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Lib Dem Christmas Draw

by mikebell on 18 October, 2018

The Lib Dem Draw is a great way to donate to the Liberal Democrat cause, and you could win one of our tremendous prizes to boot. Tickets cost just £1.00 each. Your ticket purchase will support Weston-super-Mare Central Ward Lib Dems in their campaigning with Councillor Mike Bell and Councillor Robert Payne and preparations for the 2019 local elections. […]

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New chief executive for North Somerset Council

by mikebell on 16 October, 2018

North Somerset Council has announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Jo Walker, 50, will join the council in the new year. Joanna Walker, 50, is currently Strategic Director of Finance and Support Services at Gloucestershire County Council, where she has worked for 30 years. Her previous experience also includes director of highways, transport and […]

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Primary care services at the Locality Health Centre GP practice in Weston-super-Mare will be delivered by local GPs from next month, NHS commissioners have confirmed. The agreement secures the future of GP services at the Centre after the current provider’s contract expires on 31 October. The new provider, Pier Health, will begin on 1 November […]

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Parking action

by mikebell on 26 September, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “challenged North Somerset Council’s Conservative leader again at a council meeting last night on parking. He promised me a ‘review’ in January, repeated this in April and still hasn’t delivered. “Residents in the pay and display zone cannot park near their homes, parking charges are too high, enforcement is not always […]

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Improved recycling and waste collections on the way

by mikebell on 26 September, 2018

Improvements will be made to North Somerset recycling and waste collection services over the coming weeks as contractors Biffa put in place measures to improve reliability. In June, after months of planning, around 80 per cent of households saw a change to their collection arrangements, which has worked well for the majority of residents, but […]

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Seawall brought back to its former glory

by mikebell on 24 September, 2018

Weston-super-Mare’s seawall around Knightstone Island has been brought back to its former glory following a £320,000 cash injection from the Environment Agency. Part of the wall, underneath Knightstone Island, collapsed last winter due to prolonged exposure to the sea and required large cavities to be filled and a section to be rebuilt. The Victorian seawall […]

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‘The Bundle’ comes to Weston-super-Mare

by mikebell on 12 September, 2018

Journeymen Theatre Company are bringing a production of ‘The Bundle’ to Weston-super-Mare Friends Meeting House, High Street on Sunday 16 September at 2pm. The performance tells the story of a refugee, Adilah, as she flees to the UK and encounters the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’. The play moves from the tradition of the folk story to […]

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Volunteers needed for hillfort project

by mikebell on 10 September, 2018

Local residents are being given the opportunity to get involved in a project to help preserve Worlebury Hillfort in Weston-super-Mare. Volunteer members of the Worlebury Hillfort Group have been working hard over the last two years clearing vegetation from the site, resulting in opening up new areas of the hillfort for visitors to see. These […]

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Icescape returns to Weston’s Tropicana

by mikebell on 23 August, 2018

Icescape in partnership with North Somerset Council are delighted to announce the return of Icescape @ The Tropicana following last year’s phenomenal success. Icescape will open its doors to skaters from Friday 19 October 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019. The iconic Tropicana’s outdoor arena on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare will be transformed once again […]

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The Home Office has today (Wednesday 22 August) announced that more than £1.1 million has been awarded to fund a new specialist project in North Somerset aimed at supporting children and young people at risk of exploitation or abuse. North Somerset Council successfully applied for money from the Government’s Trusted Relationship Fund to run a […]

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