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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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Weston College launches new Engineering facility in Bristol
July 26, 2021

As lead partner of the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) Weston College has created a WEIoT base in north Bristol’s aerospace and advanced engineering heartland through partnership working with GKN Aerospace.The College will be opening its own Bristol WEIoT facility for delivery of Higher Education Engineering, within GKN Aerospace’s new flagship Global Technology…

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NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL WEEK IN BRIDGWATER
July 26, 2021

Children across the UK were able to experience the excitement and enjoyment of carnival during the National Children’s Carnival Week in July. At Somerset Bridge Primary School in Bridgwater the whole school took part and thoroughly enjoyed themselves designing and creating their own carnival masks, headdresses, collars and squibs.  They then proudly donned their brand…

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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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New grants to boost tourism in Sedgemoor
July 15, 2021

The Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership (HTAP) has opened a grant scheme - Tourism Innovation Grant Scheme – aimed atboosting tourism in the Sedgemoor and West Somerset areas. The new grant scheme is specifically designed to support small to medium sized businesses to provide a greater range of visitor products and experiences.  Grants between £5,000 and…

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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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New Arrival At Stokes Partners
July 12, 2021

Stokes Partners Solicitors are delighted to announce the arrival of their newest Partner, Michael Brierley.  Michael joins the firm from 6 July 2021.  He specialises in contentious probate litigation and looks forward to developing this complex area of work within the firm.  Michael was born and brought up in Somerset and trained at a large…

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Kings of Wessex Academy Employability Hub – unlocking creativity, expanding horizons
July 12, 2021

Kings of Wessex in Cheddar a co-educational Academy for 13-19 years olds, are taking the initiative to create better employment prospects and choices for our young people who will be our next generation entering the workplace industry, in what can only be described as an extraordinarily challenging time following the pandemic. The Employability Hub will…

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BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT!
July 2, 2021

The magnificent, amazing entries created for Bridgwater Carnival have come to the attention of the organisers of the recently announced Platinum Jubilee Pageant which will form part of the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen’s accession to the throne. This has manifested in an official invitation to Bridgwater Carnival to join…

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Choose the proposal with local support, Leaders urge Local Government Minister
July 1, 2021

Somerset’s District Council Leaders have written to Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick, MP to urge that he attaches ‘sufficient weight’ to the result of the local poll, which returned a 65% to 35% vote in favour of the Stronger Somerset plan for two new unitary councils, over the One Somerset rival plan for a single…

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Now is your chance to claim your crown!
June 25, 2021

Are you the Best in the Business? A boss in the boardroom and on the pitch? Now is your chance to claim your crown! In collaboration with the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust are excited to announce the Inaugural Bridgwater Business League! Boost your awareness in the community, increase team morale…

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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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South West small businesses encouraged to apply for Brexit Support Funding before 30 June deadline
June 17, 2021

With two weeks to go before the deadline, small and medium sized businesses in the South West are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20m Brexit Support Fund, which closes 30 June, enables businesses who trade with the EU…

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Gravity releases new images of proposed smart campus
June 17, 2021

Stunning new images of how the proposed smart campus at Gravity could look if plans to transform the site are approved have been shared with the public. The pictures of a new smart community at Bridgwater, Somerset, are unveiled as Gravity launches a fresh conversation with local people, stakeholders and businesses about its future ambitions…

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Bridgwater Quayside Festival Summer Season
June 11, 2021

Fuse have been working behind the scenes to bring you a summer of outdoor arts ensuring everyone stays safe and healthy. We have had discussions with safety advisory groups, organisations, artists, councils and with our communities. We will be bringing you a summer season of online and live outdoor arts, circus and street arts. Stay…

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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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