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Amidst the confusion over last nights statement from downing street, listeners to Sedgemoor FM are resolutely sticking by the previous mantra of stay home, protect the NHS.  In responses to a facebook post on the stations account, many feel that the minor adjustments in the government position will have little or no affect on the […]

Sedgmoore has been celebrating VE Day with tea parties, social distanced street events and displays of red white and blue.  Events in Highbridge and Burnham on Sea, led on-air by Sedgemoor FM saw residents across the area singing along to Vera Lyn, Judy Garland and The beatles.  Despite the moment of national celebration and glorious […]

Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has welcomed a new Government grant lifeline for struggling dairy farmers – but has urged ministers to ensure the scheme is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Defra Secretary George Eustice says the country’s milk producers will each be eligible for up to £10,000 of support as the continued closure of […]

Two, ten foot gates have been stolen from a farm in the Webbington area in the last week, police are urging anyone with information or dash cam footage of suspicious vehicles to come forwards. please call 101 quote 5220098364

Eleven of Somerset’s 16 recycling centres will reopen on Monday (11 May), but for essential visits only – in line with updated Government guidance. Garden Waste collections are also set to resume on Monday, both services having been suspended by Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) in response to the Coronavirus crisis. To ensure social distancing and […]

Staff at the White Feather have come up with an ingenious way of supporting the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.  They’ve launched a #feedahero initiative which sees them preparing and delivering frozen meals to nurses on Ward9 at Musgrove Park Hospital.  The public are being asked to “sponsor” an NHS worker for £25 a week […]

… Is the message from Bridgwater and West Somerset Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger. He says many people will be tempted to treat themselves to a traditional Bank Holiday trip to coast or countryside. But, he said, the temptation should be resisted while the ban on all non-essential journeys remained in force. Police across the southwest […]

Crime in Bridgwater could be changing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  The over all number of recorded crimes has fallen in the town but the types of crime committed has shifted.  Violent crimes and shop-living offences have increased, while antisocial behaviour, burglary and criminal damage, which includes arson have shrunk.  AS Police Sedgemoor […]

Bridgwater chamber of commerce are reminding business’ in the town that there are a number of schemes in place to help them survive the current situation. Whereas some organisations are eligible for grant schemes, others may be able to claim through the job retention scheme.  Other initiatives are in place including deferral of VAT along […]

Maternity teams at Musgrove hospital have been investigating the best way to keep providing care that prioritises the health and wellbeing of women and babies, under the additional pressures caused by the covid-19 pandemic.  head of Midwifery for the NHS foundation trust sallyan king has said they want to reassure families that the teams are […]

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