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Community & living

  • 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 157 cameras in 6 towns - Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Highbridge, Yeovil, Taunton and Wellington.

  • Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Funding - Hinkley Point C (Site Preparation Works)

    £3.5 million has been paid by EDF to West Somerset Council (WSC). The purpose of this fund is to mitigate the intangible and residual impacts of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project on the local communities affected by them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Help and Advice Across Sedgemoor (HAAS)

    As part of the HAAS project there are three new one-stop-shops available to offer help and advice to Sedgemoor residents. These drop-in sessions offer free and impartial advice on a whole host of topics such as benefits, debt management, housing support and employment amongst many others topics. Sessions take place every week at St Mary's Church, Nether Stowey on Tuesdays 1 to 3pm, at Cannington United Reformed Church, Cannington on Wednesdays 1 to 4pm and at St Mary's Church, North Petherton each Thursday 1 to 3pm.

  • 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 Cllr Peter Downing on 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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