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Co-op store is to shut down this October
Co-op supermarket is to set to shut down this autumn, it has been
confirmed this week. The supermarket in Southwell Crescent will
close on October 27th. More...
Aftermath of grass fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews tackled a big
grass fire in a field where 120 new controversial homes are earmarked
on Thursday (July 19th). Crews were called to the field at the
back of the Lakeside housing development in Highbridge after residents
reported it. More...
club to hold exhibition
BURNHAM-On-Sea Camera Club's tenth annual
exhibition is set to be held this Saturday (July 21st). The group
is holding its exhibition at Burnham-On-Sea Methodist Church in
College Street from 10am-4pm where a wide selection of photographs
will be on display. More...
hears hedgehogs plight
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has visited the UKs
only rescue charity specifically aimed at helping hedgehogs in
a bid to learn how Somerset can help reverse the decline of the
species. MP James Heappey heard that hedgehogs are suffering.
show seeks local people
BBC one is seeking residents in the Burnham-On-Sea
area to appear on a primetime TV series. Shop Well For Less?
is a prime time series which educates viewers on how to rein in
their spending but still retain the lifestyle we all want. It
has a Christmas theme. More...
lady backs cancer push
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident is helping Public
Health England (PHE) with the launch of a new 'Be Clear on Cancer'
publicity campaign in the South West to highlight blood in pee
as a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. The new health
campaign has launched. More...
centre to be 'spruced up'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's town centre is set to be
given a "spruce up" after the Town Council highlighted
that a number of urgent improvements are needed - from replacing
rusty signs to repairing cracked pavements and introducing gull-proof
litter bins. More...
judge praises Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's hopes of achieving success
in the 2018 Britain In Bloom competition were given a boost this
week when a judge visited the town. Judge Graham Price was met
by Burnham In Bloom organisers Dave Perrett and Jo Brown on Wednesday.
Costa drive-thru opens
A NEW drive-thru Costa Coffee restaurant
has opened at Sedgemoor Services on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea.
The new facilities are located on the southbound Sedgemoor Services
between Burnham-On-Sea's junction 22 and Weston's junction 21,
creating several jobs. More...
boarding house shuts
A BOARDING house at a school near Burnham-On-Sea
for children with learning difficulties has shut down after it
was criticised in an Ofsted report. Mark College in Blackford
Road received the "inadequate" rating for the boarding
house during its inspection this year. More...
tennis on offer at club
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club is welcoming
newcomers this weekend (July 21st and 22nd) as it joins the nationwide
Great British Tennis Weekend. Sponsored by the Lawn Tennis Assocation,
the event is taking place at the club in The Grove. More...
to hold fundraiser
FINAL tickets are on sale for a fundraising
music night towards town centre projects run by Burnham-On-Sea's
Chamber of Trade. The event will be held on Friday July 27th from
7pm at The Oaktree where music will be provided by local band
lighthouse is sold
BURNHAM-On-Sea's historic Grade II listed
high lighthouse has been sold after less than two months on the
market. Estate agent CJ Hole told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the
lighthouse in Burnham's Berrow Road has sold for an undisclosed
THE poor condition of Burnham-On-Sea's beach
has been criticised this week by holidaymakers. A series of high
summer tides has washed large amounts of sand away from around
the Pavilion and parts of Burnham's main beach, exposing rocks
and wartime debris.
you restore fingerposts?
BURNHAM-On-Sea volunteers and community
groups are being encouraged to get involved with a ground-breaking
project to restore historic signposts in Somerset. In response
to stretched finances, the Somerset Fingerpost Restoration Project
was set up by the council. More...
cars head to beach
A GROUP of vintage car enthusiasts took
their precious vehicles for a day out on Brean beach this week...
and carefully checked the tide times first after the loss of a
vehicle to the sea at the weekend. Brean beach was the destination
for the collection of pre-war Morrises. More...
magic comes to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church is to
hold a special 'Magic of The Musicals' concert this month. The
St Andrew's Church Social Committee and the M5 Theatre Company
are organising the unique event at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th July.
group holds beach clean
YOUNG members of Burnham-On-Sea's Zone Youth
Club have held their own beach clean this week to help tidy up
the beach. When they were designing their programme for the term,
some of the young people said they would like to arrange a beach
clean. So 20 of them set off. More...
Green Flag award for Cove
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove Gardens have
been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme this week as one
of the very best in the world. The seafront gardens are among
a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that have this
week received an award.
held into man's death
AN inquest into the death of a Burnham-On-Sea
resident in a police cell has concluded that he passed away of
natural causes. An inquest hearing in Taunton on Monday heard
that David Fournier D'Albe, 40, from College Street in Burnham-On-Sea,
died in 2014. More...
Fund cash available
GROUPS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area are being encouraged to submit applications for cash for
local health projects. Sedgemoor District Council is inviting
applications to its Community Health Fund, which has cash available
for projects. More...
welcomes GB athlete
A HIGH-achieving Great Britain athlete has
been inspiring students at his old school. Luke Prior, 20, who
has been thrilling spectators with his winning cross country performances,
told his story to students at King Alfred School. Luke achieved
his England vest. More...
on Green set to return
BRENT Knoll's annual Music on the Green
will be held on the Village Green this Saturday (21st July). The
organisers say they are thrilled to be welcoming back 'Kick the
Cat' as this years performers. The Bristol-based Blues Brothers
band has a repertoire of music. More...
raises £1,000 for BARB
A CHARITY golf day was held at Brean Golf
Club last Friday in aid of BARB Search & Rescue, raising £1,000
for the rescue hovercraft organisation. It was the first time
a golf day has been held for this cause, which also forms part
of the 2018 Brean Captain's Charities. More...
sample university life
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Year 12 students
from King Alfred School Sixth Form have enjoyed a two day residential
visit to the University of Cambridge. The students enjoyed masterclasses
in their chosen subjects before receiving top tips from admissions
rescued in beach drama
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercrafts have
helped to rescue six people after they were seen struggling in
mud on Weston beach on Sunday afternoon (July 15th). Coastguards
from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston, plus two crews from BARB, were
MP backs PM on Brexit
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has backed
the Prime Minister on her controversial Brexit plan and told fellow
MPs that there's "been enough disagreement and dithering"
and that the government should now deliver it. "It's been
a pretty fraught week," he said. More...
station open day
BURNHAM-On-Sea ambulance station opened
its doors to the public for its first family open day on Sunday
(15th July). South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) organised
the event at its busy station in Burnham's Love Lane to showcase
ambulance resources. More...
rescue dog during call-out
A LIFEBOAT crew rescued this dog and three
people at Brean Down during a busy evening for rescue crews when
they got cut off by the tide and their hire car became stranded
in the sea. Burnham-On-Sea Police, Coastguards, lifeboats and
BARB were called. More...
hits a high note!
WEST Huntspill Church was filled with the
sound of music on Saturday (14th July) when it held a day-long
fundraising hymnathon. A huge 571 hymns were sung during the day
to raise hundreds of pounds towards the cost of new hymn books
in the parish. More...
5,000 at healing festival
THOUSANDS of visitors from across the UK
visited East Huntspill near Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend when
a popular healing festival returned. Now in its tenth year, The
Healing Weekend was held at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre.
rescued as car gets stuck
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police, ambulances, Coastguards,
lifeboats and BARB Search & Rescue were called out on Saturday
evening (July 14th) when three people became cut off by the incoming
tide and a hire car was stranded in the sea. Crews were called
at 7.20pm. More...
£11k minibus is unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor has
unveiled a new £11,000 minibus at a town group helping those
with special needs. Somerset Time For Youth formally launched
the new vehicle at a ceremony on Saturday morning (July 14th)
attended by Mayor Bill Hancock. More...
show had 1918 theme
DOZENS of colourful blooms filled a tiny
church on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend. Edithmead
Church held its popular annual flower festival, with the theme
of Poems and Songs from 1918, on Saturday and Sunday (July 14th
and 15th). More...
Car gets stuck on path
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents were left bemused
after this car become stuck in a narrow footpath on Saturday evening
(July 14th). The driver of the vehicle had attempted to travel
along the ramp near Myrtle Drive and Burnham's swimming pool car
park when it got into difficulty. More...
clock in Mayor's memory
A NEW public clock is set to be installed
in Burnham-On-Sea town centre in memory of a long-serving town
councillor who died two years ago. The late Neville Jones OBE,
pictured right, served as a councillor for over 30 years and was
a four-time Mayor of Burnham. More...
summer reading challenge
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge libraries
are inviting children to become Mischief Makers for a Summer Reading
Challenge that celebrates the 80th anniversary of The Beano. Starting
in libraries from today (Saturday, 14th July), all children have
to do is visit a library. More...
challenge is rejected
A LEGAL challenge from Austria over Hinkley
Point C near Burnham-On-Sea has been rejected by an EU judge this
week. The Austrian government complained in 2015 saying UK government
subsidies breached European rules on state aid which it feels
is unfair. More...
set to 'boost house prices'
RESIDENTS living near Highbridge's soon-to-open
Aldi supermarket could see the value of their homes rising as
a result, according to a new study. A report by Lloyds Bank has
found that homes located near budget supermarkets have seen the
biggest price boosts. More...
Search for swimmers
Updated: A BIG search was launched
on Thursday (July 12th) after two swimmers were feared to be missing
in the sea. A Coastguard helicopter, Police, two RNLI lifeboats
and a team of Burnham Coastguards were called to The Pavilion
just after 6pm to search. More...
takes on 630-mile walk
A BURNHAM-On-Sea dog lover and her trusty
hound are planning to take on their biggest challenge for charity.
Nell Barrington, with her dog Luna, is walking the South West
Coast Path for Bloodwise and Ward Nine at Musgrove Park Hospital,
in memory of her dad. More...
spa team up for award
BEAUTY Oasis Spa in Burnham-On-Sea has been
recognised as one of the region's best large salons after reaching
the finals of the Professional Beauty Regional Awards 2018. The
spa in Burnham-On-Sea High Street has been named as a finalist
in the South West. More...
filmed in Berrow church
BERROW Church has provided the backdrop
for the filming of a unique music video this week. St Mary's Church
in Berrow welcomed The Military Wives choir who performed for
a music video with the band Slowly Sinking Ships. The local band
is currently filming a new video. More...
over shelter progress
THE contractors working on the renovation
of seafront shelters in Burnham-On-Sea have apologised about slow
progress with the work. Residents along The Esplanade report that
the shelters have been fenced off with scaffolding but there has
been little progress. More...
Park Play Day to return
THE organisers of Highridge's Apex Park
Playday are hoping for a bumper attendance on Wednesday 1st August.
The free fun-filled day will be held from 10am-3pm, with over
42 free activities on offer, including den building, model trucks,
fizz science and slime making. More...
at half mast for crewman
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI lifeboat station has
its flag at half-mast this week in memory of a crewmember at Weston
who has sadly died. Paul Giles, 46, was working on his yacht moorings
on the River Axe, when he lost his life in a tragic accident involving
his Land Rover. More...
defends town closure
BURNHAM-On-Seas branch of Barclays
Bank is set to close down this autumn after the company claimed
that just 179 customers use it regularly for over-the-counter
banking. As we first reported last week, the branch in Burnham's
Victoria Street will shut in October. More...
installed at town car park
A NEW hi-tech CCTV camera system has this
week been installed at a Burnham-On-Sea seafront car park in a
bid to crackdown on the ongoing issue of boy racers.
The new infra-red cameras were installed on Friday (July 6th)
by Sedgemoor District Council. More...
NHS art exhibition opens
IN the week that the NHS is celebrating
its 70th anniversray, Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church has
unveiled a new exhibition focussed on the NHS. Called '70x7',
it is an exploration of the NHS and its qualities by local author
and artist Dave Eldergill. More...
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