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All systems go for Northgate
November 1, 2022

Press Release, Sedgemoor District Council Northgate Yard, Bridgwater, Sedgemoor District Council’s £16million leisure regeneration project, officially opened on Monday 24th October.   Now, all the fencing has now been removed, the Brewery Field, new play area, 115 parking spaces and eight EV charging points are now open for everyone to enjoy. Opening for the first film…

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Somerset Food Trail
August 26, 2022

Press Release from Sedgemoor District Council Following on from the success of the inaugural Somerset Food Trail in July, Sedgemoor District Council are pleased to be investing a further £5,000 so that the event can be run again next year – even bigger and better. The trail is a one-week festival during the summer, led…

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Bridgwater Town Board
July 8, 2022

News Release Step-Up Bridgwater After consulting with various official groups and Boards, Sedgemoor District Council, as the accountable body for Bridgwater Town Board, has agreed to submit a detailed business case for the Step-Up Bridgwater to Government and, if agreed, will see an exciting new £500,000 facility for businesses in Bridgwater Town Centre. The proposal…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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We want your views on the Celebration Mile in Bridgwater
February 22, 2022

A public drop-in session is planned for Tuesday, March 1st between 1600 hrs and 1900 hrs in the Town Hall in Bridgwater where plans and ideas will be on show for the next part of the Celebration Mile – Angel Crescent, Clare Street and Eastover. Under the auspices of the Bridgwater Town Deal, we are…

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Specialist grants available to drive business growth
February 18, 2022

Small and medium-sized businesses in Somerset have the opportunity to apply for grant funding worth up to £6,000 to help them grow and develop. The Business Growth Support Programme is the latest initiative to launch as part of Somerset’s work funded by Community Renewal Funding from the UK Government. The Business Growth Support Programme will…

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Funds on offer for new ideas to boost Somerset’s tourism economy
February 14, 2022

A new grant scheme has launched which will help expand Somerset’s tourism offer as the county’s visitor economy recovers from the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £25,000 and £40,000 are available for Somerset SME businesses (small and medium size businesses of up to 250 employees), business partnerships, or community organisations wishing…

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