Category: Hinkley Point

Hinkley future in doubt as protesters take to the streets

The future of Hinkley Point was in the public eye today in central Bridgwater as anti-nuclear protesters took to the streets to add their weight to the growing pressure on EDF to abandon their £18.6 bn C Station project. The giant French energy company EDF is facing the decision to either cancel or delay building […]

Crowds go wild in celebration as St Mary street re-opens for traffic

Bunting was flown, champagne corks popped, streamers filled the air and…no they didn’t, the little plastic barrier was simply removed and the road finally re-opened after  months of chaos  and loss of trade. St Mary street is now once again and entry and exit road to Bridgwater town centre. Mayor of Bridgwater Cllr Leigh Redman, […]

Road to Nowhere……still not finished

A few days ago the EDF/SCC works on the Taunton Road/Broadway junction, after bringing months of traffic chaos to the town, were finished and the roads open and things  back to normal. Or were they? Traffic is flowing nicely on 3 of the 4 roads but what‘s this? St Mary street still closed? Even though […]

EDF Endgame as St Mary street to re-open by end of month

At a special meeting at the Town Hall today EDF reps confirmed that works would start on the final phasing of the Taunton road/Broadway junction works on 16th of June and with the newly agreed night-working, St Mary street would be open by the 29th. The end is now finally in sight for the longsuffering […]

Light at the end of the tunnel for EDF roadworks?

Hard pressed town traders and Bridgwater commuters caught up in the traffic chaos caused by the SCC/EDF road works on the Taunton road Broadway junction will be told this week that good progress is being made , that the works are now ahead of schedule and that EDF are confident they’ll now have the job […]