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Final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan to be considered by councils

The final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) has been published ahead of its consideration by the four councils, North Somerset, Bristol City, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The JSP will provide the overarching development framework to guide housing, employment and infrastructure requirements to 2036. The JSP will …
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Jason and the Argonauts come to Weston Library

To mark the performance of Jason and the Argonauts at The Tropicana next week (25 – 28 October), Weston Library will be hosting special workshops to inspire young adventurers. There will be a free treasure hunt taking place on Thursday 26 October from 10am until 11am and a drama workshop run by Four Swords – …
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Funding available to help sustainable travel

Thousands of pounds worth of funding is still available to businesses, schools and community buildings across North Somerset to help support sustainable travel. Following successful bids to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund, North Somerset Council has £30,000 worth of funding available to help organisations invest in sustainable travel improvements. Organisations can apply for up …
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Town centre transport improvements move step nearer

A £4.45m scheme to improve transport links in Weston-super-Mare town centre has received a major boost. It was announced today (Thursday 19 October) that North Somerset Council’s bid to the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund for £2.95m towards the scheme has been successful. The remaining funding is the subject of a separate bid …
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What a corker at Hutton Moor

New state-of-the-art outdoor sports facilities opened at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston-super-Mare this week. Three floodlit all-weather pitches and two floodlit tennis courts are now in use as part of North Somerset Council’s £2.15m scheme to improve the range of activities on offer at Hutton Moor. The pitches are the first of their kind …
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Championing the needs of disabled people at work

North Somerset Council is one of only two councils in England to be awarded ‘Leader’ status under the Disability Confident Scheme. Around 5,000 organisations across the country have committed to the scheme with just 60 being assessed at the highest level of ‘Leader’. The scheme, run by the Government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), …
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Every step counts

An Every Step Counts eight-week walking programme starts next month in Clevedon for anyone wanting to get more active. The first walk will be on Monday 6 November at 10.30am from The Bandstand on Clevedon seafront. It will be led by trained health walk leaders. The walk is open to anyone who has not exercised …
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Have your say on Weston after dark

Residents and visitors to Weston-super-Mare are being asked to take part in a short online survey to give their views on the town centre after dark. The survey is seeking people’s views on a range of issues including if they go into Weston at night, how they get there, what they like or don’t like …
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New classrooms for Hutton CE Primary

A special ceremony to mark the official opening of new school buildings takes place on Thursday 12 October. In 2015 North Somerset Council agreed to replace the old temporary buildings used as classrooms at Hutton CE Primary School in Weston-super-Mare, as it was recognised that they were nearing the end of their useful life. The …
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No place for hate in North Somerset

A number of events raising awareness of hate crime will be taking place in North Somerset next week during Hate Crime Awareness Week (14-20 October). Activities organised by the RHINS (Responding to Hate Incidents in North Somerset) partnership will highlight how to report hate crime and the support that is available for victims. The week …
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