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DEC 2017 Issue No. 90

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FRoM THE EDIToR and arrangements for the local Scout Post delivery. There is also early information about our local pantomime’s production for January (don’t forget to reserve your tickets), as well as the chance to perform in next year’s Highbridge Festival of the Arts – this is for all age groups so don’t miss this year’s deadline of the 7th December. Please ensure you send across welcome to the december edition your January editorial as early as possible, as due to the Christmas of Localreach. period there is an early deadline. There is no shortage of choir As always there is no guarantee performances, visits being your information will be included in made by Father Christmas, the free editorial – to ensure entry

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St. Andrew’S ChurCh ChriStmAS FAyre 25th november: Join us in the Church on Saturday 25th November between 10.30am and 12.30pm. There will be various stalls including tombola, cakes, jewellery, handmade cards, The Body Shop cosmetics/ toiletries, handicrafts, Fair Trade, Christmas decorations and a raffle. Refreshments: coffee/tea with mince pies, Stollen or biscuits, £1.50.

ChriStmAS LightS SwitCh On 25th november: Burnham-on-Sea's town centre Christmas lights will be switched on during a day of special entertainment on Saturday 25th November. Local groups, bands and choirs will be performing through the afternoon from 2pm - 7pm on a stage set up outside the Victoria Hotel in Victoria Street. BBC Points West presenter David Garmston will be switching on the lights at 6pm, accompanied by local dignitaries. The 'BOS Factor' talent competition will also be returning, offering a chance for local up-andcoming performers to take the stage in front of the crowds. Alongside festive-themed stalls and children's rides, there will also be a chance to meet some very special Christmas donkeys! Organised by Burnhamon-Sea Chamber of Trade, the event will get the festive season in the town centre off to a super start. More details about the Chamber and its activities to promote our town centre are available online at The Chamber is also keen to see Burnham's local shops promote themselves on Saturday 2nd December for 'Small Business Saturday' and we will be supporting them with promotion.

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SCOut POSt 1st – 14th december: 1st Huntspill & Highbridge Scout Group have their Christmas card delivery service across the Burnham area. Cards are delivered to Pawlett, East/West Huntspill, Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea & Berrow at a cost of just 20p per card. The collection boxes are out in various shops & locations across the above areas. Cards can be put into the box with money (20p per card). All will be delivered by Christmas Day by our group members, parents, committee and other willing volunteers. Every penny raised goes into the group funds which enables us to heat & carry out general maintenance to our headquarters in Coronation Road, Highbridge and to maintain and replace essential equipment for use camping & out & about on scouting activities.

FriendS OF BurnhAm hOSPitAL 1st & 9th december: We would like to thank all of our supporters who have helped us raise funds throughout 2017. Thanks also to our volunteer pool that have helped us at the many events we have held. Only two more events for 2017. On Friday 1st December we are back by popular demand at the Methodist Church in College Street for our very popular Christmas Music Concert, entry is free but by ticket only. For free tickets you can contact Bernie on 01278 785727. Entertainment is from Impromptu Plus, U3A and soloists. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start. There will be a raffle, refreshments and Retiring collection; hope to see you there. The funds raised will be split between the church and friends. Our final appearance for 2017 will be at The Methodist Christmas Fayre on Saturday 9th December when we will be selling our very popular Christmas cards, notelets and crafty cards – we do hope you will pop and see us; the fayre is open from 10am till 12 noon. We are always looking for new members who for a minimum donation of £5 per year can join The Friends. For more information, pick up a form from the hospital, visit our website at www,, like us on Facebook or contact me, Ceri Joyce on 01278 323794. Merry Christmas to you all and look out for news of our 2018 events.

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highBridge COmmunity hALL ChriStmAS BingO 2nd december: Join us on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm and enjoy this annual event. There will be a raffle and refreshments including some seasonal mince pies! Apologies that there has not been any bingo lately (due to a knee operation), but hoping to be back for the 2018 season!

ChriStmAS COFFee mOrning 2nd december: The Friends of the Community Centre will be holding their next coffee morning on Saturday 2nd December, 9.45am until 11.45am at the Community Centre, Berrow Road (near the swimming pool), Burnham-on-Sea. There will be handmade jewellery and cards, art exhibition (paintings for sale), patchwork, gifts, nearly new clothes, books, jigsaws and bric-a-brac, refreshments (including homemade cakes) and the Christmas raffle. Please come along for a browse and support this event - no charge for admission.

CArOLS By CAndLeLight 2nd december: 'Siobhan Johnson Singers' present their annual Christmas 'Carols by Candlelight' concert in aid of 'In Charley's Memory' on Saturday 2nd December, 6.30pm at St. Andrew's Church, Burnham-on-Sea. Burnham Youth Choir and Burnham on Song will be amongst those performing, with some warming and delightful Christmas songs including the youth choir leading the congregation with their traditional Christmas performance of '12 days of Christmas’. There will also be time for reflection to light a candle to remember those loved ones, accompanied by some junior elite solo singers. Tickets available from The Crafty Tea Cup in town or on the door at £3.50 (under 5s free).

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2nd december: Join us for a free comedy improvisation workshop at the Princess Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 2nd December! The workshop will be run by Michelle Graham-McMorrow, a professional facilitator and experienced improviser. You don’t need any previous experience of comedy or performing, the workshop will run between 10am and 1pm. Book your free place at The workshop is presented by the Princess Theatre Company, Burnham's community theatre group that writes and produces new work. We're always looking for new members to get involved in acting, writing, directing, stage management and many other areas. Email us at for more info.

2nd – 3rd december: Burnham's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue will be welcoming back Santa Claus on Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December. Father Christmas will be setting up his traditional grotto at the hovercraft station on The South Esplanade and welcoming families from 10am - 4pm on both days (with a break from 12.30pm - 1pm). Entry will be just £4 with a present, with all proceeds going to BARB's life-saving work. There will also be festive stalls and a bumper raffle. BARB is also currently seeking new volunteer crewmembers who are available in the daytime to join its team. Full training and equipment is available. To express an interest and to find out more, please email

Light uP A LiFe 4th december: At this time of year many people’s thoughts will be turning towards the past, and memories of someone special. Over the years St. Margaret’s Hospice has devoted itself to helping people honour the memories of departed friends and family with a series of uplifting services of remembrance. St. Margaret’s is holding their annual Light up a Life service at St. Andrew’s church in Burnham-on-Sea on Monday 4th December at 7pm. Please come and join us for the service which will be a mixture of carols and readings with refreshments served afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there.

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FritzLAr newS 6th december: Join us on Wednesday 6th December between 2pm and 4pm at St. John’s Church Hall, Highbridge for ‘Kaffee & Kuchen’.Please join us for a chance to find out about our German Twinning, see photos of Fritzlar and share some delicious cakes. Everyone welcome. Free entry.

ChriStmAS Quiz – king ALFred SChOOL PtFA 7th december: Join the recently formed PTFA at King Alfred School for their first fundraising activity. The quiz will be held in the school canteen (B Block) on Thursday 7th December and we are looking for teams of five - £2 per person. There will be refreshments available on the night and a raffle. Families are welcome and we are hoping that students/teachers and parents will all look at putting a team together and competing against each other’s knowledge! The quiz will start at 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm. Any queries, please contact Jacqui Strong on 07864 051315 or email

BurnhAm And highBridge gAtewAy CLuB 7th & 14th december: Club members were delighted when the Dutch Band played for them on 5th November at The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre. The band was on one of their bi-annual visits to Burnham to see the local carnival, and received the usual enthusiastic response from the Gateway Club members. The hall echoed with the sound of all the instruments and members cheering! Over £200 was raised from raffles by the band for the Gateway Club. The next events will be on the 7th December - Club Christmas meal at the Oaktree Arena, and 14th December - Burnham Town Band will be playing Christmas carols for members at the Burnham Area Youth Centre.

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ChriStmAS FAir 9th december: Burnham-on-Sea Methodist Church, College Street are holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 9th December from 10am until 12 noon. There will be a variety of stalls, a raffle, and teas and coffee.

ChriStmAS COnCert 9th december: The King Alfred Concert band invites you to a Christmas concert on Saturday 9th December at 7pm at St. John’s Church, Highbridge. We are a well-established community concert band that includes brass, woodwind, percussion and bass instruments. The programme will feature a range of traditional and popular Christmas music and a guest performance by King Alfred Brass group. Families are welcome. Tickets are £5 on the door, accompanied children are free. Refreshments will be available. For more information on the band, please visit We look forward to entertaining you.

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hO hO hO - FAther ChriStmAS viSitS APex PArk 9th december: Join the Friends of Apex Park on Saturday 9th December from 1pm until 4pm as they welcome Father Christmas to the park. Free to attend, but all children must be supervised by a parent or carer. If you would like more information about this event or you are interested in becoming a Friend of Apex Park, then contact Marina Turner by email:

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Sea Shanty singers really need more people to join the group. It’s twice a month, with our capable Carole at the 11th december: The Parkinson’s Support group meets helm. You don’t need to be a great singer, just be on the second Monday of the month at the Catholic prepared to have fun! Thanks to everyone who Church hall, Burnham-on-Sea. It can provide throughout the year has helped to make this such a information, help, advice and friendship as well as social successful group. We hope to see everyone next year activity. December 11th is our Christmas skittles and and perhaps some new members. All welcome. A buffet lunch at Oaktree Arena, 11am start. We will be reminder that there is no January meeting. A special having a raffle (donations of food/drink for prizes – thank you to Christine Manners for the brilliant job she wrapped for an element of surprise please!) There will has done as group co-ordinator this year. For more be a prize each for best male and female skittlers, also a information, contact Chris Manners on 01278 783696 prize for Kim’s Christmas Quiz which will be something to join in with until it’s your turn to skittle. Don’t forget our or Malcolm Conyers on 01934 740282.

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trAditiOnAL ChriStmAS COnCert 14th december: The Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society’s popular annual Christmas concert is on Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2AQ. We will be singing a selection of traditional Christmas music from composers such as Mason, Parry, Praetorius, Rutter, Vaughn Williams, Vulpius and many more. This year we will be joined by The Burnham and Highbridge Band, who will be playing whilst you wait for the concert to begin and joining us for some of the wonderful Christmas music. Why not come and enjoy some quality, traditional Christmas music. Tickets cost £6pp and are available from The Crafty Teacup, choir members, or at the door. We look forward to entertaining you. Our new spring term will start on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church hall, Burnham-on-Sea. New members are always welcome.

POP-uP ChriStmAS CAFé 16th december: St. Peter & All Hallows Church West Huntspill will be holding a pop-up Christmas Café on Saturday 16th December, 10.30am – 12 noon. Free tea, coffee, mulled wine, mince pies and cake. Everyone welcome.

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CArOLS By CAndLeLight 17th december: The people of Burnham and Highbridge are invited to enjoy Carols by Candlelight on Sunday 17th Dec at 4pm. Bring the whole family, including 4 legged friends, to the tranquil and relaxed atmosphere of Manor Gardens. We will come together to sing carols and reflect on the Christmas story in the soft candlelight. Refreshments will be provided by Burnham Community Church. Gifts will be given to children attending, whilst stocks last.

BurnhAm-On-SeA wOmen’S inStitute 19th december: We are a friendly group who meet every fourth Tuesday of the month (except August) at The Burnham Community Centre from 2.00 - 4.00 pm. For our December meeting, to be held on Tuesday 19th December, we are having an informal get-together, with tea and mince pies. There will be a quiz and a sing song. Why not come along and see if you would like to sign up in January for 2018, when we have lots of activities planned including some entertaining speakers. Please come and join us, where you will be given a very warm welcome.

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dOnAte yOur unwAnted winter FueL PAymentS tO ‘Surviving winter’ With the arrival of the colder months, Somerset Community Foundation have launched their eighth Surviving Winter fundraising campaign. Surviving Winter was started in 2010 by people who wanted to donate their Winter Fuel Payment to help others in Somerset less fortunate than themselves, and last year attracted donations of unwanted Winter Fuel payments from over 480 pensioners in Somerset, 28% of whom had never contributed to the Surviving Winter campaign before. Case Study: Surviving Winter has connected Mrs. Watts to a case worker from Knightstone Housing. She had a fall


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highBridge FeStivAL OF the ArtS 31st december closing date: Plans are well underway for the 2018 Highbridge Festival of the Arts, which runs from Monday 5th – Saturday 17th March 2018. The syllabus is available and can be downloaded from our website: together with entry forms for the Speech/Drama, Dance and Music sections. If you would like more information, please visit our website or contact the Secretary on 01278 793813. Please note that the closing date for entries is 31st December 2017, so we advise you to send in your entries before the Christmas rush! We look forward to welcoming you to our 71st Festival next March, either as a performer or member of the audience.

BurnhAm-On-SeA & diStriCt hOrtiCuLturAL SOCiety gardening Jobs for december If the weather allows, finish digging the plot and gather up any leaves left from autumn. Tidy up sheds and greenhouses and wash any dirty pots and containers. Fruit trees like apples and pears can be pruned. Remove any dead and damaged growth plus any crossing branches. Do not prune any stone fruits like plums and cherries, prune these during the warmer months. Sow broad beans, early summer cabbage, onions and shallots under cover for planting out later, with some protection such as cloches or fleece. Continue planting new shrubs and trees when the weather is mild. Plan ahead for next year by ordering new seeds, potatoes, plants, and composts and fertilisers. There is no monthly meeting in December so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you on January 15th 2018 when we will be considering ‘Gardening Trends’.

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CerAmiC COurSeS 2018 Make your own creations in clay in five easy sessions at Cora's well equipped studio. The course covers many aspects of hand-built ceramics, giving you the chance to design, make, decorate and use brightly coloured glazes. All materials are included in the price, except the cost of firing. My adult students have already achieved inspiring work this autumn. Spaces are available on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. Anyone who would like to have a go at making pottery can try it out a free taster session. No experience necessary! Starting on Monday 8th January from 2pm - 4pm, and Tuesday 9th January at 9.30am – 11am, for an introductory rate of £50 for a 5 week course, or £11 per session. To book your space, please call me on 01278 785144 or email:

new FAmiLy Swing COming tO APex PArk The play area at Apex Park, Highbridge will have a new family swing seat installed next week, the first of this type anywhere within Sedgemoor! The tango seat promotes interaction and communication between generations during play. It allows an adult or older child to swing face-to-face with the toddler which enhances positive interaction whilst of course, having fun! To see what the new swing will be like, visit watch?v=QorE2n_4-N8 The Green Flag award winning park also has a basket swing which allows multiple people to swing together, and two cradle swings for younger users, as well as a zip wire for those looking for something more exhilarating. The new seat costing £500 has been funded from Sedgemoor’s Parks Development budget. Let us know what you think of the new swing by tweeting us @SedgemoorDC

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why Are we here? Fibro and ME is a group that get together weekly to chat with others who share our illness (Fibro, ME and CFS and other pain related problems), and offer each other support in a positive and non-judgemental way. The illnesses can be very isolating, and we meet to make sure each of our members has some support in a friendly and informal way, with some fun along the way! We share information and ways of coping, and help raise public awareness of the problems we all face. We meet every Wednesday at 11.45am and finish around 3pm. You can find us at Gospel Tabernacle Evangelical Church, The Gospel Centre, Old Burnham Road, Highbridge TA9 3JG. For more information, contact us on 07598 503438, email, Paul on 07740 605507 or visit Facebook Fibro and ME. Give us a try! What have you got to lose?? You are not alone.

the ChriStmAS drOP-in, BreAn & BerrOw reSidentS’ ASSOCiAtiOn SAturdAy 25th nOvemBer we apologise for an error in Localreach last month. the Christmas drop-in, Brean & Berrow residents’ Association was wrong and should have read: The date for your diary is Saturday 25th November at Berrow Village Hall, Parsonage Road, TA8 2NL, commencing at 10.00am until 1.00pm. There will be light refreshments available including sausage rolls and mince pies. All welcome. We apologise for this mistake and hope to rectify it as soon as possible.

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Stephen’s Aerials

• Freeview & Satellite Specialis • Extra Rooms Connected • OAP discount available CALL STEPHEN NOW ON

01278 550075


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tthe windmill Bar & Bistro See their advert on page 17 BLINDS

OFFER OF THE MONTH 3 Vertical Blinds for Only £165 Up to 6ft wide, max 5ft drop Other sizes available

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ilex heating

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Buscott woodworking See their advert on page 20

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Chimney Cleaning


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Bridgwater & taunton College See their ad on pg 13 COMPUTERS CLADDING

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The Cladding Centre


PVCue FASCIAS, SOFFITS, GUTTERING • Replacement Fascias • All colours available • Established 20+ years • 10 Year Guarantee

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kingfisher windows

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~Electrician ~ James Lynch Electrical Services

CJ hole See their advert on the front cover Berrymans See their advert on page 12 westcoast Properties See their advert on page 16 FENCING

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Burnham mobile Foot health See their ad on pg 15 FUNERAL DIRECTORS

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Call Jimmy on: 07449 814615 or 01278 489 365

A high standard of sincere, dignified and caring service, offering advice and support on all aspects of funeral arranging

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R.G. ALARMS & ELECTRICAL Electrical Contractor ■ Domestic ■ Rewires & New Builds ■ Commercial ■ Electrical Alterations ■ Agricultural ■ Intruder & Fire Alarms

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Lauries Furniture

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Garden Images Ltd • Block Paving • All types of Patio, turfing & water displays • All landscaping, fencing and garden work • No Job too small • All types of Brick, Block or Stone walling

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General Fabrication Bespoke Fabrication Automated Gates Gates & Railings Metal Components Finishes Caravan Steps

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Prim & Proper

AH Fabrication, Unit 9, Premier Business Park Huntspill Road, Highbridge. TA9 3DE


• Fences erected & repaired • Gates • Patios • Paths • Rock Gardens • Stump Grinding • Sheds • Ponds • Mowing • Jungle Clearance No Job Too Small

Call Nick

Hairdressing, beauty, holistic therapies and nails.

14 Oxford Street Burnham On Sea TA8 1LG

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R J CLEARANCES •Houses, Sheds, Garages, Gardens Cleared & Tidied •Odd Jobs & deliveries •Landlords welcome

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wilmott mobility

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PAINTING & DECORATING Local professional, 22 years experience

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Let our dedicated local team deliver your leaflets to 12,000 homes and businesses across; Burnham, Berrow, Brent, Highbridge & Huntspill. Call James on

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Chapple Interiors Professional Interior & Exterior Decorating Service Over 25 years experience • Approved member of ‘ICI Dulux Select’ • ‘Trust Mark’ approved tradesmen Wallpaper hanging specialists • Domestic, Commercial and Insurance work • Competitive free quotes Call: 01278 785678 or 07736 321416




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Central heating fit & service Bathrooms complete fitting inc. tiling All plumbing works Free quotations Call Chris on 01278 784223 07920 097491




Batch Plumbing Supplies See their advert on page 6 PLUMBING

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Property & Garden Maintenance 01278 722956 or 07708 062 145

Plumbing and Heating

Plumbing and Heating All Domestic Plumbing & Heating Plumbing and Heating Boiler Repairs & Spares • All types of Fencing, Gutters & fascia’s cleaned or replaced Central Heating & Bathroom Installation Steve Mobile 07856 776531 Power Conway Flushing Specialists • Internal or external painting Drains & Blockages • Rental Property maintenance Steve Conway No Call Out Charge • All works considered Steve Conway Mobile 07856 776531 Free Quotation PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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LAWN TURF SUPPLIER Established 1963

Turf supplied & laid if required Town & Country Service

07905 748499 01278 786859 W S Hancock, Oaktree Fm. Edithmead, BOS


TV & VIDEO SERVICES Specialists in repairs to all makes of Plasma, LED & LCD TVs

Same day callout and repair service available SLIMMING CLUBS

Slimming world

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Sutton Stairlifts

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YOUR LOCAL CARPET SPECIALISTS • The widest selection of floor coverings in the area • Quality service and installation • Free advice, planning and estimates • Domestic and commercial • Bespoke rug and runner service

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