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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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Meet the Team at Sedgemoor District Council
April 29, 2021

Councillor Alan Bradford was sworn in as Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council at its Annual meeting, held yesterday (April 28th).   The Vice Chairman of Council is Councillor Mike Facey. The outgoing Chairman, Councillor Peter Clayton thanked all councillors for their cross-party support, especially during the pandemic; also dealing with virtual meetings and for the great…

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Somerset Business Survey 2021 - Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Prospects for Recovery
April 29, 2021

Following National Lockdowns, Social Distancing and the closure of non-essential business, Somerset County Council have created a short online survey to help figure out how to support businesses best. It will also help establish the economic impacts of Covid-19 and show how to move forward and recover. Somerset’s five Local Authorities are jointly undertaking this…

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Reopening non-essential retail
April 9, 2021

Sedgemoor District Council is working with shop-keepers, traders and larger national chain stores to prepare for the re-opening of High Streets and retail centres, following the Government announcement that non-essential shops can open from Monday, April 12th.   Pavement stencilling has been refreshed in Bridgwater, Highbridge, Burnham, Wedmore and Cheddar to remind people to keep their…

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Free advice on offer for Green start-ups
April 6, 2021

Somerset’s local authorities are providing free business advice to people wanting to set up their own Green business. The workshops, run by Business West advisers, are fully funded by Somerset County Council and the four District Councils:  Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton and South Somerset. The project is being funded through a Business Rates…

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Sports Funding
March 26, 2021

Hot on the heels of recent announcements in the national budget, comes more good news for Sedgemoor residents, in that three leisure and swimming pools have been awarded £260,000 from Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund aimed to assist leisure facilities in helping the nation to recover from the pandemic. Due to the rules of…

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Town Investment Plan Summary Document Released
March 8, 2021

Sedgemoor District Council has today released the Bridgwater Town Investment Plan Summary document that provides stakeholders and the wider public with a condensed version of the overarching plan. The summary document sets out the vision for Bridgwater, focusing on the challenges and opportunities for the town, the strategic aims and objectives, the projects proposed to…

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£1m Funding Boost for Businesses seeking to build
August 4, 2015

Alongside the adoption of the Economic Strategy, Sedgemoor announced its intention to launch a new Business Accelerator Loan Fund for the District. Aimed at supporting individual local businesses seeking to grow, the fund will provides loans of between £50,000 and £350,000 to individual companies seeking to build new property within the district. Loans will be…

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News Update - December 2013
December 4, 2013

Call for Sites The Council is inviting submissions of potential sites for employment, housing and gypsy and traveller accommodation as part of the update of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SHLAA identifies and assesses sites for their development potential in order for the Council to be confident of enough suitable sites being available in future years to fulfil identified…

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