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Partnership to tackle professional begging

  This week sees the launch of a two-week trial to clamp down on the growing problem of ‘professional begging’ in Weston-super-Mare’s town centre. North Somerset Council and Weston’s Business Improvement District (BID) are joining forces in an effort to reduce the numbers of people participating in this misleading activity. Steve Townsend, Town Centre and …
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Pilot scheme to help people find local work

A new pilot project to help match local people to local jobs is being launched by North Somerset Council today (Monday 23 January). Skills4Work is a 12-month pilot programme aimed at signposting residents in North Somerset to employment opportunities being offered by new and existing businesses in the area. The scheme will work with businesses …
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Road improvements to close a Weston road next month

A road in Weston-super-Mare will be closed next month to allow new traffic calming measures to be installed. Selworthy Road has been identified as part of North Somerset Council’s road safety programme and will be closed from Monday 6 February for one week. The kerb – which has already been built out at one section …
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Fine for misuse of dead grandfather’s blue badge

A woman from Backwell who continued to use a blue badge for almost two years after her grandfather had died, has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds in fines and costs. Zoe Carter-Owen, from Westfield Close in Backwell pleaded guilty by post and did not appear in person when the case was heard at North …
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North Somerset to benefit from Arts Council grant

North Somerset is set to benefit from a successful £150,000 Arts Council bid that will help bring together the West of England’s cultural and tourism sectors to promote the region’s diverse cultural offer and encourage more national and international visitors into the area. Cultural Destinations is an initiative that was developed by the Arts Council …
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February fun at The Campus

There’s lots on offer during the February school holidays (13-17 February) at The Campus in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare. The popular ‘Football Fun Days’ are back, running between 9am and 3pm each day for children aged five to 12. The cost is £13 a child per day. Castle Kids Club will be running its Ofsted registered …
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Wizard treats at libraries

Young wizards, witches and muggles are being invited to celebrate the magic of Harry Potter at libraries in North Somerset. Libraries at Yatton, Pill and the For All Healthy Living Centre in Weston are taking part in the third annual ‘Harry Potter book night’, a national event to share the wonder of JK Rowling’s stories …
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£788,000 additional funding for road improvements in North Somerset

Following an announcement by the Department for Transport today, it has been confirmed that North Somerset Council will receive a further £788,000 in 2017/18 to support the council’s ongoing commitment to improving the roads across the area. In 2015, the council pledged to invest £40m in road maintenance and improvement schemes over a five year …
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Barrow Street works to start

Works are due to start next  Monday (16 January) on Barrow Street in Barrow Gurney. Costing some £200,000,this work is  funded by Bristol Airport through a planning agreement and will be carried out by the council’s contractor, Skanska. The programme of works will include a new footway between School Lane and Hobbs Lane, drainage, walling and …
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Help to study MOOCs

Each Friday morning people studying one of the many free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are invited to join others at Weston Library. There is something for everyone in the range of free short-courses available – the most popular topics are in health and psychology; business and management; and digital.  Courses start all year with …
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