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A three-month closure order has been granted for a house in North Avenue, Highbridge. Taunton Magistrates granted the police application for the closure on Friday 15 May in a hearing carried out by video link. The court heard that number 72 was linked to a catalogue of incidents of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour. Magistrates […]

The YMCA dulverton group have launched a campaign to find bicycles for the residents currently being supported by the charity.  promoting and helping with independent living is a huge part of the work the 176 year old charity does across Sedgemoor and transport is a significant step towards a young person becoming self sufficient.  If […]

Sedgemoor District Council are asking anyone who is considering a trip to the beach or a beauty spot to be considerate to the local community. There are no safety staff, beach wardens or lifeguards on duty and social distancing measures continue to apply.  The majority of visitor facilities remain closed but some toilets are open […]

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is asking residents to think twice ahead of the first weekend since government ‘lockdown’ restrictions were eased. With the recent warm and dry weather, there is a significant risk of wildfires – fires in the open on moorland, commons, and grass. Wildfires can start and spread very easily […]

A North Petherton Car park which caused controversy when the local council planned to install ANPR cameras is planning to double the amount of spaces avalable. The town council are to demolish the toilet block, building a replacement near the community centre and renew access to the site with a new steel bridge.  The hopes […]

The victim of a brutal attack in Bridgwater has been named as Karol Machnowski, a 55 year old key worker. The man went missing after the assault which left him beaten and bruised but police managed to locate the victim and provide medical care.  Footage of the attack, allegedly perpetrated by 3 teenage boys and […]

Rusty road to recovery, a garage and vehicle workshop set up to help people of all ages recovering from mental health issues through the restoration of classic cars, have announced that during the current pandemic, NHS staff and carers can visit their workshop on Axe Road Colley Lane for free essential car repairs.  Hour slots […]

4 teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of robbery in Bridgwater Police were made aware of the alleged crime after a video of the incident was shared on social media.  Officers have located and have met the victim in person. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening or life changing but he has […]

Wilmot Dixon, the contractors building a new 16 million pound SEN school off Bower lane which is to extend and replace Elmwood and Penrose Schools are installing vibration sensing equipment following complaints from local residents that the works going on there were shaking their houses.  In addition to the seismic monitoring, they’re using water sprays […]

A local charity “On your bike” has been given almost £3000 in grant funding from the somerset coronavirus appeal.  The bridgwater based organisation said the money would help local NHS staff get to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic Along with the cash, the public have donated over 100 bikes which the charity can refurbish […]


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