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Town centre health update

by mikebell on 22 March, 2019

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I had a meeting with John Penrose MP, Healthwatch North Somerset, the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Graham Road/Clarence Park GP surgery patients last week to discuss health priorities in the town centre. “Our campaigning with residents over several years has helped to secure a £3million investment in town centre primary […]

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Council takes no action on fly tipping

by mikebell on 22 March, 2019

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I don’t think anybody would be surprised to learn that fly tipping and rubbish is a problem in Weston and North Somerset. However, you might be surprised to learn that it appears that the council does very little about it. These figures show that last year the council investigated no incidents […]

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More road and pavement repairs

by mikebell on 22 March, 2019

The Department for Transport has awarded some additional funding to North Somerset for road and pavement repairs and we’re pleased that several areas in Weston Central Ward will benefit from some of this investment. Some time in the next 12 months: ✅ the section of Walliscote Road from Neva Road to Regent Street will be […]

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Road closures this weekend

by mikebell on 22 March, 2019

Don’t forget it’s the Weston Super Half marathon this Sunday 24th March. Some seafront road closures will be in place from 7am with phased reopening. Check here for full details or see map below: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/760f84_d85868fcd6cb425c83511d64d2419039.pdf

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Parking ‘review’ latest

by mikebell on 19 March, 2019

North Somerset Council’s “parking review” is continuing – but still excluding most councillors, including those representing Weston town centre areas. The council is set to agree a ‘framework’ for the review, which is basically just a long list of the issues that need to be addressed rather than any suggestions on the solutions needed. This […]

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Oscars anyone?

by mikebell on 19 March, 2019

🎬 Oscars anyone? Two movie companies will be in Weston next week to shoot scenes for upcoming productions – “Jane Austen” and “The Trial of Christine Keeler”. Jane Austen is using several locations in North Somerset, including Uphill Church next week. Christine Keeler is using the Regent Restaurant in Regent Street again, as they did […]

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Weston after dark – have your say

by mikebell on 18 March, 2019

What do you think of #Weston after dark? Have your say in this Weston-super-Mare Evening and Night Time Economy survey and you could win two Cineworld Weston-super-Mare tickets! 👉👉👉www.saferstrongerns.co.uk/westonafterdark

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Weston homeless centre to become permanent?

by mikebell on 11 March, 2019

The ‘truly incredible’ transformations of some of Weston’s rough sleepers has spurred volunteers to make the town’s first night assessment centre a permanent fixture. The Weston Night Assessment Centre, based at Somewhere To Go in Boulevard, opened on November 12 with 10 beds for the homeless. Five months on, the centre has increased in size […]

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Ever wondered what North Somerset looked like 100 years ago? Or wondered how your town has changed? An exciting digital mapping programme, Know your Place, has been given a boost after being awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. As part of the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone, the cash injection will create an […]

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Help collar irresponsible dog owners

by mikebell on 10 March, 2019

Residents in North Somerset are being encouraged to report irresponsible dog owners as part of a crackdown on dog fouling in the area. North Somerset Council is running a month of action during March with uniformed officers out and about across the district talking to dog walkers and making sure they are complying with the […]

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