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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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Upgrading the railway around Bristol

by mikebell on 28 March, 2018

Network Rail will be working on the lines around Bristol area to reduce congestion, cut journey times, increase capacity and improve reliability from January 2019. From Friday 30th March through Tuesday 3rd April inclusive, no train services will operate from Weston, Weston Milton or Worle to Bristol or London. A replacement bus service will operate […]

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Easter railway upgrade

by mikebell on 26 February, 2018

There will be no rail services north of Weston-super-Mare railway station from 30 March (Good Friday) until the early hours of Wednesday 4 April. The station will be open for passengers travelling south towards Taunton and Exeter. Hourly rail replacement bus services will be in operation towards Bristol Temple Meads. More information is available at […]

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Council approves car parking charge increases

by mikebell on 21 February, 2018

North Somerset Council approved new car parking charge increases for Weston at a meeting last night (20th February 2018), despite opposition from Liberal Democrat councillors led by Mike Bell. The council’s budget includes proposals to: increase a range of on-street and off-street car parking charges; change the start time for on-street charges to 8am from […]

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It has been revealed that the Conservative Government’s funding for local roads maintained by North Somerset Council will be cut by £784,000 in the coming financial year. Liberal Democrat councillor Mike Bell is calling for the Conservative Government to reverse its funding cuts to North Somerset’s road maintenance budget and to tackle the difference in […]

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The Weston Mercury reported last week on North Somerset Council’s budget position and the alternative proposals from opposition groups. I just wanted to highlight, in particular, Liberal Democrat proposals on parking charges, which were not covered in your article. Since the introduction of on-street pay and display parking charges in the town centre, the Conservative […]

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