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Town Council votes to ease Burnham-On-Sea’s High Street pedestrianisation scheme

Burnham-On-Sea High Street’s temporary pedestrianisation scheme is set to be eased in a bid to boost the trade of shops while enabling shoppers to still use the town centre safely, it was decided last night (Monday).

Burnham Swim & Sports Academy announces it will re-open on July 27th

Burnham-On-Sea Swim & Sports Academy has this week announced that it will be re-opening its doors to customers on July 27th.

Campaigners win backing for re-think on decision to sell Highbridge field for homes

Campaigning residents and local councillors have this week gained backing at Sedgemoor District Council for a re-think on the controversial sale of council land in Highbridge to make way for 110 new homes.

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 recent meeting of Burnham and Highbridge Town Council’s Town Improvements Committee when councillors extended the...

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.

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.