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From Monday 4 June 2018 the council is making changes to your recycling and waste collections to make them more efficient and reliable. This will mean your collection day may change from 4 June onwards. The council will be writing to every household in North Somerset in the next few days to let you know […]

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Local Councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne had a walkabout around Clarence and Ellenborough Parks this week with council officers to look at key issues needing attention. Mike and Robert were keen to highlight the problems of litter, blocked drains and gutters (especially with leaves and litter) and the increase in overnight camping in and […]

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“Pimp my zimmer!”

by mikebell on 24 May, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell visited residents at Abbey Gate Care Home on Beach Road this week to support a campaign for national Dementia Awareness Week. Together with North Somerset Community Partnership NHS Trust and children from Honey Tree Nursery, Abbey Gate had a party to mark dementia awareness week and highlight the needs of people suffering […]

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Beach refresh at Marine Lake

by mikebell on 23 May, 2018

The sand at Marine Lake beach is being refreshed and expanded after complaints about its poor quality from residents. Councillor Mike Bell asked for the beach to be refreshed with sand from elsewhere on the seafront and diggers have been on site this week. Mike said: “It’s great to see this work having an impact. […]

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North Somerset Council is being urged to urgently evaluate options for a park and ride scheme for Weston-super-Mare following another bumper Bank Holiday weekend of visitors – and traffic queues. North Somerset Councillor Mike Bell (Liberal Democrat, Weston-super-Mare Central Ward) says that the traffic jams over the Bank Holiday weekend showed “yet again that a fresh approach […]

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Weston on the map for arts and culture

by mikebell on 16 May, 2018

Since Banksy brought Dismaland to the Tropicana in 2015, Weston-super-Mare has continued to develop its role as a significant coastal arts and culture destination. This has become a key element of North Somerset Council’s regeneration and growth plans for the town. As a result, the town is now being supported by Arts Council England as […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

by mikebell on 14 May, 2018

  Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018, looks at stress and how to cope with it. For many people the stresses of life can become difficult to deal with so this Mental Health Awareness Week is all about tackling and coping with stress so that it […]

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Students from the University of the West of England (UWE) are working with the Weston-super-Mare Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) to develop a design guide for changes to streets and shop frontages in Weston. The four students, who are studying Architecture and Planning BA (hons), have been asked to develop a draft design guide for the […]

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Campaigning Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell has urged North Somerset Council to do more to listen to local people, make it easier for residents to have a say on decisions and open-up decision making. Speaking at a North Somerset Council meeting this week, Mike challenged the Conservative Council Leader to make council debates and decisions […]

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Bank Holiday rubbish

by mikebell on 9 May, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “Lots of residents have contacted me about rubbish in the seafront and parks over the Bank Holiday weekend. There were some issues with bins not being emptied frequently enough and with visitors leaving rubbish behind them. “I’ve raised this with council officers to ask them to look again at what can […]

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