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Can you help put Weston on the map, literally?

by mikebell on 29 November, 2018

North Somerset residents are needed to help build a fuller picture of local history for a new historical database. Know Your Place is a free online historical map system that allows users to discover and compare periods of history.Working with Historic England, the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone, local community groups, volunteers and libraries, North […]

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Back to business after Icescape fire

by mikebell on 28 November, 2018

Within a day of last week’s fire, which saw the Bare Grills catering unit at Icescape go up in flames, the seafront attraction was back in business and welcoming people through its doors. With the lead-up to Christmas being one of the busiest times of the year for the popular Weston venue, the teams wasted […]

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Christmas lights switch on next week

by mikebell on 23 November, 2018

Marvin Muoneke aka Marvin The Jazzman, semi-finalist from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, will be delighting the audience with his singing skills and great showmanship at Weston-super-Mare’s Christmas Lights switch on. The event takes place on Thursday 29th November from 5.00pm in the Italian Gardens for fun and entertainment, lights switch on with the Mayor of […]

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Missing link in Weston’s cycleway network

by mikebell on 23 November, 2018

Work on one of the key missing links in North Somerset’s cycleway network is due to begin later this month. North Somerset Council has been granted planning permission to construct the £450,000 Uphill Road North cycleway, which will form a key part of the Brean to Bristol route. The shared cycle and pedestrian route will […]

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Gritters at the ready as winter sets in

by mikebell on 22 November, 2018

A new fleet of gritters are heading out on roads across North Somerset as the winter maintenance programme gets underway. Six gritters, which have been named after local places by residents, are on standby round the clock to go out and treat roads to keep the area moving. Weston-scooper-Mare, Burrrrrington, Portispread, Nailski, Sleetholm and Bleadon-cold […]

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After pressure from Lib Dem Councillors, North Somerset Council has confirmed that shoppers will benefit from free car parking at the Sovereign Centre during the run-up to Christmas. Following its purchase of the Sovereign Centre, there was some concern that North Somerset Council would abandon the long-time policy of the centre to offer free parking […]

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Weston business named one of the best

by mikebell on 20 November, 2018

An independent Weston shop, Outdoors & Active, has been commended as one of Britain’s top 25 businesses in the Independent Retailers Consortium’s Best Small Shops competition 2018. Owner, and chairman of Weston Business Improvement District, Paul Batts travelled to the House of Commons to receive their commendation along with the crème of the crop among […]

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Police in drugs crackdown

by mikebell on 15 November, 2018

The police have made a significant number of arrests across the town centre in recent days to crack down on drug dealing. Raids and arrests have only been possible thanks to information from the public. They are hoping this work will have a significant impact and strain on the drugs market in Weston. If you’ve […]

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Meadow Street overnight closure

by mikebell on 15 November, 2018

Meadow Street will be closed temporarily next Wednesday night (21 Nov) from 7pm to 11pm – so the council can carry out traffic light repairs. Closure will be from the junction with Alma Street to the junction with Orchard Street.

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£1.1m for Tropicana moves a step closer

by mikebell on 15 November, 2018

North Somerset Council’s ambitions for the Tropicana have moved a step closer this week following news that the council’s bid for £1.1m from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund has reached the final shortlist of projects. If successful, the funding will enable the council to establish The Tropicana as a regional year-round arts, creative and entertainment […]

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