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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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A groundbreaking way of providing foster care which benefits both the foster carers and the children and young people they care for has been adopted by North Somerset Council, the first local authority in the south west to do so. Funded as part of the Home Office Trusted Relationships project, The Fostering Network’s Mockingbird Family […]

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Improvements to dog bins on the way

by mikebell on 29 November, 2019

Weston-super-Mare Town Council has brought its dog bin emptying service back in-house after several years of mixed performance by the previous private contractor. A Town Council spokesman said: “A cross-party working group of Councillors discussed how this could be achieved. The Grounds Team successfully emptied all Weston Town Council dog bins this week. Please bear […]

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A health commissioner which runs a Weston town centre surgery said it still has ‘a lot of work to do’, following criticism of difficulties on seeing a doctor. Dr John Heather, chairman of Pier Health Group Limited, which took on the running of Graham Road in June, said staff are working hard to alleviate the […]

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