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King Alfred School rated as 'inadequate' by Ofsted
King Alfred School has been a dealt a blow with a new Ofsted inspection
report that rates it as 'inadequate'. More...
teacher reacts to news
KING Alfred School's head teacher says strategies
are already in place to address several issues raised in a 'disappointing'
Ofsted report this week. As reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, the
school has been rated as 'inadequate' in five areas.
Van stranded in sea
A VAN was recovered from the sea at Brean
last night (Thursday) by crews from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search
& Rescue and Coastguard after it become stranded by the tide.
The two occupants of the Renault Kangoo had walked up onto Brean
start world record bid
A GROUP of four cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea
and Wells have today (Friday) set off on a bid set a new World
Record. The road bike relay team - Karl Burkett, Steve Clark,
Ollie Taylor and Tim Clark - are attempting to cycle from John
O'Groats to Lands End in 48 hours.
locked in car is rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued a baby
that was accidentally locked in a car on Thursday afternoon (June
22nd). One fire engine from Burnham was called to help at 1.11pm
after the alarm was raised by a concerned family member. One fire
and Beast in Burnham
BEAUTY and the Beast Junior is set to be
performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this July. Over
40 local children will be performing in the fun family show, which
is being produced by theatre group Re:Act. The performances start
on July 6. More...
event hailed a success
IN sweltering heat with temperatures touching
30 degrees golfers took to the golf course at Brean this week
to compete for the Tom Childs Memorial Trophy in the 27th staging
of the Sports Celebrity Am. The 23 teams did battle for the silverware,
to raise money. More...
Day parade in Burnham
A PARADE of local service charities and
cadet groups will take place through Burnham-On-Sea town centre
this Saturday (June 24th) to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade
along the High Street will be followed by a flag-raising ceremony
besides the town fountain. More...
fears over homes plan
PLANS to build four new homes on land next
to a Burnham-On-Sea nursing home were given a 'thumbs down' by
councillors last night (Wednesday) amid safety concerns. Land
to the south of Burnham Nursing Home has been earmarked for development.
day of the year so far
THE longest day of the year proved to be
the hottest day of the year so far in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
Temperatures at Brent Knoll weather station reached a sizzling
32.8°C at 3.36pm during Wednesday afternoon (June 21st). More...
school plan to go on show
PLANS for a new school near Highbridge,
which would accommodate up to 420 pupils, are set to go on show
in the town during July. Wessex Learning Trust (WLT) has unveiled
its proposals to establish the Wessex Church of England Primary
tea day to be marked!
NATIONAL Cream Tea Day is to be celebrated
at a Burnham-On-Sea guesthouse when it serves up traditional teas.
The Round Tower Guest House on Burnham's North Esplanade will
be holding the event on Friday 30th June 2017 between 11am and
up for Brean Down Ramble
REGISTRATION is now open for the 2017 Brean
Down Ramble, which will be held this autumn in aid of Childrens
Hospice South West. This family-friendly sponsored walk will be
held on Sunday September 3rd, starting at 10.30am from outside
Brean Leisure Park. More...
show to be filmed in town
AN episode of BBC One TV programme Street
Auction is set to be filmed in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens
this Sunday (June 25th) and local people are being encouraged
to come along and get involved. Paul Martin will be raising cash
for a local neighbour or friend. More...
to install new shutters
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Boots chemist store plans
to install new security shutters this month after a spate of burglaries.
The store in Burnham's High Street has suffered four burglaries
since the beginning of April, with thousands of pounds of stock
stolen from inside. More...
run through Burnham
THE hottest day of the year didn't stop
this group of hardy Royal Marines from going ahead with a fundraising
run through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Tuesday (June 20th). They
are taking part in the '1664 Global Challenge', running 16.64
miles a day for 100 days. More...
called to help boys
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB's hovercraft
were called out on Tuesday (June 20th) to reports of three people
crossing the treacherous River Axe estuary between Weston and
Brean. The three young men were already quite a distance across.
band play at festival
BURNHAM-On-Sea band Daft Folk played at
the Happy Valley Festival in Oxford over the weekend, helping
to raise money for a good cause. The popular festival was held
in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and as part of AAA (All about
race day fun for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Victoria Hotel will be
holding a special horse-racing themed charity fundraising afternoon
on Thursday (June 22nd). The hotel in Victoria Street is marking
Ascot Ladies Day with a unique event while the horse racing takes
called to stranded 4x4
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft was called
out on Monday to help Coastguards and the RNLI in the rescue of
a stranded vehicle on a local beach. BARB Search & Rescue's
hovercraft was tasked ay 6pm by Coastguards after a brand new
Range Rover became stuck. More...
HIGHBRIDGE'S Oaktree Arena is set to host
one of the largest circus groups to have ever visited the area
this week. The Charles Chipperfield circus, which is jam packed
with artists from all around the globe, is performing from Tuesday
to Sunday. More...
joins church celebration
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor and
Mayoress were the VIP visitors at a unique quilt and flower show
held at a local church over the weekend to celebrate its 50th
anniversary. Mayor Bill Hancock and his wife Mayoress Frances
toured the exhibition. More...
picnic event announced
A BRAND new outdoor family music event is
coming to Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this summer. Moose International
Ladies Circles is organising the new family day-out called
Picnic in the Park on Sunday 9th July. The event includes
music and entertainment. More...
compete at dance event
CHILDREN from across the Burnham-On-Sea
area were among more than 1,000 Somerset primary school children
celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral
Green at the weekend. The 43rd Somerset Schools Folk Dance
Festival was held on Saturday. More...
new homes win approval
PLANS to build 17 new homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's
Tesco store have been given the final go-ahead this week. The
development of vacant land to the west of Tesco in Burnham's Ben
Travers Way was the subject of a so-called 'reserved matters'
rescues in hot weather
SEVERAL people were rescued after getting
into difficulty on beaches in the area over the weekend. Burnham-On-Sea's
BARB rescue hovercraft was called out several times alongside
local Coastguards to rescue people in Weston and at Sand Bay.
run marks second year
BURNHAM-On-Sea's popular Parkrun celebrated
its second birthday on Saturday (June 17th). Over 300 runners
took part in the weekly run, which is held every Saturday at Apex
Park. Parkrun co-director Reg Huxtable thanked the runners and
Air Show wows crowds
THE world-famous Red Arrows were among a
great line-up of planes that soared across local skies at the
weekend during the annual Weston Air Show. Crowds of spectators
headed to Brean Down to get a close-up view of the aircraft as
they thundered past, as pictured. More...
dog show success
Over 50 dog owners and their pets competed for
top honours at a dog show held in East Huntspill on Sunday (June
18th). The West of England Dachshund Association organised the
event, The Companion Dog Show, which was held at East Huntspill
Village Hall More...
soar in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea is enjoying a sizzling week
of weather, with tempertaures soaring. Beaches have been busy
in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean as the good weather draws
in visitors, as pictured here on Saturday afternoon when the warm
weather got started. More...
becomes club President
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Group has selected
its new President this week. Kelly Rowe, left, has taken over
as President of Burnham-On-Sea Inner Wheel from Sandra Moon. Kelly
says: "Sandra has had a very busy year filled with fun and
appeal after gulls shot
AN RSPCA inspector fears more animals could
be at risk after a spate of incidents in Highbridge where seagulls
have been fatally injured by someone shooting at them with an
air rifle. Inspector Hayley Lawrence has been called to Commerce
Way, Highbridge. More...
given to Burnham group
A BURNHAM-On-Sea community group has won
a top volunteer award during National Volunteers Week to
recognise the time and commitment it gives to the local area.
Voluntary organisations and members of the public across Somerset
were asked to nominate. More...
ambulance flies in for man
AN air ambulance landed in a Burnham-On-Sea
park this week to help a patient following an accident. The Great
Western Air Ambulance landed on Burnham's Rosewood Green, much
to the surprise of residents. The green helicopter touched down.
changes are attacked
OVER 40 people attended a public meeting
in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday night to air their concerns about
a controversial decision to withdraw vital Warfarin blood testing
at the town's medical centre due to a shortage of doctors and
Huge sand art created
AN internationally-renowned artist who is
known for his displays of snow art switched his attention to sand
when he left his mark on Brean beach this week. Simon Beck spent
six hours creating a huge 180-metre circular design on the sand
next to Brean Down. More...
speaks out on blood testing
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has spoken
out this week about a controversial decision to withdraw vital
Warfarin blood testing at the town's medical centre due to a shortage
of doctors and nurses. Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre has
written to 230 patients.
for bloom contest entries
BUSINESSES and home owners across Burnham-On-Sea
are being encouraged to enter the town's annual Burnham In Bloom
flower competition, with entries set to close at the end of June.
This year's competition has sixteen categories for locals to enter.
rescued by hovercraft
THREE youngsters were rescued by Coastguards
and Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft on Wednesday after they
got into difficulty in deep mud next to Brean Down. Coastguards
from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston at Uphill shortly after 5pm. More...
for better road markings
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has this week
called on Somerset County Council to do more to ensure road lines
are visible across the town, saying pedestrians' safety is currently
being put at risk. Mike Young told the Town Council's latest meeting
about the issue. More...
Knoll WI's 90th birthday!
BRENT Knoll Women's Institute members gathered
together to celebrate the group's 90th anniversary on Wednesday
(June 14th). Thirteen of the Brent Knoll members, together with
invited guests from other local WI groups, gathered at Brent Knoll
Village Hall. More...
in hospital after town fire
ONE person was taken to hospital following
a fire at a home in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday (June 14th). Fire
crews and an ambulance were called to Willis Court in Marine Drive
at around 2.30pm. A resident raised the alarm after a fire started
in the bathroom. More...
concern at A&E closure
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has expressed his concern
at the decision to temporarily close the Accident and Emergency
department at Weston General Hospital overnight because it cannot
find enough senior doctors to staff it. It comes after it was
rated "inadequate". More...
Club heads to Butlins
MORE than 30 members of a Burnham-On-Sea
group that helps people suffering with learning difficulties have
boarded a coach for a summer holiday this week. Burnham and Highbridge
Gateway Club has organised a five-day break to Butlins in Minehead.
show visits local garden
THE wildlife in a West Huntspill couple's
garden is being featured on the BBC's Springwatch programme this
week. Clare and Steve Scott opened up their two-acre garden, which
contains a heronry, to the film crew. They filmed a colony of
white little egrets nesting. More...
search for missing man
A MAJOR beach search operation was launched
in Burnham-On-Sea during the early hours of Wednesday for a missing
person. Teams of Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were
joined by volunteers from BARB Search & Rescue at 1.20am.
bid to tackle dog fouling
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has proposed that
Town Council staff should be given powers to issue dog fouling
fines to crackdown on the problem. Bev Milner Simonds told this
month's Town Council meeting that more needs to be done to address
qualifies for swim event
A YOUNG Burnham-On-Sea swimmer has qualified
to compete in England's biggest domestic swimming event of the
year. Callum Richards from the Academy Swim Team in Burnham-On-Sea
has qualified for the Summer Nationals. More...
set for upgrade
A RAFT of new improvements to help boost
Highbridge town centre have been welcomed this week and hailed
as the start of the town's 'regeneration'. Several big developments
are set to go ahead, with the overhaul of the former FF&F
site and the Highbridge Hotel. More...
air ambulance unveiled
THIS brand new air ambulance is set to become
a familiar sight in the skies over the Burnham-On-Sea area as
it goes into operation this week. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
announced on Monday that its new AgustaWestland 169 (AW169) helicopter
Brent Knoll Fete fun
AN afternoon of great weather attracted
crowds of visitors to Brent Knoll village on Saturday (June 10th)
with a line-up of summer entertainment and fun. The event's theme
of a Medieval Market gave visitors and organisers plenty of scope
for dressing up.
wash up in Burnham
MORE jellyfish have been washing up along
tidelines in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow this week during
a series of high tides. Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which
can deliver a mild sting, have been washed up along Burnham beach
car show boosts charity
BREAN'S Beachside Holiday Park hosted their
third annual classic car show on Sunday (June 11th). The holiday
park in Coast Road, Brean held the event, which is run by Bridgwater
Classic & Vintage Club along with their sponsors at the Sundowner
Youth Day held in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Youth Day
and Parade attracted hundreds of people to the town's seafront
on Saturday (June 10th). It was organised by Somerset Time For
Youth, a voluntary group for children and young people with special
flock to Jazz In Park
CROWDS of people enjoyed a great afternoon
of top jazz and swing music at Burnham-On-Sea's Jazz In The Park
on Sunday (June 11th). The annual free event returned to the Manor
Gardens with music from several well-established bands over the
course of five hours. More...
joins Open Farm Sunday
BERROW Beef & Lamb opened their farm
gates to visitors on 'Open Farm Sunday' when visitors got a chance
to see the fascinating world of farming up close. As well as being
a fun and informative day out for all the family, the event gave
visitors a cance to see the work. More...
show winner is crowned
UP and coming musical acts gathered at Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre on Saturday night (June 10th) to compete before
a panel of judges at the third annual Talent Showcase competition.
Local band Drop The Mic, pictured, won overall. More...
called to surfers
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out
on Sunday afternoon (June 11th) to help two kite-surfers. Coastguard
Station Officer Dave Welland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Two
kite-surfers were out in the bay off Burnham Beach enjoying the
afternoon breeze." More...
club exhibition opens today
A MONTH-long exhibition of artwork by three
Burnham-On-Sea artists starts today (Monday) at the town's Princess
Theatre. Catherine Main, Jane Smith and Lynn Harling are displaying
their colourful work in the theatre's Arts Lounge until Monday
10th July. More...
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fitness instructor has
completed a gruelling challenge of walking up and down Brean Down
100 times in a day to raise money for a children's charity and
inspire others to conquer their personal goals. Sonny Topham,
26, was cheered on.
help lady after crash
FIRE crews were called to a two-vehicle
crash on the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea and also helped a woman after
a collapse on Saturday. One fire engine from Burnham-On-Sea and
one from Bridgwater was set to the scene in Burnham Moor Lane
just after mid-day. More...
puts 190 photos on show
AN exhibition of colourful work by Burnham-On-Sea
Camera Club members drew a steady flow of visitors when it was
held on Saturday (June 10th). The group's ninth annual photography
exhibition was held at Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church in College
criticizes election campaign
BURNHAM-On-Sea's re-elected MP James Heappey
has said that Theresa May "blew it" after her decision
to call a snap election backfired. He said the Conservatives'
campaign "very nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory".
hurt in A38 accident
A MOTORCYCLIST was injured in an accident
on the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea on Friday evening (June 9th). Burnham
Police and several ambulances were called to the A38 near the
junction with the Edithmead roundabout at 4.30pm, as pictured
left upside down in ditch
A CAR was left upside down in a ditch in
Berrow following a crash early on Friday (June 9th). Burnham-On-Sea
Police were called to the upturned Vauxhall Corsa in Coast Road
after an overnight crash. Police said residents heard a loud bang
at 3am after the crash. More...
Hotel plan unveiled
THE long-awaited redevelopment of the Highbridge
Hotel site is finally set to begin later this year, the owners
have said this week after submitting a brand new planning application.
YMCA Somerset Coast, the owner of the site since 2014, has submitted
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