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Grants offered to Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge community groups

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge community groups can now apply for grant funding from the Town Council.

Circus heading into Highbridge this week puts in place Covid safety measures

A circus is coming to Highbridge's Oaktree Arena for a three-day visit this coming weekend - and has a number of Covid-19 safety measures in place.

Burnham-On-Sea Library re-opens with limited lobby service amid Covid measures

Burnham-On-Sea Library has re-started a limited service to the public this week, with new hours and extra Covid safety measures.

Video: Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean beaches busy as heatwave arrives

Beachgoers in Burnham, Berrow and Brean have been urged to keep safe when they visit local beaches during this weekend's hot weather.

Burnham-On-Sea fire crews called to tackle car fire outside Highbridge home

Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called to a car fire in Highbridge on Saturday morning (August 8th).

Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Hospital to hold its first fundraising event of the year

The Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Hospital is to hold its first fundraising event of the year this month when it holds an outdoor 'table top sale'.

VIDEO: Kayakers rescued by Burnham hovercraft and Coastguards on Brean beach

Two kayakers were rescued by Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft and Coastguards at Brean beach this afternoon (Friday).

Cheddar Reservoir closes to visitors after rise in anti-social behaviour

A local reservoir near to Burnham-On-Sea is closed to visitors as temperatures are expected to soar and anti-social behaviour levels rise.

Somerset County Council leader welcomes report making the case for unitary status

Leader of Somerset County Council David Fothergill has welcomed a new report making the case for unitary authorities based on county council boundaries.

Burnham-On-Sea resident wins refreshing summer treat from seafront gift shop

A Burnham-On-Sea resident has won a refreshing summer treat from a town gift shop.

Burnham-On-Sea charity shop urges residents not to ‘fly tip’ donations outside

A Burnham-On-Sea charity shop has urged residents not to leave donations of clothes and other itens in the street outside its premises.

Emotional hot air balloon trip for Burnham keyworker who lost her husband to Covid

A Burnham-On-Sea resident has been treated to a spectacular hot air balloon ride in Bristol this week to thank her for her work as a frontline keyworker at Weston General Hospital.

Burnham-On-Sea town centre cafe Burrs re-opens with new safety measures

A Burnham-On-Sea town centre cafe has re-opened this week with new Covid safety measures in place to keep customers safe.

Wurzels star Tommy Banner opens restaurant at Rich’s Cider Farm near Highbridge

Tommy Banner from The Wurzels was the special guest invited along to the opening of the new-look restaurant at Rich's Cider Farm in Watchfield, near Highbridge, this week.

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

£1million schools funding boost welcomed by Burnham-On-Sea MP James Heappey

The news that three schools in the Wells constituency will receive a share of more than £1million of Government funding to upgrade buildings has been welcomed by local MP James Heappey.

Met Office issues warning as heatwave arrives today in Burnham-On-Sea area

The Met Office has issued a level two heat alert for the South West as a heatwave is forecast to arrive this week.

Tesco apologises after Burnham-On-Sea shopper finds locust in bag of watercress

Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco supermarket has apologised after a shopper found a locust in a bag of watercress at the store earlier this week.

Highbridge craft shop owner thanks residents for their support on 5th anniversary

The owner of a Highbridge craft supplies shop has thanked residents for their support as it marks its fifth year of business in the town centre, having just re-opened over the past week.

New plan sets out how local Coronavirus outbreaks in Somerset will be dealt with

A new plan has been agreed on how to react to local Coronavirus outbreaks in Somerset.

Police issue appeal for information after cyclist is injured in collision in Brent Knoll

Burnham-On-Sea Police have appealed for witnesses and information after a cyclist was injured in a collision in Harp Road, Brent Knoll.

Firefighters called to fuse box fire at Burnham-On-Sea home

Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater fire crews were called to a fuse box fire at a home in Burnham's Gloucester Road on Wednesday (August 5th).

Video: Stranded car on Brean beach is recovered after four tides had covered it

A car that became stranded in mud and was then covered over by four tides on Brean beach has finally been towed away by a recovery service.

Burnham-On-Sea families invited to join library service’s virtual reading challenge

Families in the Burnham-On-Sea area can enjoy a programme of free live online events this summer as part of the Library Service’s ‘Silly Squad’ 2020 Summer Reading Challenge.

Burnham-On-Sea farmers markets given ‘green light’ to return to the High Street

Burnham-On-Sea farmers markets have this week been given a ‘green light’ to return to the High Street at the end of this month by town councillors.

Burnham-On-Sea by-election date announced to elect new town councillor

Town councillors have this week decided that a by-election will be held in Burnham-On-Sea next Spring to elect a new councillor in the wake of a recent resignation.

Brent Knoll quilt maker Sarah McClean set to display her work at prestigious show

Brent Knoll quilt maker Sarah McClean says she is "delighted" to find out this week that her work will be going on display at a prestgious show.

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