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dog ban could be lifted
BAN on dogs on Burnham-On-Sea's main beach could be lifted over
the winter months if new proposals from Sedgemoor District Council
get the go-ahead. More...
base for carnival club
FINAL work is underway to complete this
year's carnival float at Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club
in time for the start of the carnival season in less than three
weeks time. The club's space-themed entry is called 'Reach 4 The
Stars' featuring giant planets. More...
injured by fishing hook
A WARNING has been issued to Burnham-On-Sea
dog owners this week after a pet had to have a fishing hook removed
from its mouth after picking it up on the town's beach. Sian Vowles
was walking her 11 year-old collie, Misty, along the sand on Wednesday.
visits Highbridge school
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor and
Mayoress made a special visit to a school in the town this week.
Cllrs Michaeal and Maria Clarke visited Churchfield School on
Wednesday morning to announce the school council representatives.
Fest returns tomorrow
THE Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival
returns to the town centre this Saturday (October 22nd) with a
great line-up of entertainment, competitions and the best food
and drink producers from across Somerset. The ninth festival opens
at 9am. More...
festival opens tonight
BURNHAM-On-Sea will be hosting a Cider Festival
this weekend with three days of live music and local brews on
offer. The festival takes place from Friday to Sunday October
at The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street coinciding with the
Food Festival. More...
bus service set to end
BUS users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have been dealt a fresh blow this week with the news that temporary
support for three former Webberbus routes is unlikely to be extended
when it runs out in December. Emergency funding will be ending.
ramp work underway
WORK is underway this week to repair a storm-damaged
walkway onto Burnham-On-Sea's beach for disabled users. The concrete
ramp next to Burnham's Pavilion is intended to enable disabled
beach visitors to access the beach using wheelchairs and scooters.
Fund bids encouraged
GROUPS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area are being encouraged to submit applications for cash for
local health projects. Sedgemoor District Council is inviting
applications to its Community Health Fund, which has cash available.
voting for Apex Park
HIGHBRIDGE'S Apex Park has been nominated
for a top national award. Sedgemoor District Council has nominated
the popular wildlife park as 'best park' as part of the 2016 'Fields
in Trust' awards. Voting opened online on Thursday 20th October)
at 9am. More...
for childrens group
A FUNDRAISING evening is set to be held
in East Huntspill this Saturday for a local group that helps children
in the local area with special needs. The Sensational Kids fundraiser
will be held at East Huntspill Village Hall on Saturday (22nd
expansion plan approved
PLANS for a new £300,000 second swimming
pool and expanded facilities at Burnham-On-Sea's Swim and Sports
Academy have been given a final go-ahead by the district council
this week. The proposals for a new pool, sauna, two new fitness
studios and a spa. More...
short-listed for top award
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Food Festival organiser
is in the running to be named retail market champion. Beverley
Milner Simonds, director of the Burnham Food and Drink Festival,
has been shortlisted for 'retail market champion' at The Great
British High Street Awards. More...
fun comes to theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be
hosting a superb piece of theatre for the whole family during
the school half-term holidays next week. 'The Owl and the Pussycat
Adventures in a Pea Green Boat' will be performed on Thursday
27th October at 2pm. More...
Seafront gets pounding
STRONG onshore winds whipped up big waves
that pounded Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Tuesday (October 18th).
The highest tides of the year combined with gusty westerly winds
saw plumes of spray shooting over the sea wall, as pictured here.
firm 'highly commended'
A BURNHAM-On-Sea firm has been highly commended
at a finance industry award ceremony in London. Positive Wealth
Creation in Victoria Street was shortlisted for the Moneyage Financial
Adviser of Year award for Small to Medium firms. More...
visits Burnham lifeboat
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has visited
the towns lifeboat station to meet RNLI crewmembers and
to see the stations new D Class lifeboat. "We are so
fortunate to be protected by this amazing crew at Burnhams
RNLI station," said Mr Heappey. More...
speaks out on inquest
family of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager - who committed suicide just
two hours after being visited by community psychiatric nurses
- say they 'hope and pray' that changes to treatment for mental
health patients will prevent further tragedies. More...
SEAFRONT walkers were treated to the sight
of this spectacular rainbow appeared in the skies over Burnham-On-Sea
on Monday (October 17th). Bright sunshine and rain showers provided
perfect conditions for the colourful formation pictured here.
Tim ready for sky dive
A BRAVE Highbridge resident is set to ignore
his fear of height by taking part in a 15,000ft skydive for charity.
Tim Daniel from Highbridge will jump out of a plane this Saturday
to raise awareness and funds for Fibromyalgia Heart of Somerset
Support Group. More...
Vince visits Burnham area
SIR Vince Cable was one of the special guests
lining up to talk community energy and energy storage near Burnham-On-Sea
at the weekend. As part of Green Wedmores 10th anniversary
celebrations, the team joined with Wedmore Community Power Co-Op.
AN emotional and hard-hitting exhibition
is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this week, highlighting the
issue of child abuse. The Wall Of Silence exhibition, which is
touring the UK, features poems and stories from victims and survivors
strides out for charity
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Gateway Club
took part in a sponsored walk around Highbridge's Apex Park at
the weekend. Over a dozen members strode out twice around the
park's lakes to raise funds for the charity during the annual
mixed impact on town
THE opening of B&M in Burnham-On-Sea
has led to mixed impacts on trade in town centre shops. The new
B&M store opened last month in Pier Street and there has been
concern that the business of nearby shops may be hit. Several
firms say trade is down.
art exhibition opens
A BERROW artist's unique take on the world
of art is set to go on display this month when he holds an exhibition
in Burnham-On-Sea. Malcolm Dormer's colourful animal artwork will
go on show at The Princess Theatre's Art Cafe from Tuesday 18th
ball raises over £4,000
OVER £4,000 was raised when 300 lifeboat
supporters and crew flocked to the Batch Country Hotel at Lympsham
on Saturday for a night of fundraising entertainment at the 2016
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI ball. The evening began with a short presentation.
star heads to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival
returns to the town centre this coming Saturday (October 22nd)
and will include a top line-up of chefs including Apprentice star
Alana Spencer. The ninth festival will feature stalls from over
100 local food and drink producers. More...
bag pack raises £550
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has raised hundreds
of pounds for a cancer support charity in an effort to support
a family member fighting the disease. Michelle Haines and supporters
held a bag pack on Sunday (16th October) at Tesco's Burnham store.
bring comedy to stage
WEST Huntspill Players are ready to bring
the 1950s comedy 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' to the stage this
month. The award-winning group is performing the play at the Balliol
Hall from Wednesday October 26th - October 29th with performances
called to car in ditch
POLICE were called to this car in a ditch
at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea on Friday night (October
14th). The estate car left the road in Harp Road between the villages
of Brent Knoll and Mark. The car was recovered to ensure no-one
night raises £3,500
A TOTAL of £3,500 was raised when
dozens of people attended a ladies night in Brean on Friday evening
(October 14th) in aid of a breast cancer support charity. Breast
Cancer Now - formerly known as Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer
- held the event at Dickies Bar. More...
boxes to be removed
SCORES of iconic phone boxes look set to
be removed in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area due to a
lack of use, it's been announced this week. 44 of the lowest-used
payphones across Sedgemoor have been earmarked for removal by
BURNHAM Police have this week launched a
new campaign to prevent anti-social behaviour at Halloween and
on bonfire night. Posters have been distributed in town centre
shops, promoting that traders won't be selling eggs, flour or
fireworks to under 18s. More...
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