‘Black Lives Matter’ Brings Towns Together Again

Bridgwaters with and without the E Report by Cllr Brian Smedley Leader Bridgwater Town Council The rain started then stopped then started again. So, we gave up noticing. It was 2.30pm in the UK and 0930 across the Atlantic. Just over 100 socially distanced Black Lives Matters campaigners had gathered on the Brewery Field, Bridgwater…

Special Measures in Place as Town Centres Re-Open

Across the Country Town Centres are re-opening from Monday 15th June and Councils are getting together to put in place measures to reassure shoppers and traders and to enable social distancing. The key measure across Somerset is a reduction of pedestrian-car conflict with temporary pedestrianisation schemes in place to allow for wider pathways and structured…

Two New Benches for Eastover Park

Eastover has a lovely park, which runs alongside Cranleigh Gardens. It is well-used  by footballers and dog-walkers and has an outdoor gym and tennis court. What it has lacked for a number of years is benches within the park, for people to sit and relax, listen to bird-song or watch a football game. Thanks to…

Labour Councillors Back ‘Save our Venues’ Campaign

Musicians, agents, venues, promoters and most of all the audience, are uniting in a campaign to prevent the collapse of the UK live music scene which they fear will be the case without government support. In Bridgwater, the town’s most popular indie venue, the Cobblestones Pub in Eastover, is at the forefront of a campaign …

Vehicle Use Reduction Improves Air Quality

It seems that every cloud does have a silver lining. The Covid-19 pandemic is a very dark cloud, and we must respect the pain and suffering it has brought to so many households. One thing that is being widely commented on, however, is the improvement in air quality, caused by the reduction in vehicle use…

Meet Your Eastover Councillors

TUESDAY 2ND JULY 7PM QUEEN ELIZABETH COURT, BLAKE PLACE, BRIDGWATER -meet your councillors for town, district and county councils-raise issues important to you and to the Eastover communityWe hope you will join us. we plan to hold regular sessions, to share problems and ideasGlen Burrows (Town) Tony Heywood (Town & District) Li Gibson (District) Dave…

Eastover Councillor fronts Climate Change Forum

Eastover Councillor Li Gibson has been elected as Town Council executive portfolio holder for climate change and held her first public forum meeting on June 17. Future meetings will be held on 15 August and 14 October. Li says “The Climate Change Act did not include legal guidelines for Local Authorities to develop plans and…

Eastover Councillors to Play key roles on new Councils

Following the May elections in Bridgwater and across Sedgemoor, Eastover has returned a full slate of Labour Councillors with Tony Heywood on Town & District, Li Gibson on District and Glen Burrows on Town. Combined with Dave Loveridge as County Councillor for the ward this puts Eastover in a strong position to have major influence…

Eastover Ready for May Elections

On May 2nd Sedgemoor District Council and Bridgwater Town Council will be up for election. That means Eastover people will have the chance to vote for their representative -2 on Town and 2 on District. We hope you will vote for all the Labour candidates so that we can keep Bridgwater Labour and challenge the…