BRIDGWATER NEWS: Murder investigation launched

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Murder investigation launched

Posted: 20th October 2018
POLICE have launched a murder investigation following an incident at an address in George Street in Bridgwater. A man was discovered with serious injuries at about 12.30pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018, and was treated by paramedics including from air ambulance but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. A police spokesman said: “Formal identification is yet to take…

Read More

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Council offers grants to small businesses affected by Hinkley Point C construction traffic

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Council offers grants to small businesses affected by Hinkley Point C construction traffic

Posted: 15th October 2018
SEDGEMOOR businesses affected by an increase in construction traffic travelling to and from the site of Hinkley Point C are being offered the chance to apply for grants aimed at helping them respond to any challenges caused. The fund, run by Sedgemoor District Council, will be a competitive process where businesses will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis…

Read More

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Inner Wheel members make cushions for breast cancer patients

SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Inner Wheel members make cushions for breast cancer patients

Posted: 15th October 2018
A GROUP of women are celebrating after sewing special cushions for 1,000 breast cancer patients. The Inner Wheel Club of Sedgemoor joined the Breast Care Cushions initiative, which was started by a Glastonbury member in 2008 after her own breast cancer operation. It is estimated that the Sedgemoor-based group has spent hundreds of hours making the cushions out of donated…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More