BRIDGWATER has received more than £22 MILLION to improve the town's attractions and facilities.

The cash, from the government's Town Fund, will see a number of projects move forward - including the tidal barrier to prevent flooding, work to improve Bridgwater Docks, and a production space for Bridgwater carnival clubs.

MP for Bridgwater, Ian Liddell-Grainger, welcomed the news.

“It is great news for everyone and a real tribute to the team that drew up our plan,” he said Ian Liddell-Grainger.

“Sedgemoor District Council did a magnificent job seeking the widest possible public involvement and the most imaginative schemes."

He added: “Congratulations are in order and the people who made this possible should be very proud of themselves, their town and the improvements this money is certain to bring.”