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Sedgemoor District Council is delighted to report the news that Vistry Partnerships has recently signed off a £105m haul of development contracts across six national sites, delivering over 400 affordable homes. This includes an investment of in excess of £15m into eighty (80) new affordable homes in the Kingsdown area of Bridgwater. Vistry have confirmed that […]

Despite the lock down, verge cutting in Cheddar and the surrounding areas is due to start next month. Somerset county council carry out a number of maintenance operations during the growing season to keep road users safe, the verge cutting is aimed at preserving sight lines at junctions and to provide a safe area for […]

Brean Water Park, currently closed due to the current situation which is popular with many local residents has been given the hog ahead to extend with 4 new rides and an outdoor “feature pool”.  Approval was given on the condition the park delays construction until a traffic management plan is submitted and agreed by Sedgemoor […]

Waste collection crews in Somerset are poised to distribute ‘please park carefully’ notes in solidarity with fire service colleagues this week. Staff working for Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contractor Suez will be putting the polite notices from the fire service on to the windscreens of the rising number of problem parkers. With the Coronavirus lockdown […]

The Wembdon VE celebrations can no longer go ahead, instead villagers are encouraged to get creative with VE Day scarecrow competition. Al you need to do, is build a scarecrow in your front garden (visible from the road) and decorate it to reflect the VE Day 75th aniversary.  You can register your entry by email […]

The government and the BBC have both launched websites designed to provide daily lessons for children staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic.  The website national.academy has been built in under two weeks, through a collaboration of 40 state school teachers, plus organisations across the sector. the aim of the project is to support teachers […]

Outbuildings on a farm in the Huntworth area  were broken into over the weekend and a number of high value items were stolen, including a green Yamaha 250cc quad bike, a Sthil strimmer, De-walt tools and an Anville.  If you have any information that might help the police, you’re urged to call 101 quoting reference […]

Avon and Somerset police have, for 40 years named their police horses after place names across the force area, including Mendip and Quantock, but in light of the current situation this tradition has been broken with the newest addition to the mound patrol section being named in honour of the NHS.  The Irish Bay Gelding, […]

The food standards agency, a government body that regulates food sold in the UK and continually monitors standards to ensure the safety of consumers is continually updating their website with products that have been recalled by supermarkets following concerns.  During the Coronavirus lockdown, many people have stockpiled items, some of which which could pose a […]

  Enquiries are continuing into a collision in Cannington on Sunday in which a motorcyclist sadly died.The victim, a 44-year-old man from South Wales, died when his bike collided with a building off Combwich Road, between Hinkley Point and Cannington, at around 3.20pm.We’re now trying to identify a second motorbike which was travelling near to […]

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