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It has been revealed that the Conservative Government’s funding for local roads maintained by North Somerset Council will be cut by £784,000 in the coming financial year. Liberal Democrat councillor Mike Bell is calling for the Conservative Government to reverse its funding cuts to North Somerset’s road maintenance budget and to tackle the difference in […]

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New data released by the End Child Poverty Coalition has revealed that more than 4,500 children in Weston-super-Mare are living in poverty. In some parts of the town, more than one in three children are growing up in a family living beneath the breadline. As price rises risk pushing ever larger numbers of children below […]

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The Weston Mercury reported last week on North Somerset Council’s budget position and the alternative proposals from opposition groups. I just wanted to highlight, in particular, Liberal Democrat proposals on parking charges, which were not covered in your article. Since the introduction of on-street pay and display parking charges in the town centre, the Conservative […]

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A new levy on developments to help fund much-needed infrastructure in North Somerset came into force last week (Thursday 18 January). The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new charge which developers will be required to pay to help fund the cost of infrastructure, such as schools and transport improvements. It is being introduced by […]

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North Somerset Council has been urged to act to help provide more support to people sleeping rough on our streets. Councillor Mike Bell, leader of the Liberal Democrats on North Somerset Council, highlighted the growing number of people sleeping rough in the district at a meeting of the council tonight (9th January 2018). Councillor Bell […]

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Nearly 7,000 working age households in North Somerset who have a low income or no income will soon have to pay more council tax. Low income households will have to pay more council tax after Conservative controlled North Somerset Council voted to increase the minimum payment required under the council tax support scheme from 24.5% […]

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Parking – more work needed to get it right

by mikebell on 13 June, 2017

Local councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne have been inundated with comments about the parking situation. Despite the return of parking wardens, the situation doesn’t seem to have improved for many people – and for some it has got worse. Tell us what you think by completing our our parking survey. Councillor Mike Bell said: […]

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Weston Parking Survey

by mikebell on 12 April, 2017

Parking in Weston is a hot topic at the moment. Local Councillor Mike Bell wants to know what you think. Please help be completing this special survey! Loading…

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Conservative Councillors blocked a proposal from Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell for action to address parking problems faced by people living in the town centre area at a council meeting last night. Following the introduction of a pay and display parking zone in 2012, which significantly curtailed parking for hundreds of town centre residents, the […]

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Redesign for Weston town square

by mikebell on 2 December, 2016

A key public space in Weston-super-Mare town centre is to be transformed. North Somerset Council has commissioned an experienced and innovative landscape team to enhance Weston Town Square and the Italian Gardens. Building Design Partnership (BDP), a major international practice of architects and designers, will redesign the prominent but under-used town centre space. Weston Central […]

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