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trail takes shape
ARTISTS from Burnham-On-Sea area hope to replicate some of the
success of Bristol's Gromit trail by launching a mini lighthouse
trail across the town this summer. More...
singers star on BBC show
TWO local singers who have reached the finals of a Burnham-On-Sea
hotel's karaoke competition were featured on BBC1's The One Show
on Thursday evening (March 6th). Breeze Kilpin and Nina Fulbrook
sang live during the programme.
campaign is launched
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Weston tourism bosses have teamed up to promote
the message that our area is still open for holidaymakers despite
flooding on the Somerset Levels. They have started the promotional
campaign via social media and an exhibition. More...
promote Fairtrade brand
COFFEE morning held at a Burnham-On-Sea church to promote Fairtrade
products has been hailed a success by organisers. A good crowd
came to the Fairtrade Fortnight Café run by children of
all academic years from St Andrews School on Thursday. More...
Festival results & photos
BURNHAM-On-Sea.com has all the latest results for every
class at the 2014 Highbridge Festival of the Arts. Hundreds of
talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards are competing
for top honours at the festival, which runs until March 15th.
flood fundraiser today
COMEDY and music night is to be held in Highbridge this Friday
to help raise cash for those devastated by flooding in Somerset.
The Oaktree Arena will be holding an evening of entertainment
including a buffet, live music, auction and comedy. More...
flower show on Saturday
ENTRIES are being welcomed for Burnham-On-Sea and District
Horticultural Society's annual Spring Show, which is set to take
place on Saturday, March 8th. As well as exhibits of flowering
bulbs and plants, there will be photography and floral art.
held for Coastguard
A BURNHAM Coastguard has retired this week after 15 years
saving lives along Somerset's coastline. Robin Hewlett, 65, was
presented with a glass tankard during a ceremony held at Burnham's
seafront Coastguard station on Wednesday night.
calls for town manager
calls have been made this week for the appointment of a new Burnham-On-Sea
Town Centre Manager to offset the financial damage from Somerset's
flooding. The creation of the new role is among the improvements
funded by Tesco.
man found after search
A VULNERABLE pensioner who went missing in Burnham-On-Sea
was found safe and well after a widespread search on Wednesday
night. Police officers and crewmembers from BARB Search &
Rescue were tasked with searching Burnham town centre.
selected for Somerset
TWO Burnham-On-Sea army cadets have been selected to represent
Somerset's Army Cadet Force at a national level later this month
in football and cross country. Runner Tiger Oatley-Summers and
Daniel Mortimer, a keen footballer, will be taking part.
ban for drink driver
A DRINK driver has this week been banned from driving for
20 months after being stopped by police who had seen him drinking
in a Burnham-On-Sea bar. Roger Coles, 47, from Penmore Road in
Berrow, was stopped by police and given a breath test.
arts festival starts today
THE countdown to the start of Highbridge's 67th annual
Festival Of The Arts is over, with the competition getting underway
today (Thursday). A record-breaking number of entries of talented
youngsters are competing in the towns from March 6th-15th.
£1.6m centre's jobs boost
CONSTRUCTION of a new £1.6m business
enterprise centre in Highbridge is set to start this month, bringing
new jobs and companies to the town, the county council has said
this week. The new 'business enterprise hub' is at Isleport.
appeal after shop theft
BURNHAM-On-Sea police have appealed for help in identifying
two people following the theft of more than £180 of balloons
from a town centre shop. Officers were called to Bastins in Burnham
High Street at 12.20pm on Thursday 27th February.
raises £20k for hospice
A BURNHAM family has raised £20,000 for a local hospice
in memory of their mother who died from cancer. Christine Woodberry,
pictured, passed away in 2008 and since then her daughter Kim
and sons Scott and Mark have raised thousands.
clean-up to be launched
being sought to help with a Spring clean of Burnham-On-Sea and
Berrow beaches ahead of the start of the tourist season. Sedgemoor
District Council is hoping that a group of volunteers can be formed
to undertake the clean-up after recent storms.
MP attacks 'bully banks'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has given her backing to local small
and medium-sized businesses damaged by the appalling misconduct
of high street banks. Tessa Munt this wek attended the Bully Banks'
Campaign Day in Westminster, organised by a group.
day for local democracy'
MAJOR £20,000 project to create a new Neighbourhood Plan
for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge was given the go-ahead by town
councillors on Monday. They voted in favour of proceeding with
the scheme after more than 20 local people gave their backing.
guided walks to start
A SERIES of guided walks around Burnham-On-Sea are set
to be launched this summer. Burnham-On-Sea Town Team has been
awarded a grant of £560 from Sedgemoor District Council's
Community Health Fund to launch the unique walks.
40 tourism jobs up for grabs
TOURIST attractions in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be
holding recruitment days this week to offer dozens of seasonal
jobs. Brean Leisure Park and Holiday Resort Unity are holding
their annual recruitment event on Saturday, March 8th from 10.30am-3.30pm.
set, bake for contest!
A POPULAR home and professional baker competition is set
to return for a fourth time at the Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink
Festival on 24th May 2014. The Great Burnham Bake Off aims to
encourage families to bake together with some friendly competition.
crossing plans to proceed
Exclusive: A LONG-awaited
new pedestrian crossing will be installed along a busy road in
Burnham-On-Sea despite delays, a councillor has confirmed this
week. Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton initially announced the project
in Berrow Road last
project issues appeal
NOMINATIONS are being sought for a brand new project celebrating
Burnham's history and heritage. North Sedgemoor Local History
Group (NSLHG) was recently granted £25,200 from the Heritage
Lottery Fund for its 'Capture Burnham' project.
day to raise flood funds
A WELLY-themed fundraising day is set to be held at Berrow's
Animal Farm to help those affected by Somerset flooding. A group
of Lympsham mums who held a half-term fundraising event in the
village have organised the event for 15th March.
calls after bus crash
FRESH concerns have been raised about
the safety of Berrow's Coast Road following an incident on Thursday
in which two passengers were hurt when a bus fell onto its side.
Two people were taken to hospital after the bus plunged into a
hurt in Berrow bus crash
people were injured on Thursday after a double decker bus with
17 passengers onboard fell onto its side in a ditch in Berrow.
bus toppled over in Coast Road at 12.50pm, prompting a big response
from the local emergency services. More...
sought for shops guide
across the Burnham-On-Sea area are being given the opportunity
to have their work displayed in 40,000 copies of the town's new
shopper's guide. Burnham Chamber of Trade is currently working
on a new 2014 edition of the pocket-sized publication. More...
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