Burnham And Highbridge News

Burnham and Highbridge Coronavirus Support Group has been given a £3,000 boost this week by the Town Council. The group of volunteers has operated a helpline throughout the pandemic to help vulnerable local people in need. The extra funding, which was unanimously approved by town councillors during their meeting on Monday December 7th, will enable […]

A new Londis convenience store has opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Bargain Booze in Burnham High Street has formally become Londis after the store’s owner decided to move to a new franchise. New signs were installed at the shop on Tuesday afternoon (December 8th), as pictured here. Owner Malav Desai told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Londis […]

Burnham and Highbridge Town Band is set to give two outdoor Christmas performances of its music this month. The band will be playing Carols and festive tunes for a couple of hours on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th December in Burnham and will be keeping socially distanced. “We’ll start next to the Bay View Cafe […]

A total of seven Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in Somerset over the past 48 hours, according to the latest official data. The sad deaths take the overall tally in the Somerset County Council area to 212 since the start of the pandemic in the Spring. Of the latest deaths of people in the […]

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens has launched a survey seeking local people’s views on an increase in the policing part of the council tax. Local policing is funded by a combination of Home Office and other grants, as well as council tax contributions. The Home Office grant has been frozen for next […]

A £1million support package is in place to support Somerset families in need with food this winter. Somerset County Council, the District Councils and Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group have been busy working with partners to ensure a robust system is in place so that help can be directed where it is needed. Through partnership working, […]

Numbers of Police in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have been boosted “to full strength,” resulting in a “massive decrease” in drug dealing and related offenses, a top local police officer told councillors last night. In an update to town councillors at their latest virtual meeting on Monday evening (December 7th), Neighbourhood Sergeant Joe Piscina of Avon […]

A brand new pre-school has arrived in Brent Knoll thanks to a Government grant of around £140,000. The new build has been made possible with the new funding, replacing and extending the existing space. The new pre-school in the grounds of Brent Knoll School will be open to children of two years old and upward, […]

Burnham-On-Sea’s Hillview Carnival Club has this week started taking Santa Claus on his annual tour of the town’s streets this Christmas for charity – socially-distanced and with extra Covid safety measures in place. On Monday (December 7th), the club began its the long-running tradition of taking Santa on a sleigh around the towns. Hillview Chairman […]

A Burnham-On-Sea entrepreneur who invented a GCSE revision product has been named as the winner of a regional business awards competition. Nathan McGurl, who lives in Burnham-On-Sea, founded The Study Buddy in 2018 to help students and their parents to structure and plan revision in the run up to GCSEs. He has been announced as […]


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