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Next step for Bridgwater Tidal Barrier
January 20, 2022

The £100m Bridgwater Tidal Barrier - designed to protect some 13,000 homes and businesses from tidal flooding - is one step nearer.  The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), George Eustice, approved the Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO), which was submitted in December 2019 and grants powers to construct and…

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Covid Recovery Grants - Update from Sedgemoor District Council
January 11, 2022

Guidance has now been issued to Local Authorities with reference to the new grant scheme announced by the Government on the 21st December 2021. Sedgemoor are now analysing and processing  the guidance and will shortly be launching an application process for businesses who met the criteria to apply for a grant payment. This scheme will…

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Get ready for some fun! Drive-in cinema (s)
January 10, 2022

With Christmas over and dark and grey skies abounding, Sedgemoor District Council are putting some fun back into local communities with a programme of free and exciting events.  In association with local events company, eat:Festivals and funded by the Government Welcome Back Fund, there will be a fun-filled programme of different events, at different locations,…

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Weston College and Willmott Dixon launch Constructing Lives Together
January 4, 2022

Weston College have teamed up with construction heavyweight Willmott Dixon, to support local adults in entering the construction industry, through launched Constructing Lives Together. The new initiative which is being funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) will offer free training to people across the South West. The two-week training courses which will be…

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Northgate yard celebrates topping out milestone
December 16, 2021

Bridgwater’s £16 million leisure regeneration project in the town centre has celebrated another major milestone in its construction. Sedgemoor District Council and main contractor Willmott Dixon held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the final steelwork being installed at the highest point of the structure on the site ahead of its planned opening in Autumn…

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New Service from SAV
December 16, 2021

Available from January, SAV (Stand Against Violence) are launching a series of uplifting 45-minute online training sessions to help us focus and take care of ourselves and those around us. We'll work with you to develop the skills to stay connected and energised as a team, with sessions including managing emotions, effective communication, understanding body language, active…

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Oh What a Night!
December 14, 2021

Picture credit to Jeff Searle Photography Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards at The Canalside in Bridgwater on Friday 19th November. Now in their 9th year the awards are a celebration of the very special and diverse local business community and this year was no different with 83 entries from a wide…

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Weston College to Deliver FREE HGV Skills Bootcamps from Jan 2022
December 13, 2021

Weston College has been announced as the only Ofsted Outstanding education providers offering the HGV Skills Bootcamps. The Government announced the Skills Bootcamp in October, and it is part of the Skills for Life initiative, with the aim of training 5,000 (new and returning) people to become HGV drivers. The HGV Skills Bootcamps offer participants…

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Northgate Yard taking shape
November 22, 2021

Northgate Yard, Bridgwater’s brand-new leisure and dining hub, has reached a landmark moment in the development. The first terraced seating structure for the 7-screen Scott Cinema’s complex has been installed, allowing both residents and visitors of the town to see Northgate Yard come to life.  The pre-cast concrete for the cinema’s auditoria seating has been…

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Monmouth Scientific appoint new Managing Director.
November 12, 2021

Alan Holcombe will take over from Founder and current Managing Director David Pomeroy. LEADING Clean Air Solution manufacturers Monmouth Scientific Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of new Managing Director Alan Holcombe. Officially commencing his role from 1st January 2022, Alan will work closely with founder and outgoing Managing Director David Pomeroy from 1st…

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How to get involved in Somerset’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
November 12, 2021

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking seventy years on the throne. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. To help Somerset play its part in celebrating The Queen’s legacy, a new…

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Christmas is coming …..
November 9, 2021

Sedgemoor District Council is pleased to announce that it will be offering free parking in all of its car parks for the three weekends before Christmas. People will be able to park without charge in all eighteen of the Council-owned car parks across Sedgemoor on Saturday 4th, 11th  and 18th December. Especially given the additional…

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Official Consultation on Proposed Smart Campus at Gravity is Underway
November 9, 2021

Residents have until December 8th to give thoughts on proposals for a flexible planning process to support the creation of thousands of jobs Sedgemoor District Council is today launching a formal consultation for a Local Development Order for the Gravity Enterprise Zone at the former Royal Ordnance Factory at Puriton. The Gravity Local Development Order…

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Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards.
November 1, 2021

With less than a month to go before the jewel in the Chamber crown it has been such a pleasure to announce the finalists. We'd like to thank every business that entered and know the judges found it very difficult to choose between the incredible applications we received.. The event itself is our opportunity to…

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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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