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its 80th year
Ritz Cinema will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in July when
its owners will be offering cut-price tickets for a full month
to thank the community for its support. More...
war dead honoured
St Andrew's Church will be holding a special service this Friday
morning (July 1st) to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak
of the Battle of the Somme. The service, starting at 11am, will
contain a roll-call of all those local people who died. More...
involved with drama group
Coastline Players are getting ready to produce Cinderella next
February and are encouraging local people to get involved. The
first read-through of the script will be held this Thursday, 30th
June, at Brean Village Hall. All are welcome to get involved.
branch gets £325 boost
£300 was raised for the South and West Somerset Branch of
the Motor Neurone Disease Association during a special charity
film screening in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (June 27th). To mark
Motor Neurone Disease awareness month. More...
for Burnham charity
old-school disco is set to be held in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea
charity this Saturday evening (July 2nd). The event at The Oaktree
arena will be held from 4pm onwards in aid of In Charley's Memory,
raising money to provide mental health suppport. More...
talks raise funds
BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has raised £1,000 for charity by
giving entertaining talks about his life on stage. Brian Saunders
has travelled many miles, raising money by giving talks to groups
and organisations about his 68 years in theatre. More...
fete saved from axe
of the longest-running community events in Burnham-On-Sea's social
calendar has been saved from the axe. The Burnham Hospital fete,
which has been held for over 50 years on August Bank Holiday Monday
in the town's Manor Gardens, was cancelled. More...
band plays Glastonbury
of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band experienced an "unforgettable
morning" when they played on the world-famous Pyramid Stage
during the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (June 26th). The iconic
main stage is one of the most iconic venues. More...
150 bikes fill seafront
weather failed to halt more than 150 motorcyclists roaring into
Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 26th) during one of the region's
biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle events. Westland's
Vintage Motorcycle Club held its 30th Coast to Coast Run.
award for officer
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge police officer has received a Long
Service and Good Conduct award at a ceremony. Ten officers from
Somerset have been presented with the awards during a ceremony
at Police headquarters in Portishead. More...
gives lifeboats a boost
Asda supermarket has given Burnham-On-Sea RNLI a financial boost
this week by presenting £500 to the group. Staff at the
store handed over the cheque to the team after Chris Harris wrote
a letter to the supermarket nominating them. More...
FREE event is to be held in Highbridge for local businesses in
the Burnham-On-Sea area to find out about new apprenticeship reforms
that are due to be introduced next year. The information and consultation
event will look at how reforms will affect local firms. More...
shops hit by vandals
TWO charity shops in Burnham-On-Sea are
counting the cost of vandalism after several windows were attacked.
The RNLI shop and The Children's Society
shop - both in Burnham High Street - had their front windows smashed
by vandals early on Saturday. More...
Armed Forces parade
DOZENS of people from local service charities
and cadet groups took part in a parade through Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (June 25th) to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade along
Victoria Street and the High Street was followed by a flag-raising
picked for Rio Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Liam Phillips has been
selected to compete for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
this summer. On Friday, the British Olympic Association named
Liam among 26 cyclists who will compete at the Olympics in Brazil.
status steps closer
King Alfred School has this week confirmed that it is moving closer
to gaining academy status. The Governing Body of Highbridge's
King Alfred School has decided to complete the conversion of the
school into an Academy. More...
won't halt Hinkley C
THE boss of EDF has said that Brexit has
"no impact" on its plans to build a new nuclear plant
at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea. "As of today, we believe
that this vote has no impact on our strategy," said Jean
Bernard Levy, EDF Chairman on Friday. More...
raise £4,700 for charity
SPORTS celebrities from a variety of sporting
backgrounds graced the greens of Brean Golf Club this week to
take part in its annual Sports Celebrity Am Charity Tournament.
This was the 26th staging of the popular event which saw 25 teams
of four compete. More...
is 'a shattering decision'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Member of the European
Parliament (MEP) Julie Girling has spoken of her disappointment
at the result of the EU referendum. The Conservative MEP, who
campaigned to remain, said: "This is a shattering decision."
area votes for Brexit
VOTERS across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area have voted to leave the EU in this week's landmark EU referendum.
Across Sedgemoor, there were 41,869 votes to leave and 26,545
votes to remain, as the UK backed Brexit. We have all the reaction.
your say on local police
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area are being invited to have their say on the region's policing
service. Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens,
pictured, has today (Friday) launched a consultation exercise.
unveiled in Burnham
THIS colourful new mural has been unveiled
in Burnham-On-Sea this week after being produced by pupils from
a local school. The children at Churchfield Church School in Highbridge
were invited to produce the artwork for a mural in The Princess
Theatre's car park. More...
name for Burnham road
PART of a road through Burnham-On-Sea looks
has been renamed this week as pary of a project to celebrate the
town's railway heritage. A stretch of Marine Drive that runs between
Pier Street and Burnham Holiday Village has been renamed Old Station
rescued from drain
A FAMILY of a dozen ducklings has been rescued
after getting trapped down a road drain in Burnham-On-Sea. Holly
Chilton spotted a distressed duck standing by a drain and then
realised the the young birds stranded inside. She spotted the
teacher goes in stocks!
FUN-loving head teacher Lee Chandler gamely
went into the stocks at Berrow School's summer fete at the weekend.
He had sponges thrown at him by the pupils of class 4, who had
won a competition which raised more than £220 for school
chooses new President
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Club has welcomed
a new president to its group this week. The Burnham group's outgoing
President, Rita Jolliffe, welcomed Sandra Moon to the role. Sandra
joked: "It's my third time in the role, so this time I might
get it right!" More...
crash in town
POLICE closed a busy road in Highbridge
on Wednesday morning following a two-vehicle accident. Officers
were called to the collision in Burnham Road, Highbridge just
before 9am, as pictured here. The incident led to the road being
shut at the roundabout. More...
plans - have your say
SEDGEMOOR District Council has announced
that it is to hold several drop-in events in Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge as part of its consultation on the new Local Plan.
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported that thousands of new homes
have been proposed. More...
up for charity beach run
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI and BARB Search &
Rescue are set to brighten up this summer's annual emergency services
day with a fundraising Colour Run - and entries are now open online.
The two organisations are working together on the event. More...
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