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Police in drugs crackdown

by mikebell on 15 November, 2018

The police have made a significant number of arrests across the town centre in recent days to crack down on drug dealing. Raids and arrests have only been possible thanks to information from the public. They are hoping this work will have a significant impact and strain on the drugs market in Weston. If you’ve […]

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Meadow Street overnight closure

by mikebell on 15 November, 2018

Meadow Street will be closed temporarily next Wednesday night (21 Nov) from 7pm to 11pm – so the council can carry out traffic light repairs. Closure will be from the junction with Alma Street to the junction with Orchard Street.

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£1.1m for Tropicana moves a step closer

by mikebell on 15 November, 2018

North Somerset Council’s ambitions for the Tropicana have moved a step closer this week following news that the council’s bid for £1.1m from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund has reached the final shortlist of projects. If successful, the funding will enable the council to establish The Tropicana as a regional year-round arts, creative and entertainment […]

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Weston-super-Glow postponed

by mikebell on 15 November, 2018

Sadly, the first Weston-super-Glow, due to take place this Saturday, has been postponed for another date (TBC). With the low pressure out to the West at the moment, the isobars are squeezed this weekend which is going to bring windy weather throughout for the South West. The maximum winds are 10mph for a safe glow […]

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Weston Carnival information

by mikebell on 8 November, 2018

The Weston-super-Mare Carnival will take place on Friday 9 November 2018. The procession starts at 7.15pm and gives an evening of family entertainment and raises money for local charitable causes. There will be around 120 entries (including illuminated floats, marching bands, fancy dress walkers and entertainers) parading through the town. If attending please give generously […]

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Report rogue landlords online

by mikebell on 8 November, 2018

You can now report rogue landlords online as part of a new service available on the council’s website at http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roguelandlord which anyone can use to report concerns about the behaviour of a landlord or letting agent, or about a rented property. Other concerns that can be reported online include: – Overcrowding, anti-social behaviour or illegal activities at […]

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SEND plans approved

by mikebell on 8 November, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell said: “It’s really positive news that a government watchdog has approved plans made by North Somerset Council and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) to improve services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in North Somerset. “Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried […]

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North Somerset remembers

by mikebell on 8 November, 2018

Remembrance Sunday takes on a special significance this year, marking the centenary of the end of hostilities in the First World War. Events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war are taking place throughout North Somerset, culminating in remembrance services across the district on Sunday 11 November. Parades, concerts, exhibitions, memorial walks […]

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Weston-super-Glow

by mikebell on 6 November, 2018

The countdown is on for North Somerset’s first ever Weston-super-Glow on Saturday 17 November. With over 34,000 people having already shown interest in the event on Facebook, it’s shaping up to be potentially one of the largest events for the area this year. The event, organised by North Somerset Council in partnership with Exclusive Ballooning, […]

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Station improvements

by robpayne on 1 November, 2018

Weston Town Council has applied for a grant from GWR’s Customer and Communities Improvement Fund for some improvements to the public space around Weston’s railway station. If successful there could be around £30,000 available to enhance the front and rear entrances, which would be done in conjunction with the changes already taking place to the […]

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