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calls for cut in 'tourism tax'
MP has this week called on the Chancellor to announce a tax cut
for tourism businesses in next week's Autumn Statement. More...
to create parking spaces
extra car parking spaces could soon be made available in Burnham-On-Sea
High Street during the daytime if proposals unveiled this week
get the go-ahead. Burnham's Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner
Simonds has asked Somerset County Council. More...
of tool thefts from sheds
have this week asked garden shed owners in the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge area to make sure their tools are properly secure
and identifiable following a spate of burglaries across Somerset.
Sheds along the main roads are targeted. More...
fire at Burnham home
fire crews were called to a home in the town last night (Wednesday)
after neighbours reported hearing a smoke alarm sounding. Two
fire engines from Burnham were called to the property in Maple
Drive shortly before 8pm. More...
tickets to Santa's grotto!
Christmas has opened a new grotto and snow globe experience in
Brean this week. Visitors to Brean Play, located at Brean Leisure
Park, can meet Santa and choose a present, enjoy a play in a snow-filled
globe, and also see a Christmas comedy show. More...
are Sedgemoor champs
Knoll Primary's football team have been celebrating becoming Sedgemoor
Small Schools Champions. The squad of pupils travelled to The
Blake School and played three games, where they won two and drew
one. Head teacher Chris Burman said they are all proud. More...
speed survey unveiled
NEW study has this week revealed that thousands of motorists are
continuing to exceed the 30mph speed limit along Marine Drive
in Burnham, with some travelling at over 50mph, prompting a councillor
to call for action to halt the problem. More...
after new phone scam
elderly resident in Berrow has this week become the latest local
person to fall victim to telephone scammers, prompting a new warning
from the police. Officers are urging residents to be alert to
phone scams which involve unexpected requests for money. More...
gets £30,000 windfall
SCHOOL near Burnham-On-Sea has been given a major boost after
it was successful in gaining just under £30,000 to develop
new outdoor sports facilities at its site. The funding is part
of Sport Englands National Lottery Primary School Facilities
invested at ceremony
BURNHAM-On-Sea army cadet has been invested as the Lord Lieutenant's
Cadet for Somerset. Cadet Colour Sergeant Lucia Blackmore is pictured
here receiving her official certificate from Lady Gass. Lucia
has been a cadet for over four years. More...
comedy opens tonight
are on sale for a hilarious comedy being performed by the West
Huntspill Players this week. The comedy Haywire is underway at
the Balliol Hall in the village from today (Wednesday, November
26th) until Saturday at 7.45pm each night. More...
bazaar this Saturday
Princess Theatre will be holding a Grand Christmas Bazaar this
Saturday (November 29th) when scores of crafts and gifts will
go on sale. The event will be held from 10am-1pm inside the theatre's
main hall in Princess Street. More...
target for town revamp
A RAFT of improvements to Burnham-On-Sea's
town centre look set to be completed by the end of March 2015,
according to projected dates from the County Council unveiled
this week. The Town Centre Manager says the project is progressing
held to re-open legion HQ
branch of the Royal British Legion moved another step closer to
formally re-opening its town centre headquarters this week - two
months after it was disbanded. We reported in September that the
long-running organisation was to be disbanded. More...
eel reeled in by angler
bumper-sized 32lb 3oz conger eel was reeled in by a fisherman
in the waters off Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday, becoming the biggest
local catch of the year. Martin Quinn, pictured, netted the eel
from his boat to the west of Stert Island. More...
offered for lost ring
REWARD has been offered for the safe return of a lady's ring which
was lost in Burnham-On-Sea town centre last week. Margaret Duberley
is appealing to anyone who may have found the ring to get in contact.
It has great sentimental value to her, she says. More...
police patrols stepped up
are stepping up their patrols in Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea
town centres leading up to Christmas. Officers will be clamping
down on shoplifters and anti-social behaviour in the towns to
ensure shoppers have a positive experience. More...
clinches sponsor deals
YOUNG team of Burnham-On-Sea football players has proudly unveiled
its new kits this week after clinching two sponsorship deals.
Burnbridge Wanderers Under 10s have been boosted by the news that
Highbridge Caravans have sponsored their kit. More...
to cut hall's energy costs
Community Hall could soon be partly powered by the sun if a new
£8,000 project to cut the costs of running the facilities
gets the go-ahead. The group that operates the building in Market
Street wants to install up to 16 solar panels on its roof. More...
is first UK sleep graduate!
BURNHAM-On-Sea bed shop employee has become the very first person
in the UK to graduate from the Sleep Council Sales Academy. Matt
Scott from Scotts Home Furnishers in Victoria Street has
completed a brand new training programme. More...
raised at Xmas craft fair
of people got into the festive spirit by attending a popular fundraising
Christmas fair in Berrow on Sunday (23rd November). The event,
'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', was held in aid of Somerset Breakthrough
Breast Cancer in Berrow Village Hall. More...
Gracie wins 'BOS Factor'
BRENT Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet impressed the crowds with
her powerful voice by winning a unique talent show during the
run-up to Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on during Saturday.
She got the most cheers from the audience. More...
dance event raises £2,220
POLE dancing evening held in Brean on Saturday (22nd November)
raised over £2,000 for a men's cancer charity. The well-attended
event, held at The Beachcomber, raised a huge total of £2,221
for testicular cancer support charity 'It's in the Bag'. More...
CROWD of 2,000 people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's annual Christmas
lights switch-on on Saturday (November 22nd) when BBC Points West
presenter Alex Lovell officially started the town's festive season.
Over 70 lights were turned on across the town. More...
start marathons challenge
GROUP of three runners from Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Bridgwater
have begun their challenge to raise thousands of pounds for charity
by completing 7 marathons in 7 days around Somerset. The trio
are Scott Woodberry, Matthew Axe and Tim Scarrott. More...
fall shuts pavement
SECTION of pavement in Burnham-On-Sea was briefly closed on Saturday
(November 22nd) after a masonry fall. The owner of Del Mondo Pizza
in the High Street was alerted early on Saturday when part of
a window lintel crumbled and fell. More...
unveils new album
BURNHAM-On-Sea musician held a launch party for his new five-track
album in the town on Saturday. Joe Mooney, pictured, has finally
achieved his dream of seeing his own songs being sold on a CD.
Joe has been a hip hop musician for 15 years. More...
Bloom Awards night
20 residents were presented with awards when the town's annual
Burnham In Bloom prize ceremony was held on Friday night (November
21st). Scores of residents and business owners gathered in the
Town Council Chambers for the event. More...
appeal after two injured
have appealed for witnesses following an early morning assault
in Burnham-On-Sea last weekend. The incident happened at 1.15am
last Saturday (November 15th) when two men were injured at the
junction of Abingdon Street and the High Street. More...
role for Burnham company
BURNHAM-On-Sea firm was featured on national TV this week coming
to the rescue of a Bridgwater couple. Adam Cahill Carpet &
Flooring appeared on Channel 5's Cowboy Builders after
the broadcaster asked if he could urgently help out. More...
damaged in blaze drama
CAR was left severely damaged after a blaze in Burnham-On-Sea
on Thursday morning. One fire crew from Burnham was called to
Burnham Road, near the entrance to the BAY Centre, at 8am following
calls from nearby residents and passers-by. More...
in town High Street
arrested a woman and she was later released on bail, pending further
investigations following a stabbing in Burnham's High Street on
Tuesday, which left a man with 'serious' injuries. Police sealed
off an area of the High Street next to Lloyds Bank at 7.20pm.
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