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Council Tax set to rise by nearly 4%

by mikebell on 15 February, 2019

Conservative-run North Somerset Council will approve the budget and council tax for the new financial year at a meeting next week. Here are some headline: ➡️ A 2.75% Council Tax increase – collecting around an extra £2.75 million in council tax from local payers. When the increase from town and parish councils, fire and police are […]

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Weston Christmas lights switch on – save the date

by mikebell on 22 October, 2018

Marvin Muoneke aka Marvin The Jazzman, semi-finalist from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, will be delighting the audience with his singing skills and great showmanship at Weston-super-Mare’s Christmas Lights switch on. Please join us on 29th November from 5.00pm for fun and entertainment, lights switch on with the Mayor of Weston-super-Mare and Marvin at 6.00 pm, […]

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Weston super Glow

by mikebell on 13 October, 2018

Weston-super-Mare’s first ever beach night glow is set to go ahead next month after North Somerset Council teamed up with world-renowned Exclusive Ballooning. On Saturday 17 November up to 30 balloons will line-up on the beach to illuminate the night skies with their show choreographed to music. As well as the night glow, Exclusive Ballooning, […]

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Motorists now have access to ‘cheaper’ parking after the car park at Weston’s former police station and magistrates court was opened to the public. The Station Road site, which is now known as Walliscote Place, has been temporarily been made available to motorists by North Somerset Council until the police station is harvested for housing. […]

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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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Libraries in North Somerset will be helping residents get the most out of the internet during Get Online Week next week. National Get Online Week 2018, from 15-21 October, asks you to ‘Try 1 Thing’ – to use the internet to do just one thing you would normally do in a shop or bank, in […]

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Sample the delights of local producers

by mikebell on 8 October, 2018

The popular ‘Made in North Somerset’ event returns at a new venue next Sunday (14 October). The seventh ‘Made in North Somerset’ annual market will take place in the beautiful grounds of Court House Farm at the end of Portishead High Street from 10am-4pm. The event acts as a showcase for some of the very […]

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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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Council seeks opinion on new Conservation area

by mikebell on 25 September, 2018

Residents and businesses in Weston-super-Mare have been invited to give their views on a consultation aiming to extend the current conservation area within the town centre. Working with consultants, Allies and Morrison, the proposals will look to merge the current conservation areas in Weston into one that is subdivided into four separate character areas. This includes increasing […]

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