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New Adult Courses Starting in September at Weston College
June 30, 2022

This September, Weston College is launching brand new adult courses, which present a fantastic opportunity to reskill, upskill or improve your CV. In May, the BBC reported that there were over 1.3 million live job vacancies in the UK, so now is the perfect time to turn your dream career into a reality and starting…

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Active Travel Press Release
June 30, 2022

Do you want to improve walking and cycling provision in your area? Help to inform the new Local Transport Plan for Somerset by having YOUR say on our interactive Heatmap - Somerset Sustainable Transport | Commonplace Have you seen our Local Walking and Cycling Plans for #Taunton, #Bridgwater and #Yeovil – it’s our blueprint for…

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BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL CLUBS DONATE £800 TO DORSET AND SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE
May 24, 2022

Bridgwater Gangs and Features carnival clubs have donated £800 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity on behalf of the audiences from the 2022 Old Folks Shows. The popular free event, which is organised by Bridgwater Gangs and Features, returned in March after an enforced two year Covid pause, and is held annually to…

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Weston College Wins Two National Beacon Awards
May 16, 2022

Weston College has been announced as the national winner of the prestigious Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education and The Careers and Enterprise Company for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise Award. The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. The Digital Technology…

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Accelerating Development
May 16, 2022

In February, Weston College in partnership with local project partners, including: North Somerset Council, The Food and Drink Forum and North Somerset Enterprise Agency, launched Accelerate - which is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Three months later, and with over 35 sessions already completed, Accelerate is having a really…

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A CARNIVAL CART FIT FOR A QUEEN
May 16, 2022

It is now just under three weeks before Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s ‘Jubilation’ entry takes part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London on Sunday 5 June. Work on the cart is progressing well, and nearly 200 carnivalites from many different carnival clubs are involved with the prestigious project. The 100ft long cart has…

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New training centres ready for next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C
April 28, 2022

The Energy Minister, Greg Hands is due to open one of three new training centres to support theHinkley Point C project in Somerset, on Thursday 28th April 2022. Together with existing facilitiesand investment into education and skills, the centres will be ready to help local people join theadditional 4,000 workers needed for the next phase…

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Somerset Day
April 28, 2022

Soon it will be Somerset Day (Wednesday 11 May) – so it’s time to pull out all the stops and make sure you’re ready to celebrate. Please help us spread the word to your friends, colleagues and contacts and tell them you will be flying the flag for Somerset. Encourage them to join you in…

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Plastic Packaging Tax
April 28, 2022

As of April 2022, any plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic content will be subject to the Plastic Packaging Tax. This will be charged at a rate of £200 per metric tonne of plastic used. Plastic packaging containing 30% or more recycled plastic still counts towards the 10-tonne threshold for…

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Paul joins S Roberts Group as Waste Manager
April 28, 2022

PAUL Rann from Clevedon has recently (April 2022) joined a Somerset family-run waste management company as its new Waste Manager. In his new position at S Roberts Group in Bridgwater, Paul will be partly responsible for maximising recycling opportunities and monitoring and maintaining plant equipment. He said: “I am delighted to have joined the team…

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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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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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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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