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Eat Weston this Saturday

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

The Eat Weston Food Festival returns to Weston town centre this Saturday 7th April, from 9am to 5pm. The event will be based on the Italian Gardens in Weston-super-Mare. There will be entertainment throughout the site, including Punch & Judy, a balloon modeller, face painter and some tractors. There are over 75 primary producers – […]

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Weston Purple Flag Day

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

This Saturday (7 April) is “Purple Flag Day” in Weston-super-Mare. The town has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for the third consecutive year in recognition of its safe and diverse evening and night-time economy. It follows a joint submission led by North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Police and the Weston Business Improvement District […]

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Free support to live a healthier life

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare are being encouraged to contact North Somerset Council’s Health Trainer service to receive up to 12 free sessions of healthy lifestyle support. Every year the council’s Health Trainer service successfully supports hundreds of local residents to eat healthier, drink less alcohol, lose weight, exercise more and stop smoking. Appointments for support […]

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Big Bang at the Tropicana!

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

Calling all budding young scientists and engineers! This month sees the Tropicana playing host to the Big Bang @ Weston, bringing science and engineering to life for young people. If bubbling test tubes and Bunsen burners (and a few big bangs along the way!) are your kind of thing then this event is not to be […]

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Council tries to tackle rogue landlords

by mikebell on 27 March, 2018

North Somerset Council is adopting a new approach to proactively tackle poor housing conditions in private rented homes in Weston-super-Mare town centre. The new area-based approach will target the council’s enforcement action at rogue landlords and poor quality privately rented homes in the town centre, including Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The council has conducted […]

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Weston history app doing well

by mikebell on 26 March, 2018

An app, which has been launched to help Weston residents and visitors find historic landmarks in and around the seaside town, has exceeded targets and is the second most downloaded walk – and more popular than the Buckingham Palace trail! The Crumbs City Trail mobile app, which has been launched under the Heritage Action Zone, […]

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Grant funding to repair Weston war memorial

by mikebell on 25 March, 2018

Weston-super-Mare’s war memorial will be restored later this year, after grant funding for the project was confirmed. Weston Town Council decided to repair the memorial, in Grove Park, as it has been missing an olive branch for decades. It has already achieved listed building consent to carry out the work, and the War Memorials Trust […]

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Easter Holidays Pirate Crafts at Weston Museum

by mikebell on 19 March, 2018

Keep your kids busy in the holidays this Easter and join in with some pirate craft and dressing up at Weston Museum! An exciting new exhibition ‘The Art of Self-Expression’ showcases the history of beards and tattoos. In honour of this great display, the Museum team are transforming into pirates (some of the most beardy […]

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Share a story on World Book Day

by mikebell on 26 February, 2018

Families and young readers are being invited to enjoy the pleasures of reading and share a story as libraries in North Somerset gear up to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 1 March. Children from local schools and pre-schools will be welcomed into libraries across North Somerset to enjoy stories in the library. Free Bookstart […]

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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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