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Orchard Street closure on 11th December

by mikebell on 4 December, 2018

Orchard Street in Weston will be closed next Tuesday evening (11 Dec) from 7pm to 11pm, between the junctions with Alexandra Parade and Meadow Street while North Somerset Council repair traffic lights.

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A six-person committee set up to review parking restrictions is comprised entirely of North Somerset councillors from wards where there are no charges for on-street parking. Council leader Nigel Ashton chairs the committee comprised of Conservative councillors Jan Barber, Chris Blades, Peter Crew, David Pasley, and Kate Stowey. Of the six councillors engaged in the […]

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SEN Theatre Survey – Can you help?

by mikebell on 30 November, 2018

Don’t like loud noises or dark rooms, clapping or loudspeaker announcements or just feel uncomfortable walking into new unfamiliar places? Would you like to go out and enjoy theatre as a family without the stress and worry of a meltdown and no-one understanding? Do you know someone with Special Educational Needs who would love to […]

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Finding RNLI lifeboat station a suitable home

by mikebell on 30 November, 2018

For some time there have been rumours and suggestions about the fate of a lifeboat station in Weston. Now a real step has been taken along this long and, at times challenging, road. The lifeboat has been active in Weston since 1882. For most of that time there was a lifeboat station on Birnbeck Island. […]

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Can you help put Weston on the map, literally?

by mikebell on 29 November, 2018

North Somerset residents are needed to help build a fuller picture of local history for a new historical database. Know Your Place is a free online historical map system that allows users to discover and compare periods of history.Working with Historic England, the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone, local community groups, volunteers and libraries, North […]

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Back to business after Icescape fire

by mikebell on 28 November, 2018

Within a day of last week’s fire, which saw the Bare Grills catering unit at Icescape go up in flames, the seafront attraction was back in business and welcoming people through its doors. With the lead-up to Christmas being one of the busiest times of the year for the popular Weston venue, the teams wasted […]

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Christmas lights switch on next week

by mikebell on 23 November, 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. The event takes place on Thursday 29th November from 5.00pm in the Italian Gardens for fun and entertainment, lights switch on with the Mayor of […]

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Missing link in Weston’s cycleway network

by mikebell on 23 November, 2018

Work on one of the key missing links in North Somerset’s cycleway network is due to begin later this month. North Somerset Council has been granted planning permission to construct the £450,000 Uphill Road North cycleway, which will form a key part of the Brean to Bristol route. The shared cycle and pedestrian route will […]

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Gritters at the ready as winter sets in

by mikebell on 22 November, 2018

A new fleet of gritters are heading out on roads across North Somerset as the winter maintenance programme gets underway. Six gritters, which have been named after local places by residents, are on standby round the clock to go out and treat roads to keep the area moving. Weston-scooper-Mare, Burrrrrington, Portispread, Nailski, Sleetholm and Bleadon-cold […]

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After pressure from Lib Dem Councillors, North Somerset Council has confirmed that shoppers will benefit from free car parking at the Sovereign Centre during the run-up to Christmas. Following its purchase of the Sovereign Centre, there was some concern that North Somerset Council would abandon the long-time policy of the centre to offer free parking […]

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