Our consortium

Meet our consortium members here:

Homes in Sedgemoor

Homes in Sedgemoor have managed Sedgemoor District councils 4000 homes since 2007 and is the largest single social housing provider in Sedgemoor. We came on board with the wider consortium when putting the initial bid together and are really excited about being part of the first Creative People and Places project in the southwest, as the lead organisation. Much of our work is the practicalities of supporting people to live comfortably in their homes as part of a community, however our involvement in Seed is about getting more people living in the community engaged and participating in art and cultural activity, whatever that may be . To find out more, visit www.homesinsedgemoor.org or by contacting our Community Enabler team at community.engagement@homesinsedgemoor.org

Community Council for Somerset

CCS (Community Council for Somerset) is a leading local charity that works in the heart of Somerset’s communities to inspire and enable positive change. Through our wide network of passionate local experts and our diverse projects, consultancy and funding, we bring the right people and services together to improve the lives of individuals, building community capacity and support amongst emerging and existing enterprises right across the county – helping Somerset to thrive. CCS Village and Community Agents provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for people, wherever they are in Somerset, often when others don’t, won’t or can’t. To find out more, visit www.ccslovesomerset.org

Bridgwater Senior Citizens’ Forum

Bridgwater Senior Citizens’ Forum was formed in 2005, to represent the interests of older people in the Bridgwater area. In particular, we aim to oppose the stereotyping of older people as passive and apolitical. We also support campaigns and attend demonstrations in support of the NHS, free TV licences for the over-75s and many other issues – not just relating to older people. To find out more, visit www.bridgwaterscf.wordpress.com

Young Somerset

Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset and our mission is to put young people first. Our aim is to work with young people, encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and become actively involved in shaping the communities in which they live. Young Somerset works to achieve social and economic outcomes with young people, through the delivery of measurable outputs and outcomes. Young Somerset seeks to develop a youth work relationship that is open, honest, respectful, trusting and led by the young person. Our vision is a Somerset where young people feel a sense of belonging, a desire to contribute to their communities and have a future that is not limited by poor access to opportunities and services. Our vision is delivered through three strands of work: Youth Work; Alternative Learning Provision and Enterprise; Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Support, as well as the arts and music running as common theme throughout. Find out more about what we do by visiting https://www.youngsomerset.org.uk/

Somerset Film

Somerset Film is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through film and digital technology. Incorporated in 1997, we have established a reputation for inclusion, partnership working and creative innovation. Able to respond quickly and flexibly to new opportunities, we make work that has won awards nationally and internationally. In 2003 Somerset Film opened The Engine Room an accessible community media centre located in Bridgwater’s High Street. The centre co-ordinates all our activity as well as providing a Cafe and facilities including licensed cinema, studios and edit suites. To find out more, visit www.somersetfilm.com

Bridgwater Town Council

We are the first tier of local government and are funded by a precept, which is paid by the residents of Bridgwater via council tax to Sedgemoor District Council and passed to the Town Council to commission and provides certain local services. This means that decisions which affect you are being made at a very local level and can be shaped and delivered in response to local needs. The Town Mayor and the Deputy Town Mayor are elected each year at the Annual Town Council Meeting, held in May. Their duty is to act as the public-facing image of the Town Council and their role includes meeting the local community, networking and supporting local events within Bridgwater. The day to day running of the Town Council is managed by Town Clerk. There are three committees made up of Councillors who work closely with the Town Clerk and the small team, to make decisions based on the actions within the Forward Plan. To find out more, visit www.bridgwater-tc.gov.uk