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Celebrating GCSE success

In 2015, North Somerset schools were 4.7% higher than the national GCSE average for A*-C in English and mathematics. The initial results for 2016 show a 2.6% improvement over the course of the year in North Somerset as 63.1% of students achieved an A*-C in English and mathematics combined compared to 60.5% last year. In …
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Get active with free access to exercise sessions

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare can apply for a Go4Free activity card allowing them to access up to 20 free and half-price visits at local sport and exercise sessions. There are over 75 to choose from. Classes include yoga, pilates, circuits, spin, aqua aerobics and many more. If stepping straight into a class makes you nervous …
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Hinkley’s boost for North Somerset businesses

Businesses across North Somerset are set to benefit from the building of the proposed Hinkley Point C power station. So far over 360 North Somerset companies have signed up to the project’s supplier database. Of these, 55 have already been recommended for 25 different work packages with five of Hinkley’s preferred contractors. Working in partnership …
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Flood relief scheme for new Weston developments

A flood relief project the size of 80 Olympic swimming pools has just been completed on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare. The scheme, which has been delivered with the support of a local landowner, is part of the Strategic Flood Solution, created to prevent flooding around the new developments at Weston Airfield and Parklands Village which, …
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Improvements to busy Backwell road

A busy Backwell road will be improved next month as part of North Somerset Council’s continuing investment in the area’s roads. Resurfacing work will start on Downside Road in Backwell on Monday 5 September and is expected to last for four weeks. Works will take place between the junction with the A38 Bristol Road and …
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Street light replacement programme continues

As part of its continuing street lighting replacement programme, North Somerset Council is set to replace hundreds of old-type five-metre concrete columns. The existing concrete street lighting columns, which are reaching the end of their lives, will be replaced with 100% fully recyclable aluminium units with a life expectancy of over 70 years. As part …
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Have your say on future of libraries and children’s centres

A series of public engagements sessions will take place next month to get residents’ views on the future of library and children’s centre services in North Somerset. These informal sessions are part of a 12-week engagement and consultation period on North Somerset Council’s Community Access Review. The consultation is just over halfway through and runs until Friday …
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Licensing scheme update

North Somerset Council recently decided to introduce a licensing scheme to improve poor-quality private rented housing in Weston-super-Mare town centre, following a 20-week consultation period. This has been challenged by some local landlords who have suggested a number of other alternatives which the council has decided to consider. As a result  the original scheme which …
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Ticket offer for summer readers

A special half-price theatre ticket offer has been announced for all children taking part in North Somerset libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge, the Big Friendly Read. A dramatisation of Roald Dahl’s ‘Danny, the Champion of the World’ will be performed by Illyria theatre company at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare on Thursday 1 September at 7pm. Children …
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Traffic crossing repairs

A traffic crossing on a busy Sandford road will be refurbished next week. Work to repair the crossing on Greenhill Road, near Sandford Primary School, will start on Monday (22 August) and is expected to last for one week. Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “Investing in …
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