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Community & living

  • Bridgwater Fair

    Visit this page for visitor and trader information on Bridgwater's annual September St Matthews Field Fair and markets.

  • Car parking and transportation

    Public car parking, seasonal parking permits, and transportation information.

  • Caring for wildlife and biodiversity in Sedgemoor

    Sedgemoor has a unique natural environment that includes wonderful habitats, such as 12 miles of coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty, and the Somerset Levels and Moors.

  • Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund

    Local communities are being encouraged to apply for funds from the Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) fund received in relation to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project. Please find details of the fund and how to apply here.

  • Community Right to Bid

    As part of the Localism Act 2011 Sedgemoor District Council has adopted a policy on dealing with applications to register land or property under the Community Right to Bid/Assets of Community Value.

  • Community Right to Challenge

    The Community Right to Challenge came into effect on 27 June 2012 as part of the Localism Act 2011. It gives community organisations the right to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in running public services.

  • Grants Programme 2017/18

    Please visit these pages for more information on Grants available from Sedgemoor District Council.

  • Equality and Diversity

    Sedgemoor has always been committed to promoting equality of opportunity, eliminating discrimination whilst ensuring that there is greater cohesion between the people and communities of the district. The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 has reinforced the approach that the council has long taken and will enhance and ensure that equalities is at the heart of everything that we do.

  • Food, health and safety

    Our food and health and safety team ensures compliance with the Food Safety Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act, and their associated regulations within Sedgemoor.

  • Funeral, cremations & memorials

    The Clean Surroundings section at Sedgemoor District Council are responsible for funeral and memorial arrangements as well as the upkeep of a number of cemeteries.

  • Garage Plots to Lease

    Sedgemoor District Council manage a number of garage plots around the district at the following locations:

  • Guide to organising community events

    If you fancy organising a community event to celebrate with your friends and neighbours, there are a few things to consider very early on in your planning stages especially if the event will be on private/council land.

  • Healthy Lifestyle Opportunities

    Here is a list of some healthy lifestyle initiatives that Sedgemoor District Council are supporting in the district.

  • Healthy Living

    The Council's Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out how the core Council services contribute to supporting people to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

  • Keeping you and your family safe from fires

    Although over 50% of accidental fires are caused by cooking, smoker's materials are the main cause in fatal fires in the home. Research studies into the causes of fires have indicated that some members of the community are much more at risk of having a fire than others.

  • Lighting

    Sedgemoor District Council is responsible for lighting units on council owned land such as parks, car parks, open spaces and footpaths through 'Homes in Sedgemoor' estates.

  • Local Nature Reserves, Landscapes and Trees

    Sedgemoor District Council has an important role in protecting the district's natural assets through a wide range of activities.

  • Kings Down Sports Pavilion, Bridgwater

    A community sports pavilion and football pitches are available for use by the Bridgwater community. The facilities include changing rooms, car parking, social areas and two senior football pitches.

  • Parks & open spaces

    Sedgemoor District Council provides and maintains public open spaces within the Sedgemoor area. A selection of Council parks and gardens can be found below.

  • Public conveniences

    Sedgemoor District Council provides a number of public conveniences throughout Sedgemoor.

  • Sedgemoor Monitoring Services

    We are an accredited Centre of Excellence, working hard to keep you safer in the District, in your neighbourhood and in your home.

  • Street naming and numbering

    Sedgemoor District Council manages the naming of streets and the numbering or naming of properties within a street. It is important that you and your street can be located quickly by the emergency services.

  • Together Team - East Bridgwater: working together for better communities

    Please visit this page to find out more about the Together Team - East Bridgwater including how to reach the team.

  • The Sedgemoor Conversation

    As a council, it is recognised that Sedgemoor is changing. Communities old and new are changing and forming. The Council needs to recognise the communities in the district, understand them and understand what we, as a council, need to provide for them.

  • Your community

    Find out about safety in your community, anti-social behaviour, planning and allotments.

  • Halls

    Please see the following information regarding, Bridgwater Town Hall, Trinity Hall and the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre

  • Allotments

    The Allotment scheme is run by Bridgwater Town Council

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