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Take a stand this autumn

by mikebell on 1 September, 2019

North Somerset Council is giving organisations a chance to apply for free bicycle parking with the return of the Claim a Stand scheme. After the scheme’s success in 2017, and thanks to further funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) Access Fund, local businesses, community groups and schools can now apply for bicycle stands to […]

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Travel award nominations now open

by mikebell on 1 September, 2019

Businesses and individuals are being encouraged to submit applications and gain recognition for their work in the field of sustainable transport. The annual Travelwest Business Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the successes of organisations across the West of England that are making significant contributions to sustainable travel across the region. Nominations are […]

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North Somerset residents are being reminded about changes to the national blue badge scheme will come into effect later this week. From Friday (30 August) the Department for Transport is extending the blue badge scheme include people with ‘hidden disabilities’. This means people with conditions such as autism, dementia, anxiety disorders and mental health conditions […]

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Free retail seminars launch in Weston-super-Mare

by mikebell on 28 August, 2019

A new schedule of seminars for independent businesses in Weston has been announced. The seminars are to be facilitated by the Great Heritage Action Zone, supported by Historic England and will run on the 17th September, 15th October and the 19th November at Weston Museum in Weston-super-Mare town centre. The free seminars will include: Tuesday […]

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A joint operation between Avon and Somerset Police and North Somerset Council has uncovered poor quality residential accommodation and criminal activity in Weston. Acting on information received through the council’s rogue landlord reporting system, a joint operation involving the police and officers from the Private Rented Housing Team uncovered an unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation […]

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Find out how you could help change a life

by mikebell on 27 August, 2019

Potential foster carers are being urged to come forward and find out how they could help change the life of a North Somerset child or young person when Fostering North Somerset hold two information evenings, starting later this month. The free events are a chance for people to find out more about becoming a foster […]

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Standing up for care

by mikebell on 26 August, 2019

North Somerset Council’s executive member for adult social care has backed a national campaign calling for a cross-party agreement to end the national social care funding shortfall. Cllr Mike Bell has backed the petition launched by Somerset County Council on the official Parliament website. Gaining 10,000 signatures triggers a formal response from the Government while […]

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Payphone removal

by robpayne on 22 August, 2019

Public payphones are rarely used these days, and overall use has dropped by 90% over the last ten years. As a result BT are removing many phone boxes, and they are currently looking to take 13 away across North Somerset, including the one near the junction of Milton Road and Ashcombe Road. It’s difficult to […]

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Ellenborough Park West

by robpayne on 22 August, 2019

The section of Ellenborough Park to the west of Walliscote Road has always been in the private ownership of the Catholic Church, and in recent times has remained closed, locked up and unused.  Now there is a real possibility that it could be taken over by Weston Town Council and opened up as a public […]

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Ashcombe Road repairs

by mikebell on 15 August, 2019

Councillor Robert Payne reports: “We’ve secured some repairs to the road surface around the junction of Milton Road and Ashcombe Road. Patching will take place sometime after mid-September. This means there will be some overnight road closures for five nights from 8pm to 6am. “We’ll update when we know more.”

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