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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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Make mischief this summer!

by mikebell on 11 July, 2018

Children in North Somerset are being encouraged to sign up to read six books this summer as part of “Mischief Makers”, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. “Mischief Makers” launches in libraries across North Somerset this Saturday (14 July) and runs until Saturday 8 September. The Summer Reading Challenge, organised nationally by The Reading Agency, asks […]

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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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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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