily been closed for a week after a customer tested positive for Coronavirus last weekend – will re-open today (Monday, July 13th). 

Ritz Cinema in Burnham sees quiet opening weekend as customers ‘remain cautious’

The number of customers visiting Burnham-On-Sea’s Ritz Cinema on its re-opening weekend was "well down on normal with customers appearing to be very cautious" despite the safety measures implemented there.

Burnham-On-Sea tourist information centre kiosk opens with Covid safety in place

Burnham-On-Sea’s tourist information centre re-opens today (Monday, July 13th) with a new-look kiosk serving area and Covid safety measures.

Burnham-On-Sea rescue hovercraft called to Weston after concerns for man in mud

Burnham-On-Sea rescue hovercraft was called to Weston beach on Sunday after concerns for a person 'struggling in mud'.

Beaches in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean see busiest weekend of year so far

Beaches in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean saw their busiest weekend of the year so far as the easing of the lockdown combined with warm weather to attract people.

Car boot sales return to Burnham-On-Sea’s BASC Ground with Covid safety measures

Hundreds of people have headed to Burnham-On-Sea's first car boot sales for the first time since the lockdown was eased - amid extra Covid safety measures.

Burnham-On-Sea councillors hit the streets to gather pedestrianisation feedback

Town councillors headed into Burnham-On-Sea’s town centre on Saturday (July 11th) to gather feedback on the temporary pedestrianisation of the High Street. It follows a...

Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club welcomes news that pools can soon re-open

Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club has welcomed the news from the government that swimming pools can soon re-open.

Berrow Beach wins top Seaside Award from environmental group Keep Britain Tidy

Berrow beach has been awarded a coveted Seaside Award by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Somerset & Dorset pub re-opens after customer and staff’s negative Covid tests

Burnham-On-Sea's Somerset & Dorset pub has re-opened in the town centre today (Saturday) after a second Covid-19 test revealed that the customer who prompted the temporary closure has now tested negative.

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Burnham beach at sunset - Tess LavenderBerrow wreck poking from the soft sand. Photo: Sandan

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards praise youngsters for apology after causing call-out

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were called to Brean on Saturday amid concern for the safety of two people around the base of Brean Down.

Somerset’s public health team advise Burnham businesses at Chamber meeting

Public health officials have been working with businesses in Burnham-On-Sea to give advice on how to react to a positive or suspected Covid-19 case at their premises.

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards called to Berrow Beach to help walker injured in fall

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and paramedics were called to Berrow Beach today (Saturday) after a walker was injured in a fall.

Burnham-On-Sea’s 72nd annual Sailing Regatta gets underway

Burnham-On-Sea’s 72nd Sailing Regatta is set to begin today (Saturday) with races around Bridgwater Bay.

Burnham-On-Sea Indian takeaway re-opens after staff’s negative Covid test results

An Indian takeaway in Burnham-On-Sea has re-opened after shutting as a safety precaution due to concerns that its delivery driver had been in the Lighthouse Pub last weekend where a customer tested positive for Coronavirus.

Hazardous waste warning issued after rubbish collector has lucky escape

A warning has been issued to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area this week after a Somerset crew member collecting household waste was splashed with a hazardous liquid left in a rubbish bin.

Burnham’s Somerset & Dorset pub praised for closing after customer’s Covid test

The publican of Burnham-On-Sea's Somerset & Dorset pub has been praised for closing when a customer confirmed they had tested positive for Coronavirus.

Photos: Tractor destroyed in blaze tackled by Burnham and Bridgwater fire crews

Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater firefighters have extinguished a tractor blaze in East Brent this afternoon (Friday).

Somerset Police issue appeal to identify the owners of recovered bicycles and tools

Somerset Police have issued an appeal in a bid to identify the rightful owners of a number of bikes and tools seized in January.

Walkers in Burnham area warned of ‘heightened risk’ of tick bites in warm weather

Walkers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being encouraged to be 'tick aware' as warm summer weather heightens the risk of tick bites.

Berrow beach re-opens to vehicles as council starts summer charging

Sedgemoor District Council has this week started charging motorists who want to park on Berrow beach.

Burnham MP James Heappey welcomes “decisive action” to boost economy

Burnham-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week praised the "decisive action from the Government" in providing a financial boost to the region to kickstart the economy as it recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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