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Celebration event for children’s centres

by mikebell on 10 March, 2019

Children under five, their parents and carers, volunteers and partners of South Group Children’s Centres in Weston-super-Mare are invited to attend their annual celebration event. This is an opportunity to showcase all the positive work and achievements this year at Ashcombe, South Weston and Weston Central children’s centres. The celebration event will take place on […]

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Dog bins chaos

by mikebell on 2 March, 2019

Councillor Robert Payne writes: “It’s unbelievable that Weston Town Council still can’t sort out the issues surrounding the emptying of it’s dog bins. “It got rid of one useless contractor in December as they kept missing collections. Then a new one has been appointed, which started collections but stopped them in the middle of February, […]

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Our High Street and town centre is facing a crisis with empty shops and businesses closing. Meanwhile, Conservative-run North Somerset Council is spending millions on vanity projects. £71 million borrowed and spent buying the Sovereign Centre and Sainsbury’s site in Worle. £4.5 million on road changes in Alexandra Parade and South Parade, and almost £3 […]

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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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