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February 2019

Issue No. 104

COMMUNITY MAGAZINES

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FROM THE EDITOR

Welcome to LocalReach Community Magazine... Welcome to the February edition of LocalReach. As I write this the temperature has dropped, the decorations have all come down and I am preparing for the New Year. There is plenty to keep me occupied and like me maybe you are considering a new activity or hobby for 2019 - local choirs are seeking new members, the local netball group are wanting new players and there are also the longstanding community groups that cater for our hobbies and interests such as the Horticultural Society or Berrow Conservation Group or maybe the recently formed SHEd or Men’s Shed that meet weekly at the Morland Hall, which could be just the place to start your own project. Hopefully there is something locally to interest you or maybe (like me) to work off a few of the Christmas pounds! I hope you enjoy this month’s edition and look forward to hearing from any local groups not yet promoting themselves in LocalReach. Please email me for more information about how to advertise your not-for-profit group or event for FREE each month.

Jacqui Strong, LocalReach Community Editor.

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Good News Story as promoted in the October edition of LocalReach Presentation to the Friends of Burnhamon-Sea War Memorial Hospital Following the successful 10th annual Vintage Hornby Train Show presented by the Bristol and Somerset Branch of the Hornby Railway Collectors’ Association Limited at The King Alfred School, Highbridge in November, the group is pleased to make a presentation of £750 to the Friends of Burnham-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital. The presentation took place at the hospital in December. Group Chairman Steve Sands said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Friends in this way, and grateful for the assistance that some of their members gave us in the preparation and putting away before and after the exhibition. The Friends is a most worthwhile local charity supporting our local hospital.”  Chairman Bernard Spilsbury stated: “On behalf of the Friends of Burnham Hospital we are very pleased to have the opportunity to help out with the Hornby Railway event as well as, during the exhibition, being able to sell our hand-crafted cards, Bill’s Bird Boxes, notelets and Christmas cards. The extra money available at this time of year means a lot to us as we always organise the purchase of a suitable present for every patient that finds themselves in the hospital over the Christmas period. Of course we take great pains to make sure that Father Christmas attends to distribute those gifts on Christmas Day morning. Money is also supplied to renew Christmas decorations as necessary. In addition to make Christmas day morning truly festive we have a small choir accompanied by some local musicians who are organised every year by Mike Ham. We will also be welcoming the Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Bill and Francis Hancock together with the Town Crier, Alistair Murray”.

East Huntspill Chat & Chill Coffee Morning

On every Saturday morning from 26th January at East Huntspill Church Hall from 10:30am to 12pm. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. This event has been running for a substantial number of years. All ages welcome and from all areas. Just turn up or for more info call Anne on 01278 783727 or Wendy on 01278 795007.

Friday 1st February – Apex Park - SASP Active Spaces Fitness Sessions Every Friday 12.15pm to 1.15pm and Mondays 9.30am – 10.30am. All fitness levels welcome! Meet by the children’s play area. More details at www. activespaces.co.uk

Saturday 2nd February – Somerset Time for Youth – Bay Centre

Somerset Time for Youth special/additional needs club runs every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 1pm. We are at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, Burnham-on-Sea the first  and third Saturday of the month and at Morland Community Hall in Highbridge on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Any child/young adult with special/ additional needs, aged up to 25 years of age can come along with a parent/carer.  Contact: 07745 236742 or somersettimeforyouth@ gmail.com Alternatively you can view our website somersettimeforyouth.com

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Are you ready to buy? If you’ve set a goal to buy your first home during 2019, it’s probably worth asking yourself a few questions to assess whether you’re ready to buy. Owning property is generally viewed as a wise investment but may involve unforeseen costs that can catch you out no matter how carefully you plan. Checking what you can afford, not only in terms of how much you pay for the property initially, but also thinking about maintenance, is important. Have you been saving? How much you borrow from your mortgage lender is conditional on the size of your deposit. The lender will examine your monthly income and outgoings and your credit rating will also impact on their decision. “At the very least register to vote so you have a presence on the electoral roll,” advises Andrew Stoppani of Westcoast Properties in Burnham-on-Sea. “We’d recommend taking advice from a competent financial advisor. Our team at Coast FS offers access to a full range of UK mortgage products and assistance in navigating the complex world of fixed rate, interest only, capped, discount and variable interest rates.” Could you benefit from a government Help to Buy scheme, designed to support hard-working individuals buy their own homes? There are specific criteria that you’d need to meet if this is an option you wish to pursue. Again, your financial advisor can help you determine whether you qualify. As well as examining the financials, are you ready to make the psychological commitment to ‘settle down’? If buying with a partner you’ll need confidence that your relationship will weather the challenges that home ownership can bring. “If you’re looking at buying a ‘doer-upper’ you may need to swap weekends away for sanding floorboards,” says Andrew. “Investing the time and money that you might have spent on meals out and holidays can prove to be a wise long-term decision.” With home ownership you tend to be in it for the long haul. Andrew agrees: “Give careful consideration to all aspects and take professional advice, helping you determine whether you are ready to buy.” www.westcoast-properties.co.uk https://coastfinancial.co.uk/

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Saturday 2nd February - Coffee Morning The next Friends of the Community Centre coffee morning will be on Saturday 2nd February at 9.45am – 11.45am at the Community Centre, Berrow Road, Burnhamon-Sea. Nearly-new clothes, books, jigsaws, bric-a-brac, jewellery, handmade cards for sale. Raffle and refreshments including home baked cakes available. Please support this no entry fee event and enjoy a browse and a chat in a friendly atmosphere.

and to help protect nature for future generations. We need your ideas and enthusiasm! Come along to find out more about how to get involved and to help design the project. Free afternoon tea and cake provided. Further information: mark.ward@ somersetwildlife.org or ring 01823 652415. So that we know how many to cater for, please sign up for the event by emailing events@somersetwildlife.org Please let us know in the email if you have any special dietary requirements. www.somersetwildlife.org/ BerrowParishShoresProjectMeeting.html

Monday 4th February – SHEd – Morland Hall Annexe, Highbridge Sunday 3rd February - Berrow Parish Shores Project Meeting – Berrow Village Hall 2pm – 4pm Somerset Wildlife Trust Somerset’s Brilliant Coast Team (in conjunction with Berrow Conservation Volunteers) would like to invite residents and friends of Berrow to an informal meeting to talk about the important coastal habitats and natural history in and around the parish. The Somerset Wildlife Trust has funding to support exciting new community projects which enable local people to connect to their coastline, to encourage health and well-being

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Join the members of the SHEd every Monday from 9.30am – certain sessions offer organised activities. Visit us to find out more information.

Monday 4th February – Apex Park - SASP Active Spaces Fitness Sessions Every Monday 9.30am to 10.30am. All fitness levels welcome! Meet by the children’s play area. More details at www.activespaces.co.uk

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Monday 4th February – Short Mat Bowls at West Huntspill

Tuesday 5th February - The Belles of Burnham WI

Come and make new friends in 2019, join us at Balliol Short Mat Bowls Club. Bowling for the lighthearted.  Sessions: Monday 2pm to 5pm; Wednesday 10am - 1pm; second and fourth Fridays 7.15pm - 9.30pm. At the Balliol Hall, Church Road, West Huntspill, contact Colin on 01278 783854, new members welcome. Equipment provided.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 5th February at the Avenue Tennis Club, Grove Road at 7.30pm. This month we are having line dancing to celebrate our birthday. Visitors always welcome to come and see what we get up to. For more information, please ring Julie on 07747 885502.

Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th February – Burnham Netball Club – Berrow Village Hall Monday and Tuesday evenings 7pm – 8pm, £2 per session. Find us on Facebook Highbridge, Burnham, Berrow Netball Club.

Tuesday 5th February – Coffee & Chat Somerset Time for Youth meet for a coffee and a chat on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Morland Community Hall, Highbridge, from 11am 1pm, everyone made welcome.

Wednesday 6th February – Marine Cove Health Walk Join this volunteer led health walk every Wednesday at 10am. It’s a social walk along the Esplanade and circular route via the Apex Park, suitable for beginners, approximately 60-minute walk with option for a cuppa at the end – overseen and promoted by Health Walks in Sedgemoor supported by Sedgemoor District Council. For more information, contact 0300 303 7800 or email healthy.lifestyles@sedgemoor.gov.uk

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Tuesday 5th February & Tuesday 19th February - New Cake and Sugar Craft Club Learn new skills and develop talents with expert guidance from award winning Sandra Bartlett. The class will include learning about common baking problems and how to solve them, and sugar craft and decorating tips for cupcakes to wedding cakes. Come away with beautifully completed pieces of work whist enjoying the company of like-minded sugar craft and cake decorating enthusiasts in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Paste is provided, new basic equipment available at a very reasonable price, or bring your own. Class runs from 11am-1pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Price for 2 hour session is £10. Call Sandra on 01278 782 118 to find out more.

Tuesday 5th February – Men’s Shed Men’s Shed, The Annexe, Morland Hall, Pearce Drive, Highbridge, every Tuesday 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm. Drop-in sessions available for anyone with an interest in getting out and meeting new people and to use skills, share knowledge and learn new things. 8

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Are you new to Burnham and Highbridge? A long-time resident? Simply visiting while on holiday? We offer you a warm welcome to join us for any of our weekly or special events for worship, teaching and fellowship. Our church is a family. We are a dynamic community of people with a set of diverse backgrounds, talents, gifts and personality types. All united by one experience – a living and life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us in celebrating this good news every Sunday in vibrant worship as we expect God to meet with us and speak to us. We meet every Sunday at 10:15am for refreshments, and worship from 10:30am at St John Ambulance Hall, Bank St, Highbridge TA9 3DA On the first Sunday of the month, we host an informal service with breakfast served from 10:15. It is a great opportunity to get to know each other in a family-friendly environment - all ages welcome! On the last Sunday of the month, we have our Oasis CafÊ event from 6-9pm. Join us for live music, good food and a great chance to get to know people. For further information find us on Facebook or visit: burnhamcommunitychurch.org

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Wednesday 6th February - Stained Glass Group Join us at the BAY Centre in Highbridge. We meet every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 9pm. Our group is open to all abilities and we welcome beginners. For those wishing to explore this creative craft, taster sessions are available. Course fee: Taster course, five sessions: £80, or £150 for 10 session term. Contact number: 01934 707307 email: anjelaartemis@ yahoo.co.uk (Angie the tutor).

to Music’ at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, every Thursday at 2.30pm. Suitable for all older adults, with both seated and standing movements; great for improving balance, co-ordination and circulation. Costs just £4 per class, with no need to book. Call Age UK Somerset on 01823 345626 for more information. Details on all local classes can be found on our website: www.ageuksomerset.org.uk Linda Swain - Ageing Well 01823 345626.

Thursday 7th February Community Choir

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Men’s Shed, The Annexe, Morland Hall, Pearce Drive, Highbridge, every Thursday 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm. Drop-in sessions available for anyone with an interest in getting out and meeting new people and to use skills, share knowledge and learn new things.

If you think that 2019 is the year to start to sing once again, come along and join us for a ‘taster session’ at St. Mary’s Church, East Brent. We meet on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. We have bookings already in place for March and will be preparing a new programme to perform and sing-along. If you just want a good laugh, and an opportunity to stretch those vocal chords, come along. Contact Sue Toon at sue.toon@btinternet.com  or on 01278 760753 for more information.

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Thursday 7th February - Berrow WI

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WHAT’S ON are made most welcome, so why not come along and join us for the evening; there is a small charge of £3 which includes tea/coffee and cake.  Our speaker this month is Kay Wych who is giving us a talk on a Glastonbury 16th Century Maid, which promises to be informative and amusing. For more information, please call Cherry on 07521 514272.

Friday 8th February – Apex Park - SASP Active Spaces Fitness Sessions Every Friday 12.15pm to 1.15pm. All fitness levels welcome! Meet by the children’s play area. More details at www.activespaces.co.uk

Friday 8th February – Fun Skittles Evening At The Bason Bridge Inn, East Huntspill. Families welcome, light refreshments available. Please contact 01278 788665/786704 or allsaintscommunitygroup@outlook.com for further details. In aid of All Saints Church & Church Hall, East Huntspill.

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Saturday 9th February – Somerset Time for Youth – Morland Hall Somerset Time for Youth special/additional needs club runs every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 1pm. We are at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, Burnham-on-Sea the first and third Saturday of the month and at Morland Community Hall in Highbridge on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Any child/young adult with special/ additional needs, aged up to 25 years of age can come along with a parent/carer.  Contact: 07745 236742 or somersettimeforyouth@ gmail.com Alternatively you can view our website somersettimeforyouth.com 

Saturday 9th February – Valentine’s Party Somerset Time for Youth are hosting a Valentine’s Party on 9th February at the Ritz Social Club in Burnhamon-Sea.  Everyone welcome to come along and join in the evening. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 per child (family ticket £15 - two adults and two children). There will be food, music and entertainment plus a lot more.  Email Cynthia at somersettimeforyouth@gmail.com  or ring Jenny on 07745 236742 for tickets and information.

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Saturday 9th February - ‘Messy Church’ Activities at Burnham Methodist Church, College Street, Burnham-on-Sea. Crafts, games, story time and tea from 4pm – 6pm.

Monday 11th February – Apex Park - SASP Active Spaces Fitness Sessions Every Monday 9.30am to 10.30am. All fitness levels welcome! Meet by the children’s play area. More details at www.activespaces.co.uk

Monday 11th February - The Parkinson’s Support Group Meet on the second Monday of the month, at the Catholic church, Burnham-on-Sea from 2pm to 4pm. This group can offer friendship, information, advice, and social activities. We have a guest speaker: Ben Searson from Coop Estate Planning. The talk is entitled Tax, Care and Toy Boys. We look forward to seeing regular members and welcoming new ones. There will be the usual raffle and tea/coffee etc. For information, contact Christine Manners on 01278 783696, Kim Lewis on 01278 787022, or Malcolm Conyers on 01934 740282.

Monday 11th February – Short Mat Bowls at West Huntspill Join us at Balliol Short Mat Bowls Club. Bowling for the lighthearted.  Sessions: Monday 2pm to 5pm; Wednesday 10am - 1pm;  second and fourth Fridays 7.15pm - 9.30pm. At the Balliol Hall, Church Road, West Huntspill. Contact Colin on 01278 783854; new members welcome.  Equipment provided.

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Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th February – Burnham Netball Club – Berrow Village Hall Monday and Tuesday evenings 7pm – 8pm, £2 per session. Find us on Facebook Highbridge, Burnham, Berrow Netball Club.

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Tuesday 12th February – Burnham Area Evening Flower Club ‘Sallying Forth Again’ Join us at the Catholic Church Hall at 7.30pm. A demonstration by Sally Taylor from Yate titled ‘Sallying Forth Again’. Doors are open from 7pm; come and enjoy a tea or coffee and biscuits before the demonstration. Amazing plant stall as usual.

Tuesday 12th February – Men’s Shed Men’s Shed, The Annexe, Morland Hall, Pearce Drive, Highbridge, every Tuesday 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm. Drop-in sessions available for anyone with an interest in getting out and meeting new people and to use skills, share knowledge and learn new things.

Wednesday 13th February – Marine Cove Health Walk Join this volunteer led health walk every Wednesday at 10am. It’s a social walk along the Esplanade and circular route via the Apex Park suitable for beginners, approximately 60-minute

walk with option for a cuppa at the end – overseen and promoted by Health Walks in Sedgemoor supported by Sedgemoor District Council. For more information, contact 0300 303 7800 or email healthy.lifestyles@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Wednesday 13th February - Tasks at Apex Park The Friends of Apex Park Improvements Group would welcome any extra help with ongoing planting etc. from 10am - 12noon. Volunteers meet at the ‘office’ behind the toilet block.

Thursday 14th February – Men’s Shed Men’s Shed, The Annexe, Morland Hall, Pearce Drive, Highbridge, every Thursday 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm. Drop-in sessions available for anyone with an interest in getting out and meeting new people and to use skills, share knowledge and learn new things.

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Thursday 14th February Movement to Music

Extend,

Saturday 16th February – Friends of the Community Centre

Give yourself a boost, with gentle exercise for body and mind. ‘Extend, Movement to Music’ at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, every Thursday at 2.30pm. Suitable for all older adults, with both seated and standing movements; great for improving balance, co-ordination and circulation. Costs just £4 per class, with no need to book. Call Age UK Somerset on 01823 345626 for more information. Details on all local classes can be found on our website: www. ageuksomerset.org.uk

Join us for a Valentine themed afternoon from 3pm to 5pm. The Burnham U3A Ukulele Group will be playing and we shall have bingo and games plus refreshments. Please support the Community Centre at Berrow Road.

Friday 15th February – Apex Park - SASP Active Spaces Fitness Sessions Every Friday 12.15pm to 1.15pm. All fitness levels welcome! Meet by the children’s play area. More details at www.activespaces.co.uk

Saturday 16th February – Somerset Time for Youth – Bay Centre Somerset Time for Youth special/additional needs club runs every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 1pm. We are at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, Burnham-on-Sea the first and third Saturday of the month and at Morland Community Hall in Highbridge on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Any child/young adult with special/ additional needs, aged up to 25 years of age can come along with a parent/carer.  Contact: 07745 236742 or somersettimeforyouth@ gmail.com Alternatively you can view our website somersettimeforyouth.com 

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February – Somerset Model Railway Exhibition Sedgemoor Gauge 0 Group’s second Exhibition at B Block, The King Alfred School Academy, Burnham Road TA9 3EE on Saturday and Sunday 16th – 17th February, 10.30am - 5pm on Saturday, 10am - 4pm on Sunday. Twelve operating layouts and eight trade stands selling new and used items. Light refreshments will be available all day. Free on-site parking, disabled spaces close to Block, level access for wheelchairs. Admission: adults and seniors £4, teenagers £3, accompanied children free. Family tickets 2+2 £10.  Further information: 07818 130235 sedggog2017@ hotmail.com www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events 14

Sunday 17th February – Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers will be helping Sedgemoor District Council maintain the high quality of Berrow Dunes Reserve (ST 295 535) by cutting and burning Sea Buckthorn. We will meet at the small car park opposite John Fowler’s Sandy Glade Caravan Park on B3140 from 10.30am to about 4pm but come and go as you are able. Hand tools and protective glasses and gloves provided. Please wear suitable work clothes and bring boots or wellies, waterproofs, drinks and lunch.  This is an opportunity to explore the management of this reserve with the officer of SDC. All are welcome to join us. Further information about us can be found at  www.sedgemoorconservationvolunteers.org. uk or contact Norman Lees on 01278 641521.

Monday 18th February – Apex Park SASP Active Spaces Fitness Sessions Every Monday 9.30am to 10.30am. All fitness levels welcome! Meet by the children’s play area. More details at www.activespaces.co.uk

Monday 18th February - Burnham-onSea & District Horticultural Society The next meeting at the Community Centre, Berrow Road is 7.30pm on Monday 18th February, when our speaker is John Studley with ‘Vegetable Growing’. All welcome. Members £1, visitors £2.

Monday 18th February – Short Mat Bowls Join us at Balliol Short Mat Bowls Club. Bowling for the lighthearted.  Sessions: Monday 2pm to 5pm; Wednesday 10am - 1pm; second and fourth Fridays 7.15pm - 9.30pm. At the Balliol Hall, Church Road,  West Huntspill. Contact Colin on 01278 783854; new members welcome.  Equipment provided.

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Tuesday 19th February – Coffee & Chat Somerset Time for Youth meet for a coffee and a chat on the first and thrid Tuesday of the month at Morland Community Hall, Highbridge, from 11am 1pm; everyone made welcome.

Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th February – Burnham Netball Club – Berrow Village Hall Monday and Tuesday evenings 7pm – 8pm, £2 per session. Find us on Facebook Highbridge, Burnham, Berrow Netball Club.

Tuesday 19th February – Men’s Shed Men’s Shed, The Annexe, Morland Hall, Pearce Drive, Highbridge, every Tuesday 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm. Drop-in sessions available for anyone with an interest in getting out and meeting new people and to use skills, share knowledge and learn new things.

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Wednesday 20th February – Marine Cove Health Walk Join this volunteer led health walk every Wednesday at 10am. It’s a social walk along the Esplanade and circular route via the Apex Park suitable for beginners, approximately 60-minute walk with option for a cuppa at the end – overseen and promoted by Health Walks in Sedgemoor supported by Sedgemoor District Council. For more information, contact 0300 303 7800 or email healthy.lifestyles@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Wednesday 20th February - Fritzlar Twinning Society Please join us for our meeting and a talk on Portugal on Wednesday 20th February in St. John’s Church Hall, Highbridge, 2pm - 4pm. Everyone welcome. There will be refreshments. To find out more about our Twinning and the 30th Anniversary visit to Fritzlar (Lille, Monschau & Ypres) 30th June - 7th July 2019 for just £549, please contact the Treasurer (782902) or Secretary (786789).

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We all like the idea of being a Superhero and having the ability to help those around us!! And whilst we can’t actually fly or tear trees from the ground, we can help ourselves and our families by checking what Life, Critical Illness, or Income Protection policies we have in place. I sometimes struggle speaking with clients when I ask about what protection policies they have. Most of us generally have Building and Contents Insurance, Car Insurance, Pet Insurance, even insurance for our phones, however when it comes to insuring ourselves or those, we love most I tend to receive a puzzled look.

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If you do nothing else this January, and certainly before you sign up to the gym, that you will likely stop going to in 6 weeks, just consider yours and your families protection position. You will be surprised at how affordable certain life policies are and the amount of conditions you are covered for and they are certainly better to have in place than a gym membership that you don’t use!

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Thursday 21st February Movement to Music

Extend,

Give yourself a boost, with gentle exercise for body and mind. ‘Extend, Movement to Music’ at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, every Thursday at 2.30pm. Suitable for all older adults, with both seated and standing movements; great for improving balance, co-ordination and circulation. Costs just £4 per class, with no need to book. Call Age UK Somerset on 01823 345626 for more information. Details on all local classes can be found on our website: www. ageuksomerset.org.uk

Thursday 21st February, Friday 22nd February and Saturday 23rd February Croscombe and Dinder Frolics Perform Knight Fever Croscombe and Dinder Frolics are performing Knight Fever in Croscombe Village Hall on Thursday 21st February, Friday 22nd February and Saturday 23rd February. This is a pantomime based in Camelot and the court of King Arthur, lots of laughter, singing and good entertainment.  Please email croscombefrolics@gmail.com for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Saturday 23rd February – Walk with Sedgemoor Ramblers

Why not join us for a 7.5-mile walk, starting at 11am from the church overflow car park at Kingston St. Mary, postcode TA2 8JP. The walk goes across the lower slopes of the Quantocks, visiting the village of Cheddon Fitzpaine. Any queries, contact sedgemoor.ramblers@gmail.com

Saturday 23rd February – Somerset Time for Youth – Morland Hall Somerset Time for Youth special/additional needs club runs every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 1pm. We are at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, Burnham-on-Sea the first and third Saturday of the month and at Morland Community Hall in Highbridge on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Any child/young adult with special/ additional needs, aged up to 25 years of age can come along with a parent/carer.  Contect: 07745 236742 or somersettimeforyouth@ gmail.com Alternatively you can view our website somersettimeforyouth.com 

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Easy steps to keep your computer updated and reduce the risk of bugs and problems. We encounter many customers who all share a common misconception about computers. They think their computer never needs a full shutdown, it’s “easier” to just enter sleep mode – or “Close the laptop lid” – every night. While these features indeed exist to be used occasionally, many are unaware they are not intended to fully replace the need to perform proper shutdowns altogether. Here is the bottom line explanation. During computer usage, running applications gradually accumulate various forms of background data, such as temporary files, page files, zombie processes, disk cache, and so on. This is intentional and will not directly cause any issues. When a “full shutdown” is performed, all these temporary files are thrown away, as to pave the way for a clean boot procedure when the device is next switched on, also allowing updates to be installed properly. By entering sleep mode, hibernation, or closing a laptop lid, these temporary files are not cleaned away, which over time – without any full shutdowns – results in all kinds of problems as applications begin to trip over themselves. Using sleep mode is fine, but we advise performing a full shutdown at least once per week. If using Windows 10, be aware the “Shutdown” option in the start menu does not perform a full shutdown – The user must either select “Restart” or hold “Shift” on their keyboard as they click “Shutdown” in order to flush out all temporary data. Furthermore, keeping up-to-date plays another important role in keeping bugs and problems to a minimal. Some recent Windows 10 updates are not installing automatically, so we recommend Windows 10 users check manually, by opening the Settings panel, selecting “Update & Security”, and clicking “Check for Updates”. If any assistance is needed, feel free to contact us on 07973 536299 or see our advert on this page.

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Monday 25th February – Apex Park SASP Active Spaces Fitness Sessions Every Monday 9.30am to 10.30am. All fitness levels welcome! Meet by the children’s play area. More details at www.activespaces.co.uk

Monday 25th February – Short Mat Bowls Join us at Balliol Short Mat Bowls Club. Bowling for the lighthearted.  Sessions: Monday 2pm to 5pm; Wednesday 10am - 1pm; second and fourth Fridays 7.15pm - 9.30pm. At the Balliol Hall, Church Road, West Huntspill. Contact Colin on 01278 783854; new members welcome. Equipment provided.

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th February – Burnham Netball Club – Berrow Village Hall Monday and Tuesday Evenings 7pm – 8pm, £2 per session. Find us on Facebook Highbridge, Burnham, Berrow Netball Club.

Tuesday 26th February – Men’s Shed Men’s Shed, The Annexe, Morland Hall, Pearce

Drive, Highbridge, every Tuesday 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm. Drop-in sessions available for anyone with an interest in getting out and meeting new people and to use skills, share knowledge and learn new things.

Tuesday 26th February – Burnham-onSea Pagan Group We are a very friendly group who meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Burnham-on-Sea Community Centre at 7.30pm. All paths welcome. We follow the Wheel of the Year. We have a topic for discussion each month or an outside speaker. I ask for a voluntary contribution each evening to cover room hire costs and speaker’s fees. Our next Moot is on Tuesday 26th February when Janine will be reading some of her poetry and stories followed by a meditation. For further details, contact derwen73@ gmail.com

Tuesday 26th February – Berrow Conservation Group - Spring Birds with Don Hurrell  Come and find out all about the birds that visit your garden in the Spring - 7.30pm at Berrow Village Hall.

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Wednesday 27th February – Marine Cove Health Walk Join this volunteer led health walk every Wednesday at 10am. It’s a social walk along the Esplanade and circular route via the Apex Park suitable for beginners, approximately 60-minute walk with option for a cuppa at the end – overseen and promoted by Health Walks in Sedgemoor supported by Sedgemoor District Council – for more information, contact 0300 303 7800 or email healthy.lifestyles@ sedgemoor.gov.uk

Thursday 28th February – Men’s Shed Men’s Shed, The Annexe, Morland Hall, Pearce Drive, Highbridge, every Thursday 9.45am – 12.45pm and 1.45pm – 4.45pm. Drop-in sessions available for anyone with an interest in getting out and meeting new people and to use skills, share knowledge and learn new things.

Thursday 28th February Movement to Music

Local Business A - Z ACCOUNTANTS

Small Business Accountancy Company Self Assessment Tax Returns • Annual Accounts • Bookkeeping VAT • Payroll • Sole Traders • Partnerships • Limited Companies

Call Ian Robson on 01278 760067 8 Market Street, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3BW

BLINDS

OFFER OF THE MONTH 3 Vertical Blinds for Only £179 Up to 6ft wide, max 5ft drop Other sizes available

Over 20 years in the trade

Extend,

Give yourself a boost, with gentle exercise for body and mind. ‘Extend, Movement to Music’ at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close, every Thursday at 2.30pm. Suitable for all older adults, with both seated and standing movements; great for improving balance, co-ordination and circulation. Costs just £4 per class, with no need to book. Call Age UK Somerset on 01823 345626 for more information. Details on all local classes can be found on our website: www. ageuksomerset.org.uk

Burnham-on-Sea Bowling Club Burnham-on-Sea Bowling Club, St. Andrew’s Road, Burnham-on-Sea - Come and Try. Offering three free sessions with the coaching staff to see if you like the game, these sessions will be available at the start of the season in April. They will run on Friday mornings and/or Wednesday evenings.  To join after the free sessions, the cost will be £55 for the year. If you would like further information or would like to book the free taster sessions, please phone (Club Coach) Trevor Wellavize on 07872 495970 or Richard Luscombe on 01278 782314.

Experience affordable elegance with FREE Fitting & up to 60% OFF VERTICAL • ROLLER • VENETIAN • ROMAN PLEATED • CONSERVATORY SPECIALIST

Call Colin for your free quote & fast local service

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LOCAL BUSINESS A-Z CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

BUILDERS

24 Hour EmErgEncy call out • General Builders • • Building Maintenance • • Roofing •

mob: 07860 355288 EstablishEd sincE 1945 A Sealey: 01278 785721

CAR HIRE

NEWPIN 2 Stoddens Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2NZ. Telephone: +44 (0)1278 783186 Mobile: +44 (0)7810 650748

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CARPET, UPHOLSTERY & HARD FLOOR CLEANING

Thorough cleaning and drying Specialist spot & stain removal Deodorize and protect floors & upholstery High quality service, many repeat customers

For a price or free quote contact Phil Tel: 01278 788 788 Mob: 07738 440787

newpincleaning@aol.com www.newpincleaning.co.uk

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CARPENTRY

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

T: 01278 795358 M: 07738 283569 CLEANERS

CHIMNEY SWEEPS

Mike Brookes Tel: 07760 880552 info@chimneycleaningcompany.co.uk www.chimneycleaningcompany.co.uk

The

Chimney Cleaning

Company

Dave’s Chimney Sweep ICS Registered High Quality Sweep

Call Dave on

07790 958 616 For advertising or leaflet delivery call 01278 238000 or visit www.localreach.co.uk

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SONJA’S CLEANING

Honest, Reliable, Friendly Service

Call 01278 792463 07734 104120

COAL SUPPLIERS

DOUBLE GLAZING

DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS Misted Units Broken Windows Locks, Hinges & Handles Sliding Patio Doors General Repairs

Please call Jon Croker on:

07747 536625 ELECTRICIANS

COMPUTER REPAIRS

~Electrician ~ James Lynch Electrical Services

Do you find it difficult to get someone to come and do a small job?

Extra Light • Additional Sockets Outside Lighting • Security Lights New Fuse Boards • Rewires

Fault Finding and Repairs Qualified Electrician • Reliable Service Reasonably Priced • Quick Response

Satisfaction Guaranteed DOG GROOMING

Landlord and home buyer inspections and testing

Call Jimmy on: 07449 814615 or 01278 489 365 www.jameslynchelectrical.co.uk

DOORS

Part P Registered Electrician All works Undertaken

DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL TESTING & INSPECTING David Murphy Tel: 01278 256012 Mob: 07786 065807 Email: admelectricals@sky.com

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DOMESTIC INSTALLER

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GARDEN SERVICES

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

Free design & Quotation

01278 322 805

GARDEN WORKS

R.G. ALARMS & ELECTRICAL Electrical Contractor

■ Patios ■ Fencing ■ Turfing ■ ■ Block paving ■ etc ■ FREE ESTIMATES

■ Domestic ■ Rewires & New Builds ■ Commercial ■ Electrical Alterations ■ Agricultural ■ Intruder & Fire Alarms

T: 01278 780966 M: 07710 692277

No job too big or too small

tel:01278 781697 mob:07816 250441

FENCING

garden.works1@btinternet.com

Potting Shed Gardening Services

FOOT CARE

Lawn Mowing & Maintenance Strimming & Hedge Trimming Flower Bed Maintenance Weeding Free Quotes No job too small Contact Ian

07708 289444 / 01278 792207

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

Here to help, 24 Hours a day Telephone:

01278 794 304

Keith’s AGarden Services cut above the rest

WE’LL HELP YOUR GARDEN TO LOOK IT’S BEST! Weekly visits if needed • Grass Cutting• Hedge & Tree Cutting • Turfing & Fencing Ground Clearance • Gravel Laid • Gardens Renovated

01278 765820

07887 835386

Office and Chapel of Rest at: 10 Church Street, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AF

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LOCAL BUSINESS A-Z MINI DIGGER HIRE

95% of our advertiser rebook each month! Prices start from as little as £2.87 per week. OVEN CLEANERS

GARMENT REPAIRS

HAIRDRESSERS

Prim N Proper Hairdressing, beauty, holistic therapies and nails.

14 Oxford Street Burnham On Sea TA8 1LG

Tel: 01278 782755

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

John Owens Decorators

• Internal • External • Domestic • Commercial 50 years’ experience, local, professional, reliable service

LANDSCAPING SERVICES

• Block paving & concrete driveways • • patios, stone, brick & block work • • turfing, garden clearances • • fencing • building work •

LOGS

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07590 594699

FREE no obligation quote

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When replying to adverts please say you saw it in LocalReach PLASTERERS

01278 325182 07733 046008

PLUMBING

P.H PLUMBING , HEATING & GAS ENGINEER 9 ATLANTIC CRESENT , B.O.S , SOMERSET , TA8 1NF FULLY QUALIFIED . FULLY INSURED 22 YEARS EXPERIENCE GAS BOILER SERVICE £30.00

SAFETY CHECKS INC LPG £30.00

ALL PLUMBING & TILING UNDERTAKEN

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 Chapple04@hotmail.com www.chappleinteriors.co.uk

FREE QUOTES & ADVICE CALL PAUL THE PLUMBER ANYTIME ON

07583 084786 / 01278 781788 CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED

NO CALL OUT CHARGE

NO V.A.T

B.J's Heating & Plumbing

Boiler change & service Full central heating installation Bathroom & Kitchen complete fitting All gas work Natural & LPG All general Plumbing 186443

01278 783931 07901 605592 b.j.lee@btinternet.com

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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

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CONTINUED

Shoreline Property Maintenance House and Garden Maintenance Based in Burnham-on-Sea

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Drain and gutter unblocking Door locks repaired or replaced Brick and blockwork repairs All aspects of garden maintenance Garden waste taken away Window repairs Carpentry Painting

Local Friendly Service

Phone: 01278 795056 Mob: 07715 205676 Email: hrj.shoreline@gmail.com

STEVE HODGE

Property & Garden Maintenance 01278 722956 or 07708 062 145 www.stevehodge.biz

PLUmBiNG & hEAtiNG

01278 256843

07824 818863 ethan.29390@yahoo.co.uk

Strimming Patio and paving Fencing Garage locks Lawn mowing Hedge trimming Tiling Plumbing

* Small jobs welcome * * Free estimates * * No call-out charges *

E.A.Smith

• Bathrooms & Tiling • Kitchens • • Boiler Changes & Services• • Full Central Heating • • Landlord Gas Checks•

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• All types of Fencing, Gutters & fascia’s cleaned or replaced • Internal or external painting • Rental Property maintenance • All works considered ROOFING

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

HANDYMAN SERVICE for all your household needs

No job too small

For a FREE estimate Call FJ Hales on:

tel :01278 788247 mob:07939 664538

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TURF SUPPLIER

LAWN TURF SUPPLIER

SIGNS

Established 1963

COMPLETE SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS Design | Manufacture | Installation

Turf supplied & laid if required Town & Country Service

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

TV/VIDEO

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

Same day callout and repair service available Problems setting up your new tv? Ask for our in home digital tv tuning installation service Discounts available for Senior Citizens

Tel: 01278 802042 or 07738 676054 tvvideoservices@aol.com

WILLS AND PROBATE

www.quick-sign.co.uk 01278 787 268 | sales@quick-sign.co.uk

LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY - £99 + vat HOME VISITS AVAILABLE

TILING SPECIALISTS

P. Deakin

Floor & Wall Tiler FREE Quotations Call now on: 07913 571479 / 01278 773691 TREE SURGEONS

James & Co. 01278 786900

Natwest Bank Chambers, Victoria Street, Burnham-on-Sea

WINDOW CLEANING

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