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SeaQuarium under threat?

by robpayne on 11 February, 2019

Doubt has been raised over the future of Weston’s SeaQuarium, whose doors remained closed last weekend, The owners of the attraction, which employs 11 staff on its sea-front site, have said that it is under review and no decision has been made. But they have admitted that there are financial difficulties and that all employees […]

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Following last year’s rise in Weston Town Council’s portion of the council tax by a whopping 11%, there was hope for more restraint this year. But the Conservative-run authority in setting the budget for this year have once again forced through a rise in excess of inflation – this time at 3.3%. Liberal Democrat town […]

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M&S to close on 27th April

by mikebell on 8 February, 2019

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced when its Weston-super-Mare High Street store will close. The provisional date for the retailer’s closure is April 27. M&S has had a presence in the town for more than 110 years having first opened a store in Weston in 1907. Councillor Mike Bell said: “It is disappointing that the […]

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Clarence Park and Graham Road GP surgeries update

by mikebell on 30 January, 2019

Are you a patient at Clarence Park or Graham Road GP surgeries? Then an important opportunity to have your say on their future is coming up. Health planners and local doctors who provide services from Clarence Park and Graham Road GP surgeries have been talking about how to change and improve service provision for patients […]

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2018 has been another remarkably busy year. As your local Councillors, we’ve tried to work hard to fight for the residents of Weston Central Ward, to stand up for Weston and improve North Somerset. Here are just some of the things we have done in 2018: Raised concerns about the number of homes left empty […]

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Where does your recycling end up?

by mikebell on 11 January, 2019

Residents work hard every year sorting their recyclable waste for collection by North Somerset Council. But where does it go? Here, Councillor Mike Bell, shared some interesting informaton about what happens to our local recycling material. Biffa collect just over 100,000 tons of waste per annum. In 2017/2018, 99,745 tonnes of household waste was collected. 57.1% […]

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Tree work at former Quarry

by mikebell on 10 January, 2019

Works to make a quarry safe get under way next week. Wood Lane Quarry in Weston Woods has previously been used for forest school activities with children from nearby schools, but has been closed to the public since 2010, because of health and safety concerns over the rock face and the cost of making the […]

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Potential foster carers in North Somerset are being urged to come forward this New Year and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people in the area. Currently around 230 children in North Somerset are in foster care at any one time. Sometimes, due to a shortage of foster carers in […]

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Walk this way

by mikebell on 9 January, 2019

At this time of year many of us are thinking about improving our lifestyle and health walks in North Somerset provide the ideal opportunity to do just that. More than 6,000 people have enjoyed North Somerset Council’s health walks programme since it was launched over 10 years ago. Health walks happen weekly across North Somerset […]

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Citizens Advice Christmas dates

by mikebell on 12 December, 2018