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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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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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A Brand-New Expansion Opportunity for Four South West Dining Brands.
June 18, 2021

Northgate Yard is a brand-new entertainment and dining hub in the heart of Bridgwater town centre, due for completion in October 2022. The £16million development will feature a 7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley, sports bar and four restaurants. Outside, a refreshed green space, wildlife pond and children’s play area in Brewery Field is the perfect…

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South West small businesses encouraged to apply for Brexit Support Funding before 30 June deadline
June 17, 2021

With two weeks to go before the deadline, small and medium sized businesses in the South West are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20m Brexit Support Fund, which closes 30 June, enables businesses who trade with the EU…

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Sedgemoor celebrates the poll result
June 10, 2021

The leaders and a representative from the political parties who make up Sedgemoor District Council joined forces to thank those 111,589 voters who took the time and trouble to vote in the recent local poll regarding the future of local government in Somerset.  There was a resounding result in favor of Stronger Somerset which gained…

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Booming Bridgwater
June 8, 2021

News that £22.6m has been granted to the Bridgwater Town Board is a massive boost to the local economy and very welcome news.  Ambitious bidding plans were put to the Government and they saw the aspiration, drive and determination of local people to make Bridgwater a better place. Bridgwater Town Board chair, Dr Fiona McMillian,…

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WELCOME BACK to Sedgemoor!
June 4, 2021

#ShopSafeShopSedgemoor is being managed by Daffodil PR and Communications, supported by the government and the European Development Fund with the message now focussed on welcoming people back to high streets and shopping areas across the district.  Over the past few weeks, we have seen all high street businesses across the Sedgemoor district able to open…

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IPAF Training with Unity Operators
June 2, 2021

Book your IPAF training with Unity Operators throughout June & July and get a MEWP Harness Operator Kit for £50 + VAT (RRP £80 + VAT)  This offer is valid for any IPAF Category booking – 3A, 3B, 1B and Harness use and inspection. ***  We are also offering discounted rates on PASMA courses throughout…

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Work begins on £16m entertainment and dining development in the heart of Bridgwater
May 24, 2021

Work has begun on a £16 million leisure project in Bridgwater town centre. The much-anticipated development will be known as Northgate Yard and will feature a 7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley and sports bar as well as multiple restaurants. It is due for completion in October 2022. Development to be known as Northgate Yard7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley, sports bar and…

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More than 63,500 file Self Assessment on first day of tax year and HMRC urges others to follow!
May 20, 2021

More than 63,500 customers filed their 2020/21 tax return online on 6 April, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed. And with almost 950,000 online Self Assessment returns received so far this tax year, HMRC is urging others to do the same and file their tax returns early. Each year, thousands of people choose to…

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EU Trade - Rules of Origin webinar available for South West businesses
May 18, 2021

As lockdown ends and businesses start to reopen, traders in the South West are being encouraged to watch HMRC’s new webinar on Rules of Origin. This webinar will help traders ensure they’re taking advantage of the preferential tariff rates available to them since 1 January, for goods they trade with the EU. HM Revenue and Customs…

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