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Local businesses, town councils, residents and developers in North Somerset are being invited to give their views on proposed improvement works to Station Road, Walliscote Road, Alexandra Parade and Regent Street in Weston-super-Mare town centre as part of a consultation process. The project is being funded by a £4.45m grant from the Department for Transport […]

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North Somerset Life magazine to be cut back

by mikebell on 18 July, 2019

A review into North Somerset Life’s future has been carried out by the council since the new administration was elected in May. Councillor Mike Bell, deputy leader of the council, said: “We are reducing the frequency of the North Somerset Life magazine in line with our previous budget saving proposals when in opposition. “At the […]

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Following the delays for some of our residents over the past two weeks, recycling and waste collections are beginning to settle down now. The council contractors, Biffa, have been using extra crews and vehicles each day to catch-up on collections that have been missed. They have also apologised for the inconvenience caused to residents. Councillor […]

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Weston-super-Mare Town Council has backed calls to save Weston General Hospital’s 24/7 accident and emergency department. Liberal Democrat councillors backed the calls at a meeting on Monday and urged North Somerset Council to use their powers to refer the future of the A&E department to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Bristol, […]

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Real ale and cider festival

by mikebell on 16 July, 2019

The very popular Lions Real Ale and Cider Festival is back on the Beach Lawns from Friday 26th July to Sunday 28th July. Read more details here. Cllr Mike Bell said: “I’m really pleased to have sponsored a barrel again at this year’s festival, with my colleague Councillor Robert Payne. “The Lions do such a […]

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Next North Somerset Council meeting

by mikebell on 15 July, 2019

The next full meeting of North Somerset Council is on Tuesday 23rd, next week. You can read the agenda and reports on this link. Amongst other things, we’ll be discussing a climate emergency update, the Yatton Neighbourhood Plan and turning more of North Somerset’s grass verges into wildflower meadows.

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Summer hots up with jam-packed July

by mikebell on 12 July, 2019

Summer is kicking off in Weston-super-Mare with a fantastic line-up of events throughout July. There really is something for everyone, from live DJ sets to food and drink festivals. FreeLove Funtazia – Saturday 13 July, Tropicana Get ready for summertime nostalgia when FreeLove Funtazia returns to Bar Tropicana. Ticket holders will be treated to a […]

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Meadow Street resurfacing completed

by mikebell on 11 July, 2019

The resurfacing work in a particularly poor section of Meadow Street has been completed. Councillor Mike Bell said: “It’s a real improvement and shows what a difference a little investment can make. There are a lot of roads and pavements across Weston that need attention, but it’s always good to make a start!”

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Italian Gardens fountain fixed

by mikebell on 10 July, 2019

Cllr Mike Bell and Cllr Robert Payne write: “We’re pleased to report that the broken pump at the Italian Gardens fountain has been repaired and it is now back on and working again. “The pump broke down last week and needed to be completely replaced. After we raised this with council officers, they’ve now carried […]

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Adults across North Somerset are being urged to be more active after statistics revealed approximately one fifth of adults in the area are not meeting national health guidelines. North Somerset Council’s Sports and Active Lifestyles team have launched a “Your 30 Minutes Your Way” campaign which aims to encourage adults to be more active each […]

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