BRIDGWATER NEWS: Council unveils exciting plans for town centre

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Council unveils exciting plans for town centre

Posted: 24th May 2018
SEDGEMOOR District Council is investing multi-millions-of-pounds to support its ambition to establish a thriving day time and evening town centre economy in Bridgwater. The council has said the scheme will complement the housing, employment and new jobs growth of currently happing in Bridgwater and Sedgemoor. Exciting plans were revealed on Wednesday (May 23, 2018) as to…

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BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: Nearly 300 sheep stolen

BRIDGWATER AREA NEWS: Nearly 300 sheep stolen

Posted: 21st May 2018
POLICE are appealing for information following a large sheep theft from land at Steart Marshes near Bridgwater. The 92 ewes and 184 lambs were taken overnight between Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Friday, May 11, 2018, and are a mix of breeds, although the majority of them are Pedigree Easy care ewes. This breed of ewe is very unusual and should therefore be easily spotted…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Assault near Palace nightclub

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Assault near Palace nightclub

Posted: 22nd April 2018
POLICE would like to speak to anyone who might have witnessed an assault at the rear of the Palace nightclub in Bridgwater. The incident happened at about 3.20am on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the rear of the club in Penel Orlieu. A police spokesman said: “A man was attacked near the wheelie bins at the back of the club and suffered head injuries and had to go to…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Body found is thought to be missing Dean Tate

SOMERSET NEWS: Body found is thought to be missing Dean Tate

Posted: 21st April 2018
POLICE believe that the body of a man found on Stert Island off Burnham-on-Sea is that of missing person Dean Tate. It was at 12.20pm on Saturday (April 21, 2018) when police were alerted to the discovery of a body by a member of the public. Officers have since recovered the body with the help of Her Majesty’s Coastguard and BARB Search & Rescue. While it is too early…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Work starts on Colley Lane Southern Access Road

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Work starts on Colley Lane Southern Access Road

Posted: 19th April 2018
WORK has now started on a multi-million pound road scheme which will help ease congestion in Bridgwater. The first turf was formally cut for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road on Thursday (April 19, 2018) - kicking-off the £18.4m scheme that will include two new bridges, 840 metres of carriageway and new cycle and footways. As well as connecting Parrett Way to Marsh…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Anti-social behaviour on a bus - one man arrested

SOMERSET NEWS: Anti-social behaviour on a bus - one man arrested

Posted: 13th April 2018
POLICE would like three witnesses to come forward following reports of a number of incidents on a bus route in Somerset between Bridgwater and Taunton. The incidents of anti-social and inappropriate behaviour have taken place on the number 21 bus between Bridgwater and Taunton during the last few weeks. A 65-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incidents…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Man exposes himself to girls walking along pathway

SOMERSET NEWS: Man exposes himself to girls walking along pathway

Posted: 13th April 2018
POLICE are appealing for information following a series of indecent exposures in Taunton. Officers have had three reports in the past two months of a man exposing himself to girls walking along a pathway in the Severn Drive area of Blackbrook. The most recent report was from Saturday, April 7, 2018, when two teenage girls were walking along the small footpath behind the…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Red Berry Recruitment bounces its way to beat £500 Sport Relief target

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Red Berry Recruitment bounces its way to beat £500 Sport Relief target

Posted: 28th March 2018
  A BRIDGWATER firm was bouncing for joy – literally – when team members raised money for Sport Relief by showing off their bouncing skills on space hoppers. Red Berry Recruitment was thrilled to raise £565 for Sport Relief on Friday (March 23, 2018) when managing director Helen Lacey and members of staff bounced their way through the town centre collecting donations. As…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Villagers raise money for a defibrillator

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Villagers raise money for a defibrillator

Posted: 28th March 2018
A BIG-HEARTED community effort at West Huntspill is helping to raise funds for a piece of emergency medical equipment which could save somebody’s life. Owners of the White Cottage Restaurant on the busy A38 Old Pawlett Road in the village suggested to local people that it would be a good idea to raise money to buy a community public defibrillator which could be located…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Barbara’s birthday bash supports St Margaret’s Hospice

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Barbara’s birthday bash supports St Margaret’s Hospice

Posted: 21st March 2018
BIG-HEARTED Barbara Browne didn’t want any presents for her 65th birthday – instead she asked people to donate money to St Margaret’s Hospice. And her birthday bash at Bridgwater & Albion Rugby Club was such a great success that she raised an amazing £1,533. Barbara and her late husband Kevin, who died in December 2016, are well known in Bridgwater’s theatre and music…

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