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What’s on in the next month?

by mikebell on 13 February, 2020

Children can’t have all the fun over the school holidays. Here’s a round-up of the latest events, workshops and courses, whether you want to learn a new skill or just have some fun… • Craftivism workshop – 7-9pm, Thursday 20 February, Weston Artspace, High Street, Weston-super-Mare. All knitters, cross stitchers, crocheters and crafty wannabes welcome […]

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Bristol Airport expansion rejected

by mikebell on 12 February, 2020

A planning application to expand Bristol Airport was rejected by North Somerset Council earlier this week. The special Planning and Regulatory committee meeting took place on Monday and a motion was proposed by Cllr Steve Hogg (Wrington) to refuse the application. Following a four-and-a-half-hour debate, councillors voted 18 in support of the motion and seven […]

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Council meetings made available online

by mikebell on 6 February, 2020

For all those interested in what goes on at North Somerset Council meetings, this week’s Executive meeting was the first to be recorded and made available online. In future, meetings of the Executive and full council will be live streamed. Councillor Mike Bell said: “I’ve campaigned for this for a long time so that the […]

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The planting of 5,000 new trees across North Somerset this month signals the start of North Somerset Council’s ambitious rewilding programme. Rewilding involves creating more habitats for wildlife to flourish, increase biodiversity and help mitigate the effects of climate change. Last year the council agreed to rewild as much of its land as possible. Areas […]

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A ground-breaking project which will allow care homes to share digital records with hospitals, GPs and other health services is being introduced in North Somerset. NHS Digital has given Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) a £300,000 grant to roll out the digital care record system, Connecting Care. Connecting Care […]

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Blocked gulleys reported

by mikebell on 4 February, 2020

Councillor Mike Bell writes: “I’ve reported gulley and gutter problems around Clarence Park and Ellenborough Park again today. The lack of routine maintenance of gulleys leaves the roads looking a mess and standing water and flooding every time it rains.” If you want to report any issues or concerns, you can do so to North […]

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Plans to uncover Iron Age hillfort

by mikebell on 3 February, 2020

Plans to uncover Worlebury Camp Iron Age hillfort in Weston-super-Mare for the first time in 200 years are well under way. The plans include preventing further damage to the Scheduled Monument by removing vegetation and tree growth, the principal reason for the hillfort’s inclusion on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register. Volunteers have been working […]

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Artisan market at The Stable

by mikebell on 30 January, 2020

The Stable in Wadham Street is hosting an Artisan Market on Saturday 1st February from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Stalls will be spread across several rooms and floors and there is a lift for those who need it. Food and drink will be served in the new cafe area.

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Man prosecuted for noise nuisance

by mikebell on 30 January, 2020

A man from Weston super-Mare has been ordered to pay more than £1600 after playing loud music at his flat. Luke Simmonds, of Stradling Avenue, was summoned by North Somerset Magistrates to attend court on Friday 24 January, after North Somerset Council received numerous complaints regarding loud music and shouting coming from his home at […]

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Working with Historic England, North Somerset Council has begun the next step in securing the future of Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare. As part of this work, the council will look at the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order. The council served a Repairs Notice to the private owner of the pier in September 2019, advising […]

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