Category: Town Council

Town Deal Fund Holds the Key to Unlocking Major Projects in Bridgwater

When the Government announced a major funding scheme for various towns around the country just before the 2019 election and they mainly seemed to be in Conservative marginals, there was a degree of scepticism.  However, Bridgwater didn’t quite fit that bill. A Labour town in a ‘safe’ Tory constituency benefitting from a big bag of […]

Focus on Bridgwater’s Cemeteries

A ​year ago, Bridgwater Town Council took on the running of Quantock R​oad and Bristol Road Cemeteries from Sedgemoor District Council. In recent weeks problems in the supply chain for mower and equipment parts has led to longer  growth than expected at this time of year. As staff have resorted to hand cutting the grass […]

Westover Councillors Re-Elected as Leader and Deputy

At Bridgwater Town Council’s Annual General Meeting last night Westover Councillors Brian Smedley and Kathy Pearce were re-elected as Leader and Deputy Leader.  Westover’s County Councillor Leigh Redman was elected Mayor and Hamp Town and District Councillor Liz Leavy as Deputy Mayor.  Cllr Leavy will become Mayor upon completion of Cllr Redman’s term of office, […]

‘End of an Era’ at Town Hall as Judi Retires

For 13 years Judi Fisher has been front of house for Bridgwater Town Council and could be found any day in the front office of the Town Hall sharing a High Street office with former Town Clerk Alan Hurford as an open and accessible front door for the people of the town to their council. […]

Town Council Agrees Mayor Handover in November

Mayor Cllr Tony Heywood will be handing over to Bridgwater’s new mayor Cllr Leigh Redman in November, six months later than planned. Due to the Covid Crisis, local councils have been operating on Zoom, offices have largely been closed and a skeleton staff has been at work with many others working from home. Bridgwater Town […]