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First of its kind interactive iPoint launched in Weston

A new interactive information point, the first of its kind in the UK with its unique variety of functions, has been officially launched in Weston-super-Mare. The iPoint in Regent Street has a range of functions, allowing users to buy paper and smart tickets, top-up a smart card, plan a journey by public transport or browse …
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Child car seat safety checks

Officers from North Somerset Council’s road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police joined forces to carry out child car seat safety checks in Weston-super-Mare. Vehicles carrying children were stopped to allow child car seats to be checked and fitted correctly. Young people travelling as passengers were measured to ensure they were the correct height …
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Free family fun Thursdays in North Somerset

If you’re looking for something to do during the summer holidays why not go along to the free family fun Thursdays in Clevedon, Portishead and Weston-super-Mare? There will be lots on offer including games, music, entertainment, outdoor toys, arts and crafts, active learning and face painting. All the fun days are free! The family fun …
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Seven up for North Somerset!

The Lake Grounds in Portishead has become the latest open space in North Somerset to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag – the mark of a quality park or green space. The award, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead …
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A taste of things to come

Next Tuesday (19 July) sees the launch of FoodWorksSW Business Support Programme at The Hive, Weston-super-Mare. FoodWorksSW is a dynamic food and drink innovation centre, led by North Somerset Council, that will be coming soon to the Junction 21 Enterprise Area just off the M5 at Weston. It will offer food-grade business units, product development …
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Essential website maintenance: 16-17 July

We will be carrying out work on this website this weekend, which will mean it is offline at times. Some systems will be shut down from 9pm on Saturday 16 July and brought back online by 2pm on Sunday 17 July. Parts of the website will be unavailable between these times, and at some points the website …
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Future of recycling and waste services moves a step closer

North Somerset councillors have approved the award of a new contract for household recycling and waste services and recycling centres for the area to Biffa Municipal Ltd, following the expiry of the current contract at the end of February 2017. The new contract will come into effect on 1 March next year, and changes on the …
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Moor Lane bridge to close

Plans are being drawn-up to close Moor Lane bridge in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare later this month, as steps are taken to ensure the structure can continue to be used safely by cyclists and pedestrians. Over recent years the condition of the embankments and the carriageway at the bridge has deteriorated. Traffic orders in 2003 permitted …
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Nutty Noah at the Tropicana

Entertainer Nutty Noah will be appearing at two shows next month staged at the Tropicana on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare. The shows are scheduled for Monday 8 and Monday 22 August at 1pm and are suitable for children aged 4+. Ticket prices are £6 for adults; £5 per child; or £20 for a family of four. The …
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Charity worker recognised by trading standards experts

Trading standards experts have recognised a charity worker after she helped more than 80 elderly and vulnerable people, who had appeared on a so-called suckers list, from becoming repeatedly targeted by scammers. Lin Griffin, from Age UK in Taunton, has received a certificate of commendation from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). Working on a …
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