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for new theatre manager
A recruitment campaign for a new manager at Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre has got underway this week after the current
manager stepped down. More...
appeal after store theft
have appealed for the public's
help in identifying these two people following a theft from a
Burnham-On-Sea supermarket. £400 worth of razors was stolen
from the store on April 10th and offficers are keen to identify
a man and a woman seen in the store. More...
Centre open today
Community Centre will be holding an open day on Sunday (May 19th)
when its facilities will go on show. The special open day at the
centre in Berrow Road will be held from 2pm-4pm and will give
visitors a chance to see how it serves the community.
£150k education boost
developers behind the multi-million
pound plan to regenerate the fire-ravaged former Highbridge Hotel
will pay almost £150,000 towards new school facilities in
the town as part of this week's decision to grant the scheme approval.
conquer Brent Knoll!
Pre-school in Brent Knoll held its annual walk to the top of Brent
Knoll this week in order to raise funds for the Meningitis Trust.
It was the tenth year that Tadpoles has supported the 'Toddle
Waddle' and this year was again very well supported.
audience for TV comedian
comedian Arthur Smith performed his show in front of a packed
audience at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Friday evening
(May 17th). The comedian is known for his appearances on the BBC's
Grumpy Old Men, QI, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You.
air-lifted after roof fall
MAN was air-lifted to hospital with head injuries following a
fall from a roof in Highbridge on Friday morning (May 17th). Two
air ambulances, police and paramedics were called to Cooper B-Line
Willsher & Quick in Commerce Way, as pictured here.
District Council has this week said it is 'disappointed' that
there will be no community benefits on offer during the construction
period of nuclear plants such as Hinkley Point C. It comes after
DECC unveiled new plans for nuclear builds.
boost for local groups
good causes in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week benefited
from a fundraising scheme at Asda's Highbridge store. The supermarket
encourages customers to vote for their favourite groups by dropping
tokens into collecting boxes.
probe two digger fires
police are investigating two suspicious fires during the early
hours of Friday (May 17th) when construction diggers were damaged.
Fire crews were called to Bristol Road in East Brent at midnight
after a digger was reported to be on fire.
music show on Sunday
tickets are available for a special performance of Disney's 'The
Aristocats Kids' in Burnham-On-Sea this Sunday (May 19th). Final
rehearsals are underway for the show by young members of Burnham
Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES). More...
boost for Manor Gardens
in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens is to be upgraded following
a cash injection from the region's Police and Crime Commissioner.
Sue Mountstevens has this week earmarked £14,000 via the
Community Safety Partnership to Burnham
and Bridgwater. More...
cooks lined up for festival
countdown to Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival is underway
with just a few days left until the event opens. This year, the
festival on Saturday 25th May will see a great line-up of cooks
and experts at two venues in the town centre.
£200 for BARB and RNLI
GROUP of Cubs in Bridgwater has raised £200 for Burnham-On-Sea's
hovercraft and lifeboat charities. When 20 Cubs from 14th Bridgwater
Scout Group visited BARB and Burnham RNLI in September last year,
they were inspired by the work they do.
nature walks get started
enthusiasts gathered for the first of two special nature walks
at Highbridge's Apex Park on Thursday - with the next planned
for tomorrow (Saturday, May 18th). Sedgemoor District Council
organised a moth walk, led by the Somerset Moth Group.
called to M5 car blaze
crews from Burnham-On-Sea tackled a car blaze on the M5 motorway
last night (Thursday night, May 17th). The fire service received
several calls regarding the vehicle on the southbound carriageway
between junction 22 at Burnham and junction 23 at Dunball.
shop reaches award final
BURNHAM-On-Sea shop has been selected as one of the finalists
in an annual competition to find the UK's best independent greetings
card shops. Sentiments, based on Burnham High Street, has been
chosen as one of the five finalists in the south west. More...
boost for youth centre
BAY Centre has this week thanked the district and town councils
for enabling a long-awaited £28,000 project to repair its
leaking roof to get underway. The Burnham Area Youth Centre in
Cassis Close was built in 1966. More...
broadband rolls out
fibre broadband is now available to thousands of homes and businesses
in Burnham-On-Sea, BT announced on Wednesday. More than 4,000
households and firms across the town now have access and this
will soon increase to 10,500 premises. More...
Team Chair steps down
Chairwoman of Burnham-On-Sea's Town Team has stepped down from
her role this week. Beverley Milner Simonds was re-elected Chairwoman
at the group's annual general meeting last month. She spoke to
Burnham-On-Sea.com about her decision. More...
film to be screened
FREE community screening of a classic wartime documentary will
be held in Highbridge later this month. Somerset Film in association
with Highbridge U3A are holding the screening of the Ken Loach
film 'The Spirit of 45' at the Community Hall on 21st May.
jailed over benefit fraud
PENSIONER from Berrow has been jailed following an investigation
into an £11,000 benefit fraud. The 74 year-old man was found
guilty by a jury at Taunton Crown Court, having pleaded not guilty
to offences relating to undeclared earnings. More...
overhaul plans approved
pound plans to regenerate the fire-ravaged former Highbridge Hotel
were approved by district councillors on Tuesday. Members of Sedgemoor
District Council's Development Control Committee granted approval
to the £11million scheme. More...
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