Councillors call Cross Rifles Roundabout Decision “Wrong”

Eastover’s county councillors Leigh Redman and Hilary Bruce are up in arms about plans to scrap a project to remodel the busy Cross Rifles Roundabout describing the decisions as ‘wrong’ . The Cross Rifles roundabout was due to receive part of a £10m grant from the government’s levelling up fund but now the plans have…

Hidden Station Artwork Launched in Bridgwater

The new Hidden Station artwork has been launched at Bridgwater Railway Station and officially opened by the Bridgwater Mayor, Cllr Michael Lerry who said “Bridgwater Station is now the most creative Railway Station in the SouthWest and I congratulate SEED on the way they delivered this project”. Bridgwater Town Council Community portfolio Holder  Cllr Liz…

Bridgwater Labour Party seeks reassurance that Ticket Office remains open

Following the recent announcement of proposed closures of railway ticket offices across the country Bridgwater Labour Party are seeking urgent clarification from GWR regarding their intentions for the Bridgwater Railway Station ticket office. Cllr Tim Mander (Labour, Westover)  who sits on the Bridgwater Town Council Transport Forum commented “I recently attended a site meeting at…

Councillor Supports Campaign for Crossing on Retail Park

Eastover’s County Councillor Leigh Redman (Bridgwater North & Central) has been working with disabled Bridgwater residents who are calling for a new crossing to be provided in one of the town’s busiest retail areas. Sally Jones and Sue Wyatt rely on mobility scooters to travel between their homes and the town centre and have launched…

Eastover Riverside Cycle Path Opens

Eastover’s county councillors  Leigh Redman and Hilary Bruce were joined by Mayor of Bridgwater Cllr Liz Leavy and Town Council Leader Cllr Brian Smedley to open a  new cycling and walking route boasting eco-friendly lighting and forming part of the towns extensive and growing network. Children from Eastover Primary School were the first to cycle the…

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…

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…

BUS BACK BETTER – opportunities for improved bus services in Somerset

The UK Government has just launched a new national bus strategy for England entitled Bus Back Better. The Government’s believes ‘buses are the easiest, cheapest and quickest way to improve transport”. This national Bus Strategy is backed by £3 billion of new funding and forms a key plank in the Government’s twin agenda of “Levelling…

LIVEABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS 

Bridgwater Transport Forum members have set up a working party, called “Liveable Neighbourhoods”,  to explore ways in which Bridgwater can be made safer, greener and more welcoming. In March 2019, Public Health England (PHE), published a review of evidence on how to improve air quality in the UK. Air pollution is our biggest environmental threat…

Eastover Temporary Traffic Flow Scheme Suspended

The recent arrangements to restrict traffic flow in Eastover, East Quay and Salmon parade were a temporary solution to a long-term problem which was recognised in the Eastover Supplementary Planning document, published in 2014:“A major barrier to pedestrian footfall in the town centre from Fore Street to Eastover is the East Quay / Town Bridge…