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A shocking story by the Guardian, looking at some of the private renters in Weston who are stuck in poor quality homes, squeezed between disinterested landlords and a slow to act council. I’ve been pleased to work with local housing campaign group Acorn to try to tackle some of the worst examples of poor housing […]

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Received your postal vote?

by mikebell on 24 April, 2019

Postal votes, for those that have them, are arriving at homes at the moment. Please use your local postal votes to support your hardworking Lib Dem team. 🗳️ 🗳️ If you haven’t received your postal vote (and you’re expecting one), have lost your ballot paper or spoilt your ballot paper by accident, then call the council for […]

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Lib Dem priorities on transport

by mikebell on 23 April, 2019

The Weston Mercury has asked the different parties to offer 150 words on key policies. Here is what the Lib Dems had to say on transport. 🚌 🚂 Liberal Democrats believe that local public transport isn’t fit for the people who live here. We want a better mix of buses and rail services, investment in cycling and […]

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Lib Dem health priorities

by mikebell on 22 April, 2019

The Weston Mercury has asked the different parties to offer 150 words on key policies. Here is what the Lib Dems had to say on health 🏊‍♀️ 🏥 Liberal Democrat priorities include fighting to protect our 24/7 accident and emergency care at Weston Hospital and putting a stop to downgrades of our local health services. We want […]

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Gadget Club goes weekly

by mikebell on 22 April, 2019

Weekly Gadget Club sessions will be held at Weston Library from Friday 3 May. The free drop-in sessions are for anyone needing help using their tablet, smartphone or laptop. From 3 May they will take place every Friday from 10am-11am at the library in the Town Hall in Walliscote Grove Road. Staff and volunteers will […]

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Find out about fostering

by mikebell on 22 April, 2019

Potential foster carers in North Somerset will have the chance to learn more about taking the first step to becoming a foster carer when North Somerset Council’s fostering team hold an information evening later this month. The free event will be on Monday 29 April from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Costa Coffee, Oxford Street in […]

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Lib Dem priorities on council spending

by mikebell on 21 April, 2019

The Weston Mercury has asked the different parties to offer 150 words on key policies. Here is what the Lib Dems had to say on council spending 💰 💴 Despite government cuts, North Somerset still spends hundreds of millions of pounds every year. Council tax has gone up by around £400 per year for the average household […]

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New health walks programme now available

by mikebell on 21 April, 2019

Residents in North Somerset are being encouraged to walk a little more by going along to one of the many health walks that take place in the area. Health walks happen weekly across North Somerset helping you to get out in the fresh air and get your body moving, to get to know the area […]

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Volunteers needed for Summer Reading Challenge

by mikebell on 20 April, 2019

If you have a few hours to spare this summer, why not volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library? The Summer Reading Challenge takes place in libraries every year. It aims to give children aged four to 11 an enjoyable activity to complete during their summer holiday. It encourages children […]

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School funding crisis

by mikebell on 11 April, 2019

Education leaders are warning of the huge crisis facing schools in North Somerset due funding cuts. Between 2015 and 2019, schools in the area have lost out on a total of £17.3million in funding – which equates to £256 per pupil. Leaders of multi-academy trusts (MAT) have said the situation is ‘critical’ with schools facing […]

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