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A campaigning local Councillor has called for “forgotten” business areas in the town centre to be given more support by the council. Despite significant investment in the town centre in recent years, some streets have missed out on help and regeneration. One such street is St James Street, which has been hit by the delayed […]

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Blue Plaque for Alfred Leete unveiled

by mikebell on 3 July, 2018

A blue plaque for Alfred Leete, designer of the iconic ‘Your Country needs You’ poster, has been unveiled by Weston-super-Mare Town Council. The blue plaque is located on the front of Addington Court, on Marine Parade, one of a pair of hotels on Weston seafront that his parents ran. Alfred went to Kingsholm School in […]

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Weston-super-Mare Town Council has announced that Weston’s second Literary Festival will take place between Friday 22nd February – Friday 1st March 2019. They hope to build from the successful first year, introducing more authors, workshops and talks! Be sure to check out the Facebook page here This week long festival will feature an exciting line up of authors and […]

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Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to comment on a new housing scheme for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. To read more information on the proposed development, and leave your comments visit http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/lrsrconsultation. The consultation will run from 27 June until the 11 July. Please let […]

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Save our A&E events planned

by mikebell on 27 June, 2018

The campaign to Save Weston’s 24 hour Accident and Emergency unit and protect our local NHS services has a series of events planned to mark one year since A&E closed overnight. Councillor Mike Bell, who is a member of the organising group, said: “Please come along to some or all of these events to show […]

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The Grand Pier has teamed up with the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone initiative to host the ‘Weston Past and Present’ aerial photography exhibition. The exhibition runs from 23rd June until 10th January 2019 in Tiffany’s Restaurant and is open to view every day from 10am-3pm. As part of their work in the Heritage Action […]

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No government cash for Weston rough sleepers

by mikebell on 25 June, 2018

The Government has announced allocations to local councils from a new £30 million fund to tackle rough sleeping – but not one penny has been given to North Somerset Council. Neighbouring authorities including Bristol (£583,000), Bath and North East Somerset (£300,000) and Mendip (£150,000) have all benefited. The fund was announced in March to help […]

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Weston Conservation Area consultation event

by mikebell on 18 June, 2018

North Somerset Council is embarking on new public consultation on the future of conservation areas in Weston-super-Mare. The next event is being held on 17th July from 5pm-7pm at Weston Museum. The council would like residents and businesses in Weston to consider attending the event.   Pre Booking is essential and is through the following Eventbrite link: https://weston-conservation-area-consultation.eventbrite.co.uk

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Further investment of around £1million in Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana could go ahead if a bid for Government funding by North Somerset Council is successful. The council has bid for a £1.1million share from the Government’s £40million Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), with hopes of making further upgrades to the building. The council hopes to create an indoor […]

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Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to a consultation on planned developments for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. They are keen to hear the public’s thoughts on the new proposed development, which will offer approximately 400 contemporary homes, including apartments and houses, and will “improve” the […]

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