Tex Freeman’s West Street Garden is Now Open

Mayor of Bridgwater – Westover councillor Steve Austen, cuts through the Police cordon to open PC Freeman’s West Street garden.

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 street.

Situated right on the dividing line of two council wards (Westover is town side of the canal and Wyndham is Durleigh side) some initial funding was put in place by councillors from the former ‘Quantock’ ward.

Mayor of Bridgwater , Westover Councillor Steve Austen, was present to officially open the garden standing alongside PC Freeman and Wyndham Councillor Gill Slocombe.

Also present were pupils from Haygrove school and Westover Green, who had helped with the mural.

An audience of some 50 people were in attendance to support PC Freeman in his much praised initiative which is a welcome addition to the West Street Street-scene.