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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Towards a Greener Carnival

Carnival organisers, artists and parade managers from across the country will gather for a two-day conference in March to discuss ways in which their events can become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

MAN v FAT Football is Helping Men to Lose Weight in...

MAN v FAT Football – an FA-endorsed 14 week football league exclusively for the 68% of UK men who are overweight or obese has three leagues running in Somerset.

Bridgwater Man to Make a Marathon Fundraising Effort for Local Children’s...

James Smith from Bridgwater has set his sights on raising hundreds of pounds for Brainwave by taking on a special challenge later this year. Having successfully completed the Jurassic Coast Challenge – three marathons in three days – in 2019, James is now looking to embark on the Westcountry Ultra Flat 50 Miler this coming May.

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The Filo Project – What a Difference a Day Makes

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Have you Seen Wanted Man Andrew Bloodworth?

Avon and Somerset police are appealing for the public’s help to find wanted man Andrew Bloodworth.

Overnight Works Required at Quantock Road Roundabout Bridgwater

The next phase of the Quantock Road Roundabout improvements is due to start next week, with overnight works preparing for the introduction of pedestrian crossings.

Volunteer This Year to Keep Bridgwater’s Canal Tidy!

People whose New Year’s resolution is to volunteer in 2020 are encouraged to join a community action group that keeps Bridgwater’s canal and towpath litter free. 

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us at the Bridgwater Arts Centre

In his new show 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, stand-up, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

0-4-0 saddle tank 1338

I know you are saying what has this engine to do with Bridgwater. Actually, it’s a very historic steam locomotive and Bridgwater plays an important part in its history. 0-4-0ST number 1338 is one of a class of only two engines, unusually employing Kitson-Hawthorn valve gear with the link above the running plate, built for the Cardiff Railway in 1898.

The Paranormal – A New TV Series Set in Bridgwater

As some of you may have heard on Sedgemoor FM yesterday (Monday), Wyvern Film has been set up to help to help promote Bridgwater,...

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mobile Service Visiting Bridgwater

Free, cancer information and support is coming to Somerset from Monday 13th January to Friday 17th January. Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Bridgwater, Taunton, Chard, Crewkerne and Yeovil with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information.

Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Evening Closure

Buses of Somerset have announced that from January 8th through to January 21st Taunton Road, Bridgwater will be closed between Broadway and Showground Roundabout. The closure will be in place every evening from 18:30 to 23:30. This is to allow resurfacing to take place.

Bridgwater & District Archaeological Society Christmas Meeting

The last meeting of the year for members of the Bridgwater & District Archaeological Society ended on a high note when Chris Webster, the Historic Environment Records Manager for the South West Heritage Trust, gave  members a glimpse into the past of Taunton Castle and grounds.  This was followed by a time for members to socialise over wine and an extensive buffet.

FREE Workplace Bullying and Conflict Resolution 
Workshops for Sedgemoor Businesses

Businesses in Sedgemoor will soon be able to benefit from free workplace bullying and conflict resolution workshops, thanks to Taunton-based charity Stand Against Violence and funding from Somerset’s Hinkley Point C power station project.

Our 2020 Vision

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has read our stories and liked our Facebook posts, and wish you all a...

Kerbside Collections Two Days Later After Christmas

Somerset Waste Partnership have announced that kerbside collections are two days later after Christmas:

Bridgwater Pumping Station the First Steam Powered Pumping Station

Bridgwater Pumping Station is actually at Westonzoyland and was the first steam powered pumping station on the Somerset Levels established in 1830 and is now an accredited museum dedicated to steam power and land drainage.