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Roadworks in Burnham-On-Sea’s Berrow Road this week

Motorists are being warned to expect delays this week along a busy road in Burnham that is partly closed for roadworks.

Met Office issues weather warning for heavy rain and high winds this week

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain later this week in the Burnham-On-Sea area also said that flooding could be possible in the region.

Brean beach closes to vehicles following residents’ Covid safety concerns

Brean beach has been temporarily shut to vehicles in an effort to discourage visitors during the national lockdown.

New large Covid-19 vaccination centre for Somerset is set to open on Monday

A new large vaccination centre for Somerset is set to open on Monday January 18th as part of a wave of ‘large’ vaccination centres opening across the country.

Wildlife lovers can buy Valentine’s Day adoptions to help Secret World

Residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to share their love of wildlife this Valentine's Day by helping Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

Rest days cancelled for Avon and Somerset Police as force is hit by Coronavirus

Rest days are being cancelled and officers are working overtime as Avon and Somerset Police force feels the impact of the pandemic, a chief constable has said.

Somerset online pantomime starts this week in bid to raise funds for local theatres

Families across Somerset will be able to enjoy the county’s own virtual panto from the safety of their own homes.

Burnham’s MP reassures residents over NHS letters on Bristol Covid vaccinations

Burnham-On-Sea's MP has this week reassured local people who have been left concerned by an NHS letter they have received requesting they travel to either Bristol or Birmingham to get their Covid vaccine.

Air ambulance lands on Burnham-On-Sea playing field to help patient

An air ambulance landed in Burnham-On-Sea on Friday afternoon (January 15th) to help a patient during a medical emergency.

Community-spirited Highbridge family carries out litter clean of town road

A group of community-spirited Highbridge residents has carried out a litter clean in Isleport Lane this week.

Somerset Covid vaccination programme to roll out across all 13 GP community sites

More GP-led community vaccination sites will start to vaccinate people in highest priority groups in Somerset from this coming week.

79 new Covid cases confirmed in Sedgemoor, but infection rates continue to fall

There have been 79 new positive Covid-19 tests in Sedgemoor - which includes the Burnham-On-Sea area - during a single day in the latest...

Brean residents call for beach closure to vehicles during lockdown amid Covid fears

Vehicles could be banned from Brean beach in an effort to stop crowds visiting during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic prompts owners of Highbridge speedway track to put their licence on hold

Speedway racing won't be taking place at the Oak Tree Arena on the outskirts of Highbridge during 2021 following a decision by the track's owners this week to put their licence on hold.

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Local coach operator reports ‘rise in bookings’ from people who’ve had vaccination

Retired people in the South West have been booking holidays for later in the year in large numbers after receiving their vaccinations, according to a regional coach operator.

Burnham-On-Sea Library users reassured over overdue book loans during lockdown

Burnham-On-Sea Library users have this week been reassured that loans have been extended in line with the national lockdown.

Somerset circus star and Wookey Hole owner Gerry Cottle dies with Coronavirus

Circus owner Gerry Cottle has died aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, his agent has said.

RSPCA welcomes new guidance on dog walking during national lockdown

The RSPCA has welcomed new guidance from the UK Government which will make it easier for people in England to walk and exercise their dogs amid ongoing lockdown restrictions.

Burnham-On-Sea Taylor Topham discusses his hopes for a high-flying music career

Taylor Topham, a Burnham On Sea musician, is one of Britain’s hottest local prospects for a high flying music career - and King Alfred School's Samara Siviter catches up with him in this interview.

Heartfelt tributes for popular Post Office shop manager, 55, who dies from Covid-19

Tributes have been paid to a popular Post Office shop manager in a village near Burnham-On-Sea who has sadly passed away from Coronavirus.

Burnham Parkinson’s sufferer John Thatcher to cycle 100-mile fundraising challenge

Burnham-On-Sea Parkinson’s disease sufferer John Thatcher is set to take part in a unique fundraising event.

New crossing next to Highbridge school will come into operation over next fortnight

A new pedestrian crossing next to a Highbridge school is set to come into operation over the next fortnight.

Burnham-On-Sea estate agent offers to help families by printing school work

A Burnham-On-Sea estate agent is offering to print school work for local families who don't have a printer.

Somerset Rivers Authority to start new round of dredging of River Parrett today

Somerset Rivers Authority has just announced that a new round of dredging of the River Parrett is due to start today (Thursday, 14th January).

Council gives go-ahead for eight controversial new Burnham-On-Sea homes

Controversial plans for eight new homes in Burnham-On-Sea were given the final go-ahead by district councillors on Tuesday (January 12th).

Wassailing in Burnham area halted by Covid, but events hope to return in 2022

The organiser of Brent Knoll's popular wassailing ceremony says he hopes the traditional event can return in January 2022 after being halted this year by the pandemic.

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