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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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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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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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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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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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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 & 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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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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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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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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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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July 29, 2021

On 24 July 2021, Walpole Dunn hosted the Somerset Super League; a charity football tournament in aid of bibic and in celebration of Walpole Dunn’s 5th anniversary year. Bibic is Walpole Dunn’s ‘Charity of the Year 2021’. At Walpole Dunn, we are proud to be supporting a local Somerset charity that provides exceptional support to…

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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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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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