BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: M5 fully reopened after fatal crash

BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: M5 fully reopened after fatal crash

Posted: 13th September 2018
EMERGENCY services have finished their work at the scene of the fatal collision in Somerset on Thursday (September 13, 2018) morning and the M5 has now fully reopened. The motorway was closed in both directions between J24 Huntworth and J25 Taunton following the collision between a HGV and six cars at around 8.30am. Sadly, the female driver of one vehicle and a male…

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BRIDGWATER: Trinity Sports and Leisure is positive about breastfeeding

BRIDGWATER: Trinity Sports and Leisure is positive about breastfeeding

Posted: 10th August 2018
A LEADING sports and leisure centre in Bridgwater is celebrating their first anniversary as a Somerset ‘Positive about Breastfeeding’ venue.  Trinity Sports and Leisure at Chilton Trinity was nominated for the award following positive feedback about its helpful approach to families. The award is given to venues that have made a significant commitment to uphold the rights…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Any questions for the police?

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Any questions for the police?

Posted: 8th August 2018
PEOPLE in Bridgwater will be able to share their views and ask questions to two of the most powerful people running the police force in Avon and Somerset. Chief Constable Andy Marsh and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, will be attending a PCC and Police Joint Public Forum at the George Williams Centre in Bridgwater on Wednesday, September 19, 2018…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: New town clerk appointed for Bridgwater

BRIDGWATER NEWS: New town clerk appointed for Bridgwater

Posted: 8th August 2018
BRIDGWATER Town Council has announced the appointment of David Mears as its new town clerk and responsible financial officer. Mr Mears will take over the role from Alan Hurford who is to retire after 15 years in the town clerk job. The new Bridgwater town clerk has had a similar role at Langport Town Council for around five years and has wide experience with several…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: How swimming lessons at a Bridgwater pool helped a ten-year-old lad to swim his way to a life changing scholarship

BRIDGWATER NEWS: How swimming lessons at a Bridgwater pool helped a ten-year-old lad to swim his way to a life changing scholarship

Posted: 3rd August 2018
WHEN ten-year old Austin Ranson first began swimming lessons at Trinity Sports & Leisure in Bridgwater little did he and his family realise that it would be the start of a life changing journey which would see him winning a swimming scholarship. Austin is set to join the prestigious Mount Kelly School at Tavistock in Devon as a border in September, an establishment which…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: New homes for Highbridge town centre site

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: New homes for Highbridge town centre site

Posted: 2nd August 2018
A TOTAL of 29 new flats will be built in Highbridge town centre in spite of opposition from local residents. New Shore Developments Ltd, which operates out of Poole in Dorset, applied to redevelop the vacant brownfield site at 1 Market Street, which lies close to the busy A38. The site was previously home to a number of Victorian homes and shops, but has been vacant for…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Two green flags raised

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Two green flags raised

Posted: 2nd August 2018
APEX Park at Highbridge and Marine Cove Gardens in Burnham-on-Sea had their green flags raised on Thursday (August 2, 2018) – the sign of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Make sure you are registered to vote

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Make sure you are registered to vote

Posted: 2nd August 2018
HOUSEHOLDS in Sedgemoor will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct as part of the district council’s annual voter registration canvass. The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not…

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BRIDGWATER POLICE: Man left with fractured jaw after early morning attack

BRIDGWATER POLICE: Man left with fractured jaw after early morning attack

Posted: 2nd August 2018
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault which left a man with a fractured jaw in Bridgwater. The 18-year-old victim was punched in the face on High Street, Bridgwater, by a man who came up behind him. The incident happened at about 3am on Sunday, June 24, 2018. The victim had crossed the road moments before the incident to avoid a disorder which was…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Bringing the Mayoralty into the 21st century - going live on Facebook!

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Bringing the Mayoralty into the 21st century - going live on Facebook!

Posted: 31st July 2018
BRIDGWATER Mayor, Cllr Diogo Rodrigues, is launching the latest in a series of new initiatives to bring the Mayoralty into the 21st century when he starts his ‘Mayor Goes Live’ show on Sunday (August 5, 2018) on social networking Facebook. People can tune in, see him live from Bridgwater Town Hall and ask him questions about anything at all from Town Council policy to…

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