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New group of travellers pitch up on Burnham seafront car park
POLICE were called to Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park this evening (Thursday) after this group of travellers pitched up. More...

Bonfire ban approved for town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is to ban bonfires on its allotments as part of a new environmental policy agreed this week. Members of the council’s Policy and Finance Committee have proposed the ban after complaints from residents. More...

Red Arrows to fly into area
THE world-famous Red Arrows and other planes will take to local skies this weekend during the annual Weston Air Show. The event begins on Saturday June 23rd and continues on Sunday June 24th, featuring a number of famous aviation names. We have all the times
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Glasto boss spotted in town
GLASTONBURY Festival boss Michael Eavis was spotted enjoying a walk along Burnham-On-Sea seafront last night (Wednesday) as he made the most of the 'fallow year' for the festival. The world's biggest music festival would usually be taking place this week. More...

Food festival duo celebrate win
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival are celebrating after scoping the top award at the region's premier food and drink awards. eat:Burnham has won the award for 'Best Food and Farmers Market' at the Western Daily Press Food and Farming Awards. More...

Council defends media policy
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has this week defended its media policy after concerns were raised by a local newspaper. At a meeting on Monday (June 18th), the Council’s Policy and Finance Committee voted unanimously to adopt the guidelines. More...

New barber shop opens in town
A NEW barber shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. Well-known local barber Michael Lowe has opened his new premises, Lowe’s Barber Shop, in the town's High Street this month opposite Boots and Superdrug. "It’s an exciting venture," he said. More...

Formula 1 star visits speedway
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge speedway fans attending Wednesday's Somerset Rebels home meeting got to meet two World champions. With resident club number one Jason Doyle leading the Rebels into action, his compatriot Mark Webber, multiple F1 GP winner. More...

MP urges travellers law change
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has joined forces with dozens of other MPs to encourage the Government to adopt the Irish law on travellers as part of ongoing consultation. If this law is implemented, trespassing would become a criminal offence. More...

Youth club in volunteers plea
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youth club says its future could be in jeopardy unless it can find new volunteers. The Zone Youth Club, based at the Bay Centre in Burnham's Cassis Close, needs to find extra helpers to help with fundraising and operations as soon as possible. More...

Call for Civic Award nominees
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is inviting nominations for the towns' annual Civic Awards. The awards are handed to local people who are deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the community and will be presented at the Annual Civic Service. More...

Missing Amy found safe & well
POLICE say a missing teenage girl has been found safe and well after an appeal for help. Police had issued an appeal to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to help find missing teenage girl Amy Miles. They believed the 16 year-old could be in the area. More...

MP welcomes project approval
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has this week welcomed the new that the town's £1.6m Burnham Evolution Project has taken a step foward. As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported, the project's Business Plan was approved by town councillors on Monday. More...

£1.6m project given go-ahead
A MAJOR new £1.6million project that aims to "breathe new life" into Burnham-On-Sea seafront and other parts of the town centre with a number of changes has taken a major step forward this week. ouncillors unanimously approved its Business Plan. More...

Apex holds drop-in afternoon
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being encouraged to get involved with the Friends of Apex Park. The group, which oversees the popular Highbridge park, is organising a drop-in afternoon on 4th July. The Friends of Apex Park is a voluntary group. More...

New High Street shop opens
A NEW frozen food store opens in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Called 'Freeze Land', the new shop has opened in Burnham High Street, next to Bargain Booze, and opposite The Railway pub. Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, owner Malav Desai explains it. More...

60 people attend homes event
OVER 60 residents attended a public consultation event in Highbridge on Monday (June 18th) where controversial plans went on show for 130 new homes. As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, Toni Hammick plans to transform a publicly-owned field. More...

Town band in action Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band will be performing 'A Jolly Good Night Out' when they return to the town's theatre this weekend. The performance at The Princess Theatre will be held at 7.45pm on Saturday 23rd June. Ellis Holt will conduct the band. More...

Video: Tractor run success!
OVER 30 farmers from across the Burnham-On-Sea area headed out on a fundraising tractor run in aid of a local community group this month. The tractors headed off in convoy across the Somerset Levels, raising funds for Music for the Memory, an independent group. More...

Musical comes to town theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will host a musical this July inspired by the world’s greatest love story. Local drama group Re-ACT presents West Side Story, a "timeless narrative that follows the journey of star-crossed lovers that dare to dream."
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Carnival entries set to open
THE application window to take part in the 2018 Guy Fawkes carnival processions is set to open on Sunday 1st July. With the start of the season just under 20 weeks away, entrants will be enable to take part in the carnivals by simply completing an online entry form. More...

Music marathon raises £1,000
OVER £1,000 was raised for a Highbridge church when it held a live music marathon on Saturday (June 16th). St John's Church organised the day-long event through the day with a steady stream of members of the public and musicians dropping in. More...

Parkrun celebrates third year
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge parkrun marked its third birthday at the weekend with a record turnout of 400 runners. There were plenty of colourful fancy dress costumes among the entrants, as pictured here, who enjoyed cakes afterwards to mark the milestone. More...

Kids tennis courses announced
WITH the build-up to Wimbledon underway, Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club has announced a series of courses aimed at encouraging local children into the sport. The club, based in The Grove, is holding eight courses over the summer. More...

Local bands 'Sat In A Field'
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea bands will be taking part in a popular music festival when it returns to Cheddar this summer after a two-year break. The 'Sat In A Field Festival' runs from 3rd-5th August and will be back at its spiritual home at the foot of the Mendip Hills. More...

New Co-Op store plan delayed
PLANS for a new Co-Op store in Highbridge on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham Road have been delayed, it has emerged. The firm said last year that it planned to open its convenience store in 'summer 2018', and advertising boards at the site confirmed this
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Actresses head back to stage
BURNHAM-On-Sea actors Clare Hunter and Felicity Berry are performing the classic 'Singin' in the Rain' at The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater this month. Felicity and Clare are no strangers to the stage, both coming from families with performance backgrounds. More...

Have your say on 111 service
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being asked for their views on using the county’s 111 non-emergency phone line. The county’s independent health and care champion Healthwatch Somerset is asking people to share their experiences of using the service. More...

Referendum date is revealed
A LOCAL referendum is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge this autumn when residents will be able to vote on whether a proposed new Neighbourhood Plan is adopted. The referendum is to be held on September 20th when thousands will be able to vote. More...

Bike nights restart in Burnham
A SERIES of weekly fundraising bike nights has started in Burnham-On-Sea this month. Community group 'Bike Knights' has launched its summer of bike displays at the Lighthouse pub in Burnham, which run until September. They are held every Tuesday from 6-9pm. More...

Holiday park sale price is cut
A BREAN beach holiday park which has put up for sale has been reduced in price to £895,000 this week, providing a rare chance to buy a tourism business in the village.. Specialist business property firm Christie & Co has been instructed to sell Lazy Days. More...

Lions boost for Berrow Scouts
BERROW Scout Group has received a funding boost this week from Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club. Representatives from the Lions Club visited the Cubs and Beavers of 1st Berrow Scout Group to present them with a cheque for £300 towards camping
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Plans for 130 homes on show
PLANS for a major development of 130 new homes in Highbridge are set to go on show at a public consultation event on Monday (June 18th). Local property developer Toni Hammick plans to transform a field into a new development of 'affordable' homes. More...

World Cup Police patrols begin
POLICE in the Burnham-On-Sea area are running extra high-visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers throughout the World Cup football tournament. Officers are encouraging people across the Burnham area to drink responsibly. More...

Video: Gig rowers are 'rescued'
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea gig rowers were 'rescued' during a training exercise with lifeboat crews this week. Burnham-On-Sea Gig Rowing Club and Burnham RNLI teamed up for the joint casualty extraction exercise. One had hypothermia, the other a broken leg. More...

Injured hedgehog is released
A HEDGEHOG that was badly injured by a garden strimmer last year has been released back into the wild after spending seven months recovering at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. The hedgehog, named Hetty by charity staff, lost several spines. More...

Sky lanterns ban is widened
A BAN on releasing balloons and sky lanterns from council-owned land and buildings is to set to come into force on beaches and parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge. Sedgemoor District Council’s Executive has this week unanimously approved a new policy. More...

IBM closes down in Highbridge
A MAJOR employer on a Highbridge business park is closing its premises this month. The IBM technical centre in Hoopers Close on the Isleport Business Park is shutting, it has been confirmed. A spokesman for ManpowerGroup confirmed the news. More...

Hay bales block A370 to traffic
MOTORISTS faced delays between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Wednesday afternoon (June 13th) after an accident left several large hay bales strewn across the road. The A370 was partially blocked after the hay bales came off a farm vehicle, said several motorists. More...

£5,400 bill to move travellers
SEDGEMOOR District Council has spent more than £5,400 in the past two years removing people camping illegally on its land, it has emerged this week. The authority has published the figures and new details of its procedure for removing travellers. More...

Comedy night boosts BOSfest
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club welcomed seven comedians for a fun-packed night of laughs to raise money for the town's BOSfest music festival. Members of the BOSfest team organised the comedy night which featured Mark Hurman, winner of a top title. More...

MP welcomes WI to Parliament
FIFTY members of the Women’s Institute from across Somerset visited Westminster for a tour of Parliament and to catch up with the county’s MPs on Monday, including Burnham-On-Sea's MP James Heappey. The WI’s annual visit to Westminster was oversubscribed. More...

New tearooms plan approved
PLANS to open a new seafront cafe and shop in Burnham-On-Sea have been given the go-ahead by town councillors this week. The Round Tower guesthouse on the North Esplanade has requested 'a change of use' for a kiosk and shop plus the new tearooms. More...

1996 crisp packet among litter
A 22 year-old crisp packet was among the rubbish collected by the volunteers from the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach during their latest clean-up on Saturday (June 9th). The group of around 30 helpers cleared the river banks along the Brue. More...

Hit musical Joseph in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be hosting the hit musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' this coming weekend. The talented youngsters from Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES) will be performing the well-known show. More...

Mayor supports care home
A RESIDENTIAL care home in Burnham-On-Sea welcomed the town's Mayor and Mayoress when it held a special open day at the weekend. Supporters and residents at the Abbeyfield, which is located in Burnham-On-Sea's Berrow Road, gathered for a cream tea. More...

Business grant scheme opens
FOLLOWING the success of the first two rounds of Sedgemoor District Council’s grant scheme for small and medium sized businesses, which has seen more than 25 local companies so far given a financial boost, applications are now being invited for a third round. More...

Travelodge hotel in name row
COUNCILLORS have this week expressed concerns as it emerged that a new Travelodge hotel being built in Highbridge is to be branded as 'Travelodge Burnham-On-Sea'. At a meeting of the Planning Applications Committee on Monday members raised concerns. More...

Wildlife plastics warning issued
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers have rescued three animals with life threatening injuries sustained by plastic materials, prompting a warning to local people. A badger, a hedgehog and a heron have been helped by Secret World over the past month. More...

Hottest day of the year so far
THE Burnham-On-Sea area experienced its hottest day of the year so far on Monday (June 11th) as the warm weather continued. Temperatures in Burnham reached 25.8°C (78.4°C) at 4.45pm during Monday afternoon. Overnight, it was a mild 12.7°C
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Council clarifies seafront plans
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has spoken out after some residents were left 'confused' by an announcement from Sedgemoor District Council that it will spend £55,000 on upgrading facilities along the town's seafront. More...

112 teams compete at festival
HUNDREDS of young football players headed into the Burnham-On-Sea area at the weekend when Burnbridge Wanderers hosted their fifth annual football festival at the Oaktree Arena. The event has continued to go from strength to strength with 112 teams taking part. More...

Man rescued from Brean Down
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out on Sunday (June 10th) to help a man on Brean Down who had been found semi-conscious in a bramble bush. Burnham Coastguards were tasked to help the man just after 12.15pm after the alarm was raised by walkers. More...

Big crowds at open farm event
BERROW Beef & Lamb opened their farm gates to visitors on 'Open Farm Sunday' (June 10th) when visitors got a chance to see the busy world of farming up close. As well as being a fun and informative day out for all the family, the event gave visitors an opportunity. More...

Regatta winners announced
THE winners of Burnham-On-Sea's 70th Sailing Regatta have been announced after four days of races around Bridgwater Bay. The event was held over two weekends, with gig rowing and yacht races taking place in the estuary and visible to seafront walkers. More...

Big turnout at Brean car show
OVER 2,000 people visited Brean's Beachside Holiday Park on Sunday (June 10th) for their fourth annual classic car show. Bright sunshine attracted bumper crowds to the holiday park in Coast Road where the event was held by Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club. More...

Brent Knoll fete hailed success
AN afternoon of great weather attracted bumper crowds to Brent Knoll on Saturday (June 9th) for a line-up of summer entertainment and fun. The village's popular summer fete had a pirate theme this year, giving visitors and organisers plenty of scope for dressing up. More...

Curling event honours Brian
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre has hosted a special indoor curling tournament in memory of a popular theatre member. Brian Saunders was a familiar face to visitors of the Burnham venue until he passed away last August. He founded the Friends. More...

£19k needed to restore stable
A NEW fundraising campaign has this week been launched to help restore a historic building in Burnham-On-Sea. The old stable outside St Andrew's Church in Burnham's Victoria Street is in need of 'urgent work' that could cost up to £19,000. The Stable is 'dilapidated'. More...

Video to be filmed in Burnham
A UNIQUE video is being shot on Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches this month which will be used by geography students around the world. Sedgemoor District Council is helping the educational out-reach film project, called The Time for Geography. More...

Couple celebrates with Mayor
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a surprise visit by the town's Mayor and Mayoress. Phyllis and David Spratt were congratulated by Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Frances Hancock plus Town Crier Alistair Murray. More...

£55k boost for town's seafront
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront is to be given a £55,000 upgrade before the start of the summer holiday season, it has been announced this week. Sedgemoor District Council is investing £55,000 in improving facilities such as public toilets, shelters and showers. More...

Top award for swim club leader
A BURNHAM-On-Sea Swimming Club leader has been presented with a top volunteering award this week. Somerset Amateur Swimming Association has given Kelly Podbury a County Award for both Competition Secretary and Volunteer Co-ordinator roles. More...

320 join sandcastle contest
MORE than 320 Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorers from across the area gathered on Burnham-On-Sea beach this week for a mass sandcastle building competition. Youngsters from Burnham, Highbridge, Berrow, Cheddar, Bridgwater and Berrow took part. More...

Town MP joins farming debate
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has joined Farming Minister George Eustice in meetings with the National Farmers Union and other rural groups during the minister’s visit to the Bath & West Show. In a speech to over 200 guests active in the rural economy. More...

New call for jetty warning signs
IMPROVED safety warning signs are needed on Burnham-On-Sea's jetty to avoid people putting their lives at risk following a new safety scare, it has been claimed this week. Local resident Mark Whitcombe has called on Sedgemoor District Council to do more on safety. More...

Dispute halts cycle path plans
PLANS for a new cycle path between Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea have been dealt a setback amid a long-running land dispute. As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported here last week, planning officers at Sedgemoor District Council approved the proposals. More...

Pier among top ten attractions
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Pier has been named one of 'the UK's best tiny attractions' by a national newspaper this week. The Guardian newspaper has run a feature on 'Little Britain: 10 of the UK's best tiny attractions' and named Burnham Pavilion at number one. More...

BBC radio show seats available
BBC Radio 4 is set to broadcast its national politics show 'Any Questions' from Highbridge this month - and residents can get tickets to be in the audience. The show, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, will be aired from Highbridge Community Hall on Friday 22nd June. More...

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