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GOOD NEWS on the town centre health centre: whilst nothing has been decided yet, the plans for a £3.2 million health centre for central Weston-super-Mare are moving forward. The NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is progressing site options appraisals and has developed a shortlist of six possible sites for the new centre. Possible options include council-owned […]

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Clevedon Road bridge repair work

by mikebell on 19 September, 2019

Councillor Robert Payne reports: “Network Rail will be working 24/7 from Monday 23 September until Thursday 17 October on the Clevedon Road Railway Bridge. There will be single lane alternating traffic across the bridge, with temporary traffic lights and diversionary routes in place.”

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Weston College visits for councillor

by mikebell on 19 September, 2019

Weston-super-Mare Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell, who is Deputy Leader of North Somerset Council, visited some of the sites run by Weston College this week to learn more about their work in the town. Mike said: “I enjoyed a fascinating visit to the various Weston College sites around town. The continuing success of the College […]

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Smokers in North Somerset are being urged to use the wide range of support available in the area to ‘split up’ with smoking this October when a national stop smoking campaign begins. Stoptober is Public Health England’s national stop smoking campaign which runs every October. It challenges smokers to stop smoking for 28 days as […]

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Council serves Birnbeck Pier repairs notice

by mikebell on 16 September, 2019

Working with Historic England, North Somerset Council has served a repairs notice to the private owner of Birnbeck Pier. The council has exhausted all other options to encourage the owner to improve the condition of the Pier and has now issued the repairs notice to advise the proprietor that repair work must take place. Leader […]

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North Somerset Council has successfully bid to Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone fund to a sum of £1.2m to create a new High Street Heritage programme. High streets across the country have been given a total of £95m to revive historic high streets in 69 towns, with 10 in the South West. Projects […]

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Alexandra Parade changes update

by mikebell on 5 September, 2019

There have been two open consultation meetings so far, organised by Liberal Democrat councillors, dedicated exclusively to the proposed Station Road / Walliscote Place / Alexandra Parade transport changes. The first was an informal panel meeting on 12 August. A substantial number people were in attendance – residents, businesses, town councillors, and other interested parties […]

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Paws in the Park

by mikebell on 5 September, 2019

North Somerset Council and the Dogs Trust will be in Clarence Park on Tuesday 10 September from 10am to 4pm to promote responsible dog ownership. Councillor Mike Bell said: “As a dog owner myself, I know how great life can be with our four-legged friends. However, I also hear regularly from residents who are concerned […]

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Pensions Awareness Day in the Italian Gardens

by mikebell on 4 September, 2019

Do you have questions about your pension savings? The Pension Awareness Day campaign bus is visiting Weston on Saturday 14th September. Their team of advisors will be in the Italian Gardens from 9.30am to 5.30pm to answer questions. Look out for the big blue bus! Find out more here: http://www.pensionawarenessday.com/

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Hundreds set to flock to the Heritage Open Days

by mikebell on 3 September, 2019

Ever wondered what Weston’s first electric lift looks like? Or would you like to discover behind-the-scenes cinematic history of a Grade II listed cinema? As part of the National Heritage Open Days 2019, a host of impressive and mysterious events will be held as historic buildings open their doors for the general public. The free […]

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