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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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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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The World War 1 memorial in Grove Park, dedicated to the men of the Borough of Weston-super-Mare, has been restored by Weston-super-Mare Town Council. The war memorial, designed by Alfred Drury RA and erected in 1922, is listed by Historic England for its special, architectural and historic interest. It features a winged victory on top […]

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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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Bank Holiday rubbish

by mikebell on 9 May, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “Lots of residents have contacted me about rubbish in the seafront and parks over the Bank Holiday weekend. There were some issues with bins not being emptied frequently enough and with visitors leaving rubbish behind them. “I’ve raised this with council officers to ask them to look again at what can […]

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Campaigning local Liberal Democrat Councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne are continuing to challenge North Somerset Council’s parking policies to try and get a fairer deal for local residents. Their latest research has revealed that: – total income from car parking is around £2.4 million per year, an increase of 36% over five years; – […]

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More potholes reported

by mikebell on 2 May, 2018

Following on from previous reports, Councillor Mike Bell has continued his campaign to get our local roads and pavements repaired. In the last couple of weeks, Mike has walked around his Weston-super-Mare Central Ward looking for examples of poor roads and pavements – unfortunately there are a lot of them! Mike said: “In just a […]

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Opening hours at the Town Hall and library in Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare are changing from Tuesday 8 May. A review of visitor numbers has shown that, on average, only one or two enquiries are made at the Town Hall reception between 5pm and 8pm Monday to Friday and between 2.30pm and 7pm on Saturdays. […]

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