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Ever wondered what North Somerset looked like 100 years ago? Or wondered how your town has changed? An exciting digital mapping programme, Know your Place, has been given a boost after being awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. As part of the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone, the cash injection will create an […]

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Help collar irresponsible dog owners

by mikebell on 10 March, 2019

Residents in North Somerset are being encouraged to report irresponsible dog owners as part of a crackdown on dog fouling in the area. North Somerset Council is running a month of action during March with uniformed officers out and about across the district talking to dog walkers and making sure they are complying with the […]

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Dog bins chaos

by mikebell on 2 March, 2019

Councillor Robert Payne writes: “It’s unbelievable that Weston Town Council still can’t sort out the issues surrounding the emptying of it’s dog bins. “It got rid of one useless contractor in December as they kept missing collections. Then a new one has been appointed, which started collections but stopped them in the middle of February, […]

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Whitecross Road – repairs still not finished

by mikebell on 27 February, 2019

Repairs to potholes on Whitecross Road completed in the new year have made a difference, but more needs to be done. Councillor Mike Bell has been urging the council to “finish the job” after highlighting that the section from Ellenborough Crescent to Clevedon Road was still in a poor condition. Mike said: “Some improvements have […]

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Council backs action on climate change

by mikebell on 21 February, 2019

North Somerset Council backed calls for tougher action to tackle climate change this week. A cross-party motion tabled by Lib Dem Councillor Mike Bell was supported unanimously by the council which declared a ‘climate emergency’ and seeks to make North Somerset carbon neutral by 2030 – amongst the toughest targets in the country. Mike said: […]

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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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