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Bridgwater & Taunton College takes local action to mark Colleges Week 2021
October 12, 2021

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) will be supporting the annual Love Our Colleges campaign again this year, with a series of digital case studies, blogs and press releases highlighting the outstanding work and positive impact of the College on its students, the wider community, business partners and the economy. This year’s theme is ‘Get In,…

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SEDGEMOOR MASQUERADE WEEK - 31st OCTOBER 2021 TO 8th NOVEMBER 2021
October 11, 2021

Carnivalites in Sedgemoor have revealed plans to commemorate The Gunpowder Plot this year in a low key and symbolic way. Organisers of Bridgwater Carnival and Highbridge and Burnham on Sea carnival have joined forces to stage a number of smaller one off individual events as part of a Sedgemoor Masquerade Week to celebrate the failure…

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Sedgemoor businesses are set to benefit for a whopping £1m from Sedgemoor District Council’s latest Business Support Programme.
October 11, 2021

Sedgemoor’s Economic Development Team has designed a range of schemes that will boost productivity, innovation, greener operations and will give local employees new and improved skills.  The programme will deliver cash grants of up to £15,000 to businesses who can demonstrate that the funding will result in business improvement or higher skills. The programme will…

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Meet the Contractor Event
September 1, 2021

Following on from previous successes, there is now the chance to learn about job opportunities with global company SUEZ. This is being offered by way of a virtual event next month. Organised by Under Construction, the Employment and Skills Team at Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset West & Taunton’s Community Employment Hubs, the session will…

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300 in 100 Success!
August 26, 2021

Weston College has successfully completed their 300 in 100 apprenticeship campaign, which has created 345 apprenticeship opportunities in just 100 days.  The campaign which aimed to counter the rising levels in youth unemployment, and buck the trend with national apprenticeship figures, proved to be highly successful, with opportunities created across sectors.  Companies of all sizes pledged to get involved, from…

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Put your Food and Drink Business on the Map
August 26, 2021

Sedgemoor District Council, alongside Somerset West and Taunton Council, are working with the Food and Drink Forum to launch a Food and Drink Mapping project. Through the project, the local Food and Drink Forum team based at The Food WorksSW, will be contacting as many food and drink producers, suppliers and local retailers based within…

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PAGEANT ENTRY TAKES SHAPE
August 18, 2021

Photo credit to 'Brian Sweeting, Bridgwater Photographic Society' The first stages of the design of Bridgwater Carnival’s Pageant entry are revealed to Pageant Master, Adrian Evans (L), by Mike Crocker (Centre) and Chris Hocking. Designs for Bridgwater Carnival’s entry in next year’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant are almost complete and the working drawings were shown to…

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£500,000 to boost re-start and recovery
August 16, 2021

Anchor businesses in Somerset that attract people to visit and support a wider range of local enterprises are being urged to bid for grants to help them re-start and recover from the economic hit of the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset County Council is launching a £500,000 fund to support strategically significant businesses badly affected by Covid-19…

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DETAILS OF BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL’S 2021 VIRTUAL LIVE STREAM REVEALED – SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 7PM
August 5, 2021

With just three months until what would have been undoubtedly Bridgwater’s biggest night of theyear, Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival has revealed the full details of its 2021 virtual carnival. Taking place on Saturday 6 November at 7pm, the two hour online virtual carnival titled ‘Through the Decades’ will feature 100 entries from Bridgwater Carnival processions…

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PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN CREATE HOARDING DESIGNS FOR NEW NORTHGATE YARD DEVELOPMENT
July 29, 2021

Artistic school children from Northgate Primary School have created designs for a 20-metre section of hoarding around the new Northgate Yard and Brewery Field development site. 26 designs from talented pupils have been selected in a competition run by Sedgemoor District Council and site contractors Willmott Dixon to decorate the section directly opposite the school.…

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Weston College launches new Engineering facility in Bristol
July 26, 2021

As lead partner of the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) Weston College has created a WEIoT base in north Bristol’s aerospace and advanced engineering heartland through partnership working with GKN Aerospace.The College will be opening its own Bristol WEIoT facility for delivery of Higher Education Engineering, within GKN Aerospace’s new flagship Global Technology…

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NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL WEEK IN BRIDGWATER
July 26, 2021

Children across the UK were able to experience the excitement and enjoyment of carnival during the National Children’s Carnival Week in July. At Somerset Bridge Primary School in Bridgwater the whole school took part and thoroughly enjoyed themselves designing and creating their own carnival masks, headdresses, collars and squibs.  They then proudly donned their brand…

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Struggling To Fill Hospitality Vacancies?
July 15, 2021

A new service for the 2021 season has been developed to promote your current vacancies directly to young people in schools and colleges here in Somerset. Somerset County Council along with the four District Councils, Education Business Partnership and industry representatives have worked together to produce a link between a central web hospitality vacancy platform…

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Western Somerset district councils hold joint discussions to prepare for unitary future
July 15, 2021

Leaders, Executive members and Chief Executives of Somerset West and Taunton Council and Sedgemoor District Council have come together to discuss next steps in the preparations for a Western Somerset unitary council.  It is now almost one month since the clear preference of Somerset voters was revealed in the result of the local poll, with…

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New Arrival At Stokes Partners
July 12, 2021

Stokes Partners Solicitors are delighted to announce the arrival of their newest Partner, Michael Brierley.  Michael joins the firm from 6 July 2021.  He specialises in contentious probate litigation and looks forward to developing this complex area of work within the firm.  Michael was born and brought up in Somerset and trained at a large…

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Now is your chance to claim your crown!
June 25, 2021

Are you the Best in the Business? A boss in the boardroom and on the pitch? Now is your chance to claim your crown! In collaboration with the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust are excited to announce the Inaugural Bridgwater Business League! Boost your awareness in the community, increase team morale…

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