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As far back as the 18th Century, Bridgwater has always been a forward thinking, welcoming town. According to records on the Blake Museum website, the townspeople of Bridgwater were among the first to raise a petition to parliament to end the slave trade. The petition “The humble petition of the inhabitants of Bridgwater showeth, that […]

Rumors are rife that entrepreneur Elon Musk is looking at a site in Bridgwater for his next factory. The Gravity Industrial park, sitting in 650 acres north east of Bridgwater could be a potential site for the tech giant to set up his first UK camp. Boffins suggest that in order to meet the need […]

As from Monday, 15th June, car parking charges in SDC-owned car parks (see list below), will be re-introduced, after their suspension on April 1.  All SDC car parks operate a pay by phone option, should people not want to use the ticket machines.    There will be an increased cleaning regime for ticket machines. Car parking charges […]

A Coronavirus testing centre has opened at Taunton Racecourse. Anyone experiencing symptoms is encouraged to book a a test Continuous Cough High temperature Change, or loss of sense of smell Tests can be booked through the NHS website and those who’s results are positive will be contacted by the track and trace service.

Some of Somerset’s recycling centres are operating limited hours, see the picture below for the revised schedule up to the 30th September.

Over the last few months the YMCA Dulverton Group youth and community team have continued to support young people across Somerset and Mid Devon. The team have adapted the way they deliver their sessions, holding youth clubs and other group meetings virtually, posting daily challenges and activities to try at home on social media and […]

The leading officer of Avon and Somerset Police has written on Linkedin that he feels “horror and concern” over the death of George Floyd, the man who died while being placed into the custody of law enforcement in America. Andy Marsh says he feels “ashamed” to have the same occupation as the police man who […]

The Peoples Trust For Endangered Species is asking gardeners across Sedgemoor to look out for the Stag Beetle. This rare creature may look feisty but they’re quite harmless. Only two were spotted last year in the area and the organisation are keen to track numbers. The insect spends most of its life underground as larvae […]

Following reports of unsanitary and upsetting behaviour, Sedgemoor District council have worked with Burnham Portable Toilet Hire to get the public facilities open after their winter closure, inline with safety guidance at Brean Beach. Local Councillors talked through the timing of the beach re-opening this week and agreed that the beach won’t re-open to vehicles […]

Bridgwater Talking News is still providing its weekly service of audio recordings of the local newspapers for the blind and partially sighted during the pandemic. Although they normally distribute recordings by post on USB sticks because of the current restrictions, the weekly recordings are available on their website at   – via Amazon’s Alexa, ‘Play my talking […]

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