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District Council has begun legal proceedings to get a group of
travellers removed from a Burnham-On-Sea car park. More...
collides with power line
fire crews were called to this digger after it collided with power
cables in Highbridge on Monday evening (July 27th). Two fire appliances
from Burnham were sent to a lane next to Bristol Road in Highbridge
at 4.55pm. Crews were called to help. More...
your say on makeover
from Homes in Sedgemoor have been out and about on the Morland
Estate this week inviting tenants to have their say on plans for
a makeover. The initiative is part of a new five-year programme
called 'Great Estates' which is focusing on improvements. More...
horse rescued from ditch
crews were called out to rescue a horse stuck in a ditch near
Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening (July 27th). Burnham firefighters
were called to Pill Road in Rooksbridge at 8pm after residents
reported the horse was standed. More...
pig racing starts today
Leisure Park's 30th year of pig and donkey race nights are being
held every Tuesday night over the summer for local charities.
The fundraising race nights will take place in the park's arena
every Tuesday evening until September 1st. More...
backs scams awareness
MP James Heappey has this week joined with the Citizens
Advice Bureau to support Scam Awareness Month. The initiative
aims to provide support for those local people who have been scammed
and protect people from being caught. More...
Dozens sign Isleport 2 petition
PETITION has been launched online in opposition to proposals to
expand a Highbridge business park. Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported
earlier this month how plans are being drawn up to create the
Isleport 2 Business Park. More...
award for sea cadets unit
and Highbridge Sea Cadets unit is celebrating this week after
receiving an award. Following their annual assessment by the Royal
Navy, the unit has been awarded a Burgee for their achievements
over the past 12 months. The award is given to top units. More...
is a hit with TV band
11-year-old singing star from Brent Knoll who reached the semi-finals
of ITV's Britains Got Talent appeared in a concert alongside
last year's winners Callabro on Saturday (July 25th). Gracie Wickens-Sweet
wowed the audience with a powerful performance. More...
returns to Burnham
wrestling is set to return to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre
this week. Visitors will have the opportunity to boo the bad guys
and cheer on their favourite stars as they watch the grappling
action on Thursday 30th July at 7.30pm. More...
Teens plan week of fundraising
A GROUP of community-spirited teenagers in Burnham-On-Sea are
set to complete a series of fundraising challenges to raise money
for local charities. The 13 teenagers are currently undertaking
their National Citizen Service in Burnham over the week. More...
Weather ends Liam's title bid
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX cyclist Liam Phillips fought hard but could
not win a second UCI BMX World Championship title in horrendous
conditions in Belgium on Saturday (July 25th). An uncharacteristically
slow start in the final cost Liam and he finished fifth. More...
Artist's work goes on display
A BURNHAM-On-Sea artist is showcasing her work at the town's Princess
Theatre this week. Mary Thompson's wildlife paintings are on display
in the Arts Lounge from July 23rd until July 31st from 10am-3pm
on certain days of the week. More...
Vandals target RNLI lifeguards
MEAN vandals have caused hundreds of pounds of damage by attacking
lifeguards equipment on Berrow beach since the start of July.
The RNLI says there have been two incidents in recent weeks where
their huts have been damaged and kit damaged as a result. More...
Hinkley 'biggest future burden'
THE Stop Hinkley Campaign has this week welcomed a speech by the
former Conservative Secretary of State for Energy (1979-81), Lord
Howell, who described the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power
station as "by far the biggest future burden". More...
Countdown starts to Play Day
THE countdown is underway to Highbridge's annual Apex Park Playday,
which takes place on Wednesday August 5th. Last year's event was
one of the most successful in the country with around 6,000 people
attending and organisers say this year will be even bigger. More...
Childminder leads recruitment
A MALE childminder from Highbridge is encouraging others interested
in making a difference to a childs Early Years development
to follow in his footsteps. It comes as Somerset County Council
is calling for individuals to consider childminding. More...
Green flags joy for town parks
TWO parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have achieved coveted
Green Flag Awards this week, ranking them among the best in the
country, it was announced on Thursday, July 23rd. The awards,
announced by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. More...
Insurance hike for concerts
THE group behind four open air music festivals in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge have this week requested £2,500 of grant
funding from the Town Council. Mike Murphy, Chairman of the organising
group CADS spoke at this week's council meeting. More...
Lib Dems welcome new leader
LIBERAL Democrats in the Burnham-On-Sea area have congratulated
Tim Farron on his election as the party's leader. Despite a difficult
general election for the party, resulting in the loss of MP Tessa
Munt, support for the Liberal Democrats has increased. More...
Hospital 'safe despite cuts'
THE future of Burnham-On-Sea's hospital is safe, despite plans
to remove several beds there in a cost-cutting shake-up by NHS
bosses, it has been confirmed this week. Burnham's Hospital in
Love Lane currently has 22 beds with two temporarily closed. More...
Two rescued from stuck car
A MOTHER and baby were led to safety after getting their vehicle
stuck on Brean Beach on Tuesday (July 21st). The car was driven
half a mile down the beach towards the sea when its wheels became
stuck in the soft sand and mud, prompting a call-out for BARB.
Over 50 attend Cove picnic fun
OVER 50 youngsters enjoyed a special teddy bear's picnic at Burnham-On-Sea's
Marine Cove gardens on Wednesday (July 22nd). The gardens on Burnham's
Esplanade next to St Andrew's Church hosted the free event over
the course of two hours. More
Group makes return to town
TICKETS are selling fast for the return visits of the New Jersey
Boys to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre. Following the group's
sell-out show at the theatre last year, the show 'Oh What a Night!'
is being staged for two performances in August and September.
Summer crime warning issued
BURNHAM Police have launched a summer campaign to help tackle
anti-social behaviour, burglary and bike crime in the area. New
figures released show calls to the police about anti-social behaviour
go up by more than a quarter (28%) in July and August. More...
Artist's work to go on display
BERROW artist Malcolm Dormer will be exhibiting his work at Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre this month. His colourful exhibition will start
on Tuesday 27th July and continue for three weeks from 11am until
3pm. Malcolm is locally well known. More...
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