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Name: Bev Milner Simonds

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Party: Bridgwater Mercury: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat


Bev lives in North Burnham and loves it here.  She is best known as co-founder and organiser of the hugely popular and multi-award winning Burnham Food Festival (eat:Burnham) which continues to go from strength to strength.

Bev is not one for moaning from the sidelines; she is used to rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck in to make things better.

She had a long career in Human Resources, and has held senior positions with EDF Energy and Transport for London.

There is a real sense of local community in Burnham. This is especially visible on high days - music events in Manor Gardens, the Folk Fest and Burnham Carnival. The streets are full, people are smiling and money being spent locally.

But business is struggling. Commuting out of town has increased due to limited local employment opportunities; this hurts people’s pockets as money goes on fuel and fares.  It also hurts local retailers as money is spent out of town and the car has become ‘king’.

Residents are concerned about things like potholes, the treacherous Coast Road and a lack of cycle paths. These problems must all be fixed to the satisfaction of residents.

I am passionate about Burnham-on-Sea and want to see the improvements every resident deserves.  I’m a fighter, but a fair one.

From my professional life, I know to pick my causes carefully – listen to people, hear from colleagues, make a plan, then make it happen.

I want to be a voice for North Burnham at Sedgemoor.  I believe that Burnham residents know what will improve their lives, and I want to help them achieve that.


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