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New research by the London School of Economic’s (LSE) Centre for Economic Performance and the Liberal Democrats has revealed just how damaging a “no deal” Brexit will be to North Somerset. Experts estimate that a “no deal” Brexit will mean an economic hit of more than £1billion to the district. David Davis and other members […]

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Weston Christmas lights switch on

by mikebell on 8 November, 2017

Weston’s Christmas Lights Switch On is set for Thursday 30th November. Live music from 5pm, then join the Mayor at 6pm for the official lights switch on countdown in the Italian Gardens.

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Hundreds march to protect A&E services

by mikebell on 8 November, 2017

Hundreds of local residents have marched through Weston to show their support for the campaign to protect emergency services at Weston Hospital. Weston’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit has been closed overnight since the summer as health bosses struggle to recruit staff and balance the books. Local Lib Dem councillors Mike Bell and Robert Payne […]

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Clarence Park Friends litter pick days

by mikebell on 8 November, 2017

We reported recently on the launch of a new Clarence Park Friends group, aiming to help preserve and enhance this great local park. They’ve organised two litter picks in and around the park as one of their first activities. If you are able to help, please come along suitably dressed for the job! Litter pickers, […]

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Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance

by mikebell on 6 November, 2017

The Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial in Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare on Sunday, 12th November, 2017 commencing at 10.58 am. The Royal British Legion parade will leave the High Street at 10.25 a.m. prompt. Organisations and individuals wishing to parade from the High Street are requested to be […]

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Meals on wheels – more than just a meal

by mikebell on 2 November, 2017

This week (6-10 November) is National Meals on Wheels week which will be celebrated locally with a series of activities highlighting the important role of North Somerset Council’s meals on wheels service. The council’s community meals on wheels service is delivered 363 days a year to older and vulnerable people across North Somerset. As well […]

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The carnival is coming to town

by mikebell on 1 November, 2017

Glittering illuminated floats, marching bands, fancy dress walkers and entertainers will wind their way through Weston-super-Mare town centre on Friday 10 November with thousands of visitors expected to descend on the town to watch the annual carnival procession. The start of the procession route has changed slightly this year due to changes in the road […]

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Beach clean up

by robpayne on 29 October, 2017

More than 100 volunteers turned up to help with a clean up of the beach at the end of October, and they collected around 160kg of litter. The mass litter pick was organised by the Weston Mercury as part of its Cleaner Coastlines campaign, with the help of Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset […]

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Clarence Park Friends

by robpayne on 29 October, 2017

A newly formed voluntary group to help maintain and improve Clarence Park held its inaugural meeting. Friends groups have been formed for several parks and open spaces as a result of cuts to the council’s parks budget, which mean that the council now provides only a basic maintenance service. It is hoped that Clarence Park […]

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A new campaign, which aims to help people in the South and Central wards of Weston-super-Mare explore their talents and skills and consider a future career or business that they will love, is under way. #BOSSIT is aimed at residents in the areas of Bournville, Coronation, Oldmixon, the Potteries and the town centre, who would […]

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