Category: Flooding

Bridgwater Sends Solidarity to Flood Stricken People of East Timor

Devastating floods and landslides have hit Timor-Leste (East Timor)  this Easter starting in the early morning of Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021. Some 34 people have been reported to have died, mainly in the countries capital Dili. The sizeable East Timor Community in Bridgwater has already raised over £5,000 from personal donations. Their spokesman in […]

Town Council demands ‘Futureproofing’ as Tidal Barrier decision takes shape

In the second world war the River Parrett was going to be Churchill’s ‘stop line’ if Hitler had invaded from the south west. That’s why there’s pill boxes everywhere. Today the major issue along the banks of our river is stopping any tidal invasion of Bridgwater and so that’s why they’re going to build a […]

Groundswell Rising: Anti Fracking Film at Arts Centre

The people of Bridgwater are invited to a film screening of Groundswell Rising, a documentary about fracking in America and the social movement which has emerged from affected communities. It is informative, daunting, inspiring and hopeful all at once. Mark Lichty from Pennsylvania in the USA is the film’s executive producer and will be in […]

Town Council urges ‘Site 4’ Solution for Tidal Barrier

On Wednesday this week the Environment Agency held it’s public consultation meeting on the future of a Tidal Barrier for the River Parrett  at the Bridgwater Arts Centre and urged people to choose from 5 site options  and 2 barrier models (Thames or Hull). Town Council leader Brian Smedley and Deputy Leader Kathy Pearce (both […]