Tag Archives: Bridgwater

Help Vulnerable People In Custody

Volunteers are needed to help support young people or vulnerable adult detainees who enter police custody. Somerset County Council’s Youth Offending Team is appealing for more volunteers to act as ‘Appropriate Adults’ helping young people or vulnerable adults understand what is happening to them whilst in police custody and why. Appropriate adults support and ensure […]

Join the river adventure – multi-media production opens at Bridgwater Library

Local stories of the River Parrett are being brought to life in a three week long spectacular multi-media experience at Bridgwater Library – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’. The light, sound, video and live performance production transforms the library and immerses visitors in real life stories, hidden treasures and the glorious landscapes of […]

New ‘drop-in’ opens in Bridgwater

A new care and support ‘Community Connect’ drop-in opens in Bridgwater next week. The drop-in will take place at the Admirals Landing pub in Bridgwater (TA6 3EX) on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon – starting on Wednesday 15 March. At the drop-in people can find information and advice […]

Digital Bridgwater 3D Design Competition launch event

Young people and their families are invited to come along and join in the fun at the launch of the 3D Design and Print competition at Bridgwater Library on Saturday 18 February. The competition is the result of collaboration between Somerset Libraries, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater Town Council, multinational software corporation; Autodesk and CEL, manufacturer […]

Work starts on spectacular multi-media exhibition – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’

Local people’s thoughts, memories and pictures of the river Parrett are to be displayed in a one-of-a-kind creative exhibition next month. The ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ project has been developed by Somerset County Council’s Libraries Service with Theatre Mélange, a company with a national reputation for producing innovative public events celebrating particular […]

Academy sponsor confirmed for Bridgwater’s new Primary School

The academy sponsor for the new Northgate Primary School in Bridgwater has been announced. The Department for Education has confirmed that Clevedon Learning Trust, which already runs three schools, will open and run the new Northgate Primary School. This exciting news comes following a bolt tightening celebration at the school earlier this month to mark […]

Vital schemes to protect road bridge and improve water flow now complete

Two major schemes in Bridgwater to improve the flow of water in King’s Sedgemoor Drain and protect an important road bridge have been completed – just before the first severe storm of the winter. Somerset County Council teamed up with the Somerset Rivers Authority to remove the foundations of the old arched bridge at Dunball […]

Big step forward for Bridgwater’s new Primary School

Work on a new school to ease Bridgwater’s school place pressures reached a landmark earlier this month. Construction of the steel frame of the new Northgate Primary School is nearing completion and Councillors joined representatives from contractor Kier Construction for a bolt-tightening ceremony to celebrate this important milestone. As demand for primary school places in […]

Drive safely and for longer with Route 60+

A free course to help older drivers prolong their driving career while staying safe is being held as part of a special event near Bridgwater next week. Route 60+ is run by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and covers both how vehicles have changed over the years and also how driving skills and habits […]

Major road recycling scheme completed on time

Major works to rebuild the A39 through Loxley Woods near Ashcott have been completed on time. Somerset County Council used innovative methods to recycle 70 per cent of road material while strengthening and improving 2,500m of carriageway. Traditional resurfacing could have taken several months but this was completed in just four weeks, minimising disruption on […]