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Council must “get a grip” on waste service

by mikebell on 13 September, 2018

Waste contractor Biffa has been fined more than 550 times for performance failures in North Somerset. Biffa was unveiled as North Somerset Council’s waste collection provider in April 2017 but the service has been blighted with problems. It has meant complaints about rubbish and recycling collections have doubled. The company introduced new routes in May […]

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Weston conservation areas consultations out now

by mikebell on 13 September, 2018

North Somerset Council is currently developing proposals for changes to the Conservation Areas that operate in Weston-super-Mare – and they want to hear what you think. Conservation areas exist to protect the special architectural and historic interest of a place – in other words the features that make it unique and distinctive. You can read more about […]

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‘The Bundle’ comes to Weston-super-Mare

by mikebell on 12 September, 2018

Journeymen Theatre Company are bringing a production of ‘The Bundle’ to Weston-super-Mare Friends Meeting House, High Street on Sunday 16 September at 2pm. The performance tells the story of a refugee, Adilah, as she flees to the UK and encounters the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’. The play moves from the tradition of the folk story to […]

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New housing development document published

by mikebell on 11 September, 2018

Potential housing sites put forward by landowners and developers have been listed in a document published by North Somerset Council. However, the inclusion of a site in the document does not mean it is endorsed by North Somerset Council or that it will be developed. The council are required by government to carry out this […]

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Volunteers needed for hillfort project

by mikebell on 10 September, 2018

Local residents are being given the opportunity to get involved in a project to help preserve Worlebury Hillfort in Weston-super-Mare. Volunteer members of the Worlebury Hillfort Group have been working hard over the last two years clearing vegetation from the site, resulting in opening up new areas of the hillfort for visitors to see. These […]

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Weston will be opening its historical doors this week as Heritage Open Days, England’s largest heritage festival, invites members of the public to explore Weston’s impressive and mysterious buildings. The free event, which will run 6th – 9th September and again 13th – 16th September, will see expert-led tours take place in key heritage spaces […]

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Building North Somerset’s future

by mikebell on 5 September, 2018

Residents in North Somerset have an opportunity to help shape the future growth of the area. North Somerset Council is inviting residents to give their views on an ‘Issues and Options’ document it has produced looking at the issues raised by future population and housing growth and the options available to address them. The housing […]

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Getting help to form healthier habits

by mikebell on 4 September, 2018

A course which helps adults in North Somerset become more motivated to change lifestyle habits and overcome obstacles to losing weight is due to start next week.Getting Ready for Change is a free, six-week course delivered by Positive Step. It aims to help people understand why they have found it difficult to lose weight and […]

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Icescape returns to Weston’s Tropicana

by mikebell on 23 August, 2018

Icescape in partnership with North Somerset Council are delighted to announce the return of Icescape @ The Tropicana following last year’s phenomenal success. Icescape will open its doors to skaters from Friday 19 October 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019. The iconic Tropicana’s outdoor arena on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare will be transformed once again […]

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The Home Office has today (Wednesday 22 August) announced that more than £1.1 million has been awarded to fund a new specialist project in North Somerset aimed at supporting children and young people at risk of exploitation or abuse. North Somerset Council successfully applied for money from the Government’s Trusted Relationship Fund to run a […]

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