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Weston College leads the charge towards an inclusive ‘Net Zero’
April 25, 2022

The Department of Education’s sustainability and climate change strategy issued yesterday sets out the government’s clear vision for green skills across England and highlights how education and Colleges in particular with green apprenticeships, can lead the way in terms of both upskilling young people and adults to take advantage of ‘green jobs’. Weston College has…

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Grants available for communities to help prevent crime
April 22, 2022

A brand new fund has been launched in partnership between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) and Quartet Community Foundation (QCF). The Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund will support community projects and activities that help to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour. Community groups and charities can now apply for…

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S Roberts Group installs recycling plant to stop waste going to landfill
April 14, 2022

A FAMILY-RUN waste management company from Somerset has installed a new waste recovery plant to enable it to handle and process waste more efficiently and sustainably (April 2022). S Roberts Group, which is based in Bridgwater, has put in a Kiverco waste sorting plant that will allow the company to recycle and recover up to…

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BRIDGWATER GUY FAWKES CARNIVAL TO RETURN IN 2022
March 29, 2022

One of the country’s best loved annual events is set to return to the streets in 2022 after a two year pause for the pandemic. The popular Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, which has the reputation for being one of the largest illuminated processions in Europe, will take place on Saturday 5th November and preparations are…

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Cyber Security News
March 28, 2022

There is a chill in the air and I am not referring to the weather, I am talking about cybersecurity. The National Cybersecurity Agency is urging all business to bolster their cyber security defences. This is with the expectation that the current sanctions applied to Russia will result in increased levels of cyberattack, some attacks…

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Somerset Green Business Support Survey
March 28, 2022

SCC have created a survey to better understand where our business community is with addressing the climate emergency and to help us identify how we can best offer advice and guidance to ensure that Somerset businesses get the support they need in transitioning to a low carbon economy. They are interested in hearing from all businesses,…

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Second round of funding to boost Somerset business recovery
March 23, 2022

Businesses in Somerset are being urged to bid for grants to help them recover from the economic hit of the coronavirus pandemic.  Somerset County Council has launched a second round of the Somerset Restart and Recovery Programme to support strategically significant businesses badly affected by Covid-19 and successive lockdowns.  These could be organisations that often…

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Jaeger Recruitment Celebrate their 3rd Birthday!
March 23, 2022

Paul & Amelia have been running Jaeger Recruitment for 3 years on 23rd March. In that time, they have gone from new start up to Best Small Business in Sedgemoor 2021.  It wasn’t all plain sailing. In fact, it was extremely difficult to get started. Paul originally started the company up with the sole intention to deal…

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Bridgwater Business League is Back!
March 17, 2022

Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust & Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce are bringing back the business league for local businesses to partake in a weekly 5-a-side football league to help promote healthy physical and mental wellbeing within the workplace.If your business/company are interested in taking part in this league, please help us by completing the expression…

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Somerset Growth Accelerator Fund Grant Scheme
March 15, 2022

Grants are being made available to Somerset SMEs to support the growth of their businesses and to help drive economic recovery post Covid and support Somerset’s ambition to become net zero by 2030. Applicants can apply for: Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 with the applicant expected to match fund 25% of the project costs…

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Launch of New Local Paper - Somerset Apple
March 15, 2022

A NEW local paper is set to hit the streets on April 1 with the publication of the Somerset Apple. The paper has evolved from the Sedgemoor Apple which last printed at the end of 2021 while still maintaining an online presence. The new publication will continue to cover all the important issues in Sedgemoor but…

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NEW Somerset Food Resilience Grant is available!
March 10, 2022

Smart Communities Ltd has a Grant Fund to enable communities that support or directly work to develop food resilience in communities across Somerset. Any Somerset community group, charity, organisation, and agency can apply for a maximum of £2,000. The deadline for applications is 31st March 2022 and funded by Somerset County Council. During the Covid-19…

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TALENTED ENTERTAINERS WANTED FOR 2022 CARNIVAL CONCERTS
March 7, 2022

Local talented entertainers are being sought by Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee to be ‘front of curtain’ acts at the 2022 carnival concerts. Vocalists, musicians, comedians, magicians, dancers and all round general entertainers are wanted to appear in the popular show, which returns to the stage this year between Monday 3 October and Saturday 15…

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Bristol Road Playing Fields disposal
March 7, 2022

Sedgemoor District Council is considering the disposal of the site of the Bristol Road Playing Fields, Bridgwater which extends to approximately 4.98 hectares.  It is proposed that the land will be transferred to the Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust by way of a 75-year lease in order to convert the existing playing fields into an…

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Portt & Co achieve B Corp Certification
February 24, 2022

Portt & Co, who provide outsourced finance services for small businesses in the food and drink industry, have proudly announced they have been awarded B Corp Certification.  The globally-recognised certification is awarded to companies meeting the highest standard of social and environmental performance. To achieve it, Portt & Co were assessed under five key areas…

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10 businesses to benefit from Somerset Catalyst support programme
February 24, 2022

Ten Somerset businesses with the potential for rapid growth will have the chance to benefit from one-to-one expert coaching and tailored business support to help them succeed. Mendip District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council and South Somerset District Council have joined forces to deliver the High-Growth Catalyst Support…

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