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2018 has been another remarkably busy year. As your local Councillors, we’ve tried to work hard to fight for the residents of Weston Central Ward, to stand up for Weston and improve North Somerset. Here are just some of the things we have done in 2018: Raised concerns about the number of homes left empty […]

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Where does your recycling end up?

by mikebell on 11 January, 2019

Residents work hard every year sorting their recyclable waste for collection by North Somerset Council. But where does it go? Here, Councillor Mike Bell, shared some interesting informaton about what happens to our local recycling material. Biffa collect just over 100,000 tons of waste per annum. In 2017/2018, 99,745 tonnes of household waste was collected. 57.1% […]

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Tree work at former Quarry

by mikebell on 10 January, 2019

Works to make a quarry safe get under way next week. Wood Lane Quarry in Weston Woods has previously been used for forest school activities with children from nearby schools, but has been closed to the public since 2010, because of health and safety concerns over the rock face and the cost of making the […]

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Potential foster carers in North Somerset are being urged to come forward this New Year and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people in the area. Currently around 230 children in North Somerset are in foster care at any one time. Sometimes, due to a shortage of foster carers in […]

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Walk this way

by mikebell on 9 January, 2019

At this time of year many of us are thinking about improving our lifestyle and health walks in North Somerset provide the ideal opportunity to do just that. More than 6,000 people have enjoyed North Somerset Council’s health walks programme since it was launched over 10 years ago. Health walks happen weekly across North Somerset […]

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26 households with children in North Somerset will be ‘homeless’ this Christmas, according to figures obtained by Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Bell. While the majority of families sit down in their own homes to enjoy the festive season, 26 families with children will be living in temporary accommodation when they unwrap their gifts on December 25. […]

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Below is the latest update on the future of Clarence Park and Graham Road GP Surgeries, following calls from Councillor Mike Bell for a ‘reset’ of merger proposals to ensure patients were given the chance to have a proper voice. Any proposals for the future will also be affected by the new funding secured to […]

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Recycling changes over Christmas

by mikebell on 20 December, 2018

Remember there will be some slight changes to recycling and waste collections over Christmas. Please check your collection day to see when you should put your bins out on the right day. www.n-somerset.gov.uk/calendar Collections will return to normal on 14th January.

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Walliscote Road improvements to begin

by mikebell on 17 December, 2018

A £130,000 scheme to improve Walliscote Road in Weston will start on Monday 7 January. The road will be resurfaced from the junctions with Clevedon Road to Clarence Road South over five days. A full road closure will be in place until the end of the work and traffic will be diverted along Beach Road […]

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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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