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…

Time For the Eastover Clock?

People around Eastover have been asking ‘where’s that old clock that used to be on the Broadway?’ You know, the one that workers on their way to Cellophane used to check to see they were on time (or early, because it was always set fast). Well, ask no more. Although rumours abounded that it was…

Eastover Councillor Focusing on Transport Matters

Eastover Councillor Tony Heywood is the Chair of Bridgwater Town Council’s Transport Forum. Here are some of the issues they discussed at their recent meeting. The Station application plan had gone in again ref the footpath, he had heard that the 20 MPH campaign for Polden st was now formally on the list, but no…

Eastover Councillors and Residents back Education protest

Bridgwater Labour Party took to the streets today protesting about the state of Education under the Tories with their school cuts , teacher shortages and declining standards. Eastover residents Glen Burrows, a former teacher, and Gemma Shanahan, a student at Bridgwater college were out there with them  along with Eastover councillor and deputy Mayor Tony…