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Lib Dem Christmas Draw

by mikebell on 18 October, 2018

The Lib Dem Draw is a great way to donate to the Liberal Democrat cause, and you could win one of our tremendous prizes to boot. Tickets cost just £1.00 each. Your ticket purchase will support Weston-super-Mare Central Ward Lib Dems in their campaigning with Councillor Mike Bell and Councillor Robert Payne and preparations for the 2019 local elections. […]

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New chief executive for North Somerset Council

by mikebell on 16 October, 2018

North Somerset Council has announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Jo Walker, 50, will join the council in the new year. Joanna Walker, 50, is currently Strategic Director of Finance and Support Services at Gloucestershire County Council, where she has worked for 30 years. Her previous experience also includes director of highways, transport and […]

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Primary care services at the Locality Health Centre GP practice in Weston-super-Mare will be delivered by local GPs from next month, NHS commissioners have confirmed. The agreement secures the future of GP services at the Centre after the current provider’s contract expires on 31 October. The new provider, Pier Health, will begin on 1 November […]

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Weston super Glow

by mikebell on 13 October, 2018

Weston-super-Mare’s first ever beach night glow is set to go ahead next month after North Somerset Council teamed up with world-renowned Exclusive Ballooning. On Saturday 17 November up to 30 balloons will line-up on the beach to illuminate the night skies with their show choreographed to music. As well as the night glow, Exclusive Ballooning, […]

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Motorists now have access to ‘cheaper’ parking after the car park at Weston’s former police station and magistrates court was opened to the public. The Station Road site, which is now known as Walliscote Place, has been temporarily been made available to motorists by North Somerset Council until the police station is harvested for housing. […]

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Stronger support for children with special needs

by mikebell on 11 October, 2018

“I spoke out about special educational needs and disability services in North Somerset at a meeting of the council Children and Young People’s Services Policy Panel today,” reports Councillor Mike Bell. “I’ve been campaigning on this issue for some time. There is some good news that, following a critical OFSTED area review of the council’s […]

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Healthy Weston update

by mikebell on 11 October, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I attended an NHS ‘Healthy Weston’ update this week. It’s a project to strengthen Weston Hospital, improve GP and community services and deliver better healthcare for local people. “In the New Year, they will be publishing options for consultation which will include how A&E may be run in the future. This […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

by mikebell on 10 October, 2018

World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2018 This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause […]

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Libraries in North Somerset will be helping residents get the most out of the internet during Get Online Week next week. National Get Online Week 2018, from 15-21 October, asks you to ‘Try 1 Thing’ – to use the internet to do just one thing you would normally do in a shop or bank, in […]

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Sample the delights of local producers

by mikebell on 8 October, 2018

The popular ‘Made in North Somerset’ event returns at a new venue next Sunday (14 October). The seventh ‘Made in North Somerset’ annual market will take place in the beautiful grounds of Court House Farm at the end of Portishead High Street from 10am-4pm. The event acts as a showcase for some of the very […]

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