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Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to a consultation on planned developments for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. They are keen to hear the public’s thoughts on the new proposed development, which will offer approximately 400 contemporary homes, including apartments and houses, and will “improve” the […]

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Food festival to return

by robpayne on 9 June, 2018

Eat Weston will be back in September. The popular food festival which takes place twice a year in the Italian Gardens and High Street is due to make a reappearance on 22nd September, and should be bigger than before with over 90 local producers expected, as well as demos and workshops. The organisers are also […]

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Award for Weston Museum

by robpayne on 9 June, 2018

  Weston Museum has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, which is pretty good going in the short time since it re-opened in August last year. The museum which is in Burlington Street in the town centre had a major refurbishment with a lottery grant in excess of £1 million, and is now recognised […]

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Weston Air Festival line-up announced

by mikebell on 1 June, 2018

The full line-up for 2018’s Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Day has been announced. The popular Weston air show will feature stunning displays and will offer entertainment for the whole family in the skies and on the ground. This year’s event will be held on June 23 and 24 and you can read the […]

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National Volunteers’ Week 2018

by mikebell on 1 June, 2018

“1st – 7th June is National Volunteers’ Week 2018 and we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers in our area,” write Councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne. “It’s people like you who make our area such a wonderful place to live and work so we’re really […]

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Weston/Hildesheim Youth Exchange

by mikebell on 30 May, 2018

The Weston-super-mare/Hildesheim youth exchange are now looking for young people that wish to take part in visiting Hildesheim in Germany during October 2018 half term. The young people will be hosted by German families with young people around the same age and with the same interests. Malcolm Nicholson The Town Clerk for Weston Town Council […]

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Local Councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne had a walkabout around Clarence and Ellenborough Parks this week with council officers to look at key issues needing attention. Mike and Robert were keen to highlight the problems of litter, blocked drains and gutters (especially with leaves and litter) and the increase in overnight camping in and […]

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“Pimp my zimmer!”

by mikebell on 24 May, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell visited residents at Abbey Gate Care Home on Beach Road this week to support a campaign for national Dementia Awareness Week. Together with North Somerset Community Partnership NHS Trust and children from Honey Tree Nursery, Abbey Gate had a party to mark dementia awareness week and highlight the needs of people suffering […]

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Beach refresh at Marine Lake

by mikebell on 23 May, 2018

The sand at Marine Lake beach is being refreshed and expanded after complaints about its poor quality from residents. Councillor Mike Bell asked for the beach to be refreshed with sand from elsewhere on the seafront and diggers have been on site this week. Mike said: “It’s great to see this work having an impact. […]

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Weston Trees Group

by mikebell on 7 May, 2018

Weston Civic Society, impressed that in Bristol every tree in a public space or street can be found and identified on an internet based map, has launched a project to ape the scheme in Weston. There is now a Facebook Public Group for anyone interested in the project: https://www.facebook.com/groups/376893056049964/ Weston Trees is a project by […]

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