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Code Club volunteers needed!

North Somerset libraries are looking for volunteers to help teach children to code. Successful Code Clubs are already running at Portishead and Worle libraries, but Nailsea library needs a second volunteer to get their club up and running. Children at other libraries across the district would also like to attend Code Clubs, if there are …
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Flax Bourton school expansion

Plans to expand Flax Bourton C of E primary school have been granted approval. North Somerset Council’s Executive has agreed to the expansion of the school from a 105 to a 210-place primary school, with effect from September 2019. The school has been over-subscribed for some time, receiving more applications than there are places available. …
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Plans for £1m road scheme for Portishead approved

Plans to relieve congestion and reduce journey times for traffic travelling into Portishead moved a step closer yesterday (5 December) when North Somerset Council’s Executive approved in principle a £1m road improvement scheme in the town. Earlier this year, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced a national congestion relief programme. In the South West, £2.8m was …
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Weston-super-Mare railway station gains listed status

Weston-super-Mare’s railway station has been awarded Grade II listed status by Historic England. Designed by Francis Fox and completed in 1884, Weston’s station was granted the coveted status as part of the Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), a Historic England programme which focuses on supporting the on-going regeneration of the town’s centre and its areas of …
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Latest restaurant to open at Dolphin Square

A stylish new PizzaExpress restaurant has opened in Weston-super-Mare’s Dolphin Square, bringing a refreshing mixture of classic design with a modern twist to the heart of the town centre. The new opening will bring 30 additional jobs to the local economy. The 127-seater restaurant, which draws heavy inspiration from the nearby pier and beach, boasts …
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Council must make over £10m savings in year ahead

North Somerset Council, like many councils across the country, is facing a very difficult budget setting process for 2018/19. Having already incorporated £90m of revenue savings into its budget since 2010, the continuing fall of government funding, along with significant increases in demand for social care services, mean the council will have to find further …
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Winscombe library users to benefit from self-service

Opening hours at Winscombe Library are set to increase dramatically following the introduction of a new self-service system. The swipe card access system, branded ‘Extended Access’, will complement the existing staffed hours at the library enabling it to stay open longer in the evenings and at weekends. When the new system goes live in January …
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Jobcentre move in Clevedon

Employment and benefits advice will be available under one roof in Clevedon from the beginning of December. Clevedon Jobcentre is moving to North Somerset Council’s Castlewood offices where it will be joining the benefits service in a shared accessible space on Tuesday 5 December. Opening hours will be 9am to 5pm every weekday, except Wednesday …
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Celebrating National School Meals Week

As part of celebrating National School Meals Week, parents were invited to go along to Tickenham C of E Primary School to get a taste of what is on offer for their children. North Somerset Council’s central school meals contractor, Edwards and Wards opened up lunchtime on Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 November and parents …
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Public engagement launched on final draft of West of England Joint Spatial Plan

A public engagement process has been launched today, with the publication of the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan for the West of England region. Residents, businesses and other stakeholders from across the Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire council areas are able to submit comments on the …
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