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Town centre to be 'spruced up'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's town centre is set to be given a "spruce up" after the Town Council highlighted that a number of urgent improvements are needed - from replacing rusty signs to repairing cracked pavements and introducing gull-proof litter bins. The Town Council has drawn up a list. More...

Bloom judge praises Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's hopes of achieving success in the 2018 Britain In Bloom competition were given a boost this week when a judge visited the town. Judge Graham Price was met by Burnham In Bloom organisers Dave Perrett and Jo Brown on Wednesday. More...

Photos: Costa drive-thru opens
A NEW drive-thru Costa Coffee restaurant has opened at Sedgemoor Services on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea. The new facilities are located on the southbound Sedgemoor Services between Burnham-On-Sea's junction 22 and Weston's junction 21, creating several jobs. More...

School's boarding house shuts
A BOARDING house at a school near Burnham-On-Sea for children with learning difficulties has shut down after it was criticised in an Ofsted report. Mark College in Blackford Road received the "inadequate" rating for the boarding house during its inspection at the start of this year. More...

Free tennis on offer at club
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club is welcoming newcomers this weekend (July 21st and 22nd) as it joins the nationwide Great British Tennis Weekend. Sponsored by the Lawn Tennis Assocation, the event is taking place at the club in The Grove when all will be welcome. More...

Chamber to hold fundraiser
FINAL tickets are on sale for a fundraising music night towards town centre projects run by Burnham-On-Sea's Chamber of Trade. The event will be held on Friday July 27th from 7pm at The Oaktree where music will be provided by local band Monopole with other entertainment. More...

Burnham's lighthouse is sold
BURNHAM-On-Sea's historic Grade II listed high lighthouse has been sold after less than two months on the market. Estate agent CJ Hole told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the lighthouse in Burnham's Berrow Road has sold for an undisclosed fee. The agent had initially marketed the property More...

Beach's condition criticised
THE poor condition of Burnham-On-Sea's beach has been criticised this week by holidaymakers. A series of high summer tides has washed large amounts of sand away from around the Pavilion and parts of Burnham's main beach, exposing rocks and wartime debris. More...

Can you restore fingerposts?
BURNHAM-On-Sea volunteers and community groups are being encouraged to get involved with a ground-breaking project to restore historic signposts in Somerset. In response to stretched finances, the Somerset Fingerpost Restoration Project was set up by the council. More...

Classic cars head to beach
A GROUP of vintage car enthusiasts took their precious vehicles for a day out on Brean beach this week... and carefully checked the tide times first after the loss of a vehicle to the sea at the weekend. Brean beach was the destination for the collection of pre-war Morrises. More...

Musicals magic comes to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church is to hold a special 'Magic of The Musicals' concert this month. The St Andrew's Church Social Committee and the M5 Theatre Company are organising the unique event at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th July when all are welcome. More...

Youth group holds beach clean
YOUNG members of Burnham-On-Sea's Zone Youth Club have held their own beach clean this week to help tidy up the beach. When they were designing their programme for the term, some of the young people said they would like to arrange a beach clean. So 20 of them set off. More...

Top Green Flag award for Cove
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove Gardens have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme this week as one of the very best in the world. The seafront gardens are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that have this week received a prestigious Green Flag Award
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School welcomes GB athlete
A HIGH-achieving Great Britain athlete has been inspiring students at his old school. Luke Prior, 20, who has been thrilling spectators with his winning cross country performances, told his story to students at King Alfred School. Luke achieved his England vest. More...

Inquest held into man's death
AN inquest into the death of a Burnham-On-Sea resident in a police cell has concluded that he passed away of natural causes. An inquest hearing in Taunton on Monday heard that David Fournier D'Albe, 40, from College Street in Burnham-On-Sea, died in 2014. More...

Health Fund cash available
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 for projects. More...

Music on Green set to return
BRENT Knoll's annual Music on the Green will be held on the Village Green this Saturday (21st July). The organisers say they are thrilled to be welcoming back 'Kick the Cat' as this year’s performers. The Bristol-based Blues Brothers band has a repertoire of music. More...

Golf raises £1,000 for BARB
A CHARITY golf day was held at Brean Golf Club last Friday in aid of BARB Search & Rescue, raising £1,000 for the rescue hovercraft organisation. It was the first time a golf day has been held for this cause, which also forms part of the 2018 Brean Captain's Charities. More...

Pupils sample university life
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Year 12 students from King Alfred School Sixth Form have enjoyed a two day residential visit to the University of Cambridge. The students enjoyed masterclasses in their chosen subjects before receiving top tips from admissions staff. More...

Six rescued in beach drama
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercrafts have helped to rescue six people after they were seen struggling in mud on Weston beach on Sunday afternoon (July 15th). Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston, plus two crews from BARB Search & Rescue, were called to Uphill beach just after 3.15pm. More...

Town's MP backs PM on Brexit
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has backed the Prime Minister on her controversial Brexit plan and told fellow MPs that there's "been enough disagreement and dithering" and that the government should now deliver it. "It's been a pretty fraught week," he said. More...

Ambulance station open day
BURNHAM-On-Sea ambulance station opened its doors to the public for its first family open day on Sunday (15th July). South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) organised the event at its busy station in Burnham's Love Lane to showcase ambulance resources. More...

RNLI rescue dog during call-out
A LIFEBOAT crew rescued this dog and three people at Brean Down during a busy evening for rescue crews when they got cut off by the tide and their hire car became stranded in the sea. Burnham-On-Sea Police, Coastguards, lifeboats and BARB were called. More...

Hymnathon hits a high note!
WEST Huntspill Church was filled with the sound of music on Saturday (14th July) when it held a day-long fundraising hymnathon. A huge 571 hymns were sung during the day to raise hundreds of pounds towards the cost of new hymn books in the parish. More...

Over 5,000 at healing festival
THOUSANDS of visitors from across the UK visited East Huntspill near Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend when a popular healing festival returned. Now in its tenth year, The Healing Weekend was held at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre for a tenth year and was a big success. More...

Three rescued as car gets stuck in sea
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police, ambulances, Coastguards, lifeboats and BARB Search & Rescue were called out on Saturday evening (July 14th) when three people became cut off by the incoming tide and a hire car was stranded in the sea. Crews were called out at 7.20pm by Brean's beach warden. More...

New £11k minibus is unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor has unveiled a new £11,000 minibus at a town group helping those with special needs. Somerset Time For Youth formally launched the new vehicle at a ceremony on Saturday morning (July 14th) attended by Mayor Bill Hancock. More...

Oops! Car gets stuck on path
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents were left bemused after this car become stuck in a narrow footpath on Saturday evening (July 14th). The driver of the vehicle had attempted to travel along the ramp near Myrtle Drive and Burnham's swimming pool car park when it got into difficulty. More...

Flower show has 1918 theme
DOZENS of colourful blooms are filling a tiny church on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea this weekend. Edithmead Church is holding its popular annual flower festival, with the theme of Poems and Songs from 1918, on Saturday and Sunday (July 14th and 15th). More...

Ambulance station open today
BURNHAM-On-Sea ambulance station will open its doors to the public for a family open day today (Sunday). South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) is holding its first Burnham open day at the station in Love Lane on Sunday 15th July from 11am onwards. More...

New clock in Mayor's memory
A NEW public clock is set to be installed in Burnham-On-Sea town centre in memory of a long-serving town councillor who died two years ago. The late Neville Jones OBE, pictured right, served as a councillor for over 30 years and was a four-time Mayor of Burnham. More...

Vintage show gets underway
DOZENS of vehicles from yesteryear are on show at the annual Sedgemoor Vintage Show near Burnham-On-Sea this weekend (July 14th and July 15th). Steam and stationary engines, tractors, classic cars and commercials are being displayed alongside motorcycles. More...

Join summer reading challenge
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge libraries are inviting children to become Mischief Makers for a Summer Reading Challenge that celebrates the 80th anniversary of The Beano. Starting in libraries from today (Saturday, 14th July), all children have to do is visit a library. More...

Hinkley challenge is rejected
A LEGAL challenge from Austria over Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea has been rejected by an EU judge this week. The Austrian government complained in 2015 saying UK government subsidies breached European rules on state aid which it feels is unfair. More...

Aldi set to 'boost house prices'
RESIDENTS living near Highbridge's soon-to-open Aldi supermarket could see the value of their homes rising as a result, according to a new study. A nationwide report by Lloyds Bank has found that homes located near budget supermarkets have seen the biggest boost in value over the past four years according to a new survey. More...

Beauty spa team up for award
BEAUTY Oasis Spa in Burnham-On-Sea has been recognised as one of the region's best large salons after reaching the finals of the Professional Beauty Regional Awards 2018. The spa in Burnham-On-Sea High Street has been named as a finalist in the South West. More...

Video filmed in Berrow church
BERROW Church has provided the backdrop for the filming of a unique music video this week. St Mary's Church in Berrow welcomed The Military Wives choir who performed for a music video with the band Slowly Sinking Ships. The local band is currently filming a new video. More...

Nell takes on 630-mile walk
A BURNHAM-On-Sea dog lover and her trusty hound are planning to take on their biggest challenge for charity. Nell Barrington, with her dog Luna, is walking the South West Coast Path for Bloodwise and Ward Nine at Musgrove Park Hospital, in memory of her dad. More...

Town ambulance station opens
BURNHAM-On-Sea ambulance station will open its doors to the public for a family open day this Sunday. South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) is holding its first Burnham open day at the station in Love Lane on Sunday 15th July from 11am onwards. More...

Hinkley challenge is rejected
A LEGAL challenge from Austria over Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea has been rejected by an EU judge this week. The Austrian government complained in 2015 saying UK government subsidies breached European rules on state aid which it feels is unfair. More...

Video: Big search for 'swimmers'
A BIG search was launched on Thursday evening (July 12th) after two swimmers were feared to be missing in the sea. A Coastguard helicopter, Police, two RNLI lifeboats and a team of Burnham Coastguards were called to The Pavilion just after 6pm to conduct the full coastline search. More...

Man's family thank rescue crews
THE family of a man who died on Brean beach while trying to rescue a car stuck in mud has thanked rescuers for trying to save his life. Bernard John Kent, right, suffered a heart attack during the recovery of a stranded Mercedes hire car on the beach next to Brean Down. More...

Apology over shelter progress
THE contractors working on the renovation of seafront shelters in Burnham-On-Sea have apologised about slow progress with the work. Residents along The Esplanade report that the shelters have been fenced off with scaffolding but there has been little progress. More...

World Cup dismay for fans
BURNHAM-On-Sea football fans crowded into town centre pubs and clubs to watch England lose against Croatia in the semi-final of the World Cup. Some fans watching were in tears at the final whistle as the result sank in. England crashed out of the World Cup with the scoreline 2-1. More...

Apex Park Play Day to return
THE organisers of Highridge's Apex Park Playday are hoping for a bumper attendance on Wednesday 1st August. The free fun-filled day will be held from 10am-3pm, with over 42 free activities on offer, including den building, model trucks, fizz science and slime making. More...

Police appeal after purse theft
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police would like to speak to two people who may have information about an elderly woman’s purse being stolen A woman reported her purse had been taken in the clothes shop Peacocks, in the High Street in Burnham on June 23 at around 4pm. More...

Flag at half mast for crewman
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI lifeboat station has its flag at half-mast this week in memory of a crewmember at Weston who has sadly died. Paul Giles, 46, was working on his yacht moorings on the River Axe, when he lost his life in a tragic accident involving his Land Rover at Weston sailing club. More...

'Busiest ever' start to season
BURNHAM-On-Sea has seen its 'busiest ever' start to the tourist season thanks to the continuing heatwave. The area has been sweltering in hot conditions for over a month and forecasters say the conditions are set to continue. On Sunday it was 85°F during the peak of the heatwave. More...

Free wi-fi service plans axed
PROPOSALS to launch a free wi-fi service in Burnham-On-Sea have been scrapped by town councillors. At a meeting on Tuesday evening (July 10th), councillors on the Town Projects Committee decided not to proceed with the plans as being uneconomical. More...

Libary decision due in October
THE future of closure-threatened Highbridge Library will be announced in October, Somerset County Council has announced this week. Members of the 'Save Highbridge Library' campaign face a long wait for the final news on its fate, it was confirmed this week by the authority. More...

Healing weekend set to return
THOUSANDS of visitors from across the UK are expected to visit East Huntspill near Burnham-On-Sea this weekend when a popular healing festival returns. Now in its tenth year, The Healing Weekend will be held on July 13th-15th at Secret World Wildlife Rescue. More...

Day-long hymnathon planned
WEST Huntspill Church will be holding a Hymnathon this Saturday (14th July) when hundreds of hymns will be sung during the day. The event, at St Peter and All Hallows Church in West Huntspill, will see the organist and choirs singing the first verse of every hymn. More...

Grass fire started by fly-tipper
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a grass and hedge fire in East Brent on Monday evening (July 9th), caused by a fly tipper setting some rubbish alight. One appliance from Burnham-On-Sea was called out at 5pm to the blaze in a field just off the A38 in the village of East Brent. More...

German visitors welcomed
DOZENS of visitors from Burnham-On-Sea's German twin town have been formally welcomed to the town by the Mayor and Mayoress this week. Bill and Frances Hancock met the group of 33 people from Fritzlar at a Mayor's reception ceremony held at The Oaktree in Highbridge on Monday night. More...

Burnham vet is 'outstanding'
BLAKE Vets surgeries in Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater have both received 'Outstanding Client Service Awards' from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). This makes them one of very few practices in the area to receive the top level of this award - quite an accomplishment! More...

National success for archer
A YOUNG Burnham-On-Sea archery enthusiast is celebrating success after winning a national competition. Molly Joyce and her brother Darragh Joyce competed at the Junior National Archery Competition, held at Lilleshall in Shropshire, over the past July weekend. More...

Solar farm seeks investors
LOCAL people and organisations could help Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Weston-super-Mare generate their own green energy and create a multi-million funding pot for community projects by investing in a local energy company, Burnham-On-Sea and Weston Energy CIC. More...

Travellers arrive at Apex Park
A GROUP of travellers left a Burnham-On-Sea car park on Monday but a new group arrived on land at the entrance to Apex Park. The seven traveller vehicles left the parking area at the back of the B&M store where they had been pitched up since the middle of last week. But two vans were then seen at Apex. More...

Barclays defends branch closure
BURNHAM-On-Sea’s branch of Barclays Bank is set to close down this autumn after the company claimed that just 179 customers use it regularly for over-the-counter banking. As we first reported last week, the branch in Burnham's Victoria Street will shut for the final time on Friday October 19th. More...

Hospital garden party success
A DAY of blue skies and bright sunshine ensured The Friends of Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital's fundraising garden party was a big success on Sunday (July 8th). The second annual event was held in the hospital grounds with a wide range of attractions set up for visitors. More...

Lost an engagement ring?
BURNHAM-On-Sea's jetty team hope to reunite an engagement ring with its owner. The ring, pictured here, was found lying on the town's jetty on Sunday afternoon (July 8th). A walker came across the item and handed it and the town's jetty office, from where it can be claimed. More...

Panto Society celebrates wins
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Pantomime Society is celebrating winning a host of awards at the recent Cinderella Awards which shine a spotlight on the region's best drama productions. The group acheived 12 nominations - including Best Theatre design for Mo Cooper. More...

Rescue services day at Brean
CROWDS of people flocked to a rescue services day at Brean Leisure Park on Saturday (July 7th). The event was held to celebrate the work of our local emergency services, and many of Burnham's rescue services attended. They included Burnham's RNLI, Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue. More...

Speedway halted by football
THE England football team's progression into the World Cup semi-finals has prompted the Somerset Rebels speedway team to postpone their scheduled league match against King's Lynn this coming Wednesday. Debbie Hancock made the announcement after Saturday's win over Sweden. More...

New gig rowing boat unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP and Mayor unveiled a new boat when the town's Gig Rowing Club held a special ceremony on the town's beach on Saturday (July 7th). The new wooden racing gig, named 'Brue' to give it a clear local connection to the river, was named by Rev Sharon Eldergill. More...

Life-saving defib gets installed
A NEW community defibrillator has been uneviled in West Huntspill. The Parish Council and various residents have worked together to provide the life-saving equipment in the village. West Huntspill Parish Council initially decided to investigate installing it earlier this year. More...

Crews called to property fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea's firefighters were called to tackle a property fire in Bridgwater on Saturday evening (July 7th). Fire engines from Bridgwater, Taunton and Burnham-On-Sea were all sent to Eastwood Close in Bridgwater at 9pm following reports of a property fire. More...

Fans celebrate England win
FOOTBALL fans in Burnham-On-Sea were celebrating on Saturday afternoon after England reached the World Cup semi-finals. Fans packed into pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea to watch England take on Sweden, winning the game 2-0. There were wild celebrations on the final whistle. More...

Crews called to 'cries for help'
CREWS from Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue were called to Brean Down today (Saturday) after a walker reported hearing 'cries for help' from the rocks. BARB's hovercraft was tasked at 12.30pm by Coastguards with searching the shoreline. More...

CCTV installed at town car park
A NEW hi-tech CCTV camera system has this week been installed at a Burnham-On-Sea seafront car park in a bid to crackdown on the ongoing issue of ’boy racers’. The new infra-red cameras were installed on Friday (July 6th) by Sedgemoor District Council at the entrance to the car park on The Esplanade. More...

Dismay at bank closure news
BURNHAM-On-Sea’s branch of Barclays Bank is set to close down this autumn, it has been announced this week. The branch in Victoria Street will close for the final time on Friday October 19th, becoming the latest in a string of big name banks to shut in Burnham during recent years. More...

Fire at distribution centre
FIRE crews from Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea and Taunton were called to tackle a small blaze at the Morrisons supermarket distribution centre in Bridgwater on Friday evening (July 6th). Fire crews from Bridgwater, Burnham and Taunton attended the incident shortly after 5pm. More...

Today: Rescue services day
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue services will be among the groups attending a rescue services day in Brean today (Saturday July 7th). The event, at Brean Leisure Park, is open to everyone, and will celebrate the work of our local emergency services. The event starts at 10am and runs until 4pm. More...

Town NHS art exhibition opens
IN the week that the NHS is celebrating its 70th anniversray, Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church has unveiled a new exhibition focussed on the NHS. Called '70x7', it is an exploration of the NHS and its qualities by local author and artist Dave Eldergill. More...

Centre marks NHS milestone
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre staff have marked the 70th anniversary of the NHS this week with a special drop-in sesion for patients and visitors. The event saw complimentary tea, coffee and cakes given out by members of the centre's Patient Participation Group. More...

Town centre bank set to close
BURNHAM-On-Sea’s branch of Barclays Bank is set to close down this autumn, it has been announced today (Friday). The branch in Victoria Street will close for the final time on Friday October 19, becoming the latest in a string of big name banks to shut in Burnham-On-Sea during recent years. More...

Residents air housing concerns
SCORES of angry residents crowded into a public meeting on Thursday night (July 5th) to air their concerns about a controversial scheme to build more than 120 new homes on a public field next to Highbridge's Lakeside housing development. A heated debate took place at the Town Council Chambers. More...

Rescued otter recovering well
AN OTTER cub rescued earlier this year by Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers from Secret World Wildlife Rescue has been returned to the charity’s centre to continue its recovery with another otter. The otter, affectionately named by carers as 'Amore', was rescued. More...

Burnham garden party planned
THE Friends of Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital are holding a fundraising garden party this Sunday (July 8th). The second annual event in the hospital grounds gets underway at 2pm and is open to all - with a wide range of attractions available. More...

Rainbow Run entries now open
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI is bringing back its fundraising Rainbow Run to the town's beach this summer. Registration is open here for the popular annual event, which will be held on August 12th at 2pm. The 3.5km run will start at Burnham jetty and then takes participants on a run. More...

Golden day for town gymnasts
A GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge gymnasts are celebrating this week after several golden wins at a regional competition. Monarchs Gymnastics Club were invited to take part in The City of Bristol Acrobatic Gymnastics Open competition where they achieved wins. More...

MP proposes car parking changes
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has this week proposed that changes are needed to the town's Pier Street car park to prevent travellers from pitching up there amid ongoing problems. Seven caravans and vehicles are occupying coach and vehicle parking spaces at the rear of B&M supermarket. More...

29 new flats are opposed
REVISED plans to turn Highbridge's former Canal House site into this modern development of 29 flats have been opposed by town councillors this week. At a meeting of the council's Planning Applications committee on Wednesday (July 4th), members lodged an objection against the revised scheme. More...

Dismay over town flower thefts
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shop's owners have expressed their dismay at thieves stealing flowers from planters in the High Street. Richard and Jax Gardiner-White, pictured, who run Gardiner Whites greengrocers, have been trying to keep the planters colourful. More...

Travellers face legal action
SEDGEMOOR District Council has begun legal action to move a new group of three travellers in Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park at the back of B&M. It comes after a large group of traveller vehicles vacated the Pier Street Car Park on Monday, as reported here. More...

Local beaches given clean-up
BERROW and Brean Beaches have been given a deep clean this week as volunteers from Southern Co-op were out in force with Somerset Wildlife Trust. The Somerset beach was the second of five to be overhauled as Southern Co-op has planned a series of beach cleans. More...

Tonight: Lakeside homes event
A PUBLIC consultation evening is to be held tonight (Thursday July 5th) by the firm behind controversial plans to build 130 homes on land next to the current Lakeside housing development in Highbridge. Tonight's meeting will take place from 7pm-8.30pm and all are welcome to join in. More...

Beach lifeguards go on duty
RNLI lifeguards will be back on Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches from this weekend for the summer season. They will be on the two beaches daily from 10am until 6pm to provide safety patrols over the summer from 7th July until 9th September. More...

Fire crews rescue stuck horse
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Bridgwater fire crews were called to East Huntspill on Wednesday evening (July 4th) to rescue a horse stuck in a ditch. One crew from Burnham-On-Sea was sent to the scene shortly before 8pm alongside a second team from Bridgwater. More...

Body of man found in flat
POLICE say the body of a man was found at a seafront flat in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday afternoon (July 2nd). Several police vehicles and officers wearing forensic suits were seen at the front of Steart House on Monday afternoon, as pictured here. The incident is not suspicious, say Police. More...

Fans celebrate football win
FOOTBALL fans in Burnham-On-Sea celebrated England reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday night (July 3rd). Fans had crowded into pubs in the town centre to watch England's new generation of players end the World Cup penalty jinx that has been there for many years. More...

Town rock band wins contest
BURNHAM-On-Sea rock band 'Some Villains' have been chosen to play at the Pilton Party music event after winning the final of the 'Pilton Party Auditions' competition last Saturday, impressing a panel of judges including Glastonbury Festival's well-known founder Michael Eavis. More...

Home care service launches
A NEW personalised home care service is set to launch in Burnham-On-Sea today (Wednesday, July 4th) when a special open day event will be held for local people to find out more. The 'My Willows' open day is being held at The Lighthouse Inn in Burnham-On-Sea from 11am– 4pm. More...

Library funding concern raised
CONCERNS have been raised this week over a Town Council proposal to earmark £15,000 of funding into Highbridge Library to save it from closure. During a Burnham and Highbridge Town Council meeting on Monday evening (July 2nd), councillors discussed proposals. More...

Last call for Civic Award nominees
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is inviting nominations for the towns' annual Civic Awards until the end of this week. The awards are handed to local people who are deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the community over the past year in the towns. More..

New kitchen showroom opens
A NEW kitchens showroom has been opened in Highbridge this week. Walrow Kitchens and Somerset Worktops have extended and updated their showroom display to show a wider range of the kitchen cabinets and solid surface worktops they manufacture at their factory. More...

Shop suffers £15k of fire damage
A HIGHBRIDGE town centre shop has been left with an estimated £15,000-£20,000 of damage after a motorbike fire spread to the building on Monday. Four TVs were destroyed, along with the whole of shopfront of Mike Jones TV Services in Highbridge's Church Street after a BMW motorbike burst into flames. More...

Travellers leave town car park
A LARGE group of travellers pitched up in Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park left the town on Monday evening (July 1st) with a trail of litter left behind. The group, comprising almost 20 vehicles, had arrived in The Esplanade car park next to B&M early on Sunday. More...

Heatwave is set to continue
THE Burnham-On-Sea area is set to swelter for another two weeks, forecasters say, as water companies urge customers to use less water. Forecasters predict high pressure will continue throughout the next two weeks, "bringing plenty more very warm sunshine." More...

Brent Knoll concert raises £500
MEMBERS of The Siobhan Johnson Singers, Brent Knoll School and Burnham Youth Choir joined forces for a unique 'Summer Nights' concert in Brent Knoll on Saturday, raising over £500 for the village's school. An audience of over 100 people attended. More...

MP welcomes Heathrow boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week welcomed the approval of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, saying it will help to improve transport links in our area. Approval was given in Parliament last Monday when the plans were approved. More...

Couple marks 60th anniversary
A WELL-known Burnham-On-Sea couple has celebrated their diamond anniversary. Barry and Ann Popham marked the special milestone with a celebration meal with 48 friends at Brent House at the weekend. Barry, 82, and Ann, 81, receievd a card from The Queen. More...

Bike blaze shuts A38, damages shop
THESE were the dramatic scenes in Highbridge this morning (Monday) after a motorbike burst into flames, causing the closure of the A38 and damaging a shop front. Fire crews were called to the blaze in Church Street, just outside the Mike Jones TV shop, at 10am. More...

Travellers arrive at car park
A LARGE group of travellers vehicles pitched up in Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park on Sunday evening (July 1st) - the latest in a series of visits this summer. The group arrived in the Esplanade car park next to B&M early on Sunday evening and are occupying scores of spaces
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Stolen flares cause night search
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police, RNLI lifeboat crews and Coastguards were called out early on Sunday morning (July 1st) after several distress flares had been set off into the night sky. Crews were called out at 1.07am after several people contacted the Coastguard and Police, having seen the flares. More...

Heatwave prompts beach call-outs
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Coastguards and BARB hovercraft teams were called out multiple times on Saturday (June 20th) as the heatwave led to extra people flocking to local beaches. Crews were called to Brean four separate times on Saturday for incidents involving people enjoying the hot weather
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Dozens join Forces Day parade
DOZENS of people from local service charities and cadet groups took part in a parade through Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (June 30th) to mark Armed Forces Day. Crowds lined the route of the parade, as pictured here, applauding those taking part while waving Union Jacks. More...

Picnic In The Park today!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's season of outdoor concerts continues with Picnic In The Park today (Sunday). Picnic In The Park will be held from 12.30pm until 5.15pm with Vero Neka Big Band, Little Secrets, the superb local group Drop The Mic and Elodie all playing during the afternoon. More...

Duo short-listed for top award
A BURNHAM dog owner and her pet have been short-listed for a prestigious award, following up on an accolade they won at Crufts. Vanessa Holbrow and her re-homed Border Terrier, called Sir Jack Spratticus, have been short-listed in the first annual Animal Star Awards. More...

Two lambs rescued from river
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews have helped to resue two lambs stranded in a river. Crews were called to Puriton Hill in Puriton at 9.07pm on Friday evening (June 29th) to a report of a sheep and two lambs stuck in the water. One fire appliance from Bridgwater. More...

'Bin crew issues due to Brexit'
SOMERSET'S refuse collection firm has said it is struggling to recruit crews due to Brexit and competition from the nuclear build at Hinkley Point. Keir, which carries out bin collections for Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) said it has daily staff shortages. More...

Armed forces parade planned
A PARADE of local service charities and cadet groups will take place through Burnham-On-Sea town centre today (Saturday, June 30th) to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade along the High Street will be followed by a flag-raising ceremony at the town flag pole. More...

RNLI called to 'boat in distress'
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI crews were called out at just after 5pm on Friday (June 29th) to investigate reports of a fishing boat in distress at the northern end of Stert Island. The D-Class lifeboat Burnham Reach was launched and the crew of three set off to investigate. More...

Tiny abandoned owl rescued
A BRAVE little owl that was abandoned on a building site is getting his strength back after help from Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. The owl was spotted by a security guard at Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton, covered in flies with no parents around. More...

Boris comments 'not helpful'
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has this week said that foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s recent comments about business were "not helpful." At an event for EU diplomats in London last week, Johnson is reported to have replied "f**k business" about Brexit. More...

Smoke plume seen near Brean
LARGE plumes of smoke were seen by residents in Brean on Thursday (June 28th) during an apparent fire at Uphill nature reserve. Both Avon Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service say they had not been attended. More...

Rotary Club appoints President
BURNHAM-On-Sea Rotary Club has a new President this week following the group's annual handover. David Underwood handed over the President's chain to Ashley Edwards during a ceremony at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club on Thursday evening (June 28th). More...

Photos: Morris men on seafront
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront played host to a special performance by a group of Morris Men on Thursday evening (June 28th). The Chalice Morris Men performed a display of their traditional music and dancing on Burnham's Esplanade for spectators during the event. More...

Author visits town Moose lodge
BURNHAM-On-Sea author Damien Boyd was the guest speaker at this week's meeting of the town's Moose Lodge. Damien Boyd's new eighth novel, called Dead Lock, which is an intriguing investigation tale about abduction and murder set in Burnham, went on sale on in May. More...

Head shave to boost charity
TWO Burnham-On-Sea residents are taking part in a sponsored head shave today (Friday) for a town charity. Graeme and Charlie Finch will lose their locks during the fundraiser for Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue at Lowe's Barber Shop in Burnham High Street. More...

Driver driver jailed for over 7 years
A 35-year-old Highbridge man has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after being convicted of dangerous driving. Christopher Harris of Walrow in Highbridge, admitted fatally injuring his partner on 20th January on the Burnham Road. He was driving a vehicle which collided with 34-year-old Laura Biss and she died from her injuries. More...

B&M site goes on sale at £6m
THE site of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront B&M store has gone on sale this week for £6million. There is no question of the B&M store closing, but the freehold of the site has been placed on the market by the current owners, The Pension Protection Fund. The prominent site occupies 3.65 acres of the seafront. More...

Tea rooms plan wins go-ahead
PLANS to open a new seafront tea rooms and shop in Burnham-On-Sea have been given the final go-ahead this week. The Round Tower guesthouse has requested 'a change of use' for part of the building for the introduction of a kiosk and shop plus tea room and dining area. More...

Morris dancers set to perform
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront will play host to a special performance by a group of Morris Men today (Thursday, June 28th). The Chalice Morris Men will be performing a display of their traditional music and dancing on Burnham jetty at 7.45pm. Visitors are welcome. More...

Water back after mains burst
OVER 400 homes in Brent Knoll, Rooksbridge and the surrounding area were left with low water pressure and a school closed following a water mains burst. Brent Knoll School sent home its pupils on Wednesday after it was left with no water supplies in the extreme heat. More...

Musical comes to town theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will host a musical this July inspired by the world’s greatest love story. Local drama group Re-ACT presents West Side Story, a "timeless narrative that follows the journey of star-crossed lovers that dare to dream." It's open to all. More...

Choirs together for concert
THE Siobhan Johnson Singers, Brent Knoll School and Burnham Youth Choir will be performing at a 'Summer Nights' concert in Brent Knoll this Saturday (30th June) as a fundraising event for Brent Knoll School. This is the first time all three have joined together. More...

Water mains burst hits 400 homes
OVER 400 homes in Brent Knoll, Rooksbridge and the surrounding area were left with low water pressure and one school closed following a water mains burst. Brent Knoll School sent home its pupils at lunchtime on Wednesday after it was left with no water supplies in the extreme heat. More...

Takeaway owner prosecuted
THE owner of a Burnham-On-Sea Chinese takeaway has been prosecuted for eight food hygiene offences. Wai Tung Lee, who runs China Garden in Abingdon Street, has been fined £320 with costs of £200 by magistrates. The court also imposed a hygiene prohibition order. More...

Residents reassured over homes
SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week reassured Highbridge residents that the potential sale of a public field to make room for a huge proposed new housing development will be 'subject to a full public consultation exercise'. We have previously reported that 130 homes are earmarked for the site. More...

Beach users enjoy hottest day
THE Burnham-On-Sea area experienced its hottest day of 2018 so far on Tuesday (June 26th) as the heatwave continues. Thermometers in Burnham reached 30.1°C (86.1°C) at 4.20pm during Tuesday afternoon. And overnight the lowest temperature was a warm 11.5°C. More...

Volunteer raises over £10,000
A DEDICATED volunteer who has raised over £10,000 to keep Burnham's tourist information centre running has been thanked during the group's AGM this week. Margaret Fielder was thanked for her work in organising book and plant sales plus regular raffles for BIARS. More...

New Mayor's Cadet appointed
THE Mayor of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has this week appointed his official Cadet for the year. Jade Larkin, who is member of the local Air Training Corps, has been chosen by Mayor Bill Hancock and Mayoress Frances Hancock in the RAF's 100th year. More...

Former MP visits Brownies
BURNHAM-On-Sea's former MP Tessa Munt has taken part in a unique question and answer session with young local voters of the future. She was invited to be the special guest at a Burnham-On-Sea Brownies meeting this week, held at the town's Methodist Church. More...

Brean to host biker weekend
BREAN'S Holiday Resort Unity will be holding its first Biker Weekend, which will also be open to the general public for those wishing to enter as day visitors. The weekend opens on Friday 29th June in the afternoon and runs through until the morning of Monday 2nd July. More...

Musical comes to town theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will host a musical this July inspired by the world’s greatest love story. Local drama group Re-ACT presents West Side Story, a "timeless narrative that follows the journey of star-crossed lovers that dare to dream" that is sure to be popular. More...

Apology follows M5 closure
HIGHWAYS England has apologised after the M5 motorway was shut for several hours on Tuesday (June 26th) after botched overnight resurfacing work went wrong because of the hot weather. The M5 was closed between Weston and Burnham during the rush hour. More...

Under-age gambling checks
PUBS, clubs and bars in Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge, Brean and Berrow are being inspected in a crackdown on under-age gambling. Sedgemoor District Council's Licensing Team and the Gambling Commission have begun a series of checks across the area before the summer holidays. More...

Area swelters on hottest day
THE Burnham-On-Sea area experienced its hottest day of the year so far on Monday (June 25th) as the heatwave continues. Temperatures in Burnham reached 28.1°C (82.5°C) at 4.30pm during Monday afternoon. And overnight the lowest temperature was a muggy 11.6°C. More...

Driver gets a shock on beach
A FRESH warning to motorists about parking on local beaches has been issued after the owner of this car at Brean got a scare at the weekend. The owner of the vehicle had parked on the beach near Brean Cove before wandering off to watch the Weston Air Show when he got a shock. More...

BAY centre boost data security
THE Burnham Area Youth Centre in Burnham-On-Sea has been given a boost from a town centre shop. Like many charities and businesses, the BAY Centre has been modifying its data to ensure compliance with the new nationwide GDPR regulations that were recently introduced. More...

Tiny birds given some 'TLC'
TWO goldcrest fledglings - complete with their nest - who were presented by a cat to its owner are being looked after by wildlife carers from Burnham-On-Sea. Aamazingly, the chicks were found to be unharmed after being brought to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. More...

Ambulance station open day
BURNHAM-On-Sea ambulance station will open its doors to the public for a family open day during July. South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) is holding its first Burnham open day at the station in Love Lane (TA8 1EU) on Sunday 15th July during the daytime. More...

Three hurt in overnight crash
THREE people were taken to hospital after a crash in the early hours of Monday morning (June 25th). Fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and Taunton were called to a two-vehicle collision at Somerset Care Sedgemoor Community Services at 1.20am. More...

Travellers move to Highbridge
A NEW group of travellers comprising of three caravans has pitched up on the Bank Street Car Park in Highbridge. This is a different group than the travellers who were at Pier Street in Burnham-On-Sea last week. Sedgemoor's Legal team served notice on the group. More...

Record crowds for air show
RECORD crowds flocked to Brean Down over the weekend to watch the world-famous Red Arrows and other leading planes soar across local skies for the annual Weston Air Show. Crowds of spectators headed to Brean Down to get a close-up view of the planes as they streaked across the blue skies. More...

500 finish 205-mile cycle race
OVER 500 cyclists headed into Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening (June 23rd) for the 10th annual Chase The Sun cycling challenge. The popular event involved the cyclists riding from sunrise to sunset from coast to coast, east to west, across Britain during the one day. More...

Car crashes into ditch at Brean
THE driver of this vehicle lost control and ended up in a ditch in Brean at the weekend. The Renault was left off road on Saturday following the incident in Weston Road. There were not believed to be any serious injuries. Police tape was placed around the vehicle after the incident. More...

Golf charity day announced
A FUNDRAISING charity golf day is set to be held at Brean Golf Club in July for a Burnham-On-Sea charity. The Charity Golf Day will be held on Friday July 13th at the golf club with a 10am shotgun start. The cost of £70 per team includes 18 holes of golf and a carvery meal. More...

Final call for bloom entries
BUSINESSES and home owners across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have just a few days remaining to enter the town's annual Burnham In Bloom competition. This year's Burnham in Bloom contest has 16 categories to enter for residents and businesses. More...

Fire destroys £20k classic car
THIS 91 year-old classic car worth up to £20,000 has been destroyed in a deliberate blaze near Burnham-On-Sea. Paul Anderson, owner of the 1927 Chevrolet Saloon AA, says he is "devastated" by the loss of the vehicle during a 5.30am break-in and fire at Darkside Customs on Saturday (June 23rd). More...

Crews rescue man from rhyne
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews rescued a man stuck in waist-deep water in a rhyne early this morning (Sunday, June 24th). Crews were called to Brean Road in Lympsham at 2.15am where the man was in diffculty. Fire engines from Weston and Burnham were sent. More...

Bikers head to Burnham today
OVER 150 motorcyclists will roar into Burnham-On-Sea today (Sunday, June 24th) when one of the region's biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle events heads into the town. Westland's Vintage Motorcycle Club will hold its annual Coast to Coast Run. More...

Park's boost for rescue groups
BURNHAM-On-Sea's three marine rescue organisations have been handed with donations this week by Brean Leisure Park to thank them to thank them for attending the recent Somerset Day Fayre. Representatives from the park and Holiday Resort Unity presented cheques. More...

Brean golf event raises £5,000
THE 28th annual Sports Celebrity Am took place last week at Brean Golf Club with 23 teams heading to the fairways. The event, hosted by Brean Leisure Park, boosted the Injured Jockeys Fund and St Margaret's Hospice, with more than £5,000 being raised. More...

Air show fun continues today
THE world-famous Red Arrows and other planes will take to local skies this weekend during the annual Weston Air Show. The event begins on Saturday June 23rd and continues on Sunday June 24th, featuring a number of famous aviation names. We have all the times. More...

Burnham fire crews at blaze
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters have tackled a blaze this morning (Saturday, June 23rd) which badly damaged a building and a vehicle. Fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar and Taunton were called out at 5.38am to a fire at Manor Farm, Bristol Road in Tarnock. More...

Hecklers interrupt live radio show
HEATED national political debate came to Highbridge on Friday evening (June 22nd) when BBC Radio 4 broadcast a live episode of 'Any Questions' from the town's Community Hall. Brexit, Donald Trump, NHS funding and the use of mobile phones in schools were among the controversial topics covered. More...

Travellers: Legal action begins
SEDGEMOOR District Council has begun legal action to get a group of travellers moved from Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park. Eight vehicles, including four large caravans, are pitched up in the Esplanade car park near to the town's B&M supermarket, as pictured here. More...

700 cyclists in Burnham today
700 cyclists will be heading into Burnham-On-Sea this evening (Saturday) for the 10th annual Chase The Sun cycling challenge. The popular event involves the cyclists riding from sunrise to sunset from coast to coast across Britain over a distance of over 200 miles. More...

Travellers pitch up at car park
POLICE were called to Burnham-On-Sea's seafront car park after a group of travellers pitched up last night (Thursday). Six vehicles, including three lage caravans, arrived in the Esplanade car park near to the town's seafront B&M store, as pictured here, during the evening. More...

Last BBC radio seats available
BBC Radio 4 is set to broadcast its national politics show 'Any Questions' from Highbridge this evening - and a few final tickets are available for residents to be in the audience. The show, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, will be aired from Highbridge Community Hall tonight. More...

Person in mud sparks call-out
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards, Police and fire crews were called to the town's beach on Thursday (June 21st) after a walker reported that a person may be in difficulty in the mud. Crews were called out at 7.37pm after a member of public was concerned for the welfare of the person. More...

700 cyclists head to Burnham
700 cyclists will be heading into Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (June 23rd) for the 10th annual Chase The Sun cycling challenge. The popular event involves the cyclists riding from sunrise to sunset from coast to coast across Britain over a distance of over 200 miles. More...

Photos: Baby swan rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers from Secret World Wildlife Rescue have rescued a baby swan that was attacked by a seagull. The cygnet, one of a brood of five, was still with its parents on the Dunwear Ponds when the gull attacked it and left it with a nasty head wound. More...

Bonfire ban approved for town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is to ban bonfires on its allotments as part of a new environmental policy agreed this week. Members of the council’s Policy and Finance Committee have proposed the ban after complaints from residents about the fires. More...

Glasto boss spotted in town
GLASTONBURY Festival boss Michael Eavis was spotted enjoying a walk along Burnham-On-Sea seafront last night (Wednesday) as he made the most of the 'fallow year' for the festival. The world's biggest music festival would usually be taking place this week but it's a fallow year. More...

Food festival duo celebrate win
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival are celebrating after scoping the top award at the region's premier food and drink awards. eat:Burnham has won the award for 'Best Food and Farmers Market' at the Western Daily Press Food and Farming Awards. More...

Red Arrows to fly into area
THE world-famous Red Arrows and other planes will take to local skies this weekend during the annual Weston Air Show. The event begins on Saturday June 23rd and continues on Sunday June 24th, featuring a number of famous aviation names. We have all the times. More...

Council defends media policy
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has this week defended its media policy after concerns were raised by a local newspaper. At a meeting on Monday (June 18th), the Council’s Policy and Finance Committee voted unanimously to adopt the revised guidelines. More...

Formula 1 star visits speedway
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge speedway fans attending Wednesday's Somerset Rebels home meeting got to meet two World champions. With resident club number one Jason Doyle leading the Rebels into action, his compatriot Mark Webber, multiple F1 GP winner. More...

New barber shop opens in town
A NEW barber shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. Well-known local barber Michael Lowe has opened his new premises, Lowe’s Barber Shop, in the town's High Street this month opposite Boots and Superdrug. "It’s an exciting venture," he said. More...

MP urges travellers law change
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has joined forces with dozens of other MPs to encourage the Government to adopt the Irish law on travellers as part of the ongoing consultation. If this law is implemented, deliberate trespassing would become a criminal offence in the eyes of the Police. More...

Youth club in volunteer plea
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youth club says its future could be in jeopardy unless it can find new volunteers. The Zone Youth Club, based at the Bay Centre in Burnham-On-Sea's Cassis Close, needs to find extra helpers to help with fundraising and operations as soon as possible. More...

Call for Civic Award nominees
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is inviting nominations for the towns' annual Civic Awards. The awards are handed to local people who are deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the community and will be presented at the Annual Civic Service this autumn. More...

Speedway fans in for a treat
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge speedway fans attending tonight's Somerset Rebels home meeting (Wednesday) are advised to bring their autograph books, as there will not be just one World champion in attendance but TWO! Jason Doyle and Mark Webber will be there. More...

MP welcomes project approval
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has this week welcomed the new that the town's £1.6m Burnham Evolution Project has taken a step foward. As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported, the project's Business Plan was approved by town councillors on Monday evening. More...

Apex holds drop-in afternoon
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being encouraged to get involved with the Friends of Apex Park. The group, which oversees the popular Highbridge park, is organising a drop-in afternoon on 4th July. The Friends of Apex Park is a voluntary group that is seeking help. More...

Missing Amy found safe & well
POLICE say a missing teenage girl has been found safe and well after an appeal for help. Police had issued an appeal to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to help find missing teenage girl Amy Miles. They believed the 16 year-old could be in the area and sought help. More...

£1.6m project gets go-ahead
A MAJOR new £1.6million project that aims to "breathe new life" into Burnham-On-Sea seafront and other parts of the town centre with a number of changes has taken a major step forward this week. At a special meeting on Monday, councillors unanimously approved the Business Plan. More...

New High Street shop opens
A NEW frozen food store opens in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Called 'Freeze Land', the new shop has opened in Burnham High Street, next to Bargain Booze, and opposite The Railway pub. Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, owner Malav Desai explains the reason for opening. More...

60 people attend homes event
OVER 60 residents attended a public consultation event in Highbridge on Monday (June 18th) where controversial plans went on show for 130 new homes. As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, Toni Hammick plans to transform a publicly-owned field into the housing complex. More...

Town band in action Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band will be performing 'A Jolly Good Night Out' when they return to the town's theatre this weekend. The performance at The Princess Theatre will be held at 7.45pm on Saturday 23rd June. Ellis Holt will conduct the band in the weekend show. More...

Video: Tractor run success!
OVER 30 farmers from across the Burnham-On-Sea area headed out on a fundraising tractor run in aid of a local community group this month. The tractors headed off in convoy across the Somerset Levels, raising funds for Music for the Memory, an independent local group. More...

Musical comes to town theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will host a musical this July inspired by the world’s greatest love story. Local drama group Re-ACT presents West Side Story, a "timeless narrative that follows the journey of star-crossed lovers that dare to dream," says a spokesperson. More...

Plans for 130 homes on show
PLANS for a controversial new development of 130 homes in Highbridge are set to go on show at a public consultation event in the town today (Monday). As we first reported, local property developer Toni Hammick plans to transform a publicly-owned field. More...

Carnival entries set to open
THE application window to take part in the 2018 Guy Fawkes carnival processions is set to open on Sunday 1st July. With the start of the season just under 20 weeks away, entrants will be enable to take part in the carnivals by simply completing an online entry form. More...

Parkrun celebrates third year
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge parkrun marked its third birthday at the weekend with a record turnout of 400 runners. There were plenty of colourful fancy dress costumes among the entrants, as pictured here, who enjoyed cakes afterwards to mark the special milestone. More...

Music marathon raises £1,000
OVER £1,000 was raised for a Highbridge church when it held a live music marathon on Saturday (June 16th). St John's Church organised the day-long event through the day with a steady stream of members of the public and musicians dropping in and supporting the event. More...

Kids tennis courses announced
WITH the build-up to Wimbledon underway, Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club has announced a series of courses aimed at encouraging local children into the sport. The club, based in The Grove, is holding eight courses over the summer months that are open to all youngsters 4-11. More...

Local bands 'Sat In A Field'
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea bands will be taking part in a popular music festival when it returns to Cheddar this summer after a two-year break. The 'Sat In A Field Festival' runs from 3rd-5th August and will be back at its spiritual home at the foot of the Mendip Hills for the weekend. More...

Have you seen missing girl?
POLICE have issued an appeal to residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to help find a missing teenage girl. Officers believe Amy Miles, 16, could be in the area and they are asking anyone who sees her to get in contact. Police say they are greatly concerned for her welfare. More...

New Co-Op store plan delayed
PLANS for a new Co-Op store in Highbridge on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham Road have been delayed, it has emerged. The supermarket giant said last year that it planned to open its new convenience store in 'summer 2018', and advertising boards at the site confirmed this
. More...

Actresses head back to stage
BURNHAM-On-Sea actors Clare Hunter and Felicity Berry are performing the classic 'Singin' in the Rain' at The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater this month. Felicity and Clare are no strangers to the stage, both coming from families with performance backgrounds. More...

Have your say on 111 service
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being asked for their views on using the county’s 111 non-emergency phone line. The county’s independent health and care champion Healthwatch Somerset is asking people to share their experiences of using the service in the survey. More...

Local referendum date announced
A LOCAL referendum is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge this autumn when residents will be able to vote on whether a proposed new Neighbourhood Plan is adopted. The local referendum is to be held on September 20th when thousands of local people will be able to have their say. More...

Bike nights restart in Burnham
A SERIES of weekly fundraising bike nights has started in Burnham-On-Sea this month. Community group 'Bike Knights' has launched its summer of bike displays at the Lighthouse pub in Burnham, which run until September. They are held every Tuesday from 6-9pm. More...

Holiday park sale price is cut
A BREAN beach holiday park which has put up for sale has been reduced in price to £895,000 this week, providing a rare chance to buy a tourism business in the village. Specialist business property firm Christie & Co has been instructed to sell Lazy Days and a new price has now been set. More...

Lions boost for Berrow Scouts
BERROW Scout Group has received a funding boost this week from Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club. Representatives from the town's Lions Club visited the Cubs and Beavers of 1st Berrow Scout Group this week to present them with a cheque for £300 towards camping. More...

Plans for 130 homes go on show
PLANS for a major development of 130 new homes in Highbridge are set to go on show at a public consultation event on Monday (June 18th). As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, local property developer Toni Hammick plans to transform a field into a new development of 'affordable' homes. More...

Video: Gig rowers are 'rescued'
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea gig rowers were 'rescued' during a training exercise with lifeboat crews this week. Burnham-On-Sea Gig Rowing Club and Burnham RNLI teamed up for the joint casualty extraction exercise. One had hypothermia, the other a broken leg in the exercise. More...

Join day-long music marathon
A HIGHBRIDGE church is to hold a day-long live music marathon this weekend to raise funds. St John's Church is holding the day-long event through the day on Saturday (June 16th) with members of the public encouraged to drop in and listen to the local acts. More...

World Cup Police patrols begin
POLICE in the Burnham-On-Sea area are running extra high-visibility and covert patrols aimed at targeting drink and drug drivers throughout the World Cup football tournament. Officers are encouraging people across the Burnham area to drink responsibly. More...

'Glasto Brean' this weekend!
THE Beachcomber in Brean is hosting its very own mini festival this weekend (June 15th – 17th). 'Glasto Brean' features live music, fun and games, children’s activities and food vendors from 12 noon onwards at The Beachcomber in Brean over the three days with entertaiment for all. More...

Bike nights restart in Burnham
A SERIES of weekly fundraising bike nights has started in Burnham-On-Sea this month. Community group 'Bike Knights' has launched its summer of bike displays at the Lighthouse pub in Burnham, which run until September. They are held every Tuesday from 6-9pm. More...

Injured hedgehog is released
A HEDGEHOG that was badly injured by a garden strimmer last year has been released back into the wild after spending seven months recovering at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. The hedgehog, named Hetty by charity staff, lost several spines. More...

IBM closes down in Highbridge
A MAJOR employer on a Highbridge business park is closing its premises this month. The IBM technical centre in Hoopers Close on the Isleport Business Park is shutting, it has been confirmed. A spokesman for ManpowerGroup confirmed the news to Burnham-On-Sea.com. More...

Sky lanterns ban is widened
A BAN on releasing balloons and sky lanterns from council-owned land and buildings is to set to come into force on beaches and parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge. Sedgemoor District Council’s Executive has this week unanimously approved a new policy that will widens the rules. More...

Hay bales block A370 to traffic
MOTORISTS faced delays between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Wednesday afternoon (June 13th) after an accident left several large hay bales strewn across the road. The A370 was partially blocked after the hay bales came off a farm vehicle, according to several motorists. More...

£5,400 bill to move travellers
SEDGEMOOR District Council has spent more than £5,400 in the past two years removing people camping illegally on its land, it has emerged this week. The authority has published the figures and new details of its procedure for removing travellers this week for further discussion. More...

Bike nights restart in Burnham
A SERIES of weekly fundraising bike nights has started in Burnham-On-Sea this month. Community group 'Bike Knights' has launched its summer of bike displays at the Lighthouse pub in Burnham, which run until September. They are held every Tuesday from 6-9pm. More...

Comedy night boosts BOSfest
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club welcomed seven comedians for a fun-packed night of laughs to raise money for the town's BOSfest music festival. Members of the BOSfest team organised the comedy night which featured Mark Hurman, winner of a top title. More...

Library consultation final day
PEOPLE in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being urged to have their say on the future of Somerset library services before the consultation finishes today (Wednesday, 13th June). Somerset County Council says Highbridge Library could close under the costy-cutting plans. More...

New tearooms plan approved
PLANS to open a new seafront cafe and shop in Burnham-On-Sea have been given the go-ahead by town councillors this week. The Round Tower guesthouse on the North Esplanade has requested 'a change of use' for a kiosk and shop plus the new tearooms. More...

1996 crisp packet among litter
A 22 year-old crisp packet was among the rubbish collected by the volunteers from the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach during their latest clean-up on Saturday (June 9th). The group of around 30 helpers cleared the river banks along the Brue and recovered sacks of litter. More...

Hit musical Joseph in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be hosting the hit musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' this coming weekend. The talented youngsters from Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES) will be performing the well-known, popular show. More...

Mayor supports care home
A RESIDENTIAL care home in Burnham-On-Sea welcomed the town's Mayor and Mayoress when it held a special open day at the weekend. Supporters and residents at the Abbeyfield, which is located in Burnham-On-Sea's Berrow Road, gathered for a cream tea at the weekend. More...

Business grant scheme opens
FOLLOWING the success of the first two rounds of Sedgemoor District Council’s grant scheme for small and medium sized businesses, which has seen more than 25 local companies so far given a financial boost, applications are now being invited for a third round. More...

Travelodge hotel in name row
COUNCILLORS have this week expressed concerns as it emerged that a new Travelodge hotel being built in Highbridge is to be branded as 'Travelodge Burnham-On-Sea'. At a meeting of the Planning Applications Committee on Monday evening, members raised concerns about the name. More...

Wildlife plastics warning issued
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers have rescued three animals with life threatening injuries sustained by plastic materials, prompting a warning to local people. A badger, a hedgehog and a heron have been helped by Secret World over the past month, all due to plastics being used. More...

Hottest day of the year so far
THE Burnham-On-Sea area experienced its hottest day of the year so far on Monday (June 11th) as the warm weather continued. Temperatures in Burnham reached 25.8°C (78.4°C) at 4.45pm during Monday afternoon. Overnight, it was a mild and humid 12.7°C. More...

Council clarifies seafront plans
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has spoken out after some residents were left 'confused' by an announcement from Sedgemoor District Council that it will spend £55,000 on upgrading facilities along the town's seafront despite a big project also being underway. More...

Town's famous faces explored
'NOTABLE and interesting people with connections to Burnham-On-Sea' is the theme of a special history talk in the town this week. North Sedgemoor History Group is holding its final talk in the current programme of events this Wednesday 13th June in the evning at King Alfred School. More...

112 teams compete at festival
HUNDREDS of young football players headed into the Burnham-On-Sea area at the weekend when Burnbridge Wanderers hosted their fifth annual football festival at the Oaktree Arena. The event has continued to go from strength to strength with 112 teams taking part over the two days. More...

Man rescued from Brean Down
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out on Sunday (June 10th) to help a man on Brean Down who had been found semi-conscious in a bramble bush. Burnham Coastguards were tasked to help the man just after 12.15pm after the alarm was raised by a group of walkers. More...

Big crowds at open farm event
BERROW Beef & Lamb opened their farm gates to visitors on 'Open Farm Sunday' (June 10th) when visitors got a chance to see the busy world of farming up close. As well as being a fun and informative day out for all the family, the event gave visitors an opportunity. More...

Regatta winners announced
THE winners of Burnham-On-Sea's 70th Sailing Regatta have been announced after four days of races around Bridgwater Bay. The event was held over two weekends, with gig rowing and yacht races taking place in the estuary and visible to seafront walkers in Burnham. More...

Big turnout at Brean car show
OVER 2,000 people visited Brean's Beachside Holiday Park on Sunday (June 10th) for their fourth annual classic car show. Bright sunshine attracted bumper crowds to the holiday park in Coast Road where the successful event was held by Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club. More...

Brent Knoll fete hailed success
AN afternoon of great weather attracted bumper crowds to Brent Knoll on Saturday (June 9th) for a line-up of summer entertainment and fun. The village's popular summer fete had a pirate theme this year, giving visitors and organisers plenty of scope for dressing up! More...

Solar funding events this week
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents can find out about securing funding for a range of community-based low-carbon initiatives and energy-saving schemes at two drop-in events this week. Projects which develop skills and create jobs could also be eligible for the cash handouts. More...

Curling event honours Brian
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre has hosted a special indoor curling tournament in memory of a popular theatre member. Brian Saunders was a familiar face to visitors of the Burnham venue until he passed away last August. He founded the Friends. More...

£19k needed to restore stable
A NEW fundraising campaign has this week been launched to help restore a historic building in Burnham-On-Sea. The old stable outside St Andrew's Church in Burnham's Victoria Street is in need of 'urgent work' that could cost up to £19,000. The Stable is 'dilapidated'. More...

Couple celebrates with Mayor
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a surprise visit by the town's Mayor and Mayoress. Phyllis and David Spratt were congratulated by Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Frances Hancock plus Town Crier Alistair Murray. More...

Final chance to have your say!
PEOPLE in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being urged to have their say on the future of Somerset libraries services until Wednesday 13 June. Over 3,970 responses to the consultation have been received so far from across Somerset - and more are wanted. More...

70th regatta underway today
BURNHAM-On-Sea's 70th Sailing Regatta is underway this weekend with races around Bridgwater Bay. The event is being held over two weekends, with gig rowing and yacht races taking place in the estuary that are visible to seafront walkers and spectators in Burnham. More...

Join beach clean this morning
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach's latest beach clean on Saturday, June 9th. It will start at 10.00am, with volunteers meeting at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club on the South Esplanade when all will be welcome to get involved. More...

Tractor run to be held for group
FARMERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea area will be heading to a fundraising tractor run in aid of a local community group this Sunday (June 10th). The tractors will set off across the Somerset Levels, raising funds for Music for the Memory, an independent support group. More...

£55k boost for town's seafront
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront is to be given a £55,000 upgrade before the start of the summer holiday season, it has been announced this week. Sedgemoor District Council is investing £55,000 in improving facilities such as public toilets, shelters and showers. More...

Top award for swim club leader
A BURNHAM-On-Sea Swimming Club leader has been presented with a top volunteering award this week. Somerset Amateur Swimming Association has given Kelly Podbury a County Award for both Competition Secretary and Volunteer Co-ordinator roles for the county. More...

320 join sandcastle contest
MORE than 320 Scouts, Beavers, Cubs and Explorers from across the area gathered on Burnham-On-Sea beach this week for a mass sandcastle building competition. Youngsters from Burnham, Highbridge, Berrow, Cheddar, Bridgwater and Berrow took part in the annual contest. More...

Brent Knoll fete fun tomorrow
BRENT Knoll village fete will be held this Saturday (June 9th) with a great line-up of entertainment and family fun. There will be plenty of activities for all ages, including entertainment from Brent Knoll School dancers and the Chalice Morris Men from 2pm onwards. More...

Town MP joins farming debate
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has joined Farming Minister George Eustice in meetings with the National Farmers Union and other rural groups during the minister’s visit to the Bath & West Show. In a speech to over 200 guests active in the rural economy. More...

Classic car show set to return
BREAN'S Beachside Holiday Park will be hosting their fourth annual classic car show on Sunday June 10th. The holiday park in Coast Road, Brean will hold the event with Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club next to the Sundowner cafe. Over 100 vehicles are expected to take part. More...

New call for jetty warning signs
IMPROVED safety warning signs are needed on Burnham-On-Sea's jetty to avoid people putting their lives at risk following a new safety scare, it has been claimed this week. Local resident Mark Whitcombe has called on Sedgemoor District Council to do more on safety. More...

Dispute halts cycle path plans
PLANS for a new cycle path between Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea have been dealt a setback amid a long-running land dispute. As Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last week, planning officers at Sedgemoor District Council approved the proposals but the land ownership was unresolved. More...

'Be scam aware' locals urged
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents of all ages are being urged to become 'scam aware' amid a rising number of fraud cases. Local Trading Standards bosses are raising awareness of scams during Scam Awareness Month, explaining how to spot them and avoid them. More...

Crews called to mud walkers
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Coastguards and BARB hovercrafts were called to Weston beach on Wednesday evening (June 6th) amid concern for six young people seen in the mud. Crews from Burnham were called to the beach at just before 7pm to back up Weston Coastguards. More...

£6,000 boost for BAY Centre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's BAY Centre building has been given a £6,000 boost with the much-needed replacement of its flooring. The centre in Cassis Close has replaced its flooring which was showing its age after being in place for more than five decades and becoming damaged. More...

Harriers achieve strong results
BURNHAM-On-Sea Harriers Running Club members achieved some strong results in the Glastonbury Road Race and the Wells 10k. The club, which organises the weekly Parkruns at Apex Park in Highbridge, says its members showed a great presence in taking part in the event. More...

Hinkley mud plans are backed
A FINAL obstacle to plans to dispose of mud and sediment off Cardiff Bay from Hinkley Point power station near Burnham-On-Sea has been overcome this week. Thousands of tonnes of material needs to be dredged from the Hinkley Point C building site over the coming years. More...

Concerns over 'neglected' path
RESIDENTS in Highbridge are unhappy at the 'shocking' state of a public footpath which they believe is being left to deteriorate in a "dangerous condition" to help developers build their case for a huge new housing development. Denzil Clarke is leading a new group of residents. More...

Pier among top ten attractions'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Pier has been named one of 'the UK's best tiny attractions' by a national newspaper this week. The Guardian newspaper has run a feature on 'Little Britain: 10 of the UK's best tiny attractions' and named Burnham Pavilion at number one. More...

Anti-social behaviour problems
RESIDENTS living in a Burnham-On-Sea street have raised fresh concerns over anti-social behaviour. A resident of Priory Gardens spoke out at the latest Town Council meeting regarding the problems of "teenagers gathering during school holidays and light evenings." More...

Town pub gets life-saving kit
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pub has this week unveiled its new life-saving defibrillator. The pub has purchased the device after raising £2,500 to buy it and it's now installed at the back of the property, near the play area. It comes after a big fundraising push to raise the money. More...

New dog-friendly cafe opens
A DOG-friendly cafe has opened its doors to pets and their owners in Brean this month. Called COAST, the café has opened at Brean Leisure Park and offers dog blankets, dog towels, water, and a bespoke menu for dogs that features starters, mains and tasty desserts! More...

BBC radio show seats available
BBC Radio 4 is set to broadcast its national politics show 'Any Questions' from Highbridge this month - and residents can get tickets to be in the audience. The show, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, will be aired from Highbridge Community Hall on Friday evening of 22nd June. More...

Walkers stride out for charities
TWO Burnham-On-Sea charities are set to benefit from a fundraising walk taking place this weekend. The 'West Country Parks Walk for Charity' is taking place from 8.00am on Saturday 9th June, starting in Worle. The volunteers will walk 27.4 miles in their tour of holiday parks. More...

Man robbed of cash in Berrow
A MAN has been arrested by Police after a person was robbed of cash outside Berrow Post Office on Monday morning (June 4th). Police were called to the post office in Berrow Road, as pictured here, when the man had a quantity of cash stolen following a visit. More...

Pavements get a deep clean
PAVEMENTS in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre are being given a 'deep clean' by the district council this week in time for the summer tourist season. The bi-annual power washing of pavements along the High Street has been taking place, as pictured here. More...

BARB volunteers are praised
DOZENS of people attended the AGM of Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue on Friday (June 1st) when a busy year of call-outs and fundraising was reviewed. The charity's volunteers and supporters gathered at the council chambers for the evening. More...

New lettings firm open in town
A NEW lettings business has opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this Spring following a £250,000 investment. Darren Clapp has opened the new Burnham branch of Glentworth Lettings in College Street after nearly 20 years of business being based in Weston. More...

Berrow beef farm open Sunday
BERROW Beef & Lamb is to open their farm gates to visitors for 'Open Farm Sunday' on 10th June to show the fascinating world of farming. As well as being a fun and informative day, the event from 11am-4pm gives visitors a chance to see the work on the farm at first-hand. More...

Join beach clean this Saturday
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to join the Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Beach's latest beach clean on Saturday, June 9th. It will start at 10.00am, with volunteers meeting at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club on the South Esplanade. All will be welcome to get involved and come along. More...

Police appeal after A370 crash
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A370 between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Saturday (June 2nd). A Honda car and a Kawazaki motorbike collided shortly before 5.30pm near Bleadon. The motorcyclist was taken to hospital. More...

Jazz lovers flock to park event
HUNDREDS of jazz lovers headed to Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 3rd) for an afternoon of music in the town's Manor Gardens. The annual free Jazz In The Park returned with music from several bands over five hours. Organiser Mike Murphy said it was a success. More...

Hospital given new bike boost
THE Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Hospital have this week presented a new exercise bike to its physio department. Approximately 20 years ago the League of Friends - as it was known at the time - purchased an exercise bike for the Physio Department which has now worn out. More...

Photos: WI marks 100th year
BURNHAM-On-Sea Womens Institute marked the 100th anniversary of the national organisation with a celebration on Saturday (June 2nd). Burnham-On-Sea WI and the Belles of Burnham teamed up to hold a cake sale and set up stalls in the Marine Cove gardens. More...

Photos: Kite festival success
COLOURFUL kites filled the skies over Berrow beach over the weekend as Beachside Holiday Park hosted a kite festival for the first time. The organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Kite Festival teamed up with the holiday park to hold the event from June 2nd-3rd. More...

Coastguards help seafront lady
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out this afternoon (Sunday) to help a lady who was reported to be suffering chest pains. The team were called to Burnham's South Esplanade lawns just after 3.30pm where the lady's son had raised the alarm and requested help. More...

Coast Road re-open after crash
THERE were long delays for motorists travelling through Brean today (Sunday) following an accident. A caravan and a car collided in Coast Road at around 11.30am near the roundabout at the entrance to Brean Leisure Park. Police diverted traffic around the scene via Red Road. More...

Crowds turn out for classic cars
LARGE crowds headed to Burnham-On-Sea seafront on Saturday evening (June 2nd) to see 150 classic vehicles arrive for the 25th annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run. The popular event was the biggest yet with a wide range of vintage vehicles, from cars, lorries and bikes to military vehicles. More...

Kite festival continues today
COLOURFUL kites are filling the skies over Berrow beach this weekend as Beachside Holiday Park hosts a kite festival for the first time. The organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Kite Festival have teamed up with the holiday park to hold the event on Saturday and Sunday. More...

Warm weather set to continue
BURNHAM-On-Sea beach walkers enjoyed a stunning sunset last night (Saturday) as the warm spell of weather continues. Temperatures in Burnham-On-Sea peaked at 23°C (73.4°F) on Saturday afternoon before this stunning sunset. The forecast sees another warm day. More...

Jazz In the Park returns today
A GREAT afternoon of top jazz and swing music will be performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Jazz In The Park today (Sunday, June 3rd). The annual free event returns to the Manor Gardens with music from several well-established bands between 12pm and 5.15pm during the afternoon. More...

Cyclists in fundraiser today
A TEAM of Burnham-On-Sea cyclists who recently set a new world record by cycling 874 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End in less than two days are set to hold a seafront fundraiser in the town today (Sunday). The 'Blanco' team completed their feat earlier in the year. More...

Artist's town exhibition opens
BURNHAM-On-Sea artist Eileen Long is currently exhibiting a selection of her colourful paintings at St Andrew’s Church in the town. Eileen’s work incorporates symbols from around the world in a variety of media forms, using brilliant colours that bring images to life. More...

Free Brean fireworks tonight
BREAN Theme Park will be holding a free fireworks display tonight (Saturday, June 2nd) to mark the half-term holidays. The display will get started after 9pm and visitors will also be able to try out the Theme Park rides with discounted wristbands during the evening session. More...

Dozens of classic cars to arrive
DOZENS of classic vehicles will arrive on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront today (Saturday, June 2nd) for the 25th annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run. The popular event will showcase a wide range of vintage vehicles, from cars, lorries and military vehicles, to emergency service cars
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BBC features wildlife charity
THE work of Burnham-On-Sea animal rescuers has been featured in a new series of Countryfile Spring Diaries on BBC One this week. Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill hosted a BBC film crew from the hit television show who spent four days filming with the charity. More...

Tessa selected by Lib Dems
TESSA Munt has this week been selected by Liberal Democrats as their Parliamentary candidate for the next General Election in the Wells constituency which includes Burnham-On-Sea. She was chosen from a shortlist of three at a selection meeting on Wednesday. More...

Big search for missing children
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards, BARB hovercrafts and RNLI lifeboats were called out this afternoon (Friday) after three children went missing on Berrow Beach. Crews were called out at 1.45pm after the mother of the three children raised the alarm when they had not been seen for some time. More...

Burnham cycle path approved
PLANS to build a new cycle route between Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea have been given the formal go-ahead this week. As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported in March, the extension to the Brean Way cycle path will see a new path introduced for pedestrians and cyclists. More...

Join kite festival fun weekend
COLOURFUL kites will fill the skies over Berrow beach this weekend when Beachside Holiday Park hosts a kite festival for the first time. The organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Kite Festival have teamed up with the holiday park to put on the event on June 2nd and 3rd. More...

Greengrocer video goes viral!
AN online video promoting a Burnham-On-Sea greengrocer has gone viral with thousands of views. Becky Lyons recorded her own unique version of the hit song 'Valerie' by the late Amy Winehouse in the High Street shop. Her lyrics refer to some of the shop's products. More...

Cyclists in seafront fundraiser
A TEAM of Burnham-On-Sea cyclists who recently set a new world record by cycling 874 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End in less than two days are set to hold a seafront fundraiser in the town this weekend. The 'Blanco' team completed their feat. More...

Jazz In the Park this Sunday
A GREAT afternoon of top jazz and swing music will be performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Jazz In The Park on Sunday (June 3rd). The annual free event returns to the Manor Gardens with music from several well-established groups and musicians between 12pm and 5.15pm. More...

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