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Stronger support for children with special needs

by mikebell on 11 October, 2018

“I spoke out about special educational needs and disability services in North Somerset at a meeting of the council Children and Young People’s Services Policy Panel today,” reports Councillor Mike Bell. “I’ve been campaigning on this issue for some time. There is some good news that, following a critical OFSTED area review of the council’s […]

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Healthy Weston public information event

by mikebell on 4 October, 2018

Come and hear about how the local NHS are progressing plans to improve health and care services in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area to better meet the changing needs of our communities. Local doctors and health leaders will be talking about the way services, including those at Weston General Hospital, could be delivered in the […]

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Weston’s creative tech and digital co-working hub opened its doors to the public one year ago, and to recognise the milestone, celebrated with Stable members, supporters and local businesses. Kerry O’Neill, Creative Hub Manager from The Stable, said: “This last year has been an epic achievement for everyone involved. We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming […]

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Helping people live safely and independently

by mikebell on 1 October, 2018

Older and more vulnerable residents in North Somerset are set to benefit with the launch of a new handy person service provided by North Somerset Council. The service, which launched at the beginning of October, will carry out repairs, maintenance, improvements, adaptations and other ‘odd jobs’ to help people live safely and independently in their […]

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Weston conservation areas consultations out now

by mikebell on 13 September, 2018

North Somerset Council is currently developing proposals for changes to the Conservation Areas that operate in Weston-super-Mare – and they want to hear what you think. Conservation areas exist to protect the special architectural and historic interest of a place – in other words the features that make it unique and distinctive. You can read more about […]

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Weston will be opening its historical doors this week as Heritage Open Days, England’s largest heritage festival, invites members of the public to explore Weston’s impressive and mysterious buildings. The free event, which will run 6th – 9th September and again 13th – 16th September, will see expert-led tours take place in key heritage spaces […]

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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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