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and Highbridge residents handed Civic Awards
FOUR residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were awarded
Civic Awards on Sunday (October 22nd) in recognition of their
service to our local community. More...
ambulance lands at B&M
AN air ambulance landed in the car park
of Burnham-On-Sea's B&M supermarket on Sunday evening to help
a casualty nearby. Several ambulances were initially called to
nearby Pier Street where a patient was believed to be in a serious
Chicken wings contest
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has won a unique
contest to eat 12 fiery hot chicken wings in the fastest time!
Held during Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea food festival, eight hungry
participants were cheered on by a big crowd at the Ritz Social
Club in Victoria Street. More...
home's boost for RNLI
A BURNHAM-On-Sea care home has raised over
£150 for the town's lifeboats by holding an afternoon of
fun. A bucket challenge at Broughton Lodge Care Home in Burnham-On-Sea
saw £150.45 raised by three of the home's staff at a fun
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards have visited
the town's running club to meet some of the members and explain
the role of the service. It comes after a recent incident in which
members of the Harriers Running Club spotted a young lady on the
verge of hypothermia.
farce opens this week
LOCAL drama group The West Huntspill Players
are set to perform a hilarious comedy farce this week. 'One Man,
Two Guvnors' will be performed at The Balliol Hall in West Huntspill
from October 25-28th. The production is set in Brighton in 1963.
Food festival success
CROWDS of people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday for the town's eleventh Food & Drink Festival,
despite strong winds from Storm Brian leading to outdoor trading
finishing early. Dozens of traders showcased top food and drink.
called to kitchen fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called
to a small property blaze in the town's Priory Gardens on Saturday.
The fire service were called to smoke issuing from a property
at 11.15am. Two crews from Burnham-On-Sea and one crew from Bridgwater
creates 60mph gusts
STRONG winds swept through the Burnham-On-Sea
area on Saturday (October 21st) as Storm Brian arrived. The intense
low pressure system brought a day of gusty winds, reaching up
to 60mph. Burnham's food festival went ahead as planned, but trading
halted at 1pm. More...
raises £8,000 for charity
SECRET World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea
held its annual charity ball at the Webbington Hotel earlier this
month and raised over £8,000. This years event was
themed as The Ugly Bug Ball and celebrated the charitys
25 years of wildlife rescue.
headteacher for school
ONE of the area's smallest and most picturesque
schools has a new Head Teacher. Emma Hardy-Smith will take on
Pawlett Primary School, which is now being supported by the high-achieving
Priory Learning Trust, as part of changes at the school. More...
fears for learning centre
A SOMERSET community learning provider that
has been hit hard by government cuts says it is likely to close
six centres and make over 50 redundancies in the coming months
- with fears that Burnham-On-Sea's centre could be affected by
planting ceremony held
ONE of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest
and longest-running community groups marked its 25th anniversary
this week with a ceremonial tree planting. Burnham-On-Sea's University
of The Third Age (U3A) is celebrating its silver anniversary throughout
Young chefs in contest
BUDDING young chefs from Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge have taken part in a cooking competition in the
town this week. Six students from King Alfred School took part
in the Rotary Club of Burnham-On-Sea Young Chef Competition on
Music night for hospital
MORE than 80 people flocked to a fundraiser
for Burnham-On-Sea's War Memorial Hospital last Saturday evening
(October 14th). The Friends Of Burnham Hospital organised a Music
Night at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge to raise money for the
hospital's work. More...
'Roman theatre' for town?
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town councillor has proposed
that a new 'open-air Roman amphitheatre' is built in Highbridge's
Apex Park to serve as a major new arts attraction. Cllr Martin
Cox suggested the unique proposal during a Town Council debate.
meters taking new £1
MOTORISTS in Burnham-On-Sea have been reassured
by Sedgemoor District Council this week that its parking machines
are compatible with the new one pound coin. Several motorists
got in touch with Burnham-On-Sea.com after meters refused to take
the new coin.
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this
week welcomed new Boundary Commission proposals to redraw the
political map. Under the planned constituency boundary changes,
the Wells constituency - which includes Burnham-On-Sea - would
be redrawn. More...
for town estate agent
A BURNHAM-On-Sea estate agent has been praised
for its customer service at an awards ceremony. Creswick Estates,
trading as CJ Hole, said its sales department is "thrilled"
to have received an 'Exceptional' award for their efforts and
customer service. More...
visits school's 'ministers'
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has made
a special appearance to celebrate St Andrews Church of England
Junior Schools newly-elected ministers. As part of Democracy
Week, the school held its very own elections - and the children
voted for ministers. More...
crash shuts A370
A TWO-car collision led to the closure of
a main road between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Wednesday. Two
cars collided on the A370 at Bleadon, leaving debris across the
road, as pictured here by a resident. The busy route was closed
for several hours. More...
decision next week
PLANS for a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel
in Highbridge look set to be approved by Sedgemoor District Councillors
next week. The council's planning officer Dawn de Vries has this
week recommended the hotel be approved in a report to councillors.
look for council chambers
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council
has unveiled a £6,000 upgrade of the council's chambers
this week. The old horseshoe-shaped arrangement of seating and
tables - which was often criticized because the audience could
not see councillors.
for a marching band
ORGANISERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance
Day parade are putting the final finishing touches to this year's
event and have this week issued an appeal for one missing part
to the event. The Remembrance Day parade will be held on Sunday
tennis club in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club will
be holding a children's camp for youngsters during the Half Term
holiday. It will be held each day from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th
October, from 9am to 5pm. This is a chance for kids to be active
and enjoy fun. More...
for Sensory Time
HIGHBRIDGE-based childrens activity organisation
Sensory Time has received four prestigious accolades at a national
awards ceremony. The team from Sensory Time headed to the 11th
National What's On 4 Kids Awards this month in London. More...
guilty of misconduct
ALLEGATIONS of misconduct have been proven
against three Police officers this week following an incident
in Burnham-On-Sea three years ago. A public panel ruled that allegations
of gross misconduct were not proven, but they the officers committed
cricket star ties knot
ENGLAND cricketer Ben Stokes married Clare
Ratcliffe at a ceremony in East Brent, near Burnham-On-Sea, at
the weekend. International team-mates Joe Root, Stuart Broad and
Alastair Cook were among the guests at the church service. More...
cafe opens in Burnham
A BRAND new cafe has opened its doors in
Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Mono's, named because of
its modern black and white interior, has launched in Burnham-On-Sea's
College Street in place of cafe Relish, which shut last month.
trapped in car is rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued an 18-month
child stuck in a car at a local garden centre on Monday afternoon
(October 16th). One fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was sent to
Sanders Garden World in Bristol Road, Brent Knoll shortly before
play coming to Berrow
A COMEDY play set around four people visiting
Royal Ascot races will be performed in Berrow in November. Stage
2 Drama will perform Amanda Whittington's highly entertaining
play, 'Ladies Day', at Berrow Village Hall from November 30th
to December 2nd, starting at 7.30pm.
advice after crime spree
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have handed out safety
advice to residents and urged extra vigilance following a series
of burglaries and attempts by a man to gain entry to homes over
the weekend. Police spent much of Sunday giving out leaflets to
boosts BARB by £700
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity
BARB Search & Rescue received a financial boost of more than
£700 during a succesful fundraising auction on Saturday
(October 14th). Local residents headed to the charity's first
programme on sale
BURNHAM-On-Sea carnival programmes have
gone on sale this week, featuring full details of the entries
that will be in the parade on Monday November 6th. The programme,
costing £1.50, includes a list of the floats taking part
plus road closures, the route and more.
to help countryside
COUNTRYSIDE lovers across the Burnham-On-Sea
area are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain
Somersets public rights of way. The county has over 6,000km
(3,728 miles) of public rights of way and the council encourages
the public to help.
Man O'War warning
BURNHAM-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean beach users
have this week been warned to look out for Portuguese Man OWar
being washed up. Beachgoers have been urged by The Marine Conservation
Society (MCS) not to touch these stinging jellyfish-like creatures.
Brean ladies night
THOUSANDS of pounds were raised for a breast
cancer support charity when 200 people attended a ladies night
in Brean on Friday evening (October 13th). Breast Cancer Now held
its annual ladies night at Brean Leisure Park, which was hailed
a big success. More...
flu jabs for vulnerable
BURNHAM-On-Sea children, people over 65,
pregnant women and those with long term health conditions are
are being urged to get a free flu jab. Somerset County Council
is supporting the Public Health England and NHS joint Stay Well
This Winter campaign. More...
your say on new Plan
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
are being asked for their views on a new Neighbourhood Plan which
will determine how the two towns develop over the coming years.
The new draft document outlines future housing needs and local
to open second shop
WESTON Hospicecare is set to open its second
charity shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this month. The new
shop in the High Street will officially open its doors open on
October 23rd at 9.30am, selling a wide range of clothing and household
office closure is halted
HIGHBRIDGE'S MP James Heappey says he is
delighted that the Post Office has announced a six-month grace
period for the town's Post Office which was due to shut down later
this month. The Post Office in Church Street was set to close
on October 25th.
training for students
NEARLY 40 Tae Kwon-Do students from across
the West of England headed to Burnham-On-Sea to enjoy an evening
training session on the beach, making the most of a bright autumn
evening with a high tide. It was a perfect evening for the session.
rink returns this Xmas
BURNHAM-On-Sea's family skating rink is
set to return in the run-up to this Christmas. Burnham Events
Social Team (BEST) has confirmed this week that the skating rink
will be back in December. The rink will again be located on the
Lynton Rd Car Park. More...
to hold fossil fun day
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library is to host a special
'Fun Fossil Friday' during the school half-term holidays. The
family event, to be held on Friday 27th October from 10.30am-12noon,
will be free of charge. There will be fossils and rocks to see,
plus hands-on fossil and rock fun. More...
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