Category: Town Development

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. […]

Northgate Finally To Get Leisure Complex

The long disputed Northgate site on the edge of Bridgwater Town Centre has finally been given the go-ahead for a state-of-the-art new cinema as its flagship attraction. After a bitter campaign by townspeople to prevent Sedgemoor District Council simply dumping a massive supermarket on the site, Bridgwater Town Council worked with their powerful overlords to […]

Town Council Approves Forward Plan for 2018-19

At the Bridgwater Town Council Meeting of  2nd August , members unanimously supported the Forward Plan for 2018-19, agreed the 5 key priorities for co-operation with Sedgemoor District Council and actioned key issues raised by members of the public at the Annual Town Meeting. Moving the motion, Town Council Leader Cllr Brian Smedley (Westover) said […]