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BMX track talks
Exclusive: SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week defended
its decision not to discuss in public plans to sell off the BMX
track at Highbridge's Apex Park. More...
rise drama for fire crews
fire crews were called to remove a long length of lead roofing
from the top of a town centre building after it was damaged by
gale-force winds on Tuesday (March 31st). An aerial ladder platform
from Bridgwater was sent to Victoria Street. More...
set to go orange?
EU safety regulations will mean Burnham-On-Sea's iconic beach
lighthouse will have to be repainted orange from next year. The
European Union is introducing new safety measures that require
large coastline structures, such as lighthouses, to be repainted.
badgers go on show
has begun at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea
with three badger cubs once again currently requiring around the
clock feeds. The first badger cub named 'Little Star' hit the
headlines in February when she survived despite all the odds.
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to submit nominations
for this years Somerset Star Volunteer Awards. The County
Council-backed awards celebrate individuals and groups, young
and old, who volunteer in their communities. More...
opposes Asda plans
TOWN councillors have backed residents
in Highbridge by formally objecting against supermarket giant
Asda's plans to introduce early morning deliveries at 5am on weekdays.
The store in Caxton Road is seeking a variation to its conditions.
Gales cause damage
force winds in the early hours of Tuesday (March 31st) brought
down trees and caused damage in the Burnham-On-Sea area. A large
advertising hoarding next to Highbridge Social Club in Church
Street was blown onto the side of the building, as pictured. More...
wardens back on duty
wardens have gone on duty at Burnham-On-Sea and on Berrow beach
this week for the start of the new holiday season. The Sedgemoor
District Council wardens went on duty on Monday (March 30th) and
will be in place until mid-September. More...
Marine Cove Easter fun
Marine Cove gardens will be hosting a day of free Easter family
fun this Saturday (April 4th). The event will take place between
10am and 12 mid-day when a line-up of Easter craft and fun activities
will be held for all the family. More...
your election poll card
cards for May's General and Local Elections will be arriving on
doormats in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge over the Easter weekend.
Residents are being advised by Sedgemoor District Council to check
their polling cards. More...
after police bike crash
POLICE motorcyclist was taken to hospital as a precaution after
a crash on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (March 30th),
which led several hours of delays. The officer was responding
to an emergency call when he was knocked off his motorbike. More...
raise £5k for charity
BUMPER-sized cheque for £5,000 has been presented to a regional
charity by members of Brean Golf Club. Golf Club Captain Paul
Jones handed over a cheque for just under £5,000 to CLAPA
(Cleft Lip and Palate Association) and the South West Cleft team.
film event at theatre
exterior wall of Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre is to be transformed
into a giant 'cinema screen' for a unique outdoor film showing
on Easter Day. Ignite Somerset has been working with artists to
create digital art for large-scale projection. More...
windows contest begins
Burnham-On-Sea shoppers are able to win £100 over Easter
by taking part in a fun competition to find unusual items hidden
in shop windows across the town. Organised by Burnham's Chamber
Of Trade, the competition to 'spot the odd item'. More...
beats the weather
weather failed to dampen spirits for dozens of athletes competing
in Burnham-On-Sea's annual Spring aquathlon on Sunday (March 29th).
The popular event, organised by Burnham Swim and Sports Academy,
comprised of a 250 metre swim at Burnham Pool. More...
leads town procession
rain and strong wind failed to halt Burnham-On-Sea's annual donkey-led
Palm Sunday parade at the weekend. The procession went ahead on
a shorter route and was joined by a group of around 40 residents.
Members of St Andrew's Church carried palms. More...
hurt in High Street
THE safety of Burnham-On-Sea's new town
centre 'events area' is in the spotlight this week after several
accidents where walkers have tripped up. New coloured paving stones
and a yellow road surface have been introduced in the High Street.
race held in Brent Knoll
of youngsters have taken part in the annual Spring run to the
top of Brent Knoll and back. The traditional race, held on Saturday
(March 28th), started outside the village's primary school and
saw the children dash up to the top of the hill and back. More...
winds batter Burnham
winds caused damage in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (March 29th).
Winds gusting up to 65mph battered the town, causing several fences
to come down, a cafe's signage to be blown away, and a street
light to be damaged - requiring a fire crew's help. More...
concert draws big crowd
180 people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Saturday
night (March 28th) for a concert by one of the UK's leading rock
tribute groups. 'Hats Off to Led Zeppelin' performed at The Princess
in front of a sell-out crowd. More...
are on sale for a special comedy play by Burnham-On-Sea's Princess
Theatre Company next weekend. The group is performing 'What You
Will (or Twelfth Night)' on Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm. Shakespeare's
comedy has been re-written. More...
turn out for clean-up
COMMUNITY clean-up was held in West Huntspill on Saturday morning
(March 28th). Residents rolled up their sleeves to take part in
the bi-annual 'clean sweep' to clear up public areas of the village.
Approximately 20 bags of rubbish were collected. More...
beach gets Spring clean
joined forces with council beach wardens to conduct a Spring clean
of Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches on Friday (March 27th). They
included staff from Burnham's Tesco supermarket, who helped in
the clean-up in readiness for the Easter holiday. More...
Secretary in Burnham
Secretary Theresa May made a special visit to Burnham-On-Sea's
town centre on Friday (March 27th). The Minister was shown around
the town's Farmers Market and chatted with traders and shop owners
along the High St during an hour-long visit. More...
launches election campaign
Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown has helped to formally
launch Burnham-On-Sea MP Tessa's Munt election campaign this week.
Lord Ashdown - who led the Lib Dems from 1988 until August 1999
- attended Thursday's event. More...
Dunball work finishes
£1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset
Levels has been completed at Dunball near Burnham-On-Sea. The
purpose-built platform at Dunball Sluice means flood water can
be quickly pumped away. It also means flows can be managed. More...
burning of gorse and heather is underway on the Quantocks this
week, with rangers advising residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area
not to be worried if they see smoke on the hills. Residents have
called the fire brigade in the past, fearing an accident. More...
cold calling crackdown
MAJOR clampdown on cold callers in the Highbridge area has seen
six new 'no cold calling zones' introduced with plans to target
the whole town. The Burnham & Highbridge Neighbourhood Policing
Team are working with Sedgemoor District Council. More...
business centre opens
NEW £1.16million business enterprise centre on the outskirts
of Highbridge was officially opened by the County Council on Wednesday
(25th March). Entrepreneurs and business people from across the
area joined Somerset County Council at the opening. More...
donkey rides halted
donkey rides will not be offered on Burnham-On-Sea beach this
summer, council bosses have said this week. Sedgemoor District
Council says the previous donkey rides provider in Burnham-On-Sea
has not had their licence renewed. More...
to appear in local musical
BURNHAM-On-Sea actress is set to appear in Bridgwater Amateur
Operatic Society's production of 'Hairspray' in April. Clare Hunter,
a regular performer with local pantomime society Coastline Players
and Weston Operatic Society, is playing Penny Pingleton. More...
quality upgrade to start
WORK is set to begin on the first phase
of a major multi-million pound project to help improve sea water
quality in Burnham-On-Sea. Wessex Water says work on the project
will start in the next few weeks at its pumping station in Highbridge.
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