About Bridgwater Town Council
How was Bridgwater Town Council Formed?
Bridgwater Town Council was created in 2003 by virtue of ‘The Sedgemoor (Parish) Order made on 7 March 2003 as successors to the Charter Trustees for the Town with first elections held in May that year.
How has the Council changed?
The Town Council (& Charter Trustees) succeeded the former Borough of Bridgwater which was amalgamated into Sedgemoor District Council on 1 April 1974 following the 1972 local government re-organisation. The Borough celebrated 500 years of the Mayoralty in 1969.
16 Members represent seven wards in the town – Dunwear(2), Eastover(2), Fairfax(3), Hamp(2), Westover(3), Wyndham(2)& Victoria(2)
Where is the Town Council located?
The Town Clerk’s office, Mayor’s Parlour, Cruck and Burgess meeting rooms are in the Town Hall, High Street, Bridgwater. Functions and powers available to the Town Council include allotments, bus shelters, making of byelaws, cemeteries, clocks, crime prevention, entertainment and arts, highways, litter, public buildings and halls, public conveniences, recreation, street lighting, tourism, traffic calming, community transport and war memorials and consultation on planning applications and such things as street naming. The Council has earmarked funds which include funds for civic enhancement, heritage regeneration, skate-park development and property building maintenance, Christmas Lights and elections and provides service support to SDC for other services including street cleaning, public toilets, dog bins and town centre management. The Council also operates two grant schemes one of which is ward based. Click here to view a full resume of the services and actions provided by BTC.