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Northgate Yard taking shape
November 22, 2021

Northgate Yard, Bridgwater’s brand-new leisure and dining hub, has reached a landmark moment in the development. The first terraced seating structure for the 7-screen Scott Cinema’s complex has been installed, allowing both residents and visitors of the town to see Northgate Yard come to life.  The pre-cast concrete for the cinema’s auditoria seating has been…

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How to get involved in Somerset’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
November 12, 2021

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking seventy years on the throne. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. To help Somerset play its part in celebrating The Queen’s legacy, a new…

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Christmas is coming …..
November 9, 2021

Sedgemoor District Council is pleased to announce that it will be offering free parking in all of its car parks for the three weekends before Christmas. People will be able to park without charge in all eighteen of the Council-owned car parks across Sedgemoor on Saturday 4th, 11th  and 18th December. Especially given the additional…

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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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Sedgemoor businesses are set to benefit for a whopping £1m from Sedgemoor District Council’s latest Business Support Programme.
October 11, 2021

Sedgemoor’s Economic Development Team has designed a range of schemes that will boost productivity, innovation, greener operations and will give local employees new and improved skills.  The programme will deliver cash grants of up to £15,000 to businesses who can demonstrate that the funding will result in business improvement or higher skills. The programme will…

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Meet the Contractor Event
September 1, 2021

Following on from previous successes, there is now the chance to learn about job opportunities with global company SUEZ. This is being offered by way of a virtual event next month. Organised by Under Construction, the Employment and Skills Team at Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset West & Taunton’s Community Employment Hubs, the session will…

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Put your Food and Drink Business on the Map
August 26, 2021

Sedgemoor District Council, alongside Somerset West and Taunton Council, are working with the Food and Drink Forum to launch a Food and Drink Mapping project. Through the project, the local Food and Drink Forum team based at The Food WorksSW, will be contacting as many food and drink producers, suppliers and local retailers based within…

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£500,000 to boost re-start and recovery
August 16, 2021

Anchor businesses in Somerset that attract people to visit and support a wider range of local enterprises are being urged to bid for grants to help them re-start and recover from the economic hit of the coronavirus pandemic. Somerset County Council is launching a £500,000 fund to support strategically significant businesses badly affected by Covid-19…

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PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN CREATE HOARDING DESIGNS FOR NEW NORTHGATE YARD DEVELOPMENT
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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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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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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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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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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