Category: West Street

Fair Today Gone Tomorrow

It’s Fair time again. For all the fun and frolics of the next few days, there’s a backlog of preparation into making sure the event runs smoothly and a considerable amount of stuff for the residents of West Street to put up with to make it happen. And by Sunday it’ll all be over. At […]

Tex Freeman’s West Street Mural Unveiled

Popular Bridgwater Beat Bobby Tex Freeman has launched another major community initiative in the West street area and this time it’s a new mural alongside his famous West Street Garden, which was opened to the public last year. Tex said “Homes in Sedgemoor kindly gave permission for the wall to be rendered and Clean Surroundings […]

West Street Walkabout reveals “..issues that need addressing”

The West Street development in Bridgwater was devised and built in the mid 1960’s as a kind of William Morris modernist social housing project which included open plan streets and the only skyscraper in Somerset outside of Bristol and was intended to replace the slum courts that had occupied the street for 100 years beforehand. […]

Tex Freeman’s West Street Garden is Now Open

After raising more than £10,000 over a period of 4 years, PC Tony ‘Tex’ Freeman has finally unveiled his long awaited West Street Garden. The garden, which has a ‘nautical theme’ on the ground and a ‘Fairground theme’ on the mural (sponsored by the Showman’s Guild) is situated next to the shops on Bridgwater’s West […]

County Transport Boss says “Give West Street crossroads a chance“

On 19th August , in response to widespread anger at the County Council’s changes to West Street crossroads, Westover councillor Brian Smedley wrote to County Highways supremo Harvey Siggs raising people’s concerns and asking him to address them. The momentum of criticism was maintained with follow ups from Town Clerk Alan Hurford and Tory Councillor […]