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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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Weston will be opening its historical doors this week as Heritage Open Days, England’s largest heritage festival, invites members of the public to explore Weston’s impressive and mysterious buildings. The free event, which will run 6th – 9th September and again 13th – 16th September, will see expert-led tours take place in key heritage spaces […]

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Weston-super-Mare town centre is undergoing a period of change and renewal, set in motion by North Somerset Council’s strategy for town centre regeneration. A major programme of improvements is well under way in the town to further develop the town centre as a great place to live, learn and spend leisure time. At least in theory. […]

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Weston to host evening street food event

by mikebell on 16 August, 2018

An evening of street food, music and family entertainment is promised as a new event comes to Weston-super-Mare this summer. Weston Street Food Market will take place at the Italian Gardens in the town centre on Friday 24 August from 4pm-9pm. The event has been arranged by the organisers of the eat:Weston festival in partnership […]

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New food innovation centre moves closer

by mikebell on 11 August, 2018

Plans to build a regional food and drink innovation centre in Weston-super-Mare have moved a step closer. The full £11.8m funding agreement for The Food WorksSW, recently agreed by the West of England Joint Committee, comes from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) through the Local Growth Fund. North Somerset Council is now […]

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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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