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BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL CLUBS DONATE £800 TO DORSET AND SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE
May 24, 2022

Bridgwater Gangs and Features carnival clubs have donated £800 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity on behalf of the audiences from the 2022 Old Folks Shows.The popular free event, which is organised by Bridgwater Gangs and Features, returned in March after an enforced two year Covid pause, and is held annually to thank…

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New Vacancy!
May 19, 2022

We have an exciting new vacancy for a Relationship Manager here at the Chamber... The purpose of the role is to actively develop new business opportunities with businesses within the Bridgwater Chamber area and manage the needs of existing members to optimise retention. The suitable candidate will be required to build close relationships with members…

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Changes at the Chamber...
May 19, 2022

We are very sad to announce that we are losing two of the Chamber’s key staff, Roger our General Manager and Tracy Trunks Administration Manager. The departures are not linked and are quite by chance enabling both to move to new bigger roles. This has however provided the Board with the opportunity to consider our…

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Weston College Wins Two National Beacon Awards
May 16, 2022

Weston College has been announced as the national winner of the prestigious Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education and The Careers and Enterprise Company for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise Award. The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. The Digital Technology…

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Accelerating Development
May 16, 2022

In February, Weston College in partnership with local project partners, including: North Somerset Council, The Food and Drink Forum and North Somerset Enterprise Agency, launched Accelerate - which is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Three months later, and with over 35 sessions already completed, Accelerate is having a really…

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A CARNIVAL CART FIT FOR A QUEEN
May 16, 2022

It is now just under three weeks before Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s ‘Jubilation’ entry takes part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London on Sunday 5 June. Work on the cart is progressing well, and nearly 200 carnivalites from many different carnival clubs are involved with the prestigious project. The 100ft long cart has…

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HotSW LEP’s ERDF inward investment fund
May 11, 2022

Over half a million pounds of funding is available to foreign-owned businesses in Devon and Somerset to support their business growth. The scheme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Heart of the South West LEP, offers 40% match funding up to £150,000, and is aimed at foreign-owned businesses, supporting inward investment and…

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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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Paul joins S Roberts Group as Waste Manager
April 28, 2022

PAUL Rann from Clevedon has recently (April 2022) joined a Somerset family-run waste management company as its new Waste Manager. In his new position at S Roberts Group in Bridgwater, Paul will be partly responsible for maximising recycling opportunities and monitoring and maintaining plant equipment. He said: “I am delighted to have joined the team…

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Weston College leads the charge towards an inclusive ‘Net Zero’
April 25, 2022

The Department of Education’s sustainability and climate change strategy issued yesterday sets out the government’s clear vision for green skills across England and highlights how education and Colleges in particular with green apprenticeships, can lead the way in terms of both upskilling young people and adults to take advantage of ‘green jobs’. Weston College has…

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Grants available for communities to help prevent crime
April 22, 2022

A brand new fund has been launched in partnership between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) and Quartet Community Foundation (QCF). The Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund will support community projects and activities that help to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour. Community groups and charities can now apply for…

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S Roberts Group installs recycling plant to stop waste going to landfill
April 14, 2022

A FAMILY-RUN waste management company from Somerset has installed a new waste recovery plant to enable it to handle and process waste more efficiently and sustainably (April 2022). S Roberts Group, which is based in Bridgwater, has put in a Kiverco waste sorting plant that will allow the company to recycle and recover up to…

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Tourism celebrates in style after two long years
April 11, 2022

Leading tourism businesses from across South West England were celebrating in style last night (Thursday 7 April) as over 90 awards were presented at the 2021/22 South West Tourism Excellence Awards. The event was the first time since February 2020 that the region’s tourism awards have been able to return to their face-to-face format, with…

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John Penrose MP Officially Opens – New Weston Employment Centre
April 4, 2022

Photo caption: From left to right, John Penrose MP, Drew Smith, Jenny Harrison and Jo Watson. Last week the Weston College Group and Seetec Pluss were delighted to welcome local MP John Penrose to the brand-new Weston Employment Centre. The Centre is designed to help individuals looking for employment support and training with the shared…

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