AFTER 24 exciting but difficult months, with lockdowns twice stopping production, the Apple was delighted to celebrate its second birthday yesterday.
We announced the milestone on Twitter and have received numerous testimonials from people and organisations across Sedgemoor.
Cllr Brian Smedley, leader of Bridgwater Town Council, said: “Apples rarely last two weeks never mind two years, so it is extremely good news that the Sedgemoor Apple has managed to survive this long in the difficult competitive world of modern media.
“Bridgwater Town Council wishes the producers and writers all the best for the future and all strength to its elbow in its vital impartial coverage of local news.
“Sedgemoor may not still be with us in two years time but Bridgwater will be – more prosperous and more influential in a Stronger Somerset.”
Dave Stokes, Publicity Director for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “A very happy 2nd birthday to Sedgemoor Apple.
“Since the increasingly popular publication first hit the streets back in April 2019, it has consistently supported and promoted the activities of Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival.
“The newspaper plays a very prominent role in community life in and around the local area, and we very much look forward to working with the Sedgemoor Apple team for many more years to come.”
Bob Buckingham, chairman of Bridgwater Town Football club, had more kind words.
He said: “Congratulations to all at Sedgemoor Apple on your second anniversary. It’s been great working with you and look forward to continuing our association as we continue our journey to develop our club both on and off the field.”
And Garry and Lisa Toms, of the Riverside Health Clinic in East Quay, Bridgwater, added: “The Sedgemoor Apple magazine is a breath of fresh air that we as small business owners welcome with open arms. It is lovely to read all about the achievements of people and businesses across Bridgwater – so lovely to hear positive news within each issue.
“There are so many positive things happening in and around Bridgwater that we did not know about until the launch of the Sedgemoor Apple.”