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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 www.nhs.uk 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 www.bridgwatertalkingnews.org.uk   – via Amazon’s Alexa, ‘Play my talking […]

From Monday 1 June, all 16 recycling sites will be returning to standard summer opening hours. Opening hours information will be updated on the Somerset Waste Partnership website from Monday morning. For more information, see the attached press release and for the detail of which sites will be open when, please check the attached timetable. […]

Between the 25th and 26th May in Fordgate an electric fence has been broken and a 14 hand chestnut pony stolen. The animal is freeze marked, 23 years old but wasn’t wearing a rug or collar. Anyone with Information is urged to call 101 quoting 5220113513

Sports fans across the town can rejoyce as Bridgwater’s tennis club has begun play again. Now that the government is allowing more forms of outdoor exercise with one person outside of the household. Singles matches at the centre off Notaro Way can resume. They’re only allowing two people per court at the moment following guidance […]


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