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Dog owner and
pet rescued by crews from beach mud
rescue hovercraft flew out to rescue a stranded dog and its owner
from mud at Uphill on Thursday afternoon (July 20th). More...
salon shuts in Burnham
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town centre hair salon
has closed this week, although the beauty salon side of the business
is continuing with a new owner. Enhance in Burnham-On-Sea's High
Street ceased trading on Thursday (July 20th), its owners announced.
for gales and rain
A SPELL of heavy rain and strong winds could
lead to difficult travel conditions in the Burnham-On-Sea area
today (Friday), as the summer holiday season starts for some.
Standing water and spray may make journeys longer, and could lead
to some surface water flooding. More...
station open tomorrow
BURNHAM-On-Sea Fire Station is to hold a
family open day this Saturday (July 22nd). Devon & Somerset
Fire & Rescue Service will be opening its doors to the public
in Marine Drive from 10am-2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along
and learn about firefighting. More...
over! Club celebrates
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church Hall
Short Mat Bowling Club has celebrated its 19th anniversary this
week. The bowls club - which has 35 members - meets at the church
hall on Mondays from 7-9m and on Fridays from 10am-12 noon when
all are welcome. More...
duo hit the target
TWO Burnham-On-Sea youngsters have competed
in a national archery competition this month. Darragh and Molly
Joyce travelled to the Junior National Outdoor Archery Competition
at Archery GBs base in Lilleshall, Shropshire where they
took part over two days. More...
called to person on jetty
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB volunteers
were called out on Thursday (July 20th) to reports of a despondent
person threatening to enter the water from the town's jetty. Concern
for the persons wellbeing paramount was key. More...
spend £8k clearing path
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple has spent over £8,000
clearing away 100 tonnes of sand away from a public footpath in
the town order to increase safety and security. Residents at Burnham's
Retreat Holiday Park say sand had piled up over three metres deep.
event boosts Burnham
A BIG golf tournament taking place in Burnham-On-Sea
this week is delivering a boost to the town's economy. 144 players
from across Europe are playing in the English Boys Under 16 Amateur
Championships at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow Golf Club.
unveils £18m of cuts
SOMERSET County Council is making millions
of pounds of cutbacks following what it calls "massive reductions"
in funding from central Government. The leader updated the Full
Council on progress towards finding the £18m of savings
required this financial year. More...
boat and trailer rescued
A BOAT and trailer were rescued after getting
stuck in mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Wednesday afternoon (July
19th). Burnham's jetty supervisor called out BARB Search &
Rescue at 2.30pm after a 4x4 got into difficulty while attempting
to launch it. More...
opened into death
AN inquest into the death of Burnham-On-Sea
man Joseph Pearce has been opened this week. Tony Williams, Somerset's
senior coroner, opened the inquest on Wednesday, July 19th at
Taunton Coroners Office. The court heard that an ambulance was
event in Burnham today
BURNHAM-On-Sea Freemasons are hosting a
funsraising 'Time for Tea' event at the town's Baptist Church
today (Thursday July 20th). The event, in College Street, will
be held from 2.30pm and all are welcome, with all proceeds going
to St. Margarets Hospice.
crash in Oxford Street
POLICE were called to a crash in Oxford
Street in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday morning (July 19th). Officers
were called to the junction with College Street at around 10.15am
when the vehicles collided. Police confirmed that the road had
not been closed. More...
over new store plan
TOWN councillors have this week expressed
concerns at plans for a proposed new convenience store in Highbridge.
The new grocery store is earmarked for land at the junction of
Morland Road and Burnham Road on the former Morlands Industrial
wins top parks award
HIGHBRIDGE'S Apex Park has this week been
recognised by the nationwide Green Flag Award Scheme as one of
the very best parks in the country. Apex Park is among 1,797 UK
parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green
Flag Award. More...
cyclists plan charity ride
A TEAM of cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea are
tackling the famous John O'Groats to Land's End (JOGTLE) cycle
challenge this month in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. Richard Campbell,
Simon Walsh, Jamie Saunders (all from Burnham-On-Sea) will be
joining two friends. More...
display marks 60th year
HUNDREDS of photos, newsletters, stories
and newspaper cuttings went on display when Highbridge's King
Alfred School celebrated its 60th anniversary with an exhibition
this week. A group of students worked with teacher Cerrie Williams
to compile it. More...
Two men refused bail
TWO men who have been charged with the murder
of Joseph Pearce in Burnham-On-Sea have been refused bail. Dominic
Lacey, 21, of Newham Place in Patchway and James Hobbs, 43, of
Churchill Close appeared at Exeter Crown Court on Tuesday (July
A GROUP of youngsters are to hold a fundraising
barbecue in Burnham-On-Sea for two good causes on Thursday (July
20th). The group from Somerset Rural Youth Project , pictured,
are organising the event in aid of In Charley's Memory and Young
starts dementia group
A NEW group aimed at helping those living
with the effects of Dementia and other forms of vulnerability
has launched in Burnham-On-Sea. The town's St Andrew's is starting
regular Dementia-friendly events called 'Third Thursday - A place
to feed Body and Soul'. More...
parking fees 'confusing'
A TOWN councillor has called for a re-think
on 'confusing and inconsistent' car parking charges in Burnham-On-Sea.
Speaking at the latest Town Council meeting, Cllr Martin Cox said
the current charges vary across car parks and "the maths
don't seem to add up". More...
sign up to medical centre
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre has recruited
a qualified nurse to support the Warfarin blood monitoring service
that was withdrawn at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow Medical Centre
last month. Dr Harvey Sampson told Burnham-On-Sea.com about the
crew called to fuel spill
THE road entrance onto Brean Beach was temporarily
closed for three hours on Monday (July 17th) after a car lost
its exhaust, causing a fuel spill. Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were
called to the main road entrance onto Brean beach by the beachwarden.
Apex guided wildlife walk
A FREE guided wildlife walk is set to be
held around Highbridge's Apex Park this month. Residents are being
invited to become wildlife explorers to discover what is living
in the park by joining Sedgemoor District Council's Ecologist
on Thursday 27th July. More...
is VIP at Guides event
BURNHAM-On-Seas Mayor and Mayoress
were the VIP guests at a special Girlguiding Burnham District
event. Over 300 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Leaders aged 5-85
from around Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge, Brent Knoll and Berrow
gathered for the event. More...
performs summer show
CHILDREN at Mark First & Pre-School
Academy have performed a fun-packed summer show 'Cinderella &
Rockerfella' to mark the end-of-term. Held in a marquee on the
school field, the show involved the whole school and pre-school
- including the headteacher. More...
star heads to town
EASTENDERS actor and West End stage star
John Partridge will be coming to Highbridge in September to lead
a musical theatre singing workshop for juniors and adults. The
event, in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK, will be held on Saturday
9th September. More...
call on one-way drivers
NEW calls have been made for safety improvements
to Burnham-On-Sea High Street to address the long-running problem
of vehicles being driven the wrong direction along one-way parts
of the town centre. Residents often see vehicles driving the wrong
party raises £1,375
SCORES of supporters of The Friends of Burnham-On-Sea
Hospital attended a successful fundraising garden party on Sunday
(July 16th), raising over £1,300. Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress,
Cllr Bill and Frances Hancock, opened the event. More...
classroom for school
AS the summer term comes to an end, the
children and staff of Brent Knoll Primary School entertained parents
and friends at their annual Tea Party, where a new mini classroom
was also unveiled. The guest of honour at the event was John Harris
of West Croft Farm. More...
stolen in Lympsham raid
POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information
after a burglary at a house in Lympsham in which a substantial
amount of cash in US dollars were stolen. It happened at about
9.45pm on Friday 14th July. The residents were at home when they
were disturbed. More...
killed in Brean Down fall
A FRESH warning has been issued to dog owners
after a pet was killed in a fall down cliffs at Brean Down on
Saturday. Coastguards were called to Brean Down by the beach warden
amid concerns for the safety of the pet's owner, who was trying
to retrieve the animal. More...
Two men in court
TWO men who have been charged with the murder
of Joseph Pearce in Burnham-On-Sea appeared at Taunton Magistrates
Court on Saturday. Joseph Pearce, 40, right, died at a property
in Churchill Close, Burnham just before midnight on Monday (July
for pool is unveiled
A NEW disco waterslide and toddlers swimming
pool has been opened at Brean Splash. The toddler pool, which
is 10m x 4m, is open during certain public sessions and is also
the base for baby and toddler swimming lessons. The facilities
have ctreated four jobs. More...
tackle landfill blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters have been tackling
a big blaze at a waste landfill site near Bridgwater on Friday.
Crews were initially called to the site at Bristol Road, Walpole
shortly before 11pm on Thursday evening. Fire engines were called
along with water carriers. More...
plan for beach and town
PLANS to introduce a free wi-fi Internet
network in Burnham-On-Sea town centre and along the seafront are
being reconsidered after being raised by a Burnham-On-Sea resident
this week. The £20,000 scheme was first considered by the
council last autumn. More...
shop opens in town centre
A NEW business has opened in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre this week. The Bed and Discount Furniture Store has
been opened in College Street by owners John and Cheryl White,
pictured, who have recently moved into the Burnham area. More...
events planned in town
HOMES in Sedgemoor will be celebrating their
ten-year anniversary this month with a range of events in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge. The company is hosting three events from July
24th to July 27th, including coffee mornings and family fun days.
park shuts for resurfacing
A BURNHAM-On-Sea car park is set to temporarily
close in July for maintenance work. The car park in Berrow Road
next to Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre and the swimming pool
will be shut from July 17th for eight days as part of resurfacing
heads to town beach
PUPILS from Burnham-On-Sea's St Joseph's
School enjoyed a summer treat with a trip the town's beach this
week. The school held its annual 'sandcastle fun day' to Burnham-On-Sea
beach on Monday 10th July as the end of term approaches. More...
vet receives D-Day medal
A BURNHAM-On-Sea war veteran has been awarded
France's highest wartime honour for his role in the Normandy landings
73 years ago. The French government has awarded Tony Winterburn,
91, with the Chevalier de L'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur.
convenience store plans
REVISED plans to build a new convenience
store in Highbridge have been unveiled this week by a local property
developer. Calderwood Property Developments Ltd is seeking full
planning permission to build a store on the corner of Morland
football gets boost
BURNHAM United AFC is celebrating this week
after being awarded a £1,500 'Grow the Game' grant, a scheme
that has attracted praise from England Manager Gareth Southgate.
The grant will provide a boost to grassroots football in Burnham-On-Sea.
horse rescued at Brean
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called
out on Wednesday afternoon (July 12th) to rescue a horse stuck
in a water-filled ditch. They rushed to Weston Road in Brean at
11.30am when a call was received from the animal's owner to say
it was stranded.
praises town school's plan
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's MP James
Heappey says he is 'reassured' about King Alfred School's plans
for the future after meeting the management team following its
latest Ofsted report. Mr Heappey has met with Headteacher Denise
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