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Beach clean dates for Weston

by mikebell on 21 March, 2018

There are a number of beach cleans in Weston over the next few weeks, organised by different groups including the Chamber of Commerce,  the Cleaner Coastlines campaign, Surfers Against Sewage, Friends of Grove Park and the BBC. Sunday 25th March – Keep Britain Tidy litter pick in conjunction with the Friends of Grove Park starting at […]

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Tackling dog fouling

by mikebell on 20 March, 2018

Thirty people have been reported so far this year for contravening new orders aimed at making public places in North Somerset more welcoming for residents and visitors. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced across the district by North Somerset Council at the end of October to tackle anti-social behaviour by individuals or groups of […]

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Safeguarding the future of Worlebury Hillfort

by mikebell on 19 January, 2018

Plans to safeguard the future of Worlebury Hillfort are set to move ahead following the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant. North Somerset Council has successfully bid for a grant of £10,000 to kickstart a project to preserve the Iron Age hillfort situated on Worlebury Hill overlooking Weston-super-Mare. The hillfort is designated as […]

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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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