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Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this
week assured residents that levels of service will not be cut
in the town despite a team of officers being moved to Bridgwater.
today, gone tomorrow!
BURNHAM-On-Sea man has this week raised hundreds of pounds for
charity by having his head shaved. Matt Smith raised more than
£530 on Wednesday evening (August 20th) during his sponsored
head shave which was held for Macmillan Cancer. More...
petrol station nears
ASDA'S plans to build a new low-cost
petrol station outside its Highbridge store have moved a further
step closer this week. Sedgemoor District Council's Development
Control Committee gave the go-ahead for the eight-pump petrol
for improved town signs
BURNHAM-On-Sea artist has this week called for improve signs across
the town centre to promote The Princess Theatre. Margaret Riordan
wants the Town Council to introduce improved signs to encourage
more visitors to the facilities in Princess Street. More...
World's busiest summer
WILDLIFE rescue centre near Burnham-On-Sea will be opening its
doors to the public this weekend during its busiest summer on
record. For the last open weekend of the year, visitors to Secret
World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill will get a rare glimpse.
trail set to launch
CAPTURE Burnham, a heritage trail and online archive initiative
by North Sedgemoor Local History Group, is to be launched on Saturday
23rd August with a day of activities. The event will be held at
Somerset Skills & Learning Centre in Burnham's Princess Street.
laid in Dylan's memory
were laid on Burnham's seafront on Tuesday evening (August 19th)
in memory of four year-old Dylan Cecil who drowned after falling
from the town's jetty exactly two years ago. Dylan Cecil died
in the sea on August 19th 2012 and flowers were laid. More...
Flood-hit store remains closed
YMCA says the ongoing closure of its Burnham-On-Sea shop due to
flooding caused by a torrential rainstorm two weeks ago is a "significant
blow" to its local fundraising. The shop in Burnham High
Street has been closed since August 5th. More...
shooter wins top trophy
BURNHAM-On-Sea shooting enthusiast has hit his target by winning
a top place at the sport's English National Championships. Peter
Pearce, from Burnham, achieved national recognition by winning
The W McCloud (Mac) Memorial Trophy in Surrey. More...
workshops set to be held
SERIES of workshops are being held in Burnham-On-Sea this month
as part of a summer arts programme. The What Change? Project is
being run in Burnham and Highbridge by arts charity Take Art.
Three final workshops of the summer are being held. More...
Cove fantasy book on sale
NEW fantasy children's book set in Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove
gardens has been published this week. Berrow author Linda Bond
has unveiled 'The Marine Cove Princess', a short story for children
inspired by the seafront gardens.
emotional charity walk
BURNHAM-On-Sea couple are pulling on their walking boots to take
part in an emotional fundraising walk. Jo and Peter Burridge-Clayton
are walking the 51 miles of the Coleridge Way to raise funds for
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. More...
site sells at auction
FORMER garage in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea has sold at a public
auction and looks set to be retained as commercial premises. The
former Vicarage Garage next to Burnham's Post Office in Vicarage
Street has gone under the hammer and sold for £108,000.
Step back in time this weekend
A MAJOR two-day historical re-enactment show is set to be held
at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this coming weekend involving groups
from across the country. Members of over 20 re-enactment groups
will be taking part in the event on August 24th and 25th. More...
arrests in fraud probe
men have been arrested in London as part of an investigation into
a £1m fraud in the south west, which has also seen elderly
people in Burnham-On-Sea targeted. Search warrants were executed
at three properties in Tower Hamlets in London on Monday. More...
champion in Burnham
Olympic gold medallist made a promotional visit to Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (August 16th). Britain's Olympic taekwondo champion
Jade Jones, who took gold in the 57kg category at London 2012,
signed autographs and met fans and holidaymakers. More...
centre issues warning
A WARNING has been issued regarding a "crisis in general
practice" by Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre. The centre's
newsletter states its concerns and it warns that "things
have never been closer to breaking point in Somerset". More...
Huge beach art unveiled
internationally-renowned artist who is known for his displays
of snow art switched his attention to sand when he left his mark
on Brean beach on Sunday. Simon Beck spent five hours creating
a 100m circular design on the sand next to Brean Down. More...
your say on council cash
County Council is to ask residents in Burnham-On-Sea to try their
hand at balancing its budget later this month. The council's budget
roadshow will be visiting Burnham-On-Sea on Friday, August 29th
when residents can have their say. More...
shines on garden party
of sunshine and great local food, drink and music was enjoyed
at a special garden party in Burnham's Manor Gardens on Sunday
(August 17th). The team behind the town's popular Food Festival,
Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds, organised it. More...
crowds visit car show
of spectators flocked to see almost 300 classic cars near Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday (August 17th) at the Mark Moor International Vehicle
Festival. Bright sun boosted the crowds at the bi-annual display
by the Community Association. More...
photos: Apex fishing fun day
FAMILY fishing fun day encouraged dozens of young people to try
angling for the first time at Highbridge's Apex Wildlife Park
on Saturday (August 16th). The free event provided free taster
lessons led by qualified angling coaches alongside other angling
Huntspill Show in photos
of flowers, vegetables and art went on display at West Huntspill's
annual Flower Show on Saturday (August 16th). The show's organisers
from West Huntspill Horticultural Society said the event, which
was held on the Balliol Hall, was a great success. More...
praised for rescue
lifeguards at Berrow have been praised for their quick actions
in helping four horse riders following a major incident on the
beach this week. Four people were injured after they were thrown
from their horses. The casualties were treated for a range of
beach horse riders hurt
horse riders were injured at Berrow on Wednesday (August 13th)
when their animals were spooked and threw them onto the sand.
Ambulance crews and Coastguards were called to the scene by lifeguards
and beach wardens, as pictured here. More...
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