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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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Carers Week and the home library service

by mikebell on 11 June, 2018

Libraries in North Somerset are supporting Carers Week (11-17 June), an annual awareness campaign to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. North Somerset Council provides a home library service for people who cannot get to a library themselves. Most people join the service because of their own health […]

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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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Upgrading the railway around Bristol

by mikebell on 28 March, 2018

Network Rail will be working on the lines around Bristol area to reduce congestion, cut journey times, increase capacity and improve reliability from January 2019. From Friday 30th March through Tuesday 3rd April inclusive, no train services will operate from Weston, Weston Milton or Worle to Bristol or London. A replacement bus service will operate […]

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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 fun at The Campus

by mikebell on 20 March, 2018

There is plenty of fun on offer during the coming Easter holidays at The Campus in Weston, including the Castle Kids Club holiday club! The popular ‘Football Fun Days’ run in partnership with Weston Seagulls in the Community are a great opportunity for you to get a real insight into what it takes to make it as […]

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Easter at St Paul’s Church

by mikebell on 19 March, 2018

There are lots of great events planned at St Paul’s Church this Easter including a Maundy Thursday Meal, Messy Church, Wild Wild Weston Holiday Club and lots more. St Paul’s Church is based in Walliscote Road, Weston near to Clarence Park. You can find out more about their activities here.

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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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Blakehay Theatre open morning

by mikebell on 1 September, 2017

The Blakehay Theatre in Wadham Street is hosting an open morning on Saturday 9th September at the Blakehay Theatre from 10am – 12pm.   The morning is to celebrate the re-launch of the theatre after undergoing refurbishment. The theatre now boasts new first floor studios and Studio Theatre, new theatre bar stage and complete re-branding. […]

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Need help on a Saturday night? See Mavis

by mikebell on 10 June, 2017

People enjoying a night out in Weston-super-Mare now have a safe place to go every Saturday night if they need any sort of help. Mavis (multi-agency vehicle in service) provides a hub for police, ambulance, street wardens, street pastors, licensing and other local agencies, enabling them to offer immediate assistance to ensure people enjoy a […]

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