Category: Town Development

‘New Northgate Development Must Be Responsive to Climate Emergency’ say Labour Councillors

As new plans for the next steps at Northgate, Bridgwater for the development of a new cinema and leisure scheme on council-owned land Sedgemoor Labour councillors combined support for the much-needed facility along with raising concerns for environmental considerations. Sedgmoor District Council consider that the Northgate scheme will be an important addition to the town […]

New Town Council Forum System Takes Shape

In Roman times the ‘Forum’ was a place where citizens could come together to discuss the burning issues of the day-public speeches, criminal trials and gladiatorial  matches, all vied with commercial affairs, markets and politics. People would share their opinions and then do something about something. Invade Gaul for instance. However, in 21st Century Bridgwater […]

Labour Town Council Launches Radical Agenda For Bridgwater

At the first meeting of the new Bridgwater Town Council re-elected Labour leader, Westover Councillor Brian Smedley pledged to once again honour the manifesto that the victorious councillors had stood on with commitments to Youth, Community, Transport, the Economy and Climate Change. Labour would also expand its system of Public Forums bringing the community into […]

Westover Gears Up for May Elections

Westover ward has been in existence for only 8 years. Set up in 2011 as part of the local government boundary changes it combined the town centre with parts of Victoria, Hamp and Quantock wards. So everything from Taunton road, West Street, most of the canal to the docks and everything in between is Westover. […]