Category: Internationalist

Help for Ukrainian Refugees

Bridgwater has been incredibly generous in support for Ukraine during the current crisis. Several lorries of supplies have already gone out there. The largest lorry load, arranged by Bridgwater-Polish support group ‘You Are Not Alone’ , filled by generous donations form Bridgwater people and transport bill paid for by Bridgwater Town Council has now reached […]

Bridgwater Supports Ukraine

The Bridgwater to Ukraine relief  lorry left home today to head for the frontline Polish border towns packed with donations from the people of this community to the struggling but heroic people facing down the Russian invasion that we witness daily on our screens yet which they face constantly in their homes and their streets. […]

Bridgwater Vigil for Ukraine

About 100 people gathered on Bridgwater’s Kings Square at 6.30 on Thursday 3rd March 2022. Candles were lit, Ukrainian music played, and speeches were made by Ukrainians present. Bridgwater people mixed with Ukrainians, Poles and other nationalities . Town Council Leader Brian Smedley (Westover) said “So many people want to know what to do confronted […]

CLASHMOB: What’s THAT all about??

Do you play guitar or bass? We have a fun new project for you! Saturday 5th February is ‘International Clash Day’ as started by KEXP, a radio station in Seattle USA. In celebration of the cultural contribution of former local resident Joe Strummer and the connection between his band’s ethos and Bridgwater’s identity including being ‘a […]

Czechs Win First Bridgwater International Petanque Tournament

It was 103 years of hurt finally put to rest as the Czech Republic won it’s first ever International Petanque tournament since becoming an independent nation in 1918. In a gripping final, the Czechs – none of whom were Czech -triumphed 12- 9 over Italy (none of whom were Italian) and the coveted ‘Plate of […]