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as 'best yet'
of people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Sunday
for the finale of this year's 'best ever' FolkFest music festival.
services day success
lifeboats and a helicopter performed displays in front of thousands
of people on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday (August 31st)
during the town's annual rescue services day. The popular event
was held under blue skies and sunshine. More...
revamp for play area
A LONG-awaited £31,600 project to upgrade a play area
in Highbridge is set to start on Monday 8th September. Sedgemoor
District Council says the three weeks of work will get underway
at Talbot Close. The new play area will include a four-seater
Stert Swim highlights
lined Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday to watch 65 swimmers
take part in the annual Stert Island Swim. The 2,400m swim from
Burnham to Stert and back was won by Wells triathlete Marcus Williams
for a second year in 21 minutes and 55 seconds. More...
rods roar into Burnham
of classic American hot rods, trucks and classic vehicles thundered
through Burnham-On-Sea and Brean on Saturday (August 30th) in
a mass convoy for charity. The Blue Ridge Runners drove in a procession
through Burnham. More...
gets stuck in letterbox
fire crew was called to help a man with his hand stuck in a letterbox
early on Saturday. One Burnham fire engine was called to a home
in Highbridge Road at 4.19am. The man, in his early 40s, had got
his hand and arm stuck. More...
FolkFest fun in town
fans crowded streets, pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday
when dozens of live music and dance acts performed across the
town during the annual FolkFest. Organisers said the ninth annual
event has been the 'best yet' with record crowds. More...
rescue two onboard yacht
lifeboats were launched on Friday morning (29th August) to rescue
a yacht that had run aground. The 22ft yacht was proceeding up
the River Parrett, on a falling tide, towards Combwich Marina
when it ran aground. Coastguards were concerned. More...
strides out for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser has pulled on her walking boots to put
her best foot forward for charity. Annie Vickerstaff set off on
her 12-mile walk from outside Burnham Baptist Church, pictured,
where she was given plenty of support by the group's members and
entries at Watchfield Show
of flowers, vegetables, cakes and craft exhibits went on display
at Watchfield's annual show near Highbridge on Saturday (August
30th). Watchfield Hall Chairman Keith Whitting told Burnham-On-Sea.com
the event had been a success. More...
New opening hours for police
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police Station is
introducing new opening hours from Monday (September 1st) as part
of a number of changes. The opening hours of the station's enquiry
office will be 10am-6pm Monday to Friday to make them simpler
for visitors. More...
set to close M5 junction
have been warned that Burnham-On-Sea's motorway junction will
be closed for several hours on Monday (September 1st). Drainage
roadworks are set to take place, leading to the southbound entry
and exit slip roads at junction 22 being closed. More...
Auction of lighthouses begins
BURNHAM-On-Sea's mini lighthouse trail comes to an end next week
after a successful summer display - and residents can now submit
bids to buy the colourful wooden structures. 34 of the 6ft-replicas
of the town's iconic beach lighthouse have been on show. More...
Burglary at model rail station
POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a burglary and vandalism
at a model railway station attraction near Burnham-On-Sea this
week. West Huntspill Model Engineering Society's facilities in
the village suffered damage in the "pointless" attack.
Tiny bat rescued from thistle
THIS tiny little bat is being cared for by rescuers from East
Huntspill's Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre this week after
being retrieved from a prickly position. The tiny creature was
found well and truly stuck on a thistle near Shapwick Heath. More...
new homes at care home site
FORMER care home in Burnham-On-Sea could soon be turned into seven
new homes if plans to overhaul the site win approval. The former
Gables Care Home on the corner of Burnham's Grove Road and Berrow
Road closed because there was not enough space. More...
EU rules threaten Stert Swim
future of Burnham-On-Sea's Stert Island Swim is in jeopardy due
to the EU's new sea water regulations. The annual 2,400m race
takes place this Sunday (August 31st) during Burnham's annual
emergency services day, but organisers fear. More...
Burnham YMCA shop re-opens
THE YMCA has re-opened its Burnham-On-Sea shop this week after
a temporary three-week closure caused by flooding after a torrential
rainstorm in early August. The shop in Burnham High Street closed
on August 5th when torrential rain caused flooding. More...
Alex's run raises charity funds
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner has raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan
Cancer Support in memory of his late father. Alex Bradley from
Thorndike Way in Burnham raised over £770 for the charity
by completing his first half marathon at the weekend. More...
New team at town arts festival
HIGHBRIDGE Festival of the Arts has a team of organisers following
its annual general meeting. After some nine years in post the
festival's General Secretary, Maureen Phillips, has stepped down.
She was warmly thanked for all her hard work and efforts. More...
Society seeks more singers
BURNHAM And Highbridge Choral Society is seeking new singers to
join its ranks for a new season of concerts. The long-running
society meets on Thursday evenings and performs a number of special
events through the year, including two converts. More...
Call for earlier school holidays
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has this week backed calls for school summer
holidays to be held earlier to help the area's tourism industry.
Tessa Munt says she supports calls from Somerset tourism bosses
for the start of the school holiday period in June. More...
Centre to close until January
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred Sports Centre is to remain
closed until January after suffering severe flooding damage caused
by a torrential rain storm earlier this month. The centre suffered
major damage to its roof and interior during heavy rain. More...
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