Next Tuesday (5th May) will see some unusual characters pounding the streets to deliver the post in Bridgwater and surrounding villages. Instead of the familiar Royal Mail red local posties will be dressing up in aid of raising money for local charities, while also hopefully putting a smile on the faces of residents.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has jumped on the ‘virtual’ wagon and has today launched a Coast to Coast Virtual Challenge which aims to keep you active for the whole month of May. Its intention is to also boost positivity and raise funds in support of the work of their critical care team who continue to deliver the service for 19 hours every single day, by road and by air.
There has been a lot of discussion on social media today about whether this year's Bridgwater Carmival has been cancelled, or if it will be continuing as planned.
We felt that the best way to find out, was to contact Dave Stokes, the publicity director of the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, and he told us the following.
Sedgemoor District Council has put in place today a range of measures to help some of the businesses in the District that are affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It has created a page on its website where these measures are described and which has links to the other help and advice available, regionally and nationally.
Bridgwater based catering company Somerset Larder is helping to support those in most need in our community during the Coronavirus crisis. Its chefs have been preparing 250 meals to be sent to Fare Share South West, which helps vulnerable people through difficult times. It has previously supported the charity by donating surplus food, but has decided to step up with additional help in these challenging times.