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after lorry brings down power lines
28 BURNHAM-On-Sea homes were left in the dark last night (Wednesday)
after a low loader articulated vehicle crashed into an electricity
pole, snapping it, and bringing down power lines. More...
centre courses saved
SOMERSET Skills & Learning has said
this week that it is making 'good progress' on moving some of
its courses to other external venues before its learning centre
in Burnham-On-Sea closes later this month. We first reported the
closure last week. More...
turns Burnham white!
BURNHAM-On-Sea turned white early this morning
(Thursday) following a hail storm. These were the wintry scenes
in the town as the wintry weather swept through the area, giving
pavements and roads an icy coating. Motorists and pedestrians
were urged to take care. More...
talks on cycle path
'POSITIVE' council talks have been held
this week on plans to extend a cycle path that runs between Brean
and Weston to stretch along the coast to Burnham-On-Sea. On Wednesday
(December 13th), town councillors in Burnham-On-Sea met organisers.
blaze in Highbridge
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews tackled a blaze
in a commercial garage workshop in Highbridge on Wednesday evening
(December 13th) in which one person was treated for minor burns.
Crews were called to Commerce Way, Highbridge at 5.50pm, where
three fire appliances. More...
swan is rescued
AN orphaned swan has been given a new home
and new companions after being rescued from a road near Burnham-On-Sea.
The cygnet was brought into Secret World in East Huntspill after
the family of five were hit by a passing lorry. Solo was part
of a family hit by a lorry. More...
Play celebrates award
THE team at Brean Play are this week celebrating
after scooping a top accolade at a national awards ceremony. Brean
Play won a bronze award at the British Leisure Parks and Piers
Association (BALPPA) family entertainment centre awards. More...
seriously hurt in crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have appealed for
witnesses after a serious accident in East Brent on Wednesday
(December 13th). A Police spokesman said: "We're appealing
for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision on the A370
near East Brent." More...
Society concert tonight
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Societys
popular annual Christmas concert will be held on Thursday 14th
December at 7.30pm in St. Andrews Church when a festive
line-up of music will be performed. The group will be singing
a selection of music.
insurance shop to close
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop selling home insurance
services is shutting down this month. Higos Insurance Services
is closing its branch in Victoria Street just before Christmas,
the firm has confirmed this week. The Burnham branch will close
on 22nd December. More...
roadworks fine issued
A UTILITY firm which carried out unauthorised
roadworks in Brean at the peak of the holiday season has this
week been fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to three offences.
Bristol Water was fined after it went ahead with roadworks in
South Road, Brean on 21st June. More...
blaze in toilet block
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to
tackle a 'deliberate' blaze in this toilet block in Highbridge
town centre on Monday (December 12th). Two crews were called to
the Bank Street car park in the town centre at 2.40pm, as pictured
helps Santa tour town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club
is helping Father Christmas visit families across the area on
a specially-built carnival float. Santa is currently being driven
around the streets of Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Berrow in
the run-up to Christmas. More...
lights contest final call!
THE judges of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's
annual Christmas lights competition have issued a final call for
entries. The Town Council is encouraging residents and businesses
to illuminate their homes and premises across the two towns. More...
run's £1,850 presented
THE organisers of an annual classic vehicle
event in Burnham-On-Sea have handed over £1,850 to a good
cause this week following a collection at this year's event. The
long-running Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run is held each
June and saw dozens take part. More...
our beaches plastic-free
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council
has this week given its backing to a new 'green' project to reduce
the use of single-use plastics such as cutlery, straws and cups
in the town in order to help local beaches and marine life. Mark
Wakeling spoke out. More...
station memorial boost
PROPOSALS to introduce a new memorial to
mark the work of Highbridge's historic old radio communication
station have come a step closer this week with good news on funding.
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported that £15,000 of funding
expires this Thursday. More...
reassure after murder
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week reassured
residents about safety following a murder in the town last month.
Sgt Ryan Edwards, pictured, spoke during a Town Council meeting
on Monday (December 11th) following the murder of Lisa Marie Thornton.
helps roof appeal fund
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Methodist Church welcomed
scores of visitors to its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday (9th
December). The popular event offered a wide range of homemade
cakes, crafts, bric-a-brac, books and cards - all with a festive
band plan Xmas concert
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Band will
be performing their Christmas Concert in the town's Princess Theatre
on Sunday 17th December at 7.45pm. The programme will be packed
with Christmas classics and upbeat tunes to get the audience in
a festive mood. More...
beach clean this Saturday
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join the
Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach by taking in a beach clean this
Saturday (December 16th). It will run from 10am-12 mid-day, with
volunteers meeting at the entrance to the River Brue by Burnham
sailing club. More...
tree festival opens
BURNHAM-On-Sea's eighth annual Christmas
tree festival opened in the town over the weekend, with dozens
of sparkling trees on display for a fortnight. St Andrew's Church
is holding the popular festival, which is open to the public each
day over the festive period. More...
Trinity lights in snow
SNOWFALL made a Burnham-On-Sea cul-de-sac's
stunning display of over 100,000 Christmas lights even more magical
than ever on Sunday evening (December 10th). A dusting of snow
fell on Trinity Close, making it more extra special than usual
for visitors. More...
man' found at Brean
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB crews
were called out on Sunday afternoon (December 10th) to conduct
a search for a missing person at Brean. Crews were called out
just before 3.30pm after abandoned clothing and personal items
were discovered. More...
Snow falls in Burnham
SNOW arrived in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday
(December 10th), with several hours of the white stuff creating
wintry scenes. It comes after 70mph winds caused disruption in
the Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday morning, but then the temperatures
dropped to 1 degree c.
fire crew called to Burtle
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called
out on Sunday afternoon (December 10th) to tackle a property blaze
in Burtle. Crews were called to Catcott Broad Drove in Burtle
at 1.51pm after reports of a fire in a house's bathroom. Fire
appliances attended the scene. More...
a hit at Apex Park!
DOZENS of families queued up to see Father
Christmas when he made a special visit to Highbridge's Apex Park
on Saturday (9th December). The Friends of Apex Park had especially
transformed the parks information office into a colourful
lost power in 70mph wind
OVER 100 homes were without power in the
Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday morning after high winds and heavy
rain swept in, causing damage. 70mph gusts of wind hit the area,
bringing down power lines and trees, and damaging fences and street
£10k play area is opened
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress officially
opened a new £10,000 play area at East Huntspill Pre-School
on Saturday (December 9th). It comes after Burnham's Tesco supermarket
awarded £10,000 to the project from its 5p levy on bags.
rag week boosts charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge sixth form
students at King Alfred School have raised hundreds of pounds
for a local charity during their annual Rag Week. Sam Collard
and members of the Sixth Form Student committee have proudly presented
a cheque. More...
flock to Trinity Close
A BURNHAM-On-Sea cul-de-sac's stunning display
of over 100,000 Christmas lights - dubbed 'Britain's most festive
street' - has raised almost £1,500 for charity in its first
week. Crowds of visitors have been heading to the Trinity Close
moves as centre closes
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fibromyalgia support group
is set to move into The Princess Theatre when the town's Learning
Centre closes later this month. As we first reported earlier this
week, Burnham-On-Sea's adult learning centre is closing this month.
golfers given awards
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Becademy have held a
Golf Club and the Somerset Junior Golf A
evening where awards were handed to the area's top young golfers.
The Somerset Junior Golf Academy at Burnham Golf Range were presenting
launch candle firm
A GROUP of entrepreneurial Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge students from King Alfred School's sixth form have
created a new range of eco and vegan candles as part of a Young
Enterprise programme. The group created a firm called Calore selling
the range. More...
for radio station memorial
THE work of Highbridge's historic old radio
communication station could be formally recognised with a dedicated
memorial if thousands of pounds of funding can be secured by the
Town Council before a crucial deadline in the middle of this month.
gift boxes filled for Romania
THE ladies at Burnham-On-Sea's Inner Wheel
Club have filled dozens of shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for
needy families in Romania. The ladies of Burnham Inner Wheel got
together this week to fill 63 shoeboxes which are being sent to
hold Xmas lights run
MEMBERS of a local running club have taken
part in a special festive run around Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's
most sparkling Christmas lights disiplays. Highbridge Ladies Running
Club completed the three-mile run this week, taking in Trinity
crashes down M5 bank
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police and fire crews were
called to a crash on the M5 motorway on Thursday afternoon (December
7th) where a car had crashed down a roadside bank. Fire crews
from Burnham-On-Sea were called soon after 12.39pm to the M5 northbound.
centre to shut down
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Somerset Skills and Learning
Centre is to close down later this month as a result of a "massive
funding cut" from central government. The centre, in Princess
Street, will shut for the final time before Christmas, says the
is a Christmas star!
A COW dressed as a Christmas reindeer has
delighted children during a visit to Brent Knoll School this week
with Santa Claus' wife - and is set to go on show at a local grotto.
Willow, a friendly Jersery cow from Poplar Farm in the village
of Mark, amazed youngsters. More...
beach road shut again
THE access road onto Berrow beach has this
week again been closed to all traffic by Sedgemoor District Council
following damage caused by high tides. The concrete road surface
is crumbling away, and with sand washed away from around it, there
is a sharp drop. More...
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man is on track to complete
a run every day during 2017 as part of an emotional fundraising
challenge. David Browne has completed a run every day of the year
so far, amounting to over 2,000km, to help Cancer Research. More...
boost for boxing club
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred Amateur Boxing
Club has been given a funding boost this week from a local couple.
Peter and Helen Penfold from Weston's Penfold Plastics has presented
£1,000 to the club, which is based at Burnham Waste in the
Co-Op store announced
HIGHBRIDGE is to get a second Co-Op store
when it opens next summer on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham
Road. The supermarket giant has this week confirmed that it will
open the new convenience store in summer 2018, at the busy junction.
Award for town volunteer
A BURNHAM-On-Sea community volunteer has
been recognised for her work in the town by being presented a
'Pride Awards' by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Kay Barrett
were among those recognised with PCC Pride Awards
by Police and Crime Commissioner. More...
Appeal raises £27,000
A HUGE total of £27,000 has been raised
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion
during the town's annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents in the
Burnham area dug deep to donate to the appeal by buying thousands
of poppies. More...
defends £3,000 gates
SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week
defended its decision to spend almost £3,000 on installing
gates around a small building on Burnham-On-Sea seafront. Walkers
have always been able to wander around the building to walk from
the seafront to The Esplanade. More...
start Xmas post service
HUNTSPILL and Highbridge Scouts have launched
their popular low-cost Christmas card delivery service across
the Burnham-On-Sea area. The service has been provided by the
group for nearly 30 years and is a key fundraiser with hours of
72, gets marathons medal
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has proven that
age if no barrier to fitness by running all six of the world's
major marathons over the last two years. Sue Nicholls completed
her 13th marathon earlier this year at the age of 72 and has been
awarded a medal. More...
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