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Children’s centres summer activities

by mikebell on 18 July, 2018

There are lots of activities for families with children under 5 at some of our local children’s centres, including in Weston Central.

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Dozens of residents have contacted local Councillor Mike Bell about missed or late waste and recycling collections in recent weeks. In response, Councillor Bell has arranged for many missed collections to be completed, but is also raising serious concerns about the way the contract with Biffa has been managed over the last year. In a […]

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Significant concerns about special educational needs and disability provision in North Somerset have been raised following an inspection of local services by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission. Commenting on the new report, local Councillor Mike Bell said: “The Ofsted inspection of North Somerset Council’s special educational needs and disabilities services has been published and […]

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Make mischief this summer!

by mikebell on 11 July, 2018

Children in North Somerset are being encouraged to sign up to read six books this summer as part of “Mischief Makers”, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. “Mischief Makers” launches in libraries across North Somerset this Saturday (14 July) and runs until Saturday 8 September. The Summer Reading Challenge, organised nationally by The Reading Agency, asks […]

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A campaigning local Councillor has called for “forgotten” business areas in the town centre to be given more support by the council. Despite significant investment in the town centre in recent years, some streets have missed out on help and regeneration. One such street is St James Street, which has been hit by the delayed […]

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Blue Plaque for Alfred Leete unveiled

by mikebell on 3 July, 2018

A blue plaque for Alfred Leete, designer of the iconic ‘Your Country needs You’ poster, has been unveiled by Weston-super-Mare Town Council. The blue plaque is located on the front of Addington Court, on Marine Parade, one of a pair of hotels on Weston seafront that his parents ran. Alfred went to Kingsholm School in […]

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Weston-super-Mare Town Council has announced that Weston’s second Literary Festival will take place between Friday 22nd February – Friday 1st March 2019. They hope to build from the successful first year, introducing more authors, workshops and talks! Be sure to check out the Facebook page here This week long festival will feature an exciting line up of authors and […]

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Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to comment on a new housing scheme for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. To read more information on the proposed development, and leave your comments visit http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/lrsrconsultation. The consultation will run from 27 June until the 11 July. Please let […]

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Save our A&E events planned

by mikebell on 27 June, 2018

The campaign to Save Weston’s 24 hour Accident and Emergency unit and protect our local NHS services has a series of events planned to mark one year since A&E closed overnight. Councillor Mike Bell, who is a member of the organising group, said: “Please come along to some or all of these events to show […]

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The Grand Pier has teamed up with the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone initiative to host the ‘Weston Past and Present’ aerial photography exhibition. The exhibition runs from 23rd June until 10th January 2019 in Tiffany’s Restaurant and is open to view every day from 10am-3pm. As part of their work in the Heritage Action […]

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