BRIDGWATER NEWS: Bridgwater Way returns – reducing congestion and helping healthier lifestyles

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Bridgwater Way returns – reducing congestion and helping healthier lifestyles

Posted: 5th October 2018
BUSINESSES, schools and communities in Bridgwater are being invited to sign-up to the next stage of an initiative to change the way people travel in and around the town. Phase two of The Bridgwater Way, run by Somerset County Council and funded by EDF Energy, aims to ease traffic congestion and make it easier for people to travel in a way that supports a healthier…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Town bridge to be illuminated every night

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Town bridge to be illuminated every night

Posted: 5th October 2018
BRIDGWATER Town Bridge will now be lit up on a nightly basis from this evening (Friday, October 5, 2018) after the final commissioning and design tweaks for the 25 plus lighting designs. The lights will now come on automatically at about ten minutes before sunset each night and there are bespoke designs for each season and for special occasions, including carnival…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Have you completed with your Voter Registration Form?

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Have you completed with your Voter Registration Form?

Posted: 4th October 2018
ALL households across Sedgemoor will have received an annual voter registration form within the past month. Although there has been a good response rate, many people have not yet confirmed their details, despite it being a legal requirement for Sedgemoor District Council to collect the information. A council spokesman said: “If you have not returned your form or updated…

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BRIDGWATER NEWS: Volunteers clear 1,220 plastic bottles from canal & towpath

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Volunteers clear 1,220 plastic bottles from canal & towpath

Posted: 2nd October 2018
FIFTY eco-warriors from Bridgwater came together last Saturday (September 29, 2018) and cleared 1,220 plastic bottles, 1,085 drinks cans and 240 glass bottles from the town’s canal and towpath. The event was organised by a community action group called Rage Against Rubbish with the support of The West Country Branch of the Inland Waterway Association (IWA) and the YMCA…

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SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Don’t fall victim of Council Tax bogus callers

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Don’t fall victim of Council Tax bogus callers

Posted: 30th September 2018
  SEDGEMOOR District Council is warning residents not to be taken in by a company claiming to be acting on behalf of the authority. Residents have told the council that GSM Marketing  - telephone number 0203861633 - have called them and is charging a £150 up-front fee which is taken from people’s bank accounts and card details in return for ‘lowering their council tax…

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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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