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life-saving park kit
VANDALISED defibrillator is back in place at Highbridge's Apex
Park this week, thanks to the help of two local companies. More...
praises PM's Brexit plan
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey says the
Prime Minister's plan on Brexit will deliver "all the things
that were offered in the EU referendum debate." James Heappey
spoke out on Thursday (January 19th) after Theresa May's comments
earlier in the week. More...
sky dive for charity!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman is planning a sky
dive to raise money for a charity in the town that offers counselling
and support to people in need. Angie Clarke says: "I will
be taking to the skies and embracing my fear of heights by skydiving
out of a plane for a great cause." More...
Uni place for student
A HIGHBRIDGE sixth-form school student has
gained a place at prestigious Oxford University. Rory Edwards,
a King Alfred School sixth form graduate, has been accepted into
the university and will start at St Edmund Hall from the autumn
where he will be reading Physics. More...
Knoll wassail tomorrow
CIDER lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area
will be able to wish good health on apple crops for the coming
year during Brent Knoll's wassailing event on Saturday (January
21st). The centuries-old tradition of wassailing will take place
at events across the area. More...
office open after upgrade
BURNHAM-On-Sea's new-look Post Office opened
on Thursday as it became a new main branch with longer opening
hours and a brand new convenience store. The new-look branch in
Burnham's Victoria Street now offers a wide range of extra post
office services. More...
patisserie to open
A NEW shop selling Italian coffee, ice cream
and patisserie items is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre.
Treats is scheduled to open soon with a wide range of freshly-made
produce to suit all tastes. The High
Street premises is currently being fitted
road potholes' pledged
FEWER potholes in roads in the Burnham-On-Sea
are one of the goals of a new multi-million pound highways contract
in Somerset which was signed on Wednesday (January 18th). Somerset
County Council and Skanska have agreed a deal for highways maintenance.
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman has lost over five
stone in weight by taking part in Slimming World sessions in the
town. Louise joined the weekly Thursday sessions of Slimming World,
held at Burnham Infant School, in January 2015 and achieved her
target in 75 weeks. More...
blaze at M5 services
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews rushed to Sedgemoor
Services on Wednesday (January 18th) to tackle a car blaze. Crews
were called to the southound services between Burnham-On-Sea and
Weston at 12.25pm where the car was fully alight. More...
for 'money laundering'
A 64 year-old Burnham-On-Sea man was arrested
on Wednesday on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering
following an operation in the town. The England Illegal Money
Lending Team (IMLT), working in partnership with Police. More...
beach roadway shut
BERROW beach's car park entrance has been
closed this week after stormy tides at the weekend damaged part
of the concrete roadway. Sedgemoor District Council, which oversees
the beach car park, shut the entrance at the weekend following
the high tides. More...
fund shake-up planned
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Council is considering
'sub-contracting' the provision of local grants to a third-party
group, Somerset Community Foundation. Town Council Clerk Denise
Emery said at Monday's Policy and Finance Committee meeting. More...
in Highbridge's Church St
ONE fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was sent
to reports of a chimney on fire at a property in Highbridge's
Church Street on Tuesday evening (January 17th). On arrival, soon
after 8.50pm, crews confirmed the chimney was well alight and
got to work extinguishing the fire. More...
Rally action nears
100 drivers from across the UK are gearing
up to take part in the 2017 Brean Rally, which is set to return
to the village this month. Entries for the South Wests leading
stages rally have hit an all-time high in the first two weeks
of accepting entries. More...
your questions to police
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area will
be able to put local policing questions to Chief Constable Andy
Marsh when he takes part in a live video with Police and Crime
Commissioner Sue Mountstevens on January 24th. She's asking for
hike in council tax rates
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
face a 4.6% increase in their council tax bills this year following
a decision by town councillors on Monday (January 16th). Members
of the council's Policy and Finance Committee discussed the council's
washed up on beach
BEACH walkers found this dead dolphin washed
up on the shoreline at Berrow after Monday's high tide (January
16th). Walkers came across the sad sight of the bloodied mammal,
pictured here, which had an injury at the front of its body, which
was 4.5 to 5ft long. More...
hand out top awards
HIGHBRIDGE-based Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics
Club has held its annual presentation evening where awards were
handed out to its top young gymnasts. For the first time, the
club held its awards at the Oak Tree Arena in Highbridge. More...
lagoon plans welcomed
THE prospect of a Bridgwater Bay lagoon
being constructed in the sea near Burnham-On-Sea has been welcomed.
It comes after plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea
Bay to generate power were last week backed by a government-commissioned
cinema film raises £800
A FUNDRAISING film screening was held in
Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (January 16th) for charity. Burnham-On-Sea's
Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street held the screening of the award-winnng
comedy-drama The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet.
appeal after pub assault
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man
they want to identify in connection with a serious assault at
a pub in Highbridge earlier this month. A 20-year-old man was
struck in the face with a glass at the Coopers Arms pub in Market
Street on 8th January. More...
support for new Aldi store
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi says residents in
Highbridge have given "overwhelming support" to its
plans to build a new store in the town - with over 95% supporting
the scheme. The firm plans to build the store between Isleport
Road and Bennett Road.
waste plea after clean-up
VOLUNTEERS collected 16 bags of rubbish
during a community beach clean in Berrow at the weekend - and
have issued a plea to local dog owners to ensure they remove their
pet's waste. The event, organised by The Friends of Burnham Beach,
saw a group take part.
Aladdin theatre fun
BURNHAM-On-Sea District Pantomime Society
is set to perform the classic panto Aladdin in the town's Princess
Theatre. The family fun will be held on Friday 27th January at
7.00pm, then Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January at 3.00pm plus
other shows. More...
attend wassail ceremony
LARGE numbers of spectators flocked to watch
traditional wassailing ceremonies in the Burnham-On-Sea area on
Saturday night (January 14th). Bitterly cold weather failed to
hit attendance levels at the events at Rich's Cider in Watchfield,
pictured here. More...
in councillor role?
PEOPLE in the Burnham-On-Sea area who are
interested in standing for Somerset County Councils elections
in May are being invited to attend two special events to find
out more. They are on 30th January and 1st March from 6pm to 8pm
at County Hall in Taunton. More...
of town stories unveiled
A NEW book of Burnham-On-Sea themed stories
has been published by a local author. Jane Lee has published with
seven short fiction stories, all of whcih are set in Burnham-On-Sea.
Jane says the book features several local stories including a
yard sale and seafront encounter. More...
home to unveil revamp
BURNHAM Nursing and Care home will be opening
its doors to the public later this month to showcase its newly-refurbished
second floor which will soon be taking new residents. The residential
floor will feature seventeen luxury bedrooms with en-suites.
revamp is approved
PROPOSALS for a major refurbishment of a
town centre hotel in Burnham-On-Sea have been given support by
town councillors this week. The plans for the Victoria Hotel in
Victoria Street were considered at a council meeting on Monday
(January 9th) by councillors. More...
meeting to be held
EVENTS organisers in the Burnham-On-Sea
area will be meeting together on Tuesday January 31st to try and
avoid diary clashes. A joint meeting is being planned for those
involved in holding events in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge during
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