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Red Arrows confirmed for Air Festival

by mikebell on 1 April, 2019

The world-famous Red Arrows will return to Weston for the biggest event in the town’s calendar. The iconic display team will fly centre stage at the Weston Air Festival in June. The nine-strong team of the Red Arrows will perform its best stunts with Weston Bay as its backdrop in one of its few displays […]

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“Funeral march” on climate change

by mikebell on 30 March, 2019

Extinction Rebellion Weston-super-Mare hosted a symbolic funeral procession, die-in and silent vigil representing the death of plants, animals, humans and the planet due to the climate crisis now reaching a critical point. The event took place on Saturday 30th of March and follows North Somerset Council’s adoption of an ambitious climate change plan following a […]

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Help get residents discounts for Weston

by mikebell on 29 March, 2019

🏊 ☀️ Weston-super-Mare has some great council-run facilities, including the seafront Water Adventure Park, Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Tropicana, Blakehay Theatre and more. However, the entry price for many of these attractions can be prohibitive. Agree? Sign our petition. For local residents, the charges are especially unfair, as we already pay for these facilities to […]

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Tenants forum update

by mikebell on 28 March, 2019

Councillor Robert Payne writes with an update on this week’s tenants forum meeting. I’ve just been to the meeting of the Tenants’ Forum, listening to some of the concerns of tenants in private rented accommodation. There is a particularly large amount of private rented accommodation in central Weston. Some landlords are good, but far too […]

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The never ending Whitecross potholes …

by mikebell on 27 March, 2019

“The never ending battle against potholes … Whitecross Road (Ellenborough Park end) still very poor. It’s been months since the council promised action on this. I’ll have to get nagging again!” comments Councillor Mike Bell.

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The team for Weston Central

by mikebell on 26 March, 2019

We’re delighted to announce our team of Liberal Democrat candidates for Weston Central ward for the North Somerset Council and Weston-super-Mare Town Council elections this May: Cllr Mike Bell, Cllr Robert Payne and Ella Sayce. Mike has represented Weston Central on North Somerset Council since 2011. Robert has represented Weston Central on Weston Town Council […]

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Tropicana misses out on government cash

by mikebell on 26 March, 2019

North Somerset Council’s bid to the Coastal Communities Fund for proposed developments at the Tropicana in Weston to establish it as a local and regional events venue has been unsuccessful. The council had bid for £1 million to fund improvements to the outside ‘arena’ and a boosted capacity of 8,500. Changes to the Bay Café […]

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Poll cards arriving

by mikebell on 25 March, 2019

Poll cards have started to arrive at homes across North Somerset for all those who are currently eligible to vote at the upcoming local District, Town and Parish Council elections on Thursday 2 May. If yours hasn’t arrived yet and you want to check you are on the register, call North Somerset Council elections team […]

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Homelessness funding secured

by mikebell on 25 March, 2019

Good news that North Somerset Council has been awarded £164,372 to help get people off the streets and into accommodation through the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy. Councillor Mike Bell said: “I’ll be asking the council to use some of this money to provide additional support to the Night Assessment Centre in Weston and to developing […]

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Town centre health update

by mikebell on 22 March, 2019

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “I had a meeting with John Penrose MP, Healthwatch North Somerset, the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Graham Road/Clarence Park GP surgery patients last week to discuss health priorities in the town centre. “Our campaigning with residents over several years has helped to secure a £3million investment in town centre primary […]

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