News & Updates

Time is Running Out to Have Your Say!

There is just one week left to have your say in our county-wide broadband survey about the reliability and coverage of the county’s internet connections – and to be entered in a free prize draw to win an iPad. With last week’s news that the Connecting Devon and Somerset superfast broadband project has been even further delayed, it’s more important…

Fire Service consultation closing soon

We really want to hear what you have to say about the proposed service options, so please use this opportunity to engage with us and have your views heard. There are a number of ways you can engage with the consultation so you can choose which method best suits you. Please read the consultation document which provides more information about…

Changes at The Walnut Tree Hotel

Superfast, super reliable WIFI… We have just completed the install of our brand new superfast, super reliable WIFI throughout the entire hotel, this has been possible with the help of Bridgwater based Paul Moore and his company QSS IT. New Christmas Programs now available../. we have our new Christmas Programs ready to be sent to anyone who would like to…

New Brochure Launched by Holloway & Gauntlet

We have launched a new resource for new and existing clients and invested in a state of the art technology!     The Holloway and Gauntlet mission is to support our clients by carefully listening to their needs and understanding their business so we can offer a bespoke policy and service. Because we want to provide more than the usual…

Help decide how much councilors should receive in expenses

Sedgemoor District Council is looking for up to three local residents to work on an Independent Panel to help make key decisions about elected councillors’ expenses. They would like to hear from people who have a little time to spare to become members of the panel that recommends the level of allowances that can be paid to Sedgemoor district councillors….

Shal Housing ~ Join our Board

We’re looking for a number of passionate, committed and knowledgeable people to join our Board. Our differences unite us and we want a diverse Board that reflects the communities we work in and the voices we champion. We want our Board to challenge our Executive team constructively and actively participate in conversations that look at issues from all angles before…

Part Time Admin Vacancy

Due to expansion at Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce we need a self-motivated part time ‘Project Admin Support Executive’ to work at up to 28 hours per week. Hours can be tailored around successful applicant. The successful candidate will have experience in admin with good IT and keyboard skills and ideally some marketing or sales experience.  The role requires you to…

And the winner is… Squibbers Way

Bridgwater’s bright sparks have now chosen a name for the town’s new link road – Squibbers Way. Somerset County Council asked the people of Bridgwater to help find a permanent name for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road (CLSAR). This attracted more than 250 unique nominations which were whittled down to a shortlist of six and put to the public…

Key cycle link set to be delivered in Bridgwater

Improvements to cycle and footway provision between the Wylds Rd/ The Drove junction and the A39 Bath Road, Bridgwater are set to begin this month.

Starting on Monday 7 May, the work forms part of The Bridgwater Way project which is delivering a host of travel improvements to existing roads and junctions, as well as miles of new and improved routes for pedestrians and cyclists across the town and surrounding areas.

The improvements will provide a key safe link to connect the Wylds Road/ The Drove junction to the A39 Bath Road. This will make cross-town travel easier and will specifically benefit young people travelling to and from Bridgwater College and Chilton Trinity School.

Separate County Council works to improve the pavement on Bristol Road and Wales & West Utility works to replace the gas main under Wylds Road also need to take place.
In order to minimise disruption, these three schemes have been strategically planned to be delivered at the same time.

From 7 May until 28 June, The Drove will be open to westbound traffic only between the A38 Bristol Road junction and the Wylds Road / The Drove junction. This will allow the new cycleway to be constructed safely.
Also starting on 7 May until 14 June, Wylds Road will be open to northbound traffic only between the Wylds Road / The Drove junction and the A38 Bristol Road. This is for the gas main replacement works.

From 28 May to 31 May, the A38 Bristol Road will be open to southbound traffic only, with northbound traffic diverted along the Drove and Wylds Road. This will allow the footway works to take place.

The one-way system will only be in place when required and two-way traffic flow will be restored wherever possible.
A spokesman for Somerset County Council said: “We always try to keep roads open if we can but we also have to keep the travelling public and our workforce safe while carrying out essential works.
“Here we have three schemes where lane closures are unavoidable so we’ve combined the works into one scheme and brought in a one-way system to keep traffic moving and minimise disruption as much as possible.”
Further information including a combined Q&A sheet with drawings showing the one-way system can be found at

For more information on The Bridgwater Way project please visit

You can also stay up to date with the latest on the roads by following @TravelSomerset on Twitter.

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