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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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Thanks for your support

by mikebell on 10 June, 2017

Councillor Mike Bell writes: “I want to say a big thank you to the more than 5,000 people who backed me in Weston, Worle and the villages to be our MP in the General Election. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be this time. However the support and friendship people gave me, whether through their ballots or […]

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All set for take off

by mikebell on 8 June, 2017

The Weston Air Festival – one of the highlights of Weston-super-Mare’s summer calendar – takes place over the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June. The free event, which includes spectacular aerobatic displays and Armed Forces Day celebrations, will run from 10am to 6pm each day on the seafront. Aerial displays are due to […]

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The Government has confirmed that it intends to call a General Election for Thursday 8th June 2017. Commenting on the announcement, Councillor Mike Bell, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on North Somerset Council said: “Liberal Democrats in Weston-super-Mare welcome a General Election and an opportunity to take our message to local people. This area […]

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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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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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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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North Somerset Council is pressing ahead with plans for the next phase of the Dolphin Square redevelopment by looking for World-class architects to design a new residential and mixed-use development. The council is working with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the Government’s housing investment body, to bring forward the development of the site which […]

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