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North Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge, which launches at libraries next Saturday (13 July), asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme […]

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Lib Dems battle to save A&E

by mikebell on 8 July, 2019

Liberal Democrat campaigners and councillors joined hundreds of local people at the latest protest rally organised by the Save Weston A&E group. Speaking at Saturday’s cross-party Save Weston A&E rally, on the 71st Birthday of the NHS, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Councillor Patrick Keating said: “I have called on health bosses to rethink plans to […]

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Local businesses, town councils and developers in North Somerset are to be invited to give their views on a proposed shopfront design guide. Produced with support from Historic England through the Weston Heritage Action Zone, the design guide will set out best practice and recommendations to improve the physical quality and appearance of local streets […]

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Councillor Mike Bell, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader of North Somerset Council, was pleased to meet with a delegation from Weston-super-Mare’s twin town Hildesheim, Germany recently. The delegation of councillors and officials visited the Town Hall and spoke with councillors and council officers about plans for regeneration in Weston-super-Mare and the opportunities for shared work. Mike […]

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Meadow Street to be repaired

by mikebell on 20 June, 2019

North Somerset Council is to carry our road repairs in Meadow Street, report Central Ward Councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne. The council carried out some investigation work because there was an issue with a pipe underneath the road. The council is due to resurface Meadow Street from Alfred Street to Orchard Street overnight on […]

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Welcome to the world of licensing

by mikebell on 17 June, 2019

A vital service that often goes unnoticed will be highlighted by North Somerset Council next week during National Licensing Week (17-21 June). The week, organised by the Institute of Licensing, aims to raise awareness about licensing and its impact on everyday lives. “Licensing plays a vital role in setting standards and keeping us safe,” said […]

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North Somerset handy person service

by mikebell on 14 June, 2019

North Somerset Council funds a handy person service – provided by local company AMS Electrical – SouthWest – can help with a range of small repairs and odd jobs, to help people live independently and safely in their home. It’s available to anyone aged 60+ or who has a disability and is unable to carry […]

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New look buildings for Weston

by mikebell on 13 June, 2019

WHSmith has opened the doors to its refurbished high street store in Weston-super-Mare following eighteen months of restoration work on the Georgian building. The popular store closed its doors and temporarily relocated to the Sovereign Centre in January as they undertook reconstruction work on the building, working closely with North Somerset Council. The renovation is […]

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North Somerset Council has pledged to involve local residents and businesses in creating a “fair and affordable” parking policy across the district. The council’s new Independent/Liberal Democrat-led Executive has decided to set up a new panel of councillors to take a fresh look at parking in the area. The panel will consider a number of […]

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Where does our plastic recycling go?

by mikebell on 11 June, 2019

“Plastic pollution can be reduced by recycling as much as possible and avoiding buying plastic which cannot be recycled,” writes Councillor Mike Bell. “In North Somerset we’re proud to say that all recyclable plastic is sorted and recycled in the UK. Check out the recycling wheel below to find out more.”

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