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The Government has confirmed that it intends to call a General Election for Thursday 8th June 2017. Commenting on the announcement, Councillor Mike Bell, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on North Somerset Council said: “Liberal Democrats in Weston-super-Mare welcome a General Election and an opportunity to take our message to local people. This area […]

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Widow’s Pension Cuts: Cruel and Unnecessary

by mikebell on 13 April, 2017

The Widow’s Pension is designed to help create security and safety for families when they lose a loved one. But this week it is under attack from a new wave of Government cuts. With less money being paid to widows, widowers and surviving civil partners from April 2017 onward. The changes will only effect those families […]

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Weston Parking Survey

by mikebell on 12 April, 2017

Parking in Weston is a hot topic at the moment. Local Councillor Mike Bell wants to know what you think. Please help be completing this special survey! Loading…

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Bin removal from Clarence Park

by mikebell on 12 April, 2017

North Somerset Council has removed some refuse bins from Clarence Park – and we want to know what you think about it. The council officials say that some areas, including Clarence Park, have more bins than is required. When taken together across the town, this is putting strain on the Parks and Streetscene Contract, with […]

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World Health Day: Depression – Let’s Talk

by mikebell on 7 April, 2017

Friday 7th April is World Health Day and this year it’s focused on mental health. I’m backing the ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ campaign because it’s time we had a proper talk about depression. One in four people in the UK will suffer with poor mental health at some point in their life. In fact the World […]

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Volunteers needed for reading challenge

by mikebell on 7 April, 2017

Are you over the age of 14 and looking for something fun to do this summer? Then why not get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library? Libraries across North Somerset are looking for volunteers to help with the challenge which is run in partnership with The Reading Agency. Aiming to give […]

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Conservative Councillors blocked a proposal from Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell for action to address parking problems faced by people living in the town centre area at a council meeting last night. Following the introduction of a pay and display parking zone in 2012, which significantly curtailed parking for hundreds of town centre residents, the […]

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Live music and theatre at the Tropicana

by mikebell on 30 March, 2017

The Reaper bar at The Tropicana will play host to The Leylines when they visit Weston as part of their spring tour. The gig will be on Saturday 1 April and doors open from 7pm. And on Saturday 15 April AC/DC tribute act Hells Bells will be playing. Doors open at 7pm. For more information […]

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Recycling centre changes

by mikebell on 30 March, 2017

A number of changes are being introduced at North Somerset Council’s three recycling centres in a bid to increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of taxpayers’ money spent on sending waste to landfill. From Monday 3 April charges are being introduced for the disposal of construction and non-household waste at the centres in Backwell, […]

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  Article 50 triggered: Theresa May will choose your future. The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a plan for Britain. They believe you, not just the government should have the final say on our deal with Europe. With article 50 triggered Britain is on a 2 year countdown to Brexit. But with no […]

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