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Weston homeless centre to become permanent?

by mikebell on 11 March, 2019

The ‘truly incredible’ transformations of some of Weston’s rough sleepers has spurred volunteers to make the town’s first night assessment centre a permanent fixture. The Weston Night Assessment Centre, based at Somewhere To Go in Boulevard, opened on November 12 with 10 beds for the homeless. Five months on, the centre has increased in size […]

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Call for action on housing

by mikebell on 20 February, 2019

Weston-super-Mare Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell called for immediate action by North Somerset Council to deliver more affordable homes for local people at a council meeting this week. Mike said: “North Somerset Council has spent £71 million on commercial investments, including buying into the Sovereign Centre and Sainsbury’s site. They plan at least a further […]

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New law to protect tenants

by mikebell on 12 February, 2019

A new law that will enable tenants to take their landlord to court will come into effect on 20th March. The law basically means that when renting a property, tenants have the right to expect that it is fit for habitation from they date they rent it and right through their tenancy. The courts will […]

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26 households with children in North Somerset will be ‘homeless’ this Christmas, according to figures obtained by Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Bell. While the majority of families sit down in their own homes to enjoy the festive season, 26 families with children will be living in temporary accommodation when they unwrap their gifts on December 25. […]

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Victory for tenants rights!

by mikebell on 4 December, 2018

After pressure from Liberal Democrat Peers and housing organisation, the Government have announced major concessions on the Tenant Fees Bill. The amendments will significantly limit the fees that could be charged to a tenant by their landlord or lettings agent, require a greater amount of transparency when deciding not to refund a holding deposit, and […]

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Demolition of the old police station begins

by mikebell on 3 December, 2018

North Somerset Council is to begin the physical demolition of the former police site on Monday 3 December as part of its plans for Walliscote Place. The demolished station will make way for a contemporary building which will include modern homes in the town centre. The demolition process, which started in November, has already seen […]

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New housing development document published

by mikebell on 11 September, 2018

Potential housing sites put forward by landowners and developers have been listed in a document published by North Somerset Council. However, the inclusion of a site in the document does not mean it is endorsed by North Somerset Council or that it will be developed. The council are required by government to carry out this […]

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Building North Somerset’s future

by mikebell on 5 September, 2018

Residents in North Somerset have an opportunity to help shape the future growth of the area. North Somerset Council is inviting residents to give their views on an ‘Issues and Options’ document it has produced looking at the issues raised by future population and housing growth and the options available to address them. The housing […]

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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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