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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 Not for the first time, the Town Council has had to step in where North Somerset Council (NSC) has withdrawn from a discretionary service.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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A Weston-super-Mare councillor says he is ‘concerned’ about healthcare in the town and has called for services to be ‘urgently strengthened’. It has been widely reported that GP surgeries have been ‘stretched’ in recent years and concerns have been raised, with tens of thousands of people set to move into new homes in the town, […]

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Pocket Park wins funding and set to go ahead

by mikebell on 18 February, 2016

A section of Weston-super-Mare will soon be turned into a ‘pocket park’ after being awarded Government funding. The park will be located at The Centre opposite the Town Hall and will see benches, plants and lighting installed. It comes after £15,000 was secured by North Somerset Council and Weston Business Improvement District (BID). Central ward […]

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People in the West of England are being urged to take the opportunity to shape the area’s housing and transport provision for the next 20 years by participating in a major consultation. The West of England needs to plan for more homes if it is to meet the area’s growing need for housing and continue […]

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Orchard Place to be resurfaced in new year

by mikebell on 30 November, 2015

Works to resurface and replace kerb channels in Orchard Place will take place during the week beginning Monday 4 January. During that time a road closure will be in place from 8am to 5pm so that the work can be carried out safely.

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Building Communities event for Central Ward

by mikebell on 28 October, 2015

An innovative conference is being held in Weston-super-Mare next month to help to develop new community-based approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of people living in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. The Weston-super-Mare Central Building Communities Conference will take place at Victoria Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Weston-super-Mare from 9am to 1pm on Wednesday 25th […]

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