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Council Tax set to rise by nearly 4%

by mikebell on 15 February, 2019

Conservative-run North Somerset Council will approve the budget and council tax for the new financial year at a meeting next week. Here are some headline: ➡️ A 2.75% Council Tax increase – collecting around an extra £2.75 million in council tax from local payers. When the increase from town and parish councils, fire and police are […]

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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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Recycling changes over Christmas

by mikebell on 20 December, 2018

Remember there will be some slight changes to recycling and waste collections over Christmas. Please check your collection day to see when you should put your bins out on the right day. www.n-somerset.gov.uk/calendar Collections will return to normal on 14th January.

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Weston-super-Mare will be part of Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. On 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on beaches across the UK for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during […]

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Motorists now have access to ‘cheaper’ parking after the car park at Weston’s former police station and magistrates court was opened to the public. The Station Road site, which is now known as Walliscote Place, has been temporarily been made available to motorists by North Somerset Council until the police station is harvested for housing. […]

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Libraries in North Somerset will be helping residents get the most out of the internet during Get Online Week next week. National Get Online Week 2018, from 15-21 October, asks you to ‘Try 1 Thing’ – to use the internet to do just one thing you would normally do in a shop or bank, in […]

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Weston conservation areas consultations out now

by mikebell on 13 September, 2018

North Somerset Council is currently developing proposals for changes to the Conservation Areas that operate in Weston-super-Mare – and they want to hear what you think. Conservation areas exist to protect the special architectural and historic interest of a place – in other words the features that make it unique and distinctive. You can read more about […]

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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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New food innovation centre moves closer

by mikebell on 11 August, 2018

Plans to build a regional food and drink innovation centre in Weston-super-Mare have moved a step closer. The full £11.8m funding agreement for The Food WorksSW, recently agreed by the West of England Joint Committee, comes from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) through the Local Growth Fund. North Somerset Council is now […]

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Council buys Sovereign Centre

by mikebell on 6 August, 2018

North Somerset Council has announced that it has bought the Sovereign Centre in Weston today in a private equity deal worth £21 million. Councillor Mike Bell writes: “The idea is that they will invest in the centre, attract new retailers and generate a profit above the costs. We shall see. I am in favour of […]

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