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Weston town centre gets £3million for health centre

by mikebell on 13 December, 2018

Fantastic news! It’s been confirmed this week that our local NHS has been awarded £3.2 million towards a new health facility and GP practice in Weston town centre. Councillor Mike Bell said: “I’ve been campaigning for this for several years, with members of the Heart of Weston community, Healthwatch and many others. Town centre health […]

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Citizens Advice Christmas dates

by mikebell on 12 December, 2018

Heath Trainers New Year dates

by mikebell on 11 December, 2018

The local Health Trainers Service will be closing for the Christmas period from December 24th and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January. Here are the New Year dates if, like me, you might need to shed a few pounds in 2019… #HoHoHo

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Big changes are being planned to services provided at Weston General Hospital as part of the NHS ‘Healthy Weston’ programme and a series of roadshows will provide more details on the range of options being looked at for Weston Hospital, GPs and Community Services. Roadshows will be held at the following locations in December: * […]

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A proposed extended conservation area for Weston-super-Mare has been adopted by North Somerset Council. The new Great Weston Conservation area stretches from Birnbeck Pier to Royal Sands and includes the town centre of Weston. Cara MacMahon, Heritage Action Zone Officer, said: “The adoption of Great Weston Conservation Area is a game changer for Weston-super-Mare. By […]

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Railway station Sunnyside entrance open again

by mikebell on 5 December, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I’m pleased to see that the Sunnyside Road entrance to Weston railway station has reopened fully again at long last. I’ve campaigned to get this reopened since it closed back in 2016 as it does make access to platform 1 easier for those with mobility problems. We still need a lift […]

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Thousands of children are missing out on key support for diagnosed special educational needs in England and it is a “national scandal”, according to the chief inspector of England’s schools Her annual report reveals 2,060 children in 2018 with official education, health and care plans (EHCs) setting out their needs still received no support at […]

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Victory for tenants rights!

by mikebell on 4 December, 2018

After pressure from Liberal Democrat Peers and housing organisation, the Government have announced major concessions on the Tenant Fees Bill. The amendments will significantly limit the fees that could be charged to a tenant by their landlord or lettings agent, require a greater amount of transparency when deciding not to refund a holding deposit, and […]

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Orchard Street closure on 11th December

by mikebell on 4 December, 2018

Orchard Street in Weston will be closed next Tuesday evening (11 Dec) from 7pm to 11pm, between the junctions with Alexandra Parade and Meadow Street while North Somerset Council repair traffic lights.

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Demolition of the old police station begins

by mikebell on 3 December, 2018

North Somerset Council is to begin the physical demolition of the former police site on Monday 3 December as part of its plans for Walliscote Place. The demolished station will make way for a contemporary building which will include modern homes in the town centre. The demolition process, which started in November, has already seen […]

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