Justice in Eastover Illegal Eviction

Sedgemoor District Council has successfully prosecuted a Somerset landlord from Bridgwater who illegally evicted his tenant, locked him out of the house and disposed of all his belongings.  All of this was planned whilst the tenant was working night shifts; the tenant returned home early in the morning after work to find himself homeless and…

New Covid Test Centre in Bridgwater for those with Symptoms opens in Eastover

Omicron case numbers in the South-West are still very high, so people with symptoms in the Bridgwater area are urged to use a newly opened PCR testing site in the town. The new walk-through coronavirus testing facility at Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, TA6 5AH has opened for people to book appointments as part of the government’s…

Liveable Neighbourhhoods

Liveable Neighbourhoods are being introduced across the UK. They help make neighbourhoods quieter, safer and improve air quality for everyone. Bridgwater Liveable Neighbourhoods is a working group set up by the Town Council Transport Forum, and we are seeking your views and ideas . If you haven’t yet completed our survey, please do so, using…

Eastover Councillors’ Concerns Over 5G Safety

Councillors Glen Burrows, Tony Heywood, Dave Loveridge and Li Gibson, from the Eastover ward in Bridgwater, are calling upon Sedgemoor District Council to suspend decisions on current applications to erect 5G masts in the Bridgwater area – two are in Eastover – because of growing fears about the safety of 5G technology and the high…

New Playpark at Cranleigh Gardens is Open

The new toddler play area in Eastover Park in Bridgwater has now been completed and is open for youngsters to enjoy for the summer holidays. There was an official ‘cut-the-ribbon’’ event on Wednesday, 25th August by chair of Sedgemoor Cllr Alan Bradford alongside Eastover ward councillors Glen Burrows and Tony Heywood. Cllr Burrows said “With…

Eastover Park Play Equipment

Whilst the new toddler play area in Eastover Park in Bridgwater has been completed and open for youngsters to enjoy for the summer holidays, there will be an official ‘cut-the-ribbon’’ event on Wednesday, 25th August between noon and 1400 hrs.    Everyone is welcome to come along, there will be a face painter and Action Pussycat with…

Salmon Parade Hospital Site: Watch this space!

The dilapidated state of the former Bridgwater Hospital on Salmon Parade has worried people for some time now. It has grown increasingly derelict, with both inside and outside the listed building being a target for vandals. But there is good news on the horizon. The owner of the building is now in regular contact with…

Call for nominations for The People Mural Project at the Quayside Festival 2021, 10th July

The People Mural Project will feature large portraits of local people who have helped others during the pandemic. The portraits will be pasted-up during the Quayside Festival on Saturday 10th July. The project aims to highlight people who would not normally be recognised. All nominations will be considered and we hope to represent a wide…

WE’RE LITTERALLY OVERWHELMED!

One of the major problems of our consumer society is the amount of waste we produce. When it comes to take-away food, there is the dual problem of excessive packaging and litter. The number of people who eat their burgers, drink their coffee and then throw the containers and wrappers on the streets, or in…

A CLEANER, SAFER BRIDGWATER

The Bridgwater Transport Forum, chaired by Councillor Glen Burrows, is exploring ways to make Bridgwater safer, cleaner and more welcoming. This is in response to concerns about the effects of air and noise pollution on our health and well-being. Cllr. Burrows said “ We want to create an environment that is safe and healthy for…