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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.

  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

    CCTV helps to reduce fear of crime and actual crime. The Council currently monitors 149 cameras in 6 towns - Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Highbridge, Yeovil, Taunton and Wellington

  • Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund

    Neighbouring communities are being encouraged to apply for funds from the Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) fund received in relation to the site preparation works at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. 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 2016-17

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

  • The dog warden service

    Sedgemoor District Council fulfils its duties to pick up stray dogs and enforce dog fouling legislation by employing two full time dog wardens.

  • 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, cremation 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.

  • Healthy Lifestyle Opportunities

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

  • 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.

  • New community pavilion and sports facilities, Kings Down, Bridgwater

    A great new community sports pavilion and two new football pitches are available for use by the Bridgwater community. The eagerly anticipated facilities, which include changing rooms, car parking, social areas and two senior football pitches, are situated alongside the new Willowdown Primary Academy in Kings Down, North East Bridgwater. The pavilion was officially opened by Sedgemoor District Council's Chairman on Monday 20th October 2014.

  • Parks & open spaces

    Sedgemoor District Council provides and maintains public open spaces within the Sedgemoor area.

  • Public conveniences

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

  • Sedgemoor Lifeline

    Sedgemoor Lifeline is a service that offers 24 hour assistance to people living in the community.

  • Sedgemoor Sports and Recreation Facilities Strategy and Delivery Plan 2013-27

    The Sedgemoor Sports and Recreation Facilities Strategy sets out a 'direction of travel' for improvement of and changes to sports facilities and pitches in the District between now and 2027.

  • Street naming and numbering

    Building Control 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.

  • Your community

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

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