Category: West Street

West Street Walkabout reveals “..issues that need addressing”

The West Street development in Bridgwater was devised and built in the mid 1960’s as a kind of William Morris modernist social housing project which included open plan streets and the only skyscraper in Somerset outside of Bristol and was intended to replace the slum courts that had occupied the street for 100 years beforehand. […]

Tex Freeman’s West Street Garden is Now Open

After raising more than £10,000 over a period of 4 years, PC Tony ‘Tex’ Freeman has finally unveiled his long awaited West Street Garden. The garden, which has a ‘nautical theme’ on the ground and a ‘Fairground theme’ on the mural (sponsored by the Showman’s Guild) is situated next to the shops on Bridgwater’s West […]

County Transport Boss says “Give West Street crossroads a chance“

On 19th August , in response to widespread anger at the County Council’s changes to West Street crossroads, Westover councillor Brian Smedley wrote to County Highways supremo Harvey Siggs raising people’s concerns and asking him to address them. The momentum of criticism was maintained with follow ups from Town Clerk Alan Hurford and Tory Councillor […]

West Street: New Works put pressure on Fair Preparations

Bridgwater’s historic St Matthew’s Fair brings yearly disruption to the lives of the people of the West street area of Westover and at today’s meeting of Agencies and Residents to look at preparations it was clear that a further degree of displacement will occur due to the loss of the adjoining field used for parking […]

West Street Community Garden is On it’s Way!

Residents of West Street will have noticed some work going on next to the shops. Finally the first stones are being upturned to start what will be the long awaited Community Garden, the brainchild of Neighbourhood Beat Manager Constable Tony ‘Tex’ Freeman. The idea for a community garden in West Street came up in 2010 […]