MUSIC festivals, sports fundraisers and street parties are all on the list of exciting events planned for Burnham and Highbridge this year.

Ian Jefferies, business and tourism manager for Burnham Information and Rescue Support (BIARS), gathered together almost 30 event organisers at a meeting at Burnham's BAY Centre to create a fun-packed calendar.

He told the Weekly News: “The aim was to make sure we minimise date clashes and that we work together as a town for events.

“This is a great way for people to see they're not alone and realise there is help out there to organise events. Hopefully this will encourage more people to get involved.

“Everyone can help each other out to create a diverse list of events. The chamber of commerce, town team and project coach are all on hand to promote them and ensure they are a success.

“This is a great way of fundraising too. Lots of people are looking for events to fundraise at, so any charities which would like to link up with an event should get in touch.”

The next event will be at a fundraiser by the Friends of Burnham Hospital at Highbridge Community Hall on February 8 at 7.30pm.

Other events include themes weekends, farmers markets, Food Festivals and for the first time - a history enactment weekend in Highbridge in August.

Events this month include a fundraising Geocaching trail at Southwell House on February 23 and a farmers market in Burnham High Street on February 28.

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