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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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Major boost for Burnham-on-Sea theatre and seafront

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Major boost for Burnham-on-Sea theatre and seafront

Posted: 22nd November 2018
PLANS for a revamp of Burnham-on-Sea seafront and theatre have been given a £350,000 boost – thanks to money designed to offset the impact of the construction of Hinkley Point C. The Burnham Evolution project, brought forward by the town council, will see the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre refurbished and improvements made to both the Esplanade and South Esplanade. The…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Two charged with murder

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Two charged with murder

Posted: 5th November 2018
TWO people will appear in court on Monday (November 5, 2018) charged with murder in connection with the death of 20-year-old Tyrone Mulinde in Bridgwater. Mr Mulinde, from London, was found with serious injuries on George Street, Bridgwater, on October 20, 2018. He was attended to by paramedics but sadly died at the scene. A post mortem examination confirmed he died of…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Further arrest into Bridgwater murder investigation

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Further arrest into Bridgwater murder investigation

Posted: 3rd November 2018
A MAN has been arrested as police continue to investigate the murder of Tyrone Mulinde. Mr Mulinde was killed in George Street, Bridgwater, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The 25-year-old man was arrested early on Friday morning (November 2) on suspicion of murder and was taken into police custody. A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder last month and was…

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