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Potholes everywhere!

by mikebell on 26 April, 2018

We’ve received lots of complaints about potholes in local roads, especially after the poor winter weather. Cllr Mike Bell said: “Just on a short 10 minute walk around the Whitecross and Ellenborough areas, I photographed numerous examples of poor road conditions. I’ve reported them all for action. “The problem is that the council just doesn’t […]

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Collection day changes are coming

by mikebell on 21 April, 2018

Collection days for recycling and waste services are changing across North Somerset so look out for more information coming soon. From Monday 4 June the majority of residents across the area will have different collections days, as routes are changed to improve the reliability and efficiency of the service. Recycling and food waste will still […]

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Helping children to enjoy reading

by mikebell on 20 April, 2018

Libraries in North Somerset are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The annual challenge aims to give children aged four to 11 an enjoyable activity to complete during their summer holiday and help prevent any dip in reading that may occur during the long break from school. The 2018 challenge […]

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Council online services – what do you think?

by mikebell on 18 April, 2018

North Somerset Council would like to encourage more residents to look for information on their website and report any missed waste collections, and order new and replacement bins etc through MyAccount. MyAccount also provides residents with  a wide range of other functionality: managing council tax, applying for benefits and reporting many litter, potholes and other […]

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Update on Weston Hospital

by mikebell on 12 April, 2018

This is a statement issued today about WESTON HOSPITAL from Julia Ross, Chief Executive of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group: No decisions have been made about the future for A&E at Weston General Hospital and any permanent significant changes to services would be subject to full public consultation. The overnight […]

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Eat Weston this Saturday

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

The Eat Weston Food Festival returns to Weston town centre this Saturday 7th April, from 9am to 5pm. The event will be based on the Italian Gardens in Weston-super-Mare. There will be entertainment throughout the site, including Punch & Judy, a balloon modeller, face painter and some tractors. There are over 75 primary producers – […]

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Weston Purple Flag Day

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

This Saturday (7 April) is “Purple Flag Day” in Weston-super-Mare. The town has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for the third consecutive year in recognition of its safe and diverse evening and night-time economy. It follows a joint submission led by North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Police and the Weston Business Improvement District […]

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Free support to live a healthier life

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare are being encouraged to contact North Somerset Council’s Health Trainer service to receive up to 12 free sessions of healthy lifestyle support. Every year the council’s Health Trainer service successfully supports hundreds of local residents to eat healthier, drink less alcohol, lose weight, exercise more and stop smoking. Appointments for support […]

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Big Bang at the Tropicana!

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

Calling all budding young scientists and engineers! This month sees the Tropicana playing host to the Big Bang @ Weston, bringing science and engineering to life for young people. If bubbling test tubes and Bunsen burners (and a few big bangs along the way!) are your kind of thing then this event is not to be […]

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Upgrading the railway around Bristol

by mikebell on 28 March, 2018

Network Rail will be working on the lines around Bristol area to reduce congestion, cut journey times, increase capacity and improve reliability from January 2019. From Friday 30th March through Tuesday 3rd April inclusive, no train services will operate from Weston, Weston Milton or Worle to Bristol or London. A replacement bus service will operate […]

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