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hotel plans given 'thumbs down' by council
councillors have this week given a 'thumbs down' to plans to build
a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel in Highbridge. More...
Anneka Rice returns
TV personality Anneka Rice visited Burnham-On-Sea's
BARB hovercraft station on Wednesday (August 16th) as part of
the charity's 25th anniversary celebrations. Anneka filmed at
the town's hovercraft station on the seafront, which she built
rescued after Hinkley fall
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI lifeboat crews were
called out on Wednesday evening (August 16th) to carry out a medical
evacuation next to the jetty under construction at Hinkley Point
power station. The crewmembers were paged by the Coastguard at
spotted on beach!
WALKERS visiting Brean Down earlier this
week were in for a 'giant' surprise as they gazed out along the
beach. For a sand artist with a huge sense of humour had created
this 180-metre long dinosaur design on the beach sands near to
darts contest in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club will be
holding an Open Darts Competition this weekend with cash prizes
up for grabs. The club, in Victoria Street, is hosting an Open
Darts Competition on Saturday August 19th from 7pm. The event
is open to all. More...
holds history exhibition
HUNDREDS of photos, newsletters, stories
and newspaper cuttings will go on display when Highbridge's King
Alfred School marks its 60th anniversary with an exhibition on
Thursday (August 17th). The school is holding an open afternoon
station still under threat
TALKS are still ongoing over controversial
plans to close Burnham-On-Sea Police station, it has been confirmed
this week. Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week, a Police spokesman
said: "We are still looking at options and have not committed
to anything." More...
recovers after horse fall
A TEENAGER suffered concussion after being
thrown from a horse on Brean beach at the weekend - but recovered
to return to work the following day. The 16 year-old girl had
been riding along the beach on Saturday when her horse was spooked
by a dog.
sweeps into Burnham!
FUNDRAISING for the Royal National Institute
of Blind People (RNIB) continues apace at a Burnham-On-Sea opticians
store which organised a special guest this week. Visitors to Specsavers
on the High Street were greeted by a life-sized Sooty on Tuesday.
called to chip pan fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were among three
crews called out to attend a house fire on Tuesday morning (August
15th) after a chip pan had caught fire. One appliance from Burnham-On-Sea
and two from Bridgwater attended the scene in South Road, Brean.
funds RNLI man's training
A LIFEBOAT crew member at Burnham-On-Sea
RNLI has had a vital part of his crew training funded by Lloyds
Register Foundation. Dan Fear, from Burnham-On-Sea, recently travelled
to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, where he completed a training
plane contest takes off!
THE World Paper Aeroplane Championships
are set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre on Sunday 20th
August. Burnham-On-Sea residents and visitors will get a chance
to become a world champion during the second annual event in the
High Street. More...
fun this Saturday
FANS of Batman, Star Wars, Superman, and
other comic book heroes will be heading to Burnham-On-Sea's first
ever Comic-Con on Saturday (August 19th). Excitement is building
for the event, which will be held at Burnham's Baptist Church
of Brean fire identified
THE cause of a big fire which left thousands
of pounds of damage at a Brean farm earlier this month has been
identified. Farmer Richard Bigwood, the owner of Brean Farm in
Brean Down Road, says 'internal combustion' in the barn has been
blamed for the blaze.
crime figures decline
NEW figures released this week show there
has been a small reduction in levels of rural crime across Somerset.
Insurance firm NFU Mutual has released its latest figures outlining
the cost of rural crime. The national figures show a four per
cent increase in 2017.
arrested after assault
POLICE have arrested two people after a
man was air-lifted to hospital following a serious incident in
Highbridge. A man was allegedly struck with a golf club by an
attacker in Morland Road at around 6.30pm on Sunday. Police and
ambulance crews were called. More...
cyclists reach Land's End
A TEAM of cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea has
completed the famous John O'Groats to Land's End cycle challenge
this month to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Richard Campbell,
Simon Walsh, Jamie Saunders, Max Collingwood and Ben Bowley did
the 980 mile ride.
I wouldn't park there!'
THE driver of this Audi got into a 'sticky
situation' when his vehicle got stuck in beach mud at Brean over
the weekend. The driver - on holiday from Birmingham - drove a
half mile out from the beach when his car's wheels sank into the
mud at 5.30pm on Saturday.
head to Viking weekend
TWO days of Viking invasion re-enactment
held in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens over the weekend have been
hailed a success after attracting around 2,000 visitors. The colourful,
two-day event was well attended by families who flocked to see
of rubbish collected
ROAD signs, bottles, cotton buds and plastic
netting were among the large quantities of rubbish taken away
from Burnham-On-Sea beach during a special clean-up operation.
Sackfuls of rubbish were collected by local volunteers.
Summer show success
HUNDREDS of colourful flowers went on display
at Burnham-On-Sea and District Horticultural Society's annual
summer show on Saturday (August 12th). The popular show, which
is now in its fifth decade, was held at Burnham Community Centre
in Berrow Road. More...
hits sailing club
SECURITY has been stepped up at Burnham-On-Sea
Sailing Club's pontoons this week after vandals cut two sets of
boat mooring ropes, leaving them to drift in the estuary. Andy
Walker, Pontoon Officer, said the old pilot boat 'Watchet' was
untied from its berth. More...
to shut for two weeks
A BUSY road through part of Highbridge is
to close for two weeks for major roadworks. Bennett Road is to
partially shut to allow contractors to complete sewer works. The
road will be closed from 18th September and is expected to last
for 14 days to enable construction. More...
raises £500 for garden
A SUMMER fayre at Berrow Health Campus has
raised over £500 towards a new sensory garden. The Mulberry
Centre at Berrow Health Campus held their annual fayre on Friday
(11th August), which was well attended by visitors and patients.
The cake stall was very popular. More...
Burnham book shop opens
A BRAND new book shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre this week. Burnham Rotary Club opened its seasonal
book shop at the former Fabulous Fruit & Veg charity shop
in the town's College Street and all proceeds will go to charity.
treks Inca Trail for charity
A LOCAL volunteer at Secret World Wildlife
Rescue in East Huntspill has raised funds for the organisation
by walking the Inca Trail in Peru. Sue Wells has been volunteering
for the charity near Burnham-On-Sea for eight years. She's a trained
animal carer. More...
sculpture to be unveiled
A NEW 'Living Art Sculpture' is set to be
formally unveiled at Highbridge's Apex Park later this month.
The Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Mike Cresswell,
will be opening the contemporary art on Wednesday 23rd August
at 10.30am. More...
leave seafront lawns
A LARGE group of travellers who pitched
up on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront for ten days at the peak of the
summer holiday season left the site on Wednesday evening (August
9th). The group of caravans, motorhomes and vans was parked on
the South Esplanade lawns.
you seen wanted man?
POLICE have appealed for the help of residents
in the Burnham-On-Sea area to find a man who is wanted on recall
to prison. Robert Stevens, who is aged 62, travels widely across
the UK and is known in the Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire
plea for donations
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Foodbank has
issued an urgent appeal for donations this week as it runs short
of vital supplies. The Foodbank has seen a surge in demand over
the summer holidays and organisers say that need is now out-stripping
to be converted into flats
PROPOSALS have been unveiled to transform
a Highbridge shop into a development of two new flats. The owner
of 14 Church Street in Highbridge has applied for a change of
use of the shop unit into two one-bed flats. The application is
for full Planning Permission. More...
raises cash for charity
AN afternoon tea raised funds for a good
cause when it was held in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend. A "most
enjoyable" afternoon was had by all who attended Bridgwater
and district Mencap's afternoon tea on Saturday at the Avenue
Tennis Club. More...
helped from mud
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called to
help a woman reported to be stuck in mud on the town's beach on
Wednesday afternoon (August 9th). Crews were called to the beach
near the Pavilion where a woman appeared to be in difficulty.
as pair's home burgled
A HORRIFIED Midlands family watched a burglar
raid their home over the Internet while they sat helpless on holiday
in Burnham-On-Sea. Donna Marusamy, from Sutton Coldfield, was
on a weekend break to Burnham last week with her family. More...
club to hold 99th event
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club is set
to hold its 99th Annual Open Tournament this month. Taking place
from 13th-19th August 2017, the Avenue Tennis Club's Burnham-On-Sea
Annual Open Tournament is a well-supported fixture. More...
club celebrates success
BURNHAM-On-Sea Swimming Club members have
made a splash after another set of great results. The club are-
which has a membership of 130 swimmers - aims to teach swimming
and coach swimmers to local, county and rfegional standards. More...
over library cutbacks
A PROTEST has been held outside Burnham-On-Sea
library over potential cutbacks by Somerset County Council to
local library services. The local branch of the Labour Party held
a demonstration outside Burnham Library on Saturday to raise awareness.
photos of funnel cloud
MORE photos have emerged of a tornado-like
funnel cloud spotted hovering over Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday
morning (August 5th). The cone-shaped cloud was photographed by
several Burnham-On-Sea.com readers, as featured here. Raymond
Kear took this photo. More...
Minis parade in town
A PARADE of minis took place through Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (August 5th) when a fundraising car event took place.
The Bristol Mini Drifters organised the parade as part of 'Under
A Mini Moon', in aid of the charity 'Make A Wish Foundation'.
A TORNADO-like funnel cloud was spotted
hovering over Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (August 5th). Captured
here in a photo, the cone-shaped cloud was seen by holidaymaker
Donna Preston over Stert Island west of Burnham-On-Sea. More...
BUSINESSES in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
have welcomed changes to parking restrictions introduced over
the past month. Loading and unloading is no longer allowed along
a busy section of College Street, between Victoria Street and
the High Street. More...
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