BRIDGWATER will be lit up every night thanks to a colourful town project.

Bridgwater town bridge will now be lit up on a nightly basis from this evening (October 5) after the final details were sorted.

The bridge will feature 25 plus lighting designs and will change especially for big events such as carnival.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council said: "The lights will now come on automatically at about ten minutes before sunset each night and there are bespoke designs for each season and for special occasions, including carnival, Christmas and New Year.

"The lighting of the town bridge is one project in the Bridgwater Town Centre Support Scheme, which is funded from EDF Energy’s Community Impact Mitigation Fund monies through the bid on behalf of Bridgwater Town Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Bridgwater Town Team.

The lights are owned and will be maintained by Bridgwater Town Council.

There will be a formal 'switching on' ceremony during the Snowflakes Christmas light switch-on event on November 23 and a special design is being prepared for the event.