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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 […]

A 70 year old man who caused problems for the community over several months by defecating on graves, swearing and shouting through the night, trying door handles of residential properties and refusing to leave business premises, has been banned from Burnham-on-sea and Highbridge for two years. Taunton County Court granted an injunction that forbids him […]

Plans for 130 new homes submitted by Orme Architecture have been given the go ahead on a plot just east of the A38. The site, adjacent to land where 75 homes were green lighted makes up almost 4.4 hectares and will see homes in a range of sizes to encourage a diverse range of people […]

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is urging people to be vigilant towards “county Lines” during the pandemic. County lines’ is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs out of bigger cities into one or more smaller towns in the UK In a post on twitter […]

The Somerset Waste Partnership are to introduce new measures at the recycling centres across Sedgemoor over the next week. The set-up will be similar to that seen in supermarkets and other shops, with visitors expected to take responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe. Other safety and access restrictions remain in place: Gloves to be […]

The gates to Berrow Beach Access Road will be open as from Monday, 22nd June.   Remedial works to the access road will be carried out this week to repair the winter storm damage. Charging at the toll-booth will start from Monday, July 6th to allow for cashless payment equipment to be installed.  Customers will only be able […]

There have been mixed reactions to shops re-opening. Bridgwater town centre was less a hive of activity, rather a sedate que as shoppers waited hours to buy non-essential items from the giant chain retailers like Sports Direct. Steve Scott of Scotts Furniture in Burnham welcomed a steady stream of customers for the first time in […]

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