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TUESDAY (May 4). Bircham Road, Minehead: various construction works, lasting 24 working days. Rodden Down and Warminster Road, Frome: resurfacing of footways, 15 working days. Ilford Bridge, Ilminster: drainage works, 15 working days. Slade Lane, Watchet: resurfacing preparations, 14 working days. Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater: resurfacing, three working days. Primrose Hill, East Coker: resurfacing, three working […]

BRIDGWATER’S Bristol Road Playing Fields are set to look very different in the near future, under plans revealed by Bridgwater United Football Club. In conjunction with Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust (BUCST) and Sedgemoor District Council, the football club plans to renew and rejuvenate what has been identified as “park land with no clear usage”. […]

DOZENS of new low-cost homes will be delivered near the Willow Man sculpture in Bridgwater after revised plans were approved. Sedgemoor District Council has been working with Homes England to deliver new homes in the Kingsdown area of the town, not far from the Morrisons regional distribution centre. Planning permission for a development of 80 […]

SEDGEMOOR District Council has a new chairman, with Councillor Alan Bradford being sworn in at the council’s annual meeting. Cllr Bradford is also the mayor of North Petherton, and he will be assisted by Cllr Mike Facey – mayor of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge – as the vice-chairman of the council. The outgoing chairman, Cllr Peter […]

A COUPLE were rescued after becoming stuck while climbing an old quarry yesterday evening (May 2). Police called fire crews to help with the climbers, who were stuck on a ledge at around 4pm. A fire engine from Cheddar and a specialist rescue team from Bridgwater attended the incident near Old Coach Road, Cross, Axbridge. […]

VISITORS to a Somerset beauty spot could keep being hit with steep parking fines after “un-consented” changes to a car park were allowed to remain in place. The East Quantoxhead Estate runs the Kilve Beach car park, providing access to one of the most popular unspoilt beaches on the West Somerset coast. The estate made […]

A SOMERSET council is to shell out up to £2M to build 14 new council houses across four separate sites in Bridgwater. Sedgemoor District Council has been exploring opportunities to deliver new homes in the Sydenham area of Bridgwater by demolishing disused garages near existing residential streets. The council has awarded itself planning permission to […]

A BRIDGWATER charity received an £180,000 grant in 2018 and has spent three years helping the inclusion of migrants and incoming workers in and around Somerset. Diversity Voice received the funds from the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Community Fund, and they have said the grant has been ‘invaluable’ over the past three years. Tanya Lawler, […]

BELOW are the planning applications received by Sedgemoor District Council between April 15 and 21, 2021. For more details, and to comment on applications, log on to www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. ASHCOTT 01/21/00016: 22 Ridgeway, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 9PP: Erection of a single storey extension to the rear (North) elevation on site of existing conservatory to be […]

TACO fans in Somerset can look forward to a free giveaway this week. Taco Bell is giving away tacos for free around the world, and people in the UK can grab a piece of the action on Tuesday, May 4. The giveaway coincides with the quarter moon, which rises twice a month and looks uncannily […]


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