Category: Town Centre

Squibflakes and Shopping

Although we’ve been listening to the merry strains of every festive song from ‘Do they Know I wish it could be Christmas every Christmas’ to ‘Happy Christmas Mr Hargreaves time for your injection’, blaring out from shops for the past month, in fact Christmas actually started today. Here in Bridgwater we have a recent ancient […]

Return of the Bridgwater Christmas Tree

A year ago Bridgwater people were lamenting the lack of the town centre Christmas tree which had been removed because of fear of vandalism. A Facebook campaign started by Westover resident Steve Coram via the popular site ‘Bridgwater Past and Present’   for the reinstatement of the tree was so well supported that Westover Councillors took […]

Town Council Considers Key Westover proposals for Bridgwater

Bridgwater Town Council this week looked at two key action plans from Westover Councillors for the regeneration of the Town Centre and also of the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal and Docks. Cllr Brian Smedley, who brought the items to the Council’s agenda, explains the background. “The Town Centre is the focal point not only of […]


By day Bridgwater’s 19th century bridge is a bustling crossing between the east and west parts of the town centre but as night falls it can become a focal point for noisy drinkers sometimes until the early hours of the morning. Not only this but residents tell of boy racers skidding across it and hurtling […]

Bridgwater Town Team flying the flag for local retailers

Bridgwater Town Team is flying the flag for local retailers in Bridgwater and celebrating the contribution independent businesses make to the UK economy. Across the country on 4 July 2014, the public will be encouraged to buy at least one item from their local independent shops to celebrate Independents’ Day 2014, and in Bridgwater we […]