Time For the Eastover Clock?

People around Eastover have been asking ‘where’s that old clock that used to be on the Broadway?’ You know, the one that workers on their way to Cellophane used to check to see they were on time (or early, because it was always set fast). Well, ask no more. Although rumours abounded that it was…

Eastover Councillor Focusing on Transport Matters

Eastover Councillor Tony Heywood is the Chair of Bridgwater Town Council’s Transport Forum. Here are some of the issues they discussed at their recent meeting. The Station application plan had gone in again ref the footpath, he had heard that the 20 MPH campaign for Polden st was now formally on the list, but no…

Eastover Councillors and Residents back Education protest

Bridgwater Labour Party took to the streets today protesting about the state of Education under the Tories with their school cuts , teacher shortages and declining standards. Eastover residents Glen Burrows, a former teacher, and Gemma Shanahan, a student at Bridgwater college were out there with them  along with Eastover councillor and deputy Mayor Tony…

Pensioners Are Too Polite

Eastover resident Glen Burrows is actively involved in the Bridgwater Senior Citizens Forum and  has sent us this report of their January meeting. “One of the reasons that pensioners are a regular target for scams and fraud is that they are too polite, as well as being more likely to have savings”, said Nick Hubbard,…

Socialist History Conference on September 15th

On Saturday September 15th Bridgwater Trades Union Council hosts Somerset’s second-ever history day with a specific working-class bias and held at Eastovers ‘The Shack’ – or, as it’s also known, the Railway Club on Wellington Road, Bridgwater. Packed with great stories from different episodes of the twentieth century and different towns and villages, the conference…

Happy New Year from your Eastover Councillors!

We hope that 2018 has started well for all of our residents in Eastover – we’ve certainly been busy! 20MPH Outside Our Schools Your councillors Chelsea Chadwick, Dave Loveridge and Tony Heywood are working hard on ensuring that a 20MPH sign is finally put outside our schools. The CIM bid has successfully passed the first…

Luxury Eastover Hotel – An Update

Back in 2015, work started on the luxury hotel in the centre of Bridgwater and in the heart of the Eastover area. You can read our post about it for some background info. The hotel will be the first four-star hotel in the area, and after a visit to the site earlier this week, we…

Update on The Drove surfacing works

As you may be aware, EDF Energy are currently working on resurfacing The Drove, which started on Monday 22nd May and is expected to last eight nights. Residents along from Bristol Road and Kimberley Terrace have been affected this week as inadequate signage resulted in masses of cars coming along the street, unaware of where the closure…

It’s a Labour Hat Trick for Eastover!!

Thanks to the voters of Eastover we managed to stop the Tory juggernaut dead in it’s tracks and elected all three local Labour Councillors for Town, District and County. At the count on Thursday night all candidates received an endorsement from the community they vowed to represent and the results went like this. The Eastover…

Labour Candidate gets result for local resident

Riverside Close resident, Mark Painter moved in to his new home eight years ago. Five years ago he enquired about a high speed broadband connection, but discovered it wasn’t available in Riverside Close. Since then, he has been waiting for this to happen. Mark says, “Anyone who has tried to get an answer from Openreach…