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…

Pensioners Are Too Polite

Eastover resident Glen Burrows is actively involved in the Bridgwater Senior Citizens Forum and  has sent us this report of their January meeting. “One of the reasons that pensioners are a regular target for scams and fraud is that they are too polite, as well as being more likely to have savings”, said Nick Hubbard,…

Socialist History Conference on September 15th

On Saturday September 15th Bridgwater Trades Union Council hosts Somerset’s second-ever history day with a specific working-class bias and held at Eastovers ‘The Shack’ – or, as it’s also known, the Railway Club on Wellington Road, Bridgwater. Packed with great stories from different episodes of the twentieth century and different towns and villages, the conference…

It’s a Labour Hat Trick for Eastover!!

Thanks to the voters of Eastover we managed to stop the Tory juggernaut dead in it’s tracks and elected all three local Labour Councillors for Town, District and County. At the count on Thursday night all candidates received an endorsement from the community they vowed to represent and the results went like this. The Eastover…