Category: Environment

Frack Free Bridgwater ‘Ups The Ante’

At last nights Bridgwater Town Council meeting members voted to raise the stakes in the war against ‘Fracking’  and voted to challenge new proposed legislation that reduces community influence in planning decisions relating to the controversial topic. In 2017 Bridgwater Town Council became the first Town in Somerset to declare itself a Frack-Free Zone. Town […]

Town Council Sets Out its Environmental Agenda

Deputy Leader of Bridgwater Town Council cllr Kathy Pearce (Westover Ward) will submit a report to the meeting of April 12th outlining the  work she has  undertaken to date in her role as Environment  Lead and will be seeking endorsement from fellow councillors and members of the public. Kathy’s report below. Town Cleaning Meetings and […]

Severe Weather Updates: ‘Major Incident Declared’

The latest ‘Severe weather update’ from Somerset County Council says  a major incident was declared last night in the Avon and Somerset area following severe weather across the region. This was at the request Musgrove Park Hospital, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Somerset Partnership NHS Trust and South Western Ambulance Service due to concerns […]

Cold Weather Advice

As severe weather hits the Bridgwater area for the first time in years, the local councils have been circulating advice for people regarding what precautions to take, where to find information and what contact numbers to use in the event of various situations. Town Council Leader and Westover Ward councillor Brian Smedley said “The weather […]

Bridgwater Declared Frack-Free Zone

Bridgwater has become the latest local authority to declare it’s opposition to the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, known as ‘Fracking’ that has incensed communities across the country. Now with the Government granting licences to companies to authorise fracking in the Somerset coastal region, already home to a massive nuclear power project, the Town Council […]