Confirmed Bridgwater School Closures

These are the schools that we know are closed today. We will update this as we receive the information. Chilton Trinity School Elmwood School (including Jean Rees...

Virtual Treasure Hunt Smartphone App is Helping People get Healthier in...

BetterPoints, a smartphone app, has joined forces with Somerset County Council to offer the local communities in Bridgwater (initially focused on the villages of North Petherton, Stockmoor and Wilstock) a fun way to earn rewards for walking, cycling, running & scooting - The Bridgwater Way BetterPoints programme.

Bridgwater Carnival Concert and Procession Grandstand Tickets to go on Sale

Tickets for this year’s prestigious Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival concerts can soon be booked online.

Do You Know This Person?

We have been contacted by Tina Bawden to find out if anybody can help to find somebody.

Poll Cards Arriving Soon

Polling cards for the forthcoming election for district, town and parish councils on Thursday, May 2nd will be arriving on Sedgemoor doormats over the next few days.

Syringes, Needles and Knives Removed from Bushes at St Mary’s Church

Syringes, needles, knives and much more have been found in the bushes in the cemetery of St Mary's Church.

Change is Coming

Bridgwater’s Mayor, Diogo Rodrigues, has launched a call to arms for the local elections set for May 2nd this year, with an attack on Tory controlled Somerset and Sedgemoor Councils and Bridgwater and West Somerset's Tory MP.

New, Extended Opening Hours for Bridgwater’s Saltlands Recycling Centre

Later Sundays and weekdays at all recycling sites from April.

Interview with CJ Barnes – Hunger Director

This week we are talking to Hunger director, CJ Barnes. Hunger is a short film being shown at the Bridgslaughter Horror Film Festival on 15th June at The Cobblestones.

Sleep Easy Night as Part of National Fundraising Week

A team of four staff led Sedgemoor District Council’s Housing Advice Team, will be sleeping rough on the night of March 29th to support the national YMCA’s Sleep Easy campaign.

Mike Crocker Becomes Bridgwater Carnival President Number 25

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival has elected a new president.

Last Night at the Pop Quiz in the Bridgwater Arts Centre

After a raucous, tiring, hectic, rewarding and successful night at the pop quiz last night, Saturday 16th March, the Bridgwater Arts Centre raised over £1000.

Events in Bridgwater 18th March to 24th March

Every Sunday we will be sharing events taking place over the next week. The url of this page will remain the same, so if you want to bookmark it, you can do so, it will be updated every Sunday morning.

New Look Fire: Video & Gallery

We have created this gallery and have put together a video of the night of the New Look fire. This video is best viewed in...

Bridgwater Operatic Society Receive Major Awards.

It’s the time of year when theatrical award ceremonies are in the news and in Bridgwater it’s no different.

Child Exploitation is Everyone’s Business

What is child exploitation?

Our First Wedding Invitation as Bridgwater News

Back in October 2018, we met Ashley Challice and Brad Paul, two young people who were victims of a hate crime.

Olympian Inspires Bridgwater Swimmers to Dive in for Charity Next Week

Swimathon takes place next week, from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March.  

REMINDER: Tomorrow Night (16th March) Rock & Pop Music Quiz!

Take your seats class, because it's time for another rock and pop quiz at the Bridgwater Arts Centre!

REMINDER: Tonight (Friday 15th March) Hell’s Addiction Tour at The Cobblestones

Hell's Addiction is coming to The Cobblestones on Friday 15th March.

Changes to Bridgwater News – For the Better

Please note, that due to these changes, the newspaper is now going to be published every Monday, instead of every Friday. As we move forward...