Category: Parking

Following the major concern about Town Centre parking since Civil Parking Enforcement was brought in during June 2012, Westover Councillors launched a campaign to identify roads and zones that could be considered for a pilot RESIDENT PARKING SCHEME.

Town anger as Tories Target Bridgwater for Higher Car Park Fees

Labour councillors were incensed at this weeks Meeting of Sedgemoor District Council as the controlling Tory group pushed through car park increases, but just for 2 Bridgwater car parks while the rest of the District charges were frozen. Proposals to raise fees by 25% in Dampiet street and Market street were voted through despite attempts […]

Residents Parking : Making sure it works for everyone

After years of campaigning on behalf of the 80% of people in the streets affected who wanted residents parking in Westover we are almost there -but we need to make sure we get it right so that it works for everyone. Today letters to residents have arrived from Somerset County Council which is in effect […]

Residents Parking: We Dared to Dream…

Yes it was more than 4 years ago that residents of Westover said PLEASE can we have a residents parking scheme and councillors said ‘we’ll support that, but only in the streets that really really want them’ and so we asked Somerset County Council, but then it took all that time to get them to […]

Sedgemoor Exec votes to increase Car Parking Charges across the District

In a bid to gain an extra £90,000 in revenue funding Sedgemoor District Council Executive today voted through a package of measures which will raise car parking charges across the district by 10% and to standardize  the daily charges across the district to £5. The Exec also agreed to consult with relevant disability user groups […]


After a 2 year battle to establish Residents Parking Schemes in the Westover ward of Bridgwater a consultation undertaken by residents acting as ‘scheme champions’ has resulted in a 91% support for the establishment of RPZ’s in their streets. 6 scheme champions knocked on 249 doors in Castle st, West Quay, Fishermans Wharf,Bond st, Blacklands, […]