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Weston Conservation Area consultation event

by mikebell on 18 June, 2018

North Somerset Council is embarking on new public consultation on the future of conservation areas in Weston-super-Mare. The next event is being held on 17th July from 5pm-7pm at Weston Museum. The council would like residents and businesses in Weston to consider attending the event.   Pre Booking is essential and is through the following Eventbrite link: https://weston-conservation-area-consultation.eventbrite.co.uk

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Further investment of around £1million in Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana could go ahead if a bid for Government funding by North Somerset Council is successful. The council has bid for a £1.1million share from the Government’s £40million Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), with hopes of making further upgrades to the building. The council hopes to create an indoor […]

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Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to a consultation on planned developments for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. They are keen to hear the public’s thoughts on the new proposed development, which will offer approximately 400 contemporary homes, including apartments and houses, and will “improve” the […]

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On Saturday 16 June from 10am to 5.30pm the Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare will once again host the National Refuse Championships (NRC), an annual competition for the men and women who collect our waste and recycling, to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Drivers and loaders from all across the UK will race against the clock, […]

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The World War 1 memorial in Grove Park, dedicated to the men of the Borough of Weston-super-Mare, has been restored by Weston-super-Mare Town Council. The war memorial, designed by Alfred Drury RA and erected in 1922, is listed by Historic England for its special, architectural and historic interest. It features a winged victory on top […]

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Carers Week and the home library service

by mikebell on 11 June, 2018

Libraries in North Somerset are supporting Carers Week (11-17 June), an annual awareness campaign to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. North Somerset Council provides a home library service for people who cannot get to a library themselves. Most people join the service because of their own health […]

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Food festival to return

by robpayne on 9 June, 2018

Eat Weston will be back in September. The popular food festival which takes place twice a year in the Italian Gardens and High Street is due to make a reappearance on 22nd September, and should be bigger than before with over 90 local producers expected, as well as demos and workshops. The organisers are also […]

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Award for Weston Museum

by robpayne on 9 June, 2018

  Weston Museum has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, which is pretty good going in the short time since it re-opened in August last year. The museum which is in Burlington Street in the town centre had a major refurbishment with a lottery grant in excess of £1 million, and is now recognised […]

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Weston Air Festival line-up announced

by mikebell on 1 June, 2018

The full line-up for 2018’s Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Day has been announced. The popular Weston air show will feature stunning displays and will offer entertainment for the whole family in the skies and on the ground. This year’s event will be held on June 23 and 24 and you can read the […]

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National Volunteers’ Week 2018

by mikebell on 1 June, 2018

“1st – 7th June is National Volunteers’ Week 2018 and we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers in our area,” write Councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne. “It’s people like you who make our area such a wonderful place to live and work so we’re really […]

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