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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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Make mischief this summer!

by mikebell on 11 July, 2018

Children in North Somerset are being encouraged to sign up to read six books this summer as part of “Mischief Makers”, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. “Mischief Makers” launches in libraries across North Somerset this Saturday (14 July) and runs until Saturday 8 September. The Summer Reading Challenge, organised nationally by The Reading Agency, asks […]

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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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Further investment of around £1million in Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana could go ahead if a bid for Government funding by North Somerset Council is successful. The council has bid for a £1.1million share from the Government’s £40million Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), with hopes of making further upgrades to the building. The council hopes to create an indoor […]

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Carers Week and the home library service

by mikebell on 11 June, 2018

Libraries in North Somerset are supporting Carers Week (11-17 June), an annual awareness campaign to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. North Somerset Council provides a home library service for people who cannot get to a library themselves. Most people join the service because of their own health […]

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North Somerset Council is being urged to urgently evaluate options for a park and ride scheme for Weston-super-Mare following another bumper Bank Holiday weekend of visitors – and traffic queues. North Somerset Councillor Mike Bell (Liberal Democrat, Weston-super-Mare Central Ward) says that the traffic jams over the Bank Holiday weekend showed “yet again that a fresh approach […]

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Weston on the map for arts and culture

by mikebell on 16 May, 2018

Since Banksy brought Dismaland to the Tropicana in 2015, Weston-super-Mare has continued to develop its role as a significant coastal arts and culture destination. This has become a key element of North Somerset Council’s regeneration and growth plans for the town. As a result, the town is now being supported by Arts Council England as […]

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Students from the University of the West of England (UWE) are working with the Weston-super-Mare Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) to develop a design guide for changes to streets and shop frontages in Weston. The four students, who are studying Architecture and Planning BA (hons), have been asked to develop a draft design guide for the […]

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Campaigning Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell has urged North Somerset Council to do more to listen to local people, make it easier for residents to have a say on decisions and open-up decision making. Speaking at a North Somerset Council meeting this week, Mike challenged the Conservative Council Leader to make council debates and decisions […]

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