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Town Hall flies the flag with Pride

by mikebell on 26 July, 2019

Councillor Mike Bell writes: “I was delighted to join the raising of the Pride flag from the Town Hall this week. Weston Pride has done an amazing job over the last six years to turn Pride into a full-scale event that celebrates equality and diversity in our community.” North Somerset Council works in partnership with […]

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Free books for under fives

by mikebell on 26 July, 2019

Children under five will receive a free book if they join their local library in North Somerset this summer. The offer, which runs until the end of August, will see under-fives receive a free book as a gift from North Somerset Bookstart when they join any North Somerset library. Joining is free and easy – […]

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Foster carers can come from all walks of life and need to reflect our local community – that’s the message Fostering North Somerset are sharing ahead of this year’s Weston Pride. The team will be joining the celebrations when Weston-super-Mare Pride takes place in Grove Park on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, to encourage […]

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Coming to Weston seafront this August

by mikebell on 24 July, 2019

August in Weston-super-Mare will see superheroes, rugby legends, classic cars and food festivals all heading to the seaside. Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 August – Continental Street Market The Continental Street Market is heading back into town following a successful visit last year. Located in Princess Royal Square, expect to find a mix of traders […]

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No ifs…no butts – report illegal tobacco

by mikebell on 22 July, 2019

A new website has been launched which allows people to report the sale of illegal tobacco anonymously . The website was launched by Trading Standards South West and marks a significant step forward in partnership working between Trading Standards services in the area. As well as offering people the chance to report illegal sales, the […]

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Local businesses, town councils, residents and developers in North Somerset are being invited to give their views on proposed improvement works to Station Road, Walliscote Road, Alexandra Parade and Regent Street in Weston-super-Mare town centre as part of a consultation process. The project is being funded by a £4.45m grant from the Department for Transport […]

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North Somerset Life magazine to be cut back

by mikebell on 18 July, 2019

A review into North Somerset Life’s future has been carried out by the council since the new administration was elected in May. Councillor Mike Bell, deputy leader of the council, said: “We are reducing the frequency of the North Somerset Life magazine in line with our previous budget saving proposals when in opposition. “At the […]

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Following the delays for some of our residents over the past two weeks, recycling and waste collections are beginning to settle down now. The council contractors, Biffa, have been using extra crews and vehicles each day to catch-up on collections that have been missed. They have also apologised for the inconvenience caused to residents. Councillor […]

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Weston-super-Mare Town Council has backed calls to save Weston General Hospital’s 24/7 accident and emergency department. Liberal Democrat councillors backed the calls at a meeting on Monday and urged North Somerset Council to use their powers to refer the future of the A&E department to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Bristol, […]

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Real ale and cider festival

by mikebell on 16 July, 2019

The very popular Lions Real Ale and Cider Festival is back on the Beach Lawns from Friday 26th July to Sunday 28th July. Read more details here. Cllr Mike Bell said: “I’m really pleased to have sponsored a barrel again at this year’s festival, with my colleague Councillor Robert Payne. “The Lions do such a […]

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