BRIDGWATER NEWS: Man in his 80s targeted by distraction burglars

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Man  in his 80s targeted by distraction burglars

Posted: 5th December 2020
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 80s was the victim of a distraction burglary in Bridgwater. The incident happened at around 7pm last night (Friday, December 4, 2020)in the West Street area of the town. A man entered the back door of the victim’s property advising he needed to check on an outbuilding. At the same time, a second man entered the back…

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SOMERSET NEWS Recycling centres reopening for essential trips only and garden waste collections resume

SOMERSET NEWS Recycling centres reopening for essential trips only and garden waste collections resume

Posted: 7th May 2020
ELEVEN of Somerset’s 16 recycling centres – including those at Yeovil, Chard, Bridgwater and Taunton - will reopen on Monday (May 11, 2020) but for essential visits only in line with updated Government guidance. Garden waste collections are also set to resume on Monday, both services having been suspended by Somerset Waste Partnership in response to the coronavirus…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Investigation launched after woman assaulted by intruders

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Investigation launched after woman assaulted by intruders

Posted: 6th February 2020
POLICE have launched an investigation after a woman was assaulted in her own home in front of one of her children in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity. Two men called at the victim’s home in Queens Road, Bridgwater, at around 5am on Monday, February 3. When the victim opened the door the men asked for drugs, but she was able to close the door on them…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Work starts in preparation for town centre improvements

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Work starts in preparation for town centre improvements

Posted: 25th February 2019
PREPARTORY works are starting in Bridgwater town centre this week in order to allow an enhancement of the area to begin. In order to prepare for the improvement works to High Street and Fore Street, some trees need to be removed before the end of February. Replacement trees will be planted for all of those removed - once the work has been completed. There are a couple of…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Pick up the poo or pick up a fine

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Pick up the poo or pick up a fine

Posted: 25th February 2019
PEOPLE are being warned that unless they pick up the mess left behind by their dogs while out walking they could be faced with a £100 fine. Two fixed penalty notices have been issued by Sedgemoor District Council’s dog wardens on Burnham Beach - one for dog fouling with the owner not picking up and the other for having a dog in a prohibited area. Sedgemoor District…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Mayor takes a stand against MP

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Mayor takes a stand against MP

Posted: 25th February 2019
THE recent actions of Bridgwater and West Somerset MP, Ian Liddell Grainger, has left the Mayor of Bridgwater flabbergasted and disappointed. The Mayor, Cllr Diogo Rodrigues, said he felt he needed to ‘take a stand’ against the ‘unfriendly and narrow actions’ of the MP who compared neighbouring Taunton to the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. Cllr Rodrigues said: “As the…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Becoming a councillor – will you stand for it

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Becoming a councillor – will you stand for it

Posted: 30th January 2019
  LOCAL district elections are taking place in May 2019 so this is the ideal time to begin to think about getting involved.  Have you ever thought about standing for election as a Sedgemoor District Council Councillor?  With the local district elections taking place in 2019 this is the ideal time to begin to think about getting involved. Anyone can be a councillor. Your…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: New owners at the Old Vicarage

BRIDGWATER NEWS: New owners at the Old Vicarage

Posted: 30th January 2019
THE historic Old Vicarage hotel and restaurant in Bridgwater has new owners. Husband and wife team Peter Starling and Candida Leaver are renovating the Grade II listed property section-by-section starting with the restaurant and some of its 20 ensuite bedrooms. Candida said: “We’ll remain open throughout the refurbishments and guests should rest assured it’s business as…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Official switching-on of Bridgwater Town Bridge lights

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Official switching-on of Bridgwater Town Bridge lights

Posted: 22nd November 2018
THE fantastic lights on Bridgwater Town Bridge will be ‘officially’ switched-on during the festivities to start the countdown to Christmas on Friday (November 23, 2018). The official switch-on of the bridge lights comes after a period of commissioning to test the lights. The bridge ceremony will take place during the switching-on of the Christmas lights event – entitled…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Bridgwater Library and Blake Gardens revamp hits Hinkley snag

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Bridgwater Library revamp hits Hinkley snag

Posted: 22nd November 2018
SOMERSET County Council has been refused nearly half a million pounds towards ambitious plans to revamp Bridgwater’s Library and Blake Gardens. The Bridgwater Nucleus project aims to create a community hub and cafe by redesigning the library and improving the gardens. The council had applied for just under £481,000 to the Hinkley Point Community Impact Mitigation (CIM)…

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