Category: community

Bridgwater Town Council Votes Through Emergency Powers

At a meeting on Friday 20th March 2020,which lasted all of 10 minutes, members of Bridgwater Town Council (who weren’t self-isolating or closing down their businesses in line with Government instructions) met to vote through Emergency Measures which included the closing down of Council offices and approving emergency powers to Town Clerk, David Mears, in […]

Rough Sleeping hits new records – so what are we doing about it?

There was a general election just before Christmas. Everybody will have forgotten about it by now. The result was predicted and the outcome was clear. Yet during that election British people must have walked past literally 1,000s of people sleeping rough on the streets of their towns and cities and thought ‘Fair enough that’.  Those […]

Nominations for Bridgwater Cup Now Open

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their work trying to make Bridgwater  a better place during the past 12 months ? Well, if so then why not nominate them for the Bridgwater Cup!  The prestigious cup, which was made in London in 1768, is made of silver gilt and is awarded each […]

Bridgwater Initiative to Expose Modern Slavery

In 1785 Bridgwater was the first town in the country to petition against the Slave Trade, one of the greatest organised crimes against a section of humanity on an industrial scale for vast profits. Today, modern slavery continues to exist in many forms from Labour exploitation to Domestic Servitude to Sexual exploitation and even organ […]

Diogo Scoops ‘Community Hero’ Award at Pride of Sedgemoor

Mayors don’t usually get awards. They get elected and then devote themselves to their town for a year and then go back to civilian life. Which is almost exactly what former Bridgwater Mayor Diogo Rodrigues said when he was presented with an award for ‘Community Hero’ at this years Pride of Sedgemoor gala evening at […]