Category: community

Somerset Community Credit Union: ‘Biting Back against the Loan Sharks’

Somerset Community Credit Union alongside the Bridgwater Town Mayor, Cllr Leigh Redman, and in conjunction with the England Illegal Money Lending Team are biting back against the loan sharks and illegal money lenders with their new promotion. This promotion is open to the first 50 new members to join the Somerset Community Credit Union from […]

A Credit to our Community

The Somerset Community Credit Union was formed in 2017 from the merger of Taunton Credit Union (established in 1996) and the Bridgwater Credit Union (established in 1998). It covers the whole of Somerset including North Somerset. But what exactly is a ‘Credit Union’? A credit union is simply a community savings and loans provider. Traditionally, […]

Sedgemoor Pantry Now in South Bridgwater

The popular  Sedgemoor Pantry scheme has now expanded to South Bridgwater – the Hamp and Westover areas, and volunteers are reaching out to the wider community to get involved. Fairfax Labour Councillor Hilary Bruce says “It’s great to see that the Pantry scheme can now begin to expand its reach with the opening of the […]

Town Council Approves Emergency Budget and Relaunches Grant Schemes

At the Town Council meeting held on 20th August 2020, Bridgwater Town Council came out of its summertime period of reflection fighting. Town Council Leader Brian Smedley (Westover, Labour) proposed an emergency budget which preserved jobs and services within the Town Council , provided the necessary level of support for the key community centres around […]

Food, glorious food

Food really is a wonderful thing, it can bring joy and comfort and for many people spending an afternoon cooking can put the world to rights, not to mention delight those who benefit from your labours. Cllr Hilary Bruce, Bridgwater Fairfax said, “Everyone should have access to good, healthy food, which should also be affordable. […]