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Ashcombe Road repairs

by mikebell on 15 August, 2019

Councillor Robert Payne reports: “We’ve secured some repairs to the road surface around the junction of Milton Road and Ashcombe Road. Patching will take place sometime after mid-September. This means there will be some overnight road closures for five nights from 8pm to 6am. “We’ll update when we know more.”

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Space Chase in local libraries

by mikebell on 15 August, 2019

Space Chase has blasted off at libraries across North Somerset! For children aged 4-11, the aim is to read six books during the summer – with stickers to collect each time you bring books back, and a medal and a certificate for everyone who completes the challenge! And it’s completely free to take part! It […]

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Council wins taxi licence appeal

by mikebell on 15 August, 2019

A former taxi driver who allegedly behaved in an inappropriate way has failed to regain his licence at a crown court hearing. Erkan Kutuk of Saxby Close, Worle appeared at Bristol Crown Court on Friday (9 August) in a bid to have his taxi licence reinstated. But the appeal was dismissed and Mr Kutuk was […]

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Owners ordered to restore derelict building

by mikebell on 15 August, 2019

The owners of a derelict building in Weston-super-Mare’s conservation area have been ordered to restore it by North Somerset Council. The former Lynton House Hotel in Madeira Road has been empty for several years and has fallen into a state of disrepair. Nearby residents have complained of anti-social behaviour at the property, including trespassers starting […]

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A drop-in session for residents and businesses to have their say on proposed improvement works to Station Road, Walliscote Road, Alexandra Parade and Regent Street in Weston-super-Mare town centre will take place on Monday. Council officers and local ward councillors will be on hand to discuss proposed plans and answer questions at the event, which […]

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Have your say: town centre changes

by mikebell on 2 August, 2019

Have your say about proposed works to improve traffic flow, public transport access and local amenity around the Alexandra Parade and Station Road area of Weston-super-Mare. Councillors, stakeholders and members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting at 2pm on Monday 12th August in the New Council Chamber, Town Hall Weston-super-Mare. This […]

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Get new members through the Active Directory!

by mikebell on 31 July, 2019

Sport and physical activity instructors in North Somerset are being given the opportunity to promote their activities for free. North Somerset Council’s Sports and Active Lifestyles team is producing its seventh edition of its Active Directory, the flagship publication for sport and exercise groups in North Somerset, which will be available online. Entry in the […]

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Improvement projects in North Somerset parks

by mikebell on 31 July, 2019

Improvement works at a number of parks in North Somerset are due to be carried out this summer. Twelve projects, ranging from replacing children’s play equipment to repairing paths, have been identified by North Somerset Council. It follows the award of a £37,118 grant to the council by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local […]

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New contracts have been awarded with two regional companies to manage residual waste, that is material which cannot be recycled or otherwise reused. The contracts will ensure the vast majority of such waste is diverted from landfill and instead used to generate energy, with the potential to power more than 120,000 homes. A third contract […]

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Free books for under fives

by mikebell on 29 July, 2019

Children under five will receive a free book if they join their local library in North Somerset this summer. The offer, which runs until the end of August, will see under-fives receive a free book as a gift from North Somerset Bookstart when they join any North Somerset library. Joining is free and easy – […]

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