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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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Weston’s GP services have been plunged into a ‘crisis’, with many patients unable to see the same doctor twice and surgeries pushed to the brink financially – while the organisation which could fix the problem stands accused of ignoring the town. Campaigners say there are not enough GPs in the town centre to meet ever-increasing […]

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Foodbanks across the West of England have teamed up with their local councils to offer anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust’s Eat Well, Spend Less cookery and budgeting courses to local people. This is part of a campaign to promote the national Love Food Hate Waste message across the area to tackle the amount of food […]

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Funding success for new town centre creative hub

by mikebell on 7 November, 2016

A project to develop a new creative hub in central Weston-super-Mare has been successful in a bid for funding. The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, has awarded a £460,000 grant to North Somerset Council to support the purchase and development of the new creative hub. The hub, which will be housed in the Badger […]

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New town centre vision document – have your say

by mikebell on 1 November, 2016

In March 2015 North Somerset Council published the Prospectus for Change. This document set out ambitious plans for the town centre to create a lively university town where people want to live, learn and spend their leisure time. The vision aims to deliver a stronger, vibrant and prosperous town centre better equipped to deal with current and future […]

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We need a community hub for central Weston

by mikebell on 18 October, 2016

Local councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne are campaigning to get a community hub built for the centre of Weston. The community hub, that could bring together health services, the Children’s Centre and other community uses with space for local groups and organisations is urgently needed according to the two men. Cllr Robert Payne said: “Weston […]

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Car parking changes facing delay?

by mikebell on 16 October, 2016

North Somerset Council’s plan to put traffic wardens back on our streets and take over parking enforcement this month has been delayed. The council needs Government approval to proceed with the scheme and this has not yet been confirmed, which means the plan is delayed for now. Local councillor Mike Bell said: “This delay is really disappointing. […]

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