Category: Traffic

Bridgwater Councillors Welcome ‘Long Overdue’ Colley Lane Relief Road

Work has finally started on Bridgwater’s long overdue Southern Relief road which will reduce congestion on the Taunton Road, provide new river crossings and open up land between the River Parrett and Bridgwater and Taunton Canal for brownfield development. The Colley Lane Relief Road is an £18.4 Million project funded by EDF, the DoT, Developers […]

Transport Forum Reviews Key Issues as Bridgwater Booms

Bridgwater Town Council launched a series of Public Forum meetings based around key themes in a progressive move to engage Councillors, Service Providers and Users and Pressure groups. One of these Forums is the Transport Forum under the guidance of newly elected Councillor for Eastover  Tony Heywood. With the advent of the latest phase in […]

Town Council Launches 20MPH For Schools Campaign

Bridgwater Town Council has launched a campaign to have 20 MPH speed limits outside every school in Bridgwater and has challenged Somerset County Council to end it’s piecemeal approach to the subject and simply introduce 20 zones to the lot. This follows a frustrating campaign by Polden street residents to get the zoning introduced in […]

Town Councillors and Chamber of Commerce put pressure on EDF over ‘Catastrophic Roadworks’

Bridgwater Town Council  and Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce have come together to help put pressure on EDF in the light of their most recent and most catastrophic highway ‘improvements’ along the Bristol road and organised an important  meeting for the traders affected. Town Council’s spokesman for ‘all things nuclear’ Westover County Councillor Leigh Redman (Bridgwater […]

‘Let’s Bring Everyone Home Safe’: County gets it’s act together

It was slightly reminiscent of the Dunkirk spirit last Friday afternoon when Bridgwater transport company Webberbus suddenly collapsed and the Transport providers of the County realised they’d have to start working together and quick. Derek Harvey of First busses was quick off the mark and the call went out to his drivers “Let’s bring everyone […]