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Council urged to declare “climate emergency”

by mikebell on 8 February, 2019

Councillor Mike Bell report: “I’m delighted to have worked with colleagues across the parties on North Somerset to table a motion for the next council meeting on declaring a #climateemergency Climate change is fact and it’s happening now. We need to take positive action now, to protect the future of our planet and all the creatures that […]

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Dog owner ordered to pay over £4,000

by mikebell on 6 February, 2019

A former Weston-super-Mare resident has been ordered to pay over £4,000 in fines and costs for failing to clear up after his dog. Carl Davies, formerly of Royal Sands but who now lives in London, had pleaded not guilty to three offences of failing to pick up after his dog on 5, 6 and 8 […]

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A giant beach windmill gifted to Weston-super-Mare from global graffiti artist Banksy, following the Dismaland pop-up “bemusement park” in 2015, is to be displayed in the town centre thanks to a cash injection of £50k from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund. The Government’s announcement will allow the council to move the windmill from storage to […]

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Residents across North Somerset recycled more than ever before over the festive period while non-recyclable waste barely increased at all. North Somerset Council has analysed the different types of waste collected between Monday 17 December and Friday 18 January and the results are very encouraging. An extra 894 tonnes of extra recycling were collected compared […]

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Council must “get a grip” on waste service

by mikebell on 13 September, 2018

Waste contractor Biffa has been fined more than 550 times for performance failures in North Somerset. Biffa was unveiled as North Somerset Council’s waste collection provider in April 2017 but the service has been blighted with problems. It has meant complaints about rubbish and recycling collections have doubled. The company introduced new routes in May […]

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Weston-super-Mare town centre is undergoing a period of change and renewal, set in motion by North Somerset Council’s strategy for town centre regeneration. A major programme of improvements is well under way in the town to further develop the town centre as a great place to live, learn and spend leisure time. At least in theory. […]

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Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to comment on a new housing scheme for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. To read more information on the proposed development, and leave your comments visit http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/lrsrconsultation. The consultation will run from 27 June until the 11 July. Please let […]

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Weston Conservation Area consultation event

by mikebell on 18 June, 2018

North Somerset Council is embarking on new public consultation on the future of conservation areas in Weston-super-Mare. The next event is being held on 17th July from 5pm-7pm at Weston Museum. The council would like residents and businesses in Weston to consider attending the event.   Pre Booking is essential and is through the following Eventbrite link: https://weston-conservation-area-consultation.eventbrite.co.uk

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From Monday 4 June 2018 the council is making changes to your recycling and waste collections to make them more efficient and reliable. This will mean your collection day may change from 4 June onwards.   The same crews will work in your area five days a week. This will make it easier for them […]

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Bank Holiday rubbish

by mikebell on 9 May, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “Lots of residents have contacted me about rubbish in the seafront and parks over the Bank Holiday weekend. There were some issues with bins not being emptied frequently enough and with visitors leaving rubbish behind them. “I’ve raised this with council officers to ask them to look again at what can […]

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