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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

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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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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