Category: Covid 19

Almost Back to ‘Normal for Bridgwater’

It’s Monday 12th April 2021 and the biggest step yet in a post covid return to normality is being taken across the High streets of the UK. Some pubs have been trading since just after midnight and some traders opened their doors as early as 6am. Here in Bridgwater it’s no different and the streets […]

Councils Given New Government Cash to Help Businesses

New national business grants are being made available to support those affected by the recent lockdown period.   The two, new grants available are the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed) Addendum) and the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).  The government has once again asked district councils across Somerset, who are closest to their communities, to issue this funding.  Each local […]

Bridgwater’s New ‘walk-through’ Coronavirus Testing Site Now Open

A brand new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is set to open in Bridgwater this Sunday, as Somerset County Council makes testing more widely available and accessible. Achieved with the co-operation of Bridgwater Town Council, Serco and Deloitte, the walk-through site will be the first of its kind in the County and is one of two […]

Bridgwater Covid Testing Centre Set to Open 6th November

Bridgwater’s  Covid Testing Centre will be up and running from the 6th November.  Bridgwater Town Hall in the High street will be the  location and Somerset County Council have agreed that on-street car parking  will be allowed outside the building.  Town Clerk, David Mears , who has been leading on the negotiations, explained “There are […]

Police Clarify Social Distancing Rules

Following numerous calls from concerned Westover residents about people failing to keep to social distancing rules and gathering in groups, often drinking, and sometimes having garden or house parties, Town Council Leader Cllr Brian Smedley (Westover) sought clarification from the Police on how they handle such reported breaches. The Town Council subsequently published on it’s […]