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Weston Town Council could decide to put pressure on the district authority to introduce a residents’ parking scheme. Town councillors will discuss on Monday whether to ask North Somerset Council to introduce a parking system which gives residents the exclusive right to park near their homes. Cllr Robert Payne, who has put forward the motion, […]

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Aspects of town centre redevelopment plans criticised

by mikebell on 17 September, 2017

Plans to redevelop two prominent buildings in Weston-super-Mare town centre have been dented after being criticised by town representatives. Weston Town Council is ‘concerned’ by proposals to revamp The Royal Hotel, in South Parade, and is not sold on Dove Properties’ plans to bring the vacant TJ Hughes building, in High Street, back into use. […]

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Project officer leads Weston Heritage Action Zone

by mikebell on 14 September, 2017

A £600,000 initiative to breathe life back into historic parts of Weston-super-Mare is moving forward with the appointment of project officer Cara MacMahon. Cara will work closely with Historic England and North Somerset Council as part of a £6m Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project looking at bringing historic places back to life across the country. […]

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Tickets to go on sale for Icescape

by mikebell on 7 September, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for sessions at Icescape, the UK’s largest ice rink which will be at the Tropicana this winter. This exciting new festive destination, run by event specialists Icescape, also has Santa’s grotto and an igloo bar, so there is something on offer for all the family. The giant snow slide […]

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Tale of two halves

by mikebell on 5 September, 2017

The UK’s coastal communities are among the country’s worst off for earnings, employment, health and education, a new BBC/Social Market Foundation report has found. Whilst North Somerset only gets a brief, and favourable, mention in the report, a local councillor has warned against complacency. North Somerset Councillor Mike Bell says that North Somerset’s picture is […]

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Fancy joining the Mayor for curry?

by mikebell on 4 September, 2017

The Mayor of Weston-super-Mare Councillor Mrs Jos Holder is holding a charity fund raising meal for her chosen Charites; Hearing Dogs for Deaf people and EnergEyes. The fundraising meal is at 7pm on Thursday 28th September 2017 at the New Viceroy Indian Restaurant, 57 Whitecross Road, Weston-super-Mare. Bookings can be made at the restaurant on […]

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Locking Road resurfacing

by mikebell on 3 September, 2017

Part of a main road through Weston-super-Mare is due to be resurfaced this month. Locking Road in Weston-super-Mare will be closed overnight from 7pm to 6am, starting on Monday (11 September) for two weeks. During the first week crews will carry out repairs to the kerbs, clean the gullies and resurface the pavements, ready for […]

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Blakehay Theatre open morning

by mikebell on 1 September, 2017

The Blakehay Theatre in Wadham Street is hosting an open morning on Saturday 9th September at the Blakehay Theatre from 10am – 12pm.   The morning is to celebrate the re-launch of the theatre after undergoing refurbishment. The theatre now boasts new first floor studios and Studio Theatre, new theatre bar stage and complete re-branding. […]

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New creative co-working hub to open next month

by mikebell on 30 August, 2017

A new creative and digital co-working hub is set to open in September as part of the Weston-super-Mare town centre regeneration programme. North Somerset Council was awarded a £460,000 grant last year from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to support the purchase and development of the creative hub. Since then, the former Badger […]

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Your North Somerset – Sunday 24th September

by mikebell on 30 August, 2017

On the 24th September, VANS will be hosting Your North Somerset at the world famous Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare. This will be a fun day out for all the family as well as a chance to showcase all that is wonderful about our communities in North Somerset. The event takes place from 11am to 5pm on […]

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