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Staff at Wilco, a retailer with stores across Sedgemoor, have called on the chain to show more gratitude in line with other supermarkets benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.  The retailer with stores in Taunton, Weston, Yeoville and Bridgwater has angered some employees by offering cut-price easter eggs, while not promising a reward for working through […]

The award-winning Squibbers Way in Bridgwater has been shortlisted for another prestigious accolade – and this time residents are being asked to pick the winner. Squibbers Way was the name chosen by the people of Bridgwater for the Colley Lane Southern Access Road which opened in December last year with a spectacular squibbing display by […]

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is warning that the usual Easter activities of spring cleaning, DIY and extra gardening could put unbearable strain on collections which are struggling to deal with the impacts of Coronavirus. With the county’s 16 Recycling centres temporarily closed – until restrictions on non-essential journeys are relaxed – the four-day Easter weekend […]

Bridgwater Library are working hard to offer some online alternatives to their usual events users are encouraged to like and follow Somerset Libraries Bridgwater on Facebook to get the info Bridgwater Library is still having its usual Easter Egg Colouring Competition! And this time, ANY age can enter! Just go the event on Somerset Libraries […]

Bridgwater Talking news, Pride of Sedgemoor charity of the year 2019 are continuing to provide talking newspapers to the blind and partially sighted in Bridgwater and Burnham on sea.  Although they are not currently posting copies of their audio to listeners, those who rely upon the service can still listen on their website at bridgwatertalkingnews.org.uk […]

Councils and business networks across Somerset are working together to help provide financial lifelines for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. And they are urging businesses with healthier cash reserves to let those in greater need apply first for the Government grants that could make a big difference in the current crisis. All Somerset councils […]

Now more than ever, it is important to help those who are sleeping rough. You can use the Street Link app or website to send details of anyone you see who is vulnerable. Street Link then take the information and pass it onto outreach teams or local authorities to connect them with the person at risk. You […]

Easter will bring waste day changes for every household in Somerset. Pick-ups of recycling, rubbish and clinical waste due on Good Friday 10 April will take place on Saturday 11 April. No collections on Easter Monday 13 April mean all the week’s kerbside services are one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 18 April. […]

Somerset County Council’s Fostering service brought together 25 potential foster carers for a two-day preparation course using an online virtual platform that allowed all taking part to interact. The Skills to Foster course is usually run as a group with participants taking part in discussions and learning together. It gives potential foster carers the chance […]

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