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Artisan market at The Stable

by mikebell on 30 January, 2020

The Stable in Wadham Street is hosting an Artisan Market on Saturday 1st February from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Stalls will be spread across several rooms and floors and there is a lift for those who need it. Food and drink will be served in the new cafe area.

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Man prosecuted for noise nuisance

by mikebell on 30 January, 2020

A man from Weston super-Mare has been ordered to pay more than £1600 after playing loud music at his flat. Luke Simmonds, of Stradling Avenue, was summoned by North Somerset Magistrates to attend court on Friday 24 January, after North Somerset Council received numerous complaints regarding loud music and shouting coming from his home at […]

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Working with Historic England, North Somerset Council has begun the next step in securing the future of Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare. As part of this work, the council will look at the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order. The council served a Repairs Notice to the private owner of the pier in September 2019, advising […]

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A report on the planning application to expand Bristol Airport has been published on North Somerset Council’s website today (Wednesday 29 January). The report will be considered at a special meeting of the council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee on Monday 10 February. The meeting will start at 6pm and take place at the Town Hall […]

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Parent carers

by mikebell on 27 January, 2020

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I attended a really interesting drop-in session for parent carers today, focussing on children with special educational needs and disabilities. “Some progress has been made in addressing weaknesses in services, despite chronic underfunding by government. However, it’s clear listening to parents and families that we’ve got a long way to go […]

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Gearing up for The Food Works opening

by mikebell on 24 January, 2020

The eagerly awaited food and drink innovation centre, The Food WorksSW, is on track to open in Weston-super-Mare in April. The regional centre, the only one of its kind in the South West, is situated in the Food Enterprise Zone at the heart of the Junction 21 Enterprise Area. It will offer 12 food-grade units […]

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Date set for airport planning meeting

by mikebell on 23 January, 2020

A planning application proposing the expansion of Bristol Airport will be considered at a special meeting of North Somerset Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee on Monday 10 February. The meeting will start at 6pm and take place at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare. The papers for the meeting are due to be published on the […]

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Mike battles to save Somerset Legion House

by mikebell on 22 January, 2020

Councillor Mike Bell has written, on behalf of North Somerset Council, to ask the Royal British Legion to ask them to reconsider their plan to close Somerset Legion House on Beach Road. The building and service has a long association with Weston-super-Mare and many veterans are concerned about the impact of the RBL proposals.

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Alfred Street work

by mikebell on 22 January, 2020

The northern end of Alfred Street (near its junction with Boulevard) is closed for emergency repairs in relation to a gas leak, which has been made safe. It may remain closed until next Wednesday 29th January.

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Big energy saving week

by mikebell on 22 January, 2020

A national campaign which aims to help people cut their fuel bills and direct them to sources of advice on financial support available to them is being supported by North Somerset Council. Big Energy Saving Week runs from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January and focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy […]

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