Category: Heritage

Last Minute bid to save Magistrates court

With auction looming tommorrow and the Sedgemoor Community Assets panel unable to meet to register the Magistrates court as a community asset, an 11th hour bid by the town and district Labour Groups to save the building for public use is being attempted. On Friday following a successful public meeting demonstrating support for the building, […]

Can Bridgwater Magistrates Court be saved for Community Use?

Around 40 people attended a private viewing of the former Bridgwater Magistrates Court building on Northgate, arranged by Westover councillor Brian Smedley as Chairman of the Town Council Community Assets Working Party. Bridgwater and District Civic Society President Derek Gibson started the tour with a brief account of the history of the building,which goes back […]

Community Assets Panel focuses on Magistrates Court

This Grade 2 Listed Building, on the Northgate site in Bridgwater Town Centre goes under the auctioneer’s hammer on February 25th. Unless, that is, a joint bid by Bridgwater Town Council and Bridgwater & District Civic Society to defer the sale for another 6 months is successful. This will be achieved if Sedgemoor District Council […]