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Council online services – what do you think?

by mikebell on 18 April, 2018

North Somerset Council would like to encourage more residents to look for information on their website and report any missed waste collections, and order new and replacement bins etc through MyAccount. MyAccount also provides residents with  a wide range of other functionality: managing council tax, applying for benefits and reporting many litter, potholes and other […]

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Update on Weston Hospital

by mikebell on 12 April, 2018

This is a statement issued today about WESTON HOSPITAL from Julia Ross, Chief Executive of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group: No decisions have been made about the future for A&E at Weston General Hospital and any permanent significant changes to services would be subject to full public consultation. The overnight […]

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Keep up to date with any winter closures

by mikebell on 28 February, 2018

If you want to know the latest on any school, community facility or other closures due to the bad weather over the next few days, please check the council’s website or the relevant website of the service or provider you are interested in. Regular information will also be available via social media channels and the […]

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Popular voluntary project looking for more leaders

by mikebell on 25 February, 2018

Do you enjoy the outdoors, like working with people and want to be more active in your spare time? If so, a popular scheme which is looking for volunteers could be for you. North Somerset Council’s Health Walks programme has helped more than 6,000 people since it launched over 10 years ago. The scheme relies […]

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Half marathon coming on 18th March

by mikebell on 24 February, 2018

The Weston Super Half Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 18 March. The route starts by the Grand Pier, heads south into Uphill towards Bleadon, then back north along the prom, through the town centre towards Knightstone and finishing on the pier. As a result, rolling road closures around the town centre will be […]

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Council budget seeks new ways of raising income

by mikebell on 20 February, 2018

A new income stream to help fill the gap left by reduced government funding was given the go-ahead by North Somerset Council at its budget-setting meeting tonight (Tuesday 20 February). In setting the 2018/19 budget councillors approved: a 2.99% increase in council tax to help meet the increasing demand and cost of frontline council services […]

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Broken promises’ over a planned £9million leisure pool at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre have been slammed almost three years since the project was first announced. The council first revealed ambitions for the pool – complete with slides, rides and waves – at the centre in March 2015, two months before local elections were due to […]

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Turn your project idea into reality

by mikebell on 14 February, 2018

Do you have an idea for a project that could benefit your local area? North Somerset Council has joined forces with specialist crowdfunding provider Spacehive to bring forward an exciting new funding opportunity for projects that improve local places. ‘Crowdfund North Somerset’ enables residents and local businesses, organisations and groups to post their project ideas […]

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Alexandra Parade changes?

by mikebell on 7 February, 2018

The council has announced that work to change the Walliscote Road and Alexandra Parade area in the town centre will begin in October. The top level objectives, which are to make the area more pedestrian friendly and create a bus interchange, can be read here: http://consult-ldf.n-somerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/WSMspd/viewCompoundDoc?docid=8214708&partId=8219348&sessionid&voteid Cllr Mike Bell said: “I’ll be pressing for public […]

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GWR and Network Rail are to improve access to the station this year, by spending around £955,000 on the changes. New lifts are to be of installed, which should be of particular help to disabled passengers, some of whom currently have to be taken across the track by members of staff to get from one […]

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