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New council tax scam warning
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged not to fall victim to a new council tax scam. More...

Theatre 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 Street. More...

Mayor's 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...

Trinity 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. More...

Coast 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. More...

Lady 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
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M5 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 work
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Photos: 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 day
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Xmas 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 John’s Church, Highbridge, will see the group singing traditional music
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Chip 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...

Drink 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...

'Shop 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. More...

Swim 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...

Car 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. More...

Town 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...

3-weekly 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...

Fake £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...

Youth 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...

Cinema 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...

Sleeping 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. More...

Sponsored 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' fundraiser. More...

Concerns 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 of homes
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Crochet 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...

Aldi 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...

Steart 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...

Brrr-nham 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 Council’s gritting team have been out overnight, salting roads as icy weather arrives. More...

Beach 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 project. More...

£250,000 extension opened
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. More...

Crews 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...

Berrow 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 Hall. More...

Missing 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 town. More...

120 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...

Have 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...

Award 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. More...

Highbridge's Xmas switch-on
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. More...

New 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. More...

Photos: 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
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Safety 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 week. More...

Bloom 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...

First 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 Burnham. More...

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 Huntspill. More...

Council reacts to club closure
BURNHAM-On-Sea 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...

Charity seeks 'ambassadors'
A 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. More...

Horse rescued near Burnham
FIRE 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...

Chamber unveils deals leaflet
A 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...

Aldi 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...

Carnival 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...

Youth 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...

Pole 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...

Life-size 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...

Choirs 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' concert
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Beach 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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