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Bin removal from Clarence Park

by mikebell on 12 April, 2017

North Somerset Council has removed some refuse bins from Clarence Park – and we want to know what you think about it. The council officials say that some areas, including Clarence Park, have more bins than is required. When taken together across the town, this is putting strain on the Parks and Streetscene Contract, with […]

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Redesign for Weston town square

by mikebell on 2 December, 2016

A key public space in Weston-super-Mare town centre is to be transformed. North Somerset Council has commissioned an experienced and innovative landscape team to enhance Weston Town Square and the Italian Gardens. Building Design Partnership (BDP), a major international practice of architects and designers, will redesign the prominent but under-used town centre space. Weston Central […]

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Changes to green garden waste service

by mikebell on 11 October, 2016

North Somerset Council’s garden waste service will change from bags to bins on Wednesday 1 March 2017. The existing reusable garden waste bags will no longer be collected when the new service begins. There will be no change to the frequency of collections. You can register online by Sunday 18 December for a reduced fee of […]

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Community litter pick – Ellenborough Park

by mikebell on 8 September, 2016

North Somerset Council, led by Councillor Mike Bell, will be holding a community litter pick on Saturday 1st October from 10.30am-12noon. The litter pick will be held in and around Ellenborough Park and we are asking volunteers to meet at the pedestrian entrance to Ellenborough Park in Ellenborough Crescent, Weston-super-Mare. Litter pickers, gloves, and bags will be provided. Please […]

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Ready to pay to take rubbish to the tip?

by mikebell on 27 July, 2016

Liberal Democrat councillors on North Somerset Council have warned that plans by the Conservative-run authority to reduce opening hours and introduce charges for so-called DIY waste will make life more difficult for local residents and discourage the responsible disposal of rubbish. North Somerset Council has approved plans to consult on options to save up to […]

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Pocket Park wins funding and set to go ahead

by mikebell on 18 February, 2016

A section of Weston-super-Mare will soon be turned into a ‘pocket park’ after being awarded Government funding. The park will be located at The Centre opposite the Town Hall and will see benches, plants and lighting installed. It comes after £15,000 was secured by North Somerset Council and Weston Business Improvement District (BID). Central ward […]

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Pub demolition would be ‘worst of all worlds’

by mikebell on 9 November, 2011

DEMOLISHING a historic Weston pub would represent ‘the worst of all worlds’ it has been claimed. Plans to knock down the empty Ashcombe Public House have been submitted by a Bleadon-based firm, which has remained tight-lipped on future ideas for the site. But both the area’s ward councillor and nearby residents say the demolition could […]

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Could town’s flower displays be turfed over?

by mikebell on 28 July, 2011

WESTON’S award-winning Grove Park could see its flower beds turfed over after the council announced ‘devastating’ cuts. The beautiful park – rated the best in the South West in 2008 – is just one of a number of attractions around Weston which could be floral displays scrapped after North Somerset Council proposed withdrawing cash for […]

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New town centre recycling scheme

by mikebell on 3 June, 2011

As many  Weston-super-Mare town centre properties have no frontage, storage space or suitable presentation points we have not  been able to provide them with recycling and waste collection containers.  They are currently on a “sack only” (no recycling) service.  Over the last few months the waste team has been working with council contractors May Gurney, Town […]

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Have your say on Rotunda restaurant

by mikebell on 31 May, 2011

Plans have been submitted for a new restaurant on the site of the former Tourist Information Centre on Weston sea front. Local councillor Mike Bell comments: “This is an important site and we need to make sure we get the new restaurant development right. I’d urge any businesses or residents with views to put them […]

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