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Anger as sat-nav
systems direct tourists away from holiday park
Burnham-On-Sea residents have this week called for more to be
done to stop holidaymakers using in-car sat-nav systems from being
mis-directed into their residential roads instead of Burnham Holiday
family issue statement
THE family of murdered Highbridge woman
Laura Biss have released a touching tribute following her tragic
death at the weekend. Laura, aged 34, died during the early hours
of Saturday morning (20th January). Lauras family said in
a statement issued on Tuesday. More...
attend homes meeting
DOZENS of concerned residents attended a
special meeting in East Huntspill this week to air their views
about plans for a major new development of 40 homes. As Burnham-On-Sea.com
first reported, the developer Core Strategic Land is seeking permission.
will get new school
BURNHAM-On-Sea won't benefit from a huge
£140million schools building programme unveiled by Somerset
County Council this week despite a confusing statement suggesting
it may do. Instead, the council has confirmed a new school will
be built in Highbridge. More...
award for Burnham firm
THE owners of a Burnham-On-Sea beauty salon
are celebrating this week after winning a leading national apprenticeship
award. Paul and Sarah Hallaran have won the 'Small UK Employer
Of The Year' award at the National Apprenticeship Awards held
in London. More...
Injured swan rescued
A RESCUE boat crew from Burnham-On-Sea was
called out on Monday (January 22nd) to help wildlife rescuers
retrieve a badly injured swan on a canal near Bridgwater. Secret
World called for the help of BARB Search & Rescue's inshore
rescue boat and volunteers. More...
'was a lifesaver'
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner who suffered
two strokes and lost his leg in a car accident says volunteering
at a local organisation has been a 'lifesaver' for him. Cliff
Puddy, 73, from Burnham-On-Sea, has volunteered with Healthwatch
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have launched a murder
investigation following the death of a woman in Highbridge on
Saturday (20th January). The woman in her 30s - who has not been
formally identified - died after she was in collision with a car
in Burnham Road.
vehicles rescued on beach
A FRESH warning about the danger of driving
on beaches along Burnham-On-Sea's coastline has been issued after
two vehicles became stranded over the weekend. BARB Search &
Rescue's volunteer crews were called out on Sunday afternoon (January
crowds head to wassailing
LARGE numbers of spectators flocked to watch
traditional wassailing ceremonies near Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday
night (January 20th). Cold, but dry weather boosted attendance
levels at the events at Rich's Cider in Watchfield, near Burnham,
rain causes flooding
A DAY of torrential rain caused flooding
in the Burnham-On-Sea are on Sunday (January 21st). A local weather
station in Burnham-On-Sea recorded a total of 27mm during the
day as an Atlantic weather system headed through the region with
large quantities of rain.
flush away cotton buds'
THE Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach have
urged local residents not to flush plastic cotton buds down toilets
because increasing numbers of them are being washed up on local
beaches. The group of volunteers held their latest beach clean-up
in Burnham on Saturday.
Man admits killing
A BRISTOL person has admitted killing a
man who died from a single stab wound at a house in Burnham-On-Sea
last July. During a court appearance, Dominic Lacey pleaded guilty
to manslaughter. It follows the more serious charge of murder
being dropped. More...
Rally: Countdown begins
UP to 100 drivers are gearing up to take
part in the 22nd annual Brean Rally, which is set to return to
the village's Leisure Park during January 2018. The rally will
be held over the weekend of 27th and 28th January with pre-rally
scrutineering on the Friday. More..
Aldi to open this autumn
WORK has begun on a new access road at the
site of Highbridge's planned new Aldi store, which is set to open
later this year. Sedgemoor District Council approved plans for
the new Aldi supermarket on the Isleport Business Park, just off
Bennett Road, in May last year. More...
kite festivals to be held
TWO high-flying beach kite festivals are
set to be held in Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea this year. The first
event will be held on June 2nd and 3rd on Berrow beach in front
of Beachside Holiday Park in Berrow, and Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival
will be held in September. More...
helps charity after fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue
has come to the aid of an independent rescue charity in Wales
which lost much of its life-saving equipment in a devastating
fire. When BARB heard about the major fire in November it wanted
to help. More...
panto fun underway!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's award-winning Pantomime
Society is performing its annual family show, which this year
is the classic Robinson Crusoe. The show opened at Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre on Friday 19th January and runs until Saturday
27th January. More...
Library could close
SOMERSET County Council has this week said
Highbridge Library could close under new cost-cutting proposals
unless community volunteers are found to keep it open. Highbridge
Library in Market Street, pictured, is one of 15 of Somerset's
34 libraries at risk. More...
in water rescue drill
OVER 20 members of Burnham-On-Sea's marine
rescue services teamed up this week to take part in a night-time
water rescue exercise. Burnham Coastguards and BARB Search &
Rescue took part in the training exercise on Wednesday evening
(January 17th). More...
evening at town school
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School is set to
hold a Sixth Form Open Evening this month when the facilities
and work there will be showcased. The event will take place on
Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 6-7.30pm when all will be welcome
to attend and find out more. More...
new homes 'unlikely'
PROPOSALS for over 1,300 new homes to be
built on fields north of Burnham-On-Sea's Stoddens Road are unlikely
to proceed for at least 15 years, it has emerged this week. At
a district council meeting to review their inclusion in Sedgemoor's
Local Plan on Wednesday, a number of concerns were raised. More...
blocks may be moved
SEVERAL of Burnham-On-Sea beach's historic
Mulberry Harbour concrete blocks could be moved to a new exhibition.
Over 30 of the Burnham-On-Sea beach Mulberry Harbour blocks are
located near the town's low lighthouse, partially buried in the
recovered after hit and run
A CAR has been recovered and a driver is
being hunted after a hit and run incident in Burnham-On-Sea on
Tuesday (January 17th). Police are hunting for the driver of a
Volkswagen Passat, while another car linked to the driver was
located in the Knowle area of Bristol. More...
Point C to open in 2025
THE new boss of EDF says he's confident
the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant near Burnham-On-Sea will
be producing electricity by 2025. The firm's CEO, Simone Rossi,
visited the construction site on Wednesday (January 17th) to see
the progress so far. More...
council tax hike likely
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents
could be landed with a 4.95% hike in their council tax bills this
April. A big £20,000 decrease in funding for Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge from Sedgemoor District Council due to central
government cutbacks. More...
appeal after town crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have issued an appeal
for witnesses following a fail-to-stop crash in the town on Tuesday
(January 16th). Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to
Adam Street just after 3.30pm where a vehicle was left damaged.
9, declines gifts for charity
A KIND-hearted Burnham-On-Sea youngster
has celebrated her birthday with a selfless act by inviting family
and friends to give donations to two charities close to her heart
instead of buying her presents. Venice Winstone, pictured, celebrated
her ninth birthday. More...
gets coastal officer
BURNHAM-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean have a
new Coastal Community Officer who is set to launch several new
initiatives to reduce marine and beach litter and protect bathing
water quality along our coastline. Tanya Cox has joined the Litter
Free Coasts. More...
show set to return
HUNDREDS of bargain hunters are expected
to converge on Highbridge's King Alfred School on Thursday, February
1st when a popular annual fashion show is held. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea
Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Club, the event is held each year.
beach fouling': dog owner
A BURNHAM-On-Sea dog owner has urged pet
owners to be more responsible and halt beach fouling after she
cleaned up large amounts of dog mess on Sunday. Sue Lowe collected
10kg of waste along Burnham-On-Sea's beach amid new concerns about
the issue. More...
reel in good catches
BURNHAM-On-Sea angler Nigel Devey reeled
in this bumper cod weighing 12lb 3oz during the opening boat fishing
competition of the year on Sunday. Nigel won the annual Presidents
Cup competition, organsied by Burnham Boat Owners, when a group
took part. More...
alarm for rescue crews
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB crews
were called out on Sunday following a sighting of a 'person' in
a local river estuary. The HM Coastguard Operations Room in Milford
Haven had received a call at just before 12.30pm to the sighting.
night raises £500
A FUNDRAISING comedy night held in Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (January 13th) raised £500 for a local community
group. The event at The Ritz Social Club was held for Hands of
Change, which launched two years ago to encourage more social
team off to a great start
A GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea swimmers made
a splash when they competed in the first regional tournament of
the year. Burnham-On-Sea's Academy Swim Team kicked off the 2018
season by taking part in the prestigious Derek & Val Ross
Memorial Trophy Gala. More...
show beach in full glory
THESE spectacular new aerial images of Burnham-On-Sea
have been filmed this week by a drone enthusiast on a day of winter
sunshine. Owen Bishop took the shots of Burnham-On-Sea's low lighthouse
and the sweeping coastline during Wednesday's bright weather.
denies murder of woman
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man accused of murdering
his former partner has denied the charge. Owen Pellow, 42, of
Berrow Road was charged with murder after his former partner,
Lisa Marie Thornton, 36, was found dead at a property in Berrow
starts volunteer drive
WESTON Hospicecare shops in Burnham-On-Sea
will be holding a volunteer recruitment week during February.
The event takes place from 5th-10th February and will allow interested
volunteers to find out more about they can help at the charity's
accused of death detained
A CROWN court judge has this week approved
the continued detention of a man who is accused of a fatal stabbing
in Burnham-On-Sea. Dominic Lacey is due to stand trial at Exeter
Crown Court later in January, accused of the murder of Joseph
Pearce last July.
to return to Burnham
A NEW butcher's shop is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre this Spring in a move that will be welcomed by shoppers.
The new business, selling a wide range of fresh local meat, plans
to open in the High Street in time for the start of the busy holiday
star in area for quiz night
BBC TV sports presenter John Inverdale will
be the special guest at a unique quiz evening near Burnham-On-Sea
in February. The sports presenter, who is a well known face of
the BBC's coverage of events such as Wimbledon and the Six Nations
rugby, will be visiting. More...
farm's £50k local boost
A HUGE multi-million pound solar energy
farm near Burnham-On-Sea is generating enough power for 2,000
homes - and its owners say £50,000 a year of 'surplus income'
is to be given to local community groups. The site at Wick Farm
has been running since June. More...
in her dad's memory
A LOCAL rally driver is gearing up to compete
in this year's Brean Rally in memory of her father. Cheryl Spencer
will be driving in the 22nd Brean Rally which is to be held during
the weekend of 27th and 28th January 2018. "I am taking part
in the rally as a local girl." More...
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