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of travellers pitch up on Burnham seafront car park
were called to Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park this evening
(Thursday) after this group of travellers pitched up. More...
ban approved for town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council
is to ban bonfires on its allotments as part of a new environmental
policy agreed this week. Members of the councils Policy
and Finance Committee have proposed the ban after complaints from
Arrows to fly into area
THE world-famous Red Arrows and other planes
will take to local skies this weekend during the annual Weston
Air Show. The event begins on Saturday June 23rd and continues
on Sunday June 24th, featuring a number of famous aviation names.
We have all the times.
boss spotted in town
GLASTONBURY Festival boss Michael Eavis
was spotted enjoying a walk along Burnham-On-Sea seafront last
night (Wednesday) as he made the most of the 'fallow year' for
the festival. The world's biggest music festival would usually
be taking place this week. More...
festival duo celebrate win
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food
and Drink Festival are celebrating after scoping the top award
at the region's premier food and drink awards. eat:Burnham has
won the award for 'Best Food and Farmers Market' at the Western
Daily Press Food and Farming Awards. More...
defends media policy
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council
has this week defended its media policy after concerns were raised
by a local newspaper. At a meeting on Monday (June 18th), the
Councils Policy and Finance Committee voted unanimously
to adopt the guidelines. More...
barber shop opens in town
A NEW barber shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre. Well-known local barber Michael Lowe has opened his
new premises, Lowes Barber Shop, in the town's High Street
this month opposite Boots and Superdrug. "Its an exciting
venture," he said. More...
1 star visits speedway
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge speedway fans
attending Wednesday's Somerset Rebels home meeting got to meet
two World champions. With resident club number one Jason Doyle
leading the Rebels into action, his compatriot Mark Webber, multiple
F1 GP winner. More...
urges travellers law change
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has joined
forces with dozens of other MPs to encourage the Government to
adopt the Irish law on travellers as part of ongoing consultation.
If this law is implemented, trespassing would become a criminal
club in volunteers plea
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youth club says its future
could be in jeopardy unless it can find new volunteers. The Zone
Youth Club, based at the Bay Centre in Burnham's Cassis Close,
needs to find extra helpers to help with fundraising and operations
as soon as possible. More...
for Civic Award nominees
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council
is inviting nominations for the towns' annual Civic Awards. The
awards are handed to local people who are deemed to have rendered
outstanding service to the community and will be presented at
the Annual Civic Service. More...
Amy found safe & well
POLICE say a missing teenage girl has been
found safe and well after an appeal for help. Police had issued
an appeal to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to help find
missing teenage girl Amy Miles. They believed the 16 year-old
could be in the area. More...
welcomes project approval
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has this
week welcomed the new that the town's £1.6m Burnham Evolution
Project has taken a step foward. As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported,
the project's Business Plan was approved by town councillors on
project given go-ahead
A MAJOR new £1.6million project that
aims to "breathe new life" into Burnham-On-Sea seafront
and other parts of the town centre with a number of changes has
taken a major step forward this week. ouncillors unanimously approved
its Business Plan. More...
holds drop-in afternoon
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents
are being encouraged to get involved with the Friends of Apex
Park. The group, which oversees the popular Highbridge park, is
organising a drop-in afternoon on 4th July. The Friends of Apex
Park is a voluntary group. More...
High Street shop opens
A NEW frozen food store opens in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre this week. Called 'Freeze Land', the new shop has
opened in Burnham High Street, next to Bargain Booze, and opposite
The Railway pub. Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, owner Malav Desai
explains it. More...
people attend homes event
OVER 60 residents attended a public consultation
event in Highbridge on Monday (June 18th) where controversial
plans went on show for 130 new homes. As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com,
Toni Hammick plans to transform a publicly-owned field. More...
band in action Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band
will be performing 'A Jolly Good Night Out' when they return to
the town's theatre this weekend. The performance at The Princess
Theatre will be held at 7.45pm on Saturday 23rd June. Ellis Holt
will conduct the band. More...
Tractor run success!
OVER 30 farmers from across the Burnham-On-Sea
area headed out on a fundraising tractor run in aid of a local
community group this month. The tractors headed off in convoy
across the Somerset Levels, raising funds for Music for the Memory,
an independent group. More...
comes to town theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will host
a musical this July inspired by the worlds greatest love
story. Local drama group Re-ACT presents West Side Story, a "timeless
narrative that follows the journey of star-crossed lovers that
dare to dream.".
entries set to open
THE application window to take part in the
2018 Guy Fawkes carnival processions is set to open on Sunday
1st July. With the start of the season just under 20 weeks away,
entrants will be enable to take part in the carnivals by simply
completing an online entry form. More...
marathon raises £1,000
OVER £1,000 was raised for a Highbridge
church when it held a live music marathon on Saturday (June 16th).
St John's Church organised the day-long event through the day
with a steady stream of members of the public and musicians dropping
celebrates third year
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge parkrun marked
its third birthday at the weekend with a record turnout of 400
runners. There were plenty of colourful fancy dress costumes among
the entrants, as pictured here, who enjoyed cakes afterwards to
mark the milestone. More...
tennis courses announced
WITH the build-up to Wimbledon underway,
Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club has announced a series of
courses aimed at encouraging local children into the sport. The
club, based in The Grove, is holding eight courses over the summer.
bands 'Sat In A Field'
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea bands will be taking
part in a popular music festival when it returns to Cheddar this
summer after a two-year break. The 'Sat In A Field Festival' runs
from 3rd-5th August and will be back at its spiritual home at
the foot of the Mendip Hills. More...
Co-Op store plan delayed
PLANS for a new Co-Op store in Highbridge
on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham Road have been delayed,
it has emerged. The firm said last year that it planned to open
its convenience store in 'summer 2018', and advertising boards
at the site confirmed this.
head back to stage
BURNHAM-On-Sea actors Clare Hunter and Felicity
Berry are performing the classic 'Singin' in the Rain' at The
McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater this month. Felicity and Clare
are no strangers to the stage, both coming from families with
performance backgrounds. More...
your say on 111 service
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area are
being asked for their views on using the countys 111 non-emergency
phone line. The countys independent health and care champion
Healthwatch Somerset is asking people to share their experiences
of using the service. More...
date is revealed
A LOCAL referendum is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge this autumn when residents will be able to vote
on whether a proposed new Neighbourhood Plan is adopted. The referendum
is to be held on September 20th when thousands will be able to
nights restart in Burnham
A SERIES of weekly fundraising bike nights
has started in Burnham-On-Sea this month. Community group 'Bike
Knights' has launched its summer of bike displays at the Lighthouse
pub in Burnham, which run until September. They are held every
Tuesday from 6-9pm. More...
park sale price is cut
A BREAN beach holiday park which has put
up for sale has been reduced in price to £895,000 this week,
providing a rare chance to buy a tourism business in the village..
Specialist business property firm Christie & Co has been instructed
to sell Lazy Days. More...
boost for Berrow Scouts
BERROW Scout Group has received a funding
boost this week from Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club. Representatives
from the Lions Club visited the Cubs and Beavers of 1st Berrow
Scout Group to present them with a cheque for £300 towards
for 130 homes on show
PLANS for a major development of 130 new
homes in Highbridge are set to go on show at a public consultation
event on Monday (June 18th). Local property developer Toni Hammick
plans to transform a field into a new development of 'affordable'
Cup Police patrols begin
POLICE in the Burnham-On-Sea area are running
extra high-visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink
and drug drivers throughout the World Cup football tournament.
Officers are encouraging people across the Burnham area to drink
Gig rowers are 'rescued'
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea gig rowers were 'rescued'
during a training exercise with lifeboat crews this week. Burnham-On-Sea
Gig Rowing Club and Burnham RNLI teamed up for the joint casualty
extraction exercise. One had hypothermia, the other a broken leg.
hedgehog is released
A HEDGEHOG that was badly injured by a garden
strimmer last year has been released back into the wild after
spending seven months recovering at Secret World Wildlife Rescue
in East Huntspill. The hedgehog, named Hetty by charity staff,
lost several spines. More...
lanterns ban is widened
A BAN on releasing balloons and sky lanterns
from council-owned land and buildings is to set to come into force
on beaches and parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge. Sedgemoor
District Councils Executive has this week unanimously approved
a new policy. More...
closes down in Highbridge
A MAJOR employer on a Highbridge business
park is closing its premises this month. The IBM technical centre
in Hoopers Close on the Isleport Business Park is shutting, it
has been confirmed. A spokesman for ManpowerGroup confirmed the
bales block A370 to traffic
MOTORISTS faced delays between Burnham-On-Sea
and Weston on Wednesday afternoon (June 13th) after an accident
left several large hay bales strewn across the road. The A370
was partially blocked after the hay bales came off a farm vehicle,
said several motorists. More...
bill to move travellers
SEDGEMOOR District Council has spent more
than £5,400 in the past two years removing people camping
illegally on its land, it has emerged this week. The authority
has published the figures and new details of its procedure for
removing travellers. More...
night boosts BOSfest
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club welcomed
seven comedians for a fun-packed night of laughs to raise money
for the town's BOSfest music festival. Members of the BOSfest
team organised the comedy night which featured Mark Hurman, winner
of a top title. More...
welcomes WI to Parliament
FIFTY members of the Womens Institute
from across Somerset visited Westminster for a tour of Parliament
and to catch up with the countys MPs on Monday, including
Burnham-On-Sea's MP James Heappey. The WIs annual visit
to Westminster was oversubscribed. More...
tearooms plan approved
PLANS to open a new seafront cafe and shop
in Burnham-On-Sea have been given the go-ahead by town councillors
this week. The Round Tower guesthouse on the North Esplanade has
requested 'a change of use' for a kiosk and shop plus the new
crisp packet among litter
A 22 year-old crisp packet was among the
rubbish collected by the volunteers from the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea
Beach during their latest clean-up on Saturday (June 9th). The
group of around 30 helpers cleared the river banks along the Brue.
musical Joseph in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be
hosting the hit musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'
this coming weekend. The talented youngsters from Burnham Excellent
Entertainment Society (BEES) will be performing the well-known
supports care home
A RESIDENTIAL care home in Burnham-On-Sea
welcomed the town's Mayor and Mayoress when it held a special
open day at the weekend. Supporters and residents at the Abbeyfield,
which is located in Burnham-On-Sea's Berrow Road, gathered for
a cream tea. More...
grant scheme opens
FOLLOWING the success of the first two rounds
of Sedgemoor District Councils grant scheme for small and
medium sized businesses, which has seen more than 25 local companies
so far given a financial boost, applications are now being invited
for a third round. More...
hotel in name row
COUNCILLORS have this week expressed concerns
as it emerged that a new Travelodge hotel being built in Highbridge
is to be branded as 'Travelodge Burnham-On-Sea'. At a meeting
of the Planning Applications Committee on Monday members raised
plastics warning issued
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers have rescued
three animals with life threatening injuries sustained by plastic
materials, prompting a warning to local people. A badger, a hedgehog
and a heron have been helped by Secret World over the past month.
day of the year so far
THE Burnham-On-Sea area experienced its
hottest day of the year so far on Monday (June 11th) as the warm
weather continued. Temperatures in Burnham reached 25.8°C
(78.4°C) at 4.45pm during Monday afternoon. Overnight, it
was a mild 12.7°C.
clarifies seafront plans
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council
has spoken out after some residents were left 'confused' by an
announcement from Sedgemoor District Council that it will spend
£55,000 on upgrading facilities along the town's seafront.
teams compete at festival
HUNDREDS of young football players headed
into the Burnham-On-Sea area at the weekend when Burnbridge Wanderers
hosted their fifth annual football festival at the Oaktree Arena.
The event has continued to go from strength to strength with 112
teams taking part. More...
rescued from Brean Down
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out
on Sunday (June 10th) to help a man on Brean Down who had been
found semi-conscious in a bramble bush. Burnham Coastguards were
tasked to help the man just after 12.15pm after the alarm was
raised by walkers. More...
crowds at open farm event
BERROW Beef & Lamb opened their farm
gates to visitors on 'Open Farm Sunday' (June 10th) when visitors
got a chance to see the busy world of farming up close. As well
as being a fun and informative day out for all the family, the
event gave visitors an opportunity. More...
THE winners of Burnham-On-Sea's 70th Sailing
Regatta have been announced after four days of races around Bridgwater
Bay. The event was held over two weekends, with gig rowing and
yacht races taking place in the estuary and visible to seafront
turnout at Brean car show
OVER 2,000 people visited Brean's Beachside
Holiday Park on Sunday (June 10th) for their fourth annual classic
car show. Bright sunshine attracted bumper crowds to the holiday
park in Coast Road where the event was held by Bridgwater Classic
& Vintage Club. More...
Knoll fete hailed success
AN afternoon of great weather attracted
bumper crowds to Brent Knoll on Saturday (June 9th) for a line-up
of summer entertainment and fun. The village's popular summer
fete had a pirate theme this year, giving visitors and organisers
plenty of scope for dressing up. More...
event honours Brian
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre has hosted
a special indoor curling tournament in memory of a popular theatre
member. Brian Saunders was a familiar face to visitors of the
Burnham venue until he passed away last August. He founded the
needed to restore stable
A NEW fundraising campaign has this week
been launched to help restore a historic building in Burnham-On-Sea.
The old stable outside St Andrew's Church in Burnham's Victoria
Street is in need of 'urgent work' that could cost up to £19,000.
The Stable is 'dilapidated'. More...
to be filmed in Burnham
A UNIQUE video is being shot on Burnham-On-Sea
and Berrow beaches this month which will be used by geography
students around the world. Sedgemoor District Council is helping
the educational out-reach film project, called The Time for Geography.
celebrates with Mayor
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple celebrated their
diamond wedding anniversary with a surprise visit by the town's
Mayor and Mayoress. Phyllis and David Spratt were congratulated
by Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Frances Hancock plus Town Crier
Alistair Murray. More...
boost for town's seafront
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront is to be given
a £55,000 upgrade before the start of the summer holiday
season, it has been announced this week. Sedgemoor District Council
is investing £55,000 in improving facilities such as public
toilets, shelters and showers. More...
award for swim club leader
A BURNHAM-On-Sea Swimming Club leader has
been presented with a top volunteering award this week. Somerset
Amateur Swimming Association has given Kelly Podbury a County
Award for both Competition Secretary and Volunteer Co-ordinator
join sandcastle contest
MORE than 320 Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and
Explorers from across the area gathered on Burnham-On-Sea beach
this week for a mass sandcastle building competition. Youngsters
from Burnham, Highbridge, Berrow, Cheddar, Bridgwater and Berrow
took part. More...
MP joins farming debate
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has joined
Farming Minister George Eustice in meetings with the National
Farmers Union and other rural groups during the ministers
visit to the Bath & West Show. In a speech to over 200 guests
active in the rural economy. More...
call for jetty warning signs
IMPROVED safety warning signs are needed
on Burnham-On-Sea's jetty to avoid people putting their lives
at risk following a new safety scare, it has been claimed this
week. Local resident Mark Whitcombe has called on Sedgemoor District
Council to do more on safety. More...
halts cycle path plans
PLANS for a new cycle path between Berrow
and Burnham-On-Sea have been dealt a setback amid a long-running
land dispute. As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported here last week,
planning officers at Sedgemoor District Council approved the proposals.
among top ten attractions
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Pier has been named one
of 'the UK's best tiny attractions' by a national newspaper this
week. The Guardian newspaper has run a feature on 'Little
Britain: 10 of the UK's best tiny attractions' and named Burnham
Pavilion at number one. More...
radio show seats available
BBC Radio 4 is set to broadcast its national
politics show 'Any Questions' from Highbridge this month - and
residents can get tickets to be in the audience. The show, presented
by Jonathan Dimbleby, will be aired from Highbridge Community
Hall on Friday 22nd June. More...
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