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Whitecross Road – repairs still not finished

by mikebell on 27 February, 2019

Repairs to potholes on Whitecross Road completed in the new year have made a difference, but more needs to be done. Councillor Mike Bell has been urging the council to “finish the job” after highlighting that the section from Ellenborough Crescent to Clevedon Road was still in a poor condition. Mike said: “Some improvements have […]

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Parking charges – still no action

by mikebell on 21 February, 2019

The Weston Mercury reports today on the council’s budget and includes the line: “No increase in car parking fees and charges are proposed for 2019/20”. This is repeating something that the Conservative Council Leader said during the council debate earlier in the week. Just for balance, it’s worth remembering: ❌ New parking charges are being introduced […]

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North Somerset councillors have slammed a ‘heavy-handed’ move by its executive to hire two new parking officers who are expected to issue fines totalling £120,000. Central ward councillor Mike Bell accused the council of ‘ignoring’ public concerns over rising fines after a recruitment drive increased the number of parking enforcement officers to 11. Cllr Bell […]

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Calling all commuters

by mikebell on 15 January, 2019

Commuters are being asked for their views on how they travel to work. The Travel to Work Survey is the largest commuting survey in the UK and is open to both businesses and individuals. The survey takes five minutes to complete online and includes questions about modes of travel, the distances of journeys and how […]

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Walliscote Road improvements to begin

by mikebell on 17 December, 2018

A £130,000 scheme to improve Walliscote Road in Weston will start on Monday 7 January. The road will be resurfaced from the junctions with Clevedon Road to Clarence Road South over five days. A full road closure will be in place until the end of the work and traffic will be diverted along Beach Road […]

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Railway station Sunnyside entrance open again

by mikebell on 5 December, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I’m pleased to see that the Sunnyside Road entrance to Weston railway station has reopened fully again at long last. I’ve campaigned to get this reopened since it closed back in 2016 as it does make access to platform 1 easier for those with mobility problems. We still need a lift […]

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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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On Saturday 16 June from 10am to 5.30pm the Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare will once again host the National Refuse Championships (NRC), an annual competition for the men and women who collect our waste and recycling, to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Drivers and loaders from all across the UK will race against the clock, […]

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North Somerset Council is being urged to urgently evaluate options for a park and ride scheme for Weston-super-Mare following another bumper Bank Holiday weekend of visitors – and traffic queues. North Somerset Councillor Mike Bell (Liberal Democrat, Weston-super-Mare Central Ward) says that the traffic jams over the Bank Holiday weekend showed “yet again that a fresh approach […]

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More potholes reported

by mikebell on 2 May, 2018

Following on from previous reports, Councillor Mike Bell has continued his campaign to get our local roads and pavements repaired. In the last couple of weeks, Mike has walked around his Weston-super-Mare Central Ward looking for examples of poor roads and pavements – unfortunately there are a lot of them! Mike said: “In just a […]

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