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tax scam warning
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged not to fall
victim to a new council tax scam. More...
Xmas bazaar today
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be
holding a Grand Christmas Bazaar on Saturday (December 3rd) when
scores of locally-made crafts and gifts will go on sale. The event
will be held from 10am-1pm inside the theatre's main hall in Princess
donation for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress have
presented a cheque to a town charity following the town's recent
Civic Service. Cllrs Michael and Maria Clarke presented £462.90
to In Charley's Memory, a Burnham charity named after Charley
Marks, 18. More...
Close lights up for Xmas
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac whose stunning
display of over 100,000 twinkling Christmas lights has been dubbed
'Britain's most festive street' lit up for the start of the festive
season on Thursday (December 1st). Trinity Close is decorated.
advent calendar starts
SEDGEMOOR District Council is supporting
Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset in their latest campaign in
the Burnham-On-Sea area by encouraging residents to join in the
best part of the festive season the Christmas advent countdown.
trapped under hay bale
A WOMAN was rushed to hospital after being
rescued by Burnham-On-Sea fire crews when a half tonne round bale
of hay toppled onto her on Thursday (December 1st). Fire crews
from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar and Wells plus local paramedics were
called to Axbridge.
roadworks on track to finish
MAJOR roadworks on the M5 motorway between
Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater are on track to finish before Christmas,
motorists have been reassured this week. Skanska, on behalf of
Highways England, is currently carrying out central barrier replacement
Icy start to December
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area faced
a bracing start to December this week with sub-zero temperatures
and freezing fog. Temperatures on Thursday (December 1st) plummeted
to -4.9°C at 5am and did not rise higher than -0.2°C all
concert tickets on sale
FINAL tickets are available for Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge Choral Society's popular nnual Christmas concert,
which will take place on Thursday 8th December. The event, at
7.30pm in St Johns Church, Highbridge, will see the group
singing traditional music.
shop owner Dennis dies
DENNIS Moore, the former proprietor of Moore's
fish and chip shop in Church Street, Highbridge has passed away
at the age of 72. Moores fish and chip shop was a Highbridge landmark
for three generations and had been serving up food for residents
for 86 years. More...
drive campaign launches
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police are launching their
annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign today (Thursday).
Operation Tonic, which will run until January 1st, 2017, will
involve high visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting
drink and drug drivers. More...
in Burnham this Xmas'
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being encouraged
to 'shop local' and support Burnham-On-Sea's town centre shops
this Christmas. Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade, MP James Heappey
and Mayor Michael Clarke have this week issued a rallying call.
awards for Burnham duo
TWO Burnham-On-Sea swimming enthusiasts
are celebrating this week after making a big splash at a national
awards ceremony. Grenville Cole, 85, who trains at Burnham's Swim
and Sports Academy, won the National ASA Aquatics Awards 2016
Senior title. More...
crashes in Queens Drive
THE occupants of this car managed to escape
without serious injuries after a crash in Burnham-On-Sea this
week. Police were called to Queen's Drive on Tuesday afternoon
(November 29th) where the silver coloured car had left the road.
band plan Xmas concert
BURNHAM and Highbridge Band will be performing
their Christmas Concert in the town's Princess Theatre on Sunday
18th December. The programme will be packed with Christmas classics
through the ages including White Christmas and O Holy Night. More...
bin collections plan
HOUSEHOLDS in the Burnham-On-Sea area could
soon have their bins emptied only once every three weeks if new
proposals get the go-ahead. Somerset Waste Partnership, which
oversees waste collection in the area, says the move could save
about £1.7m. More...
£50 notes warning issued
RESIDENTS and businesses in Burnham-On-Sea
have this week been warned to be on the look out for fake £50
bank notes circulating in the town. It comes after one shop, GW
Hurley Toys and Book Shop in Burnham High Street, unwittingly
accepted one. More...
club issues closure plea
MEMBERS of a Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
youth club - which is set to close at the end of this year due
to a lack of funding - have appealed for help to keep it running.
As we first reported last week, The Zone Youth Club is set to
shut in December. More...
to screen 1982 nativity
WERE you a pupil at Burnham-On-Sea's St
Andrew's School in 1982 or perhaps you had a child at the school
or worked there? If so, a unique Christmas event coming up in
December will be of special interest. A unique opportunity has
arisen to relive the period. More...
Beauty heads to town
THE magical tale of Sleeping Beauty is coming
to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre. Drama group 'Re:ACT' is
performing the family music theatre show on Friday December 9th
and Saturday December 10th with only a few final tickets remaining.
bear hug success!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youngster who has raised
hundreds of pounds for charity got to meet several of the VIPs
who turned on the town's Christmas lights. Jack Hale has raised
more than £200 for Children In Need through his 'hug a teddy'
over 17 new homes
CONCERNS over proposals to build 17 new
homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store have been raised by
residents and town councillors. As we first reported here last
week, the 'reserved matters' application covers a proposed development
poppies boost appeal
STAFF at a Burnham-On-Sea sandwich bar have
raised hundred of pounds for the town's Poppy Appeal by selling
crochet poppies. Burrs in Victoria Street has presented £250
to the local appeal following a unique fundraising effort with
its crochet poppies. More...
store plans 'welcomed'
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi says its plans to
open a huge new store on Highbridge's Isleport Business Park have
been welcomed by local residents. As we first reported earlier
this month, Aldi hopes to build a new store in Highbridge off
Bennetts Road. More...
wildlife in the spotlight
THE Steart Marshes near Burnham-On-Sea are
set to be the focus of a unique illustrated talk by a local wildlife
expert next week. Alys Laver, who is the local Wildlife and Wetlands
Reserve Manager, will discuss the Steart Marshes, the new WWT
nature reserve. More...
shivers in icy chill
BURNHAM-On-Sea motorists and pedestrians
are being warned to expect icy roads and pavements today (Tuesday)
as temperatures drop well below freezing. Somerset County Councils
gritting team have been out overnight, salting roads as icy weather
clean held in Burnham
NINETEEN sackfuls of rubbish were collected
from Burnham-On-Sea's beach and the banks of the River Brue estuary
during a community clean-up held on Saturday (November 26th).
The newly-formed Friends of Burnham Beach met as part of an ongoing
A £250,000 extension and refurbishment
of Burnham United Football Club's facilities was formally opened
on Sunday (November 27th). The modern new changing rooms, clubhouse
and bar area were officially opened by Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke.
tackle Burnham blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a blaze
at a home in the town on Monday. Two fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea
Fire Station were called to Marine Drive at 7.30am where the porch
of a property was alight. Crews confirmed smoke and flames. More...
fete raises over £1,000
CROWDS of people got into the festive spirit
by attending a popular fundraising Christmas fair in Berrow on
Sunday (27th November). The event, 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas',
was held in aid of Somerset Breast Cancer Now in Berrow Village
lady found after search
A MISSING person in Burnham-On-Sea has been
found after a police search on Sunday evening (November 27th).
A police helicopter was brought in to search for the missing woman
between 8pm-8.30pm, when the craft was heard hovering above the
complete Brent Knoll Run
ALMOST 120 runners from across the South
West took part in a gruelling race from Burnham-On-Sea to the
top of Brent Knoll and back on Sunday (November 27th). The annual
Brent Knoll Run was won by Keiran Young from Wells City Harriers
in a time of 36:58. More...
your say on Marine Cove
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove
are being invited by Sedgemoor District Council to give feedback
on the seafront gardens. The Marine Cove Gardens - pictured here
from the top of St Andrew's Church - received £344,200 from
the Heritage Lottery Fund. More...
for speedway promoter
SOMERSET Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock
was recognised by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Motorcycle
Speedway (APPG) in being selected as their Premier League promoter
of the Year during an awards ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament.
DOZENS of people turned out to watch Highbridge's
Christmas lights switched on by the town's Mayor and Mayoress
on Saturday evening (26th November). The ceremony was held besides
the town's Christmas tree on the Town Green in Market Street.
gift shop opens in town
A NEW gift shop has opened its doors for
business in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 26th). John's
Shop has opened at 33 High Street and is run by local businessman
John Manning who has similar shops in Cheddar and Weston.
Santa visits RNIB fair
SANTA Claus joined Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor
and Mayoress at a fundraising Christmas fair on Saturday (November
26th). Festive stalls were set up at Kathleen Chambers in Berrow
Road to help raise funds for the RNIB, which runs the facilities.
boost for local children
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Specsavers store has given
out 200 high visibility vests to two local schools during Road
Safety Week. The opticians in Burnham-On-Sea High Street has handed
over the vests to East Huntspill and West Huntspill Schools this
awards for residents
DOZENS of residents were presented with
awards when the annual Burnham In Bloom awards ceremony was held
on Friday night (November 25th). Scores of residents, children
and business owners gathered in the Town Council Chambers for
the event. More...
Bus cuts local travel costs
FIRST West of England has given local bus
users an early Christmas present by cutting the price of most
bus tickets in a newly created Western Outer Zone. The zone covers
everything within a 12-mile radius of Weston-super-Mare, and includes
Farmhouse gutted in blaze
A FAULTY tumble drier is believed to have
been the cause of a big blaze near Burnham-On-Sea that gutted
a farmhouse in East Huntspill. Four fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea
and Bridgwater were called to Court Farm in Burtle Road, East
reacts to club closure
and Highbridge Town Council says it is "not shutting the
door" on a town youth club which is set to close at the end
of this year due to a lack of funding. We first reported that
the Zone Youth Club is set to shut at the end of December. More...
BURNHAM-On-Sea charity set up in memory of a teenager who took
his own life is to inviting local people to join its new 'ambassadors
scheme'. Charley Marks, 18, took his own life in September 2014
and the charity 'In Charley's Memory' was set up using his name.
rescued near Burnham
crews were called out to rescue a horse stuck in a water-filled
ditch near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday evening (November 24th).
Crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called to Withy
Grove, East Huntspill just before 6pm. More...
unveils deals leaflet
NEW initiative is being launched today (Black Friday) to encourage
shoppers to support Burnham-On-Sea's town centre shops and businesses.
Burnham Chamber of Trade has launched a leaflet full of offers
and deals to help promote Small Business Saturday. More...
defends new store plans
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has this week defended
its plans to build a huge new store on Highbridge's Isleport Business
Park amid concerns about its impact from existing business owners
and councillors. Two representatives attended a meeting. More...
season ends on a high
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club
has enjoyed a successful carnival season, winning the praise of
judges and crowds at events across Somerset. The club's space-themed
float, called 'Reach 4 The Stars', won second places in their
category at each carnival. More...
club to shut next month
A POPULAR Burnham-On-Sea youth club is set
to close at the end of the year when council funding runs out,
it has emerged this week. The Zone Youth Club, which is based
at Burnham's BAY Centre, has been successfully running every Tuesday
for over four years. More...
dancers raise over £2,000
A POLE dancing evening held in Brean has
raised over £2,000 for a local charity. Local pole dancing
fitness group Pole Essence organised the annual charity showcase
event, with members performing a number of routines at The Beachcomber
at the weekend. More...
polar bear in town!
BURNHAM-On-Sea is set to welcome a return
visit by an incredibly realistic polar bear who was a huge hit
with visitors last Christmas. Nanuq, a life sized animatronic
polar bear that will delight young and old alike, will appear
on Saturday 10th December. More...
to perform at concert
SEVERAL local choirs are set to perform
a Christmas concert in aid of a local charity in December. The
Siobhan Johnson Singers and local choirs Burnham Youth Choir and
Burnham on Song will be presenting their annual 'Carols by Candlelight'
dog ban plan attacked
ANGRY town councillors in Burnham-On-Sea
have this week attacked proposals by Sedgemoor District Council
to remove the winter ban on dogs using the town's main beach.
We first reported here last month that the District Council is
considering lifting the ban. More...
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