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Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of dangerous driving on the M5. At about 9pm on Sunday 5 July a witness reported seeing three cars speeding and braking on the northbound carriageway between junctions 21 (Weston-super-Mare) and 20 (Clevedon).  Officers stopped three cars near jnc 17 (Cribbs Causeway). Police are keen to hear […]

Burnham On Sea was bustling with socially distanced activity on Monday, with cafes, shops and pubs enjoying a steady flow of customers. The general feel from most people our reporters spoke with is that people are respecting personal spaces and are working together towards a COVID secure plan. Sedgemoor FM is supporting “shop local” to […]

Firefighters attended an incident near North Petherton on Sunday night. A vehicle, which was well ablaze on their arrival, has been seriously damaged. A spokes person for the brigade say the fire is thought to have been deliberately set.

Avon and Somerset Police say there were no significant incidents in the force-area last night. It says plans had been put in place to respond to an increase in demand – as pubs and restaurants reopened for the first time in more than three months, but the police say Covid 19 still presents a deadly […]

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 […]


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