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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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Call for free use of public toilets in Weston

by robpayne on 30 October, 2016

Town Councillor Robert Payne has called on the Town Council to investigate the possibility of removing the 20p charge for using public toilets, to make them free at the point of use. Ironically, the collection of this charge is now costing more than the income it generates. The town council took over the running of […]

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Local councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne are continuing to press Network Rail and GWR for improvements to Weston railway station. Disabled access at the station is poor and the Sunnyside Road entrance was closed last year despite opposition from local residents and commuters. We met with GWR recently to address these issues and can […]

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New Visitor Information Centre opens

by robpayne on 30 June, 2016

Weston Town Council has now opened its new Visitor Information Centre in the former shop unit at the front of the Tropicana building. Not for the first time, the Town Council has had to step in where North Somerset Council (NSC) has withdrawn from a discretionary service.  For many years, NSC operated a very popular […]

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