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A groundbreaking way of providing foster care which benefits both the foster carers and the children and young people they care for has been adopted by North Somerset Council, the first local authority in the south west to do so. Funded as part of the Home Office Trusted Relationships project, The Fostering Network’s Mockingbird Family […]

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Improvements to dog bins on the way

by mikebell on 29 November, 2019

Weston-super-Mare Town Council has brought its dog bin emptying service back in-house after several years of mixed performance by the previous private contractor. A Town Council spokesman said: “A cross-party working group of Councillors discussed how this could be achieved. The Grounds Team successfully emptied all Weston Town Council dog bins this week. Please bear […]

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A health commissioner which runs a Weston town centre surgery said it still has ‘a lot of work to do’, following criticism of difficulties on seeing a doctor. Dr John Heather, chairman of Pier Health Group Limited, which took on the running of Graham Road in June, said staff are working hard to alleviate the […]

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Royal British Legion building to close?

by mikebell on 29 November, 2019

Councillor Mike Bell reports: “The Royal British Legion’s break centre in Weston – Somerset Legion House on Beach Road – is being reviewed and might close or be put to another use. You can see details I have been sent below and send comments to the RBL here: strategy@britishlegion.org.uk “The new building was only completed […]

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Make a change and get more active

by mikebell on 29 November, 2019

North Somerset Council has teamed up with local physical activity providers to offer a host of community activities for North Somerset residents. Ranging from bowls and yoga to badminton and dance, Get Active in North Somerset, the online directory, offers a host of activities for all levels, ages and interests. Catherine Devonshire, Physical Activity Development […]

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Weston Christmas Lights Switch On

by mikebell on 22 November, 2019

The Christmas light switch on is on Saturday 23rd November at 5.00pm and will have a traditional feel. The Mayor has organised Mulled Wine and Minced pies (whilst stocks last). This will take place on the Italian Gardens end of the High Street. ‘Weston Brass band’ will be playing giving the High street a Victorian […]

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A group of independent shops in Weston-super-Mare have created a new and exciting collective, coming together to encourage more shoppers to the high street. The group of 15 Weston-based independent shops will be hosting a series of pop-up shops at the Sovereign Centre on Thursday 28 November from 9am – 8pm. There will be free […]

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Miss Millies looking to relocate?

by mikebell on 21 November, 2019

Miss Millie’s Fried Chicken wants to serve customers from new premises on the ground floor on the corner of Alexandra Parade and Regent Street (the former Co-op Bank/Bristol & West building). You can read more and comment on the planning application on the link below. Our understanding is that they would relocate their existing premises […]

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Early warning: Christmas recycling collection dates

by mikebell on 21 November, 2019

Recycling and waste collection days will change slightly over the festive period to allow for bank holidays. Check your calendar online at https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/waste/rubbish-collections/collection-days-from-june-2018/ to make sure you put the right bins out on the correct day. Monday 23 Dec – as normal Tuesday 24 Dec – as normal Wednesday 25 Dec – Friday 27 Dec […]

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Worried about a rough sleeper?

by mikebell on 20 November, 2019

If you’re worried about a rough sleeper, especially as we enter the colder weather, please let Street Link know. They’re a national charity who connect rough sleepers with local services. You can download their app to your smartphone and use that to tell them about a rough sleeper, or visit their website www.streetlink.org.uk or ring […]

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