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Now, more than ever, is the time to support your local, independent shops across Sedgemoor’s retail centres.   Celebrating Independents’ Day on Saturday, July 4th, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater Town Council and Bridgwater’s Town Team will be helping to fly the flag for small, independent shops and traders.   Independents account for something in the order of 65% […]

Sedgemoor District Council Executive have agreed to buy six brand new, carbon-neutral affordable homes on a mixed ownership scheme in Tuckerton Lane, North Newton.  These homes will be the first carbon-neutral council homes built in Sedgemoor, at a cost of up to £950,000*.  Council officers worked with North Newton Housing Steering Group to design the […]

Residents in Sedgemoor are being warned to be alert for telephone scammers, after several people have phoned Sedgemoor District Council to report scams.  Many include people or companies say that they can get your council tax banding reduced for a fee.    Council Tax bands are set by the Valuation Office Agency and can only be […]

All ‘business as usual’ items are now being accepted across Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling centres. All 16 sites can now take cardboard, as well as commercial waste and other waste you pay to dispose of – including tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts, plasterboard and asbestos (card payment only). ‘Shop-style’ social distancing is […]

27th to 28th June there was an attempted theft of a vintage tractor in the East Huntspill area. Be alert to cars and people taking an interest in farms and report suspicious incidents to the police. Do you know the serial numbers of your equipment? Take a photo on your phone and help recover stolen […]

Enquiries are continuing after a murder investigation was launched following the death of a man in Highbridge. A 44-year-old man was arrested and has this evening been detained in secure accommodation under the care of mental health services. Officers remain at the scene and patrols have been increased as a result. We were called to […]

A new interactive online mapping tool has been launched so people can have their say on temporary walking and cycling measures in Somerset. A number of temporary measures, including pedestrianised high streets, have been introduced to encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and positively support the safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists. Working in […]

Its not just Glastonbury that’s been cancelled this weekend, young people with a care responsibility from across Sedgemoor are also facing festival disappointments.  The Young Carers Festival, an event jointly organised by the YMCA and The Children Society usually see’s almost 2000 young carers between the ages of 11 and 17 come together for a […]

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Highbridge.  Police attended a property in the Edithmead Lane area on Thursday in response to concerns over a man’s welfare, upon arrival officers found a man’s body in a garden. A 44 year old man has been taken into custody while Avon and Somerset police […]

RNLI Lifeguards, paid for by Sedgemoor District Council, will be returning to Burnham-on-Sea beach on Saturday, July 4th.     They will be on the beach from 1000 hrs until 1800 hrs daily. The RNLI Lifeguards will provide an additional service at Burnham-on-Sea beach alongside the Sedgemoor-employed Beach Wardens. All beach users are urged to follow safety […]


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