Category: women

Pride in another Bridgwater First

For the first time, actually, ever, the Pride flag flies from Bridgwater Town Hall. Following requests from the LGBTQ community to fly the flag the council unanimously agreed. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Questioning Month (LGBTQ Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal […]

Born in Bridgwater Campaign Gets Boost with 24/7 Cover

Bridgwater Town Council’s ‘Born in Bridgwater’ Campaign has received a welcome boost with the announcement of the re-establishment of 24 hour midwifery cover at Bridgwater Hospital’s Mary Stanley birthing unit. At last night’s Town Council meeting, members vowed to redouble their efforts to urge mothers-to-be to use the facilities to ensure they weren’t lost to […]

International Women’s Day Display at Bridgwater Library

Equalities Officer for the Bridgwater & Taunton Unite Community Branch, Sarah Shaw, is organising a display in Bridgwater Library from the 7th March until the 12th March in celebration of International Women’s Day which is on 8th March. You can see the exhibition here.  What is International Women’s Day? Inspired by America’s National Women’s Day […]