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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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Natural Capital Loan
April 29, 2021

The Heart of the South West LEP has launched a £1 million fund for local businesses and organisations to develop and finance natural capital projects that support the natural environment, whilst at the same time providing wider economic benefits. The Natural Capital Demonstrator (NCD) Fund is available for capital expenditure on a loan basis. This…

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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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Bridgwater & Taunton College shortlisted in two categories for the Tes FE Awards 2021
April 26, 2021

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the Further Education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the Tes FE Awards 2021. It has been revealed that Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) has been shortlisted in two categories at the awards - Employer engagement and Apprenticeship programme of the year. Tes head…

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Gravity launches design competition for Sedgemoor students: Architect and TV presenter George Clarke is supporting the competition
April 22, 2021

Gravity is teaming up with two educational charities to launch a design competition that aims to encourage local youngsters to get involved with the project to create the UK’s first smart campus and community. Gravity, which is based on the site of the former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) between Puriton and Woolavington, is launching the…

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Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust (BUCST) is delighted to become the latest member of the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce
April 22, 2021

Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust aims to provide all members of the local community with the opportunity to access quality sport, physical activity, and wellbeing provision whatever their age, gender or ethnicity. To help the Trust achieve our aims, we believe it was vitally important to align ourselves with organisations who share our values and…

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The Old Vicarage Hotel is Top Dog
April 21, 2021

Did you know that April is #NationalPetMonth #NPM21, celebrating and raising awareness of responsible pet ownership. The theme this year is Pets and People: caring for each other.   As a result of caring for all their doggie guests (and their owners) the Old Vicarage Hotel in Bridgwater has just won the Gold Award for…

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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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Ibis Bridgwater becomes first uk hotel to fully showcase Accor’s Ibis plaza design concept
April 8, 2021

Accor has this week opened the largest internationally-branded hotel in the Somerset town of Bridgwater; the 144-room ibis Bridgwater. Operated by Cycas Hospitality as part of a management agreement with Zeal Hotels and Sandgate Investors, the new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase the brand’s new Plaza design throughout. The…

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Recovery Loan Scheme launches today
April 6, 2021

A new government-backed loan scheme launches today (6 April) to provide additional finance to those businesses that need it. new loan scheme will provide further support to protect businesses and jobsloans will include 80% government guarantee and interest rate capgovernment has backed £75 billion of loans to date as part of unprecedented £350 billion wider…

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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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College Seeks to Create 300 New Apprenticeship Opportunities in 100 Days
April 6, 2021

Weston College has set an ambitious target of achieving 300 apprenticeship opportunities, in just 100 days. Following the Coronavirus pandemic, youth unemployment has risen by 13%, with a further 785,000 people under 24 on furlough. This campaign is seeking to create brighter futures for young people, businesses, and the wider community, to help us build…

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Finalists announced for South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2020/21
March 26, 2021

After the longest awards season ever 75 Finalists and 33 Commended have been named in this year’s regional Tourism Awards, which saw 416 entries from across Devon, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Sponsored by South West Water, the awards programme opened for entry in March 2020, with plenty…

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Sansum Solutions taking part in Virtual Sponsored Journey for Charity.
March 26, 2021

Jason Woodcock, Managing Director, Shannon Matthews (Head Recruitment Specialist) and Jennifer Wilson Business Development Manager of Sansum Solutions Group Limited, will be taking part in a virtual sponsored journey from Lands End to John O’Groats, an event that is being run through PRC Gym located at Priory Community School in Weston-Super-Mare on Monday 12 April. …

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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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Newborn Certification for Professional Photographer
March 23, 2021

Timeless Images is the latest member of the Master Photographer’s Association (MPA) to be awarded their exclusive “Newborn Certification” status in Bridgwater Newborn baby photography is incredibly popular, but, without the correct procedures in place, is fraught with potential problems that could cause serious harm to such precious subjects MPA Newborn Certification is awarded to…

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