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Healthy Weston public information event

by mikebell on 4 October, 2018

Come and hear about how the local NHS are progressing plans to improve health and care services in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area to better meet the changing needs of our communities. Local doctors and health leaders will be talking about the way services, including those at Weston General Hospital, could be delivered in the […]

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Weston’s creative tech and digital co-working hub opened its doors to the public one year ago, and to recognise the milestone, celebrated with Stable members, supporters and local businesses. Kerry O’Neill, Creative Hub Manager from The Stable, said: “This last year has been an epic achievement for everyone involved. We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming […]

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Helping people live safely and independently

by mikebell on 1 October, 2018

Older and more vulnerable residents in North Somerset are set to benefit with the launch of a new handy person service provided by North Somerset Council. The service, which launched at the beginning of October, will carry out repairs, maintenance, improvements, adaptations and other ‘odd jobs’ to help people live safely and independently in their […]

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Parking action

by mikebell on 26 September, 2018

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “challenged North Somerset Council’s Conservative leader again at a council meeting last night on parking. He promised me a ‘review’ in January, repeated this in April and still hasn’t delivered. “Residents in the pay and display zone cannot park near their homes, parking charges are too high, enforcement is not always […]

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Improved recycling and waste collections on the way

by mikebell on 26 September, 2018

Improvements will be made to North Somerset recycling and waste collection services over the coming weeks as contractors Biffa put in place measures to improve reliability. In June, after months of planning, around 80 per cent of households saw a change to their collection arrangements, which has worked well for the majority of residents, but […]

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Council seeks opinion on new Conservation area

by mikebell on 25 September, 2018

Residents and businesses in Weston-super-Mare have been invited to give their views on a consultation aiming to extend the current conservation area within the town centre. Working with consultants, Allies and Morrison, the proposals will look to merge the current conservation areas in Weston into one that is subdivided into four separate character areas. This includes increasing […]

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Seawall brought back to its former glory

by mikebell on 24 September, 2018

Weston-super-Mare’s seawall around Knightstone Island has been brought back to its former glory following a £320,000 cash injection from the Environment Agency. Part of the wall, underneath Knightstone Island, collapsed last winter due to prolonged exposure to the sea and required large cavities to be filled and a section to be rebuilt. The Victorian seawall […]

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Council must “get a grip” on waste service

by mikebell on 13 September, 2018

Waste contractor Biffa has been fined more than 550 times for performance failures in North Somerset. Biffa was unveiled as North Somerset Council’s waste collection provider in April 2017 but the service has been blighted with problems. It has meant complaints about rubbish and recycling collections have doubled. The company introduced new routes in May […]

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Weston conservation areas consultations out now

by mikebell on 13 September, 2018

North Somerset Council is currently developing proposals for changes to the Conservation Areas that operate in Weston-super-Mare – and they want to hear what you think. Conservation areas exist to protect the special architectural and historic interest of a place – in other words the features that make it unique and distinctive. You can read more about […]

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‘The Bundle’ comes to Weston-super-Mare

by mikebell on 12 September, 2018

Journeymen Theatre Company are bringing a production of ‘The Bundle’ to Weston-super-Mare Friends Meeting House, High Street on Sunday 16 September at 2pm. The performance tells the story of a refugee, Adilah, as she flees to the UK and encounters the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’. The play moves from the tradition of the folk story to […]

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