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Change the way you travel – and earn prizes along the way

The Bridgwater Way is inviting the local community to change the way they travel in and around the town – and earn rewards at the same time. A new scheme is being introduced that will enable people to track their travel movements through a mobile phone App, earning points and prizes as they adapt their […]

The Bridgwater Way returns – reducing congestion and helping healthier lifestyles

Businesses, schools and communities in Bridgwater are being invited to sign-up to the next stage of an initiative to change the way people travel in and around the town. Phase two of The Bridgwater Way, run by Somerset County Council and funded by EDF Energy, aims to ease traffic congestion and make it easier for […]

£800,000 scheme to improve cycling facilities between Cannington and Sandford Corner set to begin

Long-awaited improvements to the route between Cannington and Sandford Corner are set to get underway at the end of June. The Somerset County Council scheme will construct a new footway/cycleway alongside the A39 between Cannington Main Road Roundabout and Sandford Hill Roundabout. This will provide a safe off -road route for cyclists and pedestrians currently […]

One way restrictions to be lifted in Bridgwater

  The temporary one way system around Wylds Road, The Drove and Bristol Road in Bridgwater will be removed next month. EDF Energy has announced that the work will be finished ahead of the original 29 weeks forecast, with crucial resurfacing work taking place this week with overnight road closures in place on Bristol Road […]

Drivers reminded to follow the one-way system in Bridgwater

Motorists are being urged to follow a temporary one-way system in Bridgwater after a CCTV camera was installed on East Quay. A minority of motorists have been ignoring a ‘No Entry’ sign and driving the wrong way through the one-way system where East Quay joins The Drove in a bid to get round the diversion. […]

Funding for advanced technology to aid traffic

Somerset County Council has received £290,000 of funding from the Department for Transport to support technology to cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. The funding will enable EDF Energy’s HGVs and park-and-ride buses to use innovative on board technology that will communicate with traffic lights to provide advance phase and timing […]

Somerset County Council welcomes free community bus service

Somerset County Council has welcomed the free community bus service funded by EDF Energy from Bridgwater to Minehead. The service, which launched today (Monday 6 February), fills some of the gap left when Webberbus ceased to trade late last year and has followed lengthy discussions between EDF Energy, local communities and local bus companies. The […]

County Council hails Hendry review as “Another step forward”

Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council has welcomed the findings in the Hendry review on tidal power as “a significant step forward.” Charles Hendry’s independent report into the technology’s viability said it would make a “strong contribution” to the UK’s energy supply. Hendry said it was cost effective and would bring “significant economic opportunity”. The UK […]

Works due to start at Northern Bridgwater junctions

A TEMPORARY one-way system will be introduced in Wylds Road, Bridgwater on January 23 to enable EDF Energy’s work to begin on improvements to two key road junctions in the town. It will allow EDF Energy to carry out a highway upgrade as part of the development consent order for Hinkley Point C. Improvements include […]

£1million scheme to improve road between Cannington and Combwich is officially opened

A new off road footpath and cycleway to improve safety on the road between Cannington and Combwich was officially opened by the Community and Councillors yesterday. Until these works, only a narrow footpath existed for much of the C182 between Cannington and Combwich, with no dedicated room for cyclists. Responding to the needs of local […]