Category: Town Centre

High Street to Re-Open to Traffic Following Town Council Traders Survey

At todays meeting of the Active Travel Cell consisting of representatives from Somerset, Sedgemoor and Bridgwater Councils, Town Councillors presented their survey of traders which showed that although there was some support for the traffic free High Street, there was nevertheless a majority of traders in favour of returning to the previous system and accordingly […]

Town Bridge Finally to get Lit Up

Bridgwater Town Council has welcomed the long awaited go ahead for works to install lighting to Bridgwater’s Town Bridge which will start next week (Monday 30th July).   This  architectural lighting will be programmable to change colour for different times of year and for different events etc.Works on site will take five working days to complete […]

Aldi Reveal Northgate Plans to Town Council

At a specially arranged meeting this week, Supermarket chain ALDI, presented plans to Bridgwater Town Councillors confirming their intention to relocate their Eastover store onto the Northgate site. Elliott Saunders, from Aldi properties and David Williams from Planning Potentials, said a decision had been taken and planning permission was now being sought which would enhance […]

Snowflakes Christmas Lights Switch on set for 24th November

Bridgwater’s annual Christmas lights switch on is set for Friday 24th November. The switch on will be part of the annual ‘Snowflakes’ event which includes street food stalls from 12pm, entertainment from 4-8pm, squibbing at 7pm and the switch on itself scheduled for 6pm. Shopping will be extended as usual into the evening. The event […]

Sedgemoor Finally Acts on Classic Buildings

Sedgemoor District Council has this week successfully prosecuted the former owner of the semi-derelict ‘1 – 5 Classic Buildings’ at Penel Orlieu in Bridgwater, as a result of the condition of the building. Following various failed attempts to secure a voluntary improvement in the condition of the building, the Council last year used statutory powers […]