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Sedgemoor District Council’s Employment and Skills Outreach staff are helping to change the shape of its residents – Literally!
January 25, 2022

The award nominated 100 Women First Programme helps to build confidence, upskill, re-train and get women into the job of choice.  However, body image can be a huge barrier for people when returning or looking for employment.   To help overcome this, 100 Women First put a Business case together to Slimming World, asking for their…

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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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Covid Recovery Grants - Update from Sedgemoor District Council
January 11, 2022

Guidance has now been issued to Local Authorities with reference to the new grant scheme announced by the Government on the 21st December 2021. Sedgemoor are now analysing and processing  the guidance and will shortly be launching an application process for businesses who met the criteria to apply for a grant payment. This scheme will…

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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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Northgate yard celebrates topping out milestone
December 16, 2021

Bridgwater’s £16 million leisure regeneration project in the town centre has celebrated another major milestone in its construction. Sedgemoor District Council and main contractor Willmott Dixon held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the final steelwork being installed at the highest point of the structure on the site ahead of its planned opening in Autumn…

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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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