Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Town Rangers Rescue Roxy from Rhyne

Town Rangers Rescue Roxy from Rhyne

Town Rangers Chris and Stewart got more than they bargained for when out litter picking alongside Worston Lane.

The heroic Rangers were quick to respond and help a distressed resident whose dog, Roxy, was stranded on the opposite side of a waterfilled rhyne. No amount of encouragement or handfuls of treats would move scared Roxy, who is no fan of water, from her spot on dry land.

Chris, a keen angler, rapidly changed into his waders and entered the rhyne to rescue Roxy. He explained, ‘It was the only thing I could think of as there was no way Roxy was going back into the water. Stewart and myself are both dog owners and to see a dog & owner in distress is very upsetting’.

Roxy’s owner Karen Mason said, ‘I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Chris and Stewart who were clearing the Bay Centre field when my dog Roxy fell in the rhyne and got stranded on the other side. She wouldn’t come back across the rhyne, she doesn’t like water! Chris and Stewart were amazing, Chris went into the water and carried her back.

I cannot thank them enough, I really don’t know what we would have done without their help, they are absolute stars!’

The town council is proud of the speedy and helpful actions of the town rangers, but asks residents not to enter the rhynes as they can be dangerous. The town rangers are experienced and trained in working in and alongside watercourses.

Picture shows: Chris, Karen, Stewart and Roxy who is a Puggle (a cross Beagle and Pug)

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
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