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Holiday fun at The Campus

There will be lots on offer at The Campus in Weston-super-Mare to keep children of all ages entertained during the school holidays at the end of this month. The popular trampolining is back on Wednesday 31 October with hour-long sessions costing £8 a child. The Ofsted registered Castle Kids Holiday Club for children aged four …
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North Somerset social worker nominated for national awards

A former North Somerset Council social worker has been recognised for her outstanding work with children and families, earning nominations for two national awards. Jenny Slee worked as a social worker for North Somerset Council for over 30 years before retiring earlier this year. She was shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement at the national Adoption …
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Short breaks offer consultation starting soon

North Somerset Council is encouraging parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs to have their say when a consultation launches next month. The consultation is about the short breaks offer available in the area and will start from noon on Thursday 1 November. The short break offer is provided for …
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New chief executive for North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council has announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Jo Walker will join the council in the new year. Her appointment was agreed by the council’s Employment Committee following a rigorous recruitment process and announced today at a meeting of the Executive. Chairman of the council’s Employment Committee, Cllr David Pasley said: …
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Trading standards join forces with police for Operation Rogue Trader

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers were targeted this week by North Somerset Trading Standards and Avon and Somerset Police as part of Operation Rogue Trader. On Wednesday (10 October) officers from both organisations, alongside colleagues from Community Response and NatWest, joined forces to tackle rogue business practices and raise awareness of the dangers linked …
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No place for hate in North Somerset

Events raising awareness of hate crime will be taking place in North Somerset next week during Hate Crime Awareness Week (13-20 October). Activities organised by the RHINS (Responding to Hate Incidents in North Somerset) partnership will highlight what a hate crime is, how to report it (whether you are a victim or a witness) and …
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Weston super Glow

Weston-super-Mare’s first ever beach night glow is set to go ahead next month after North Somerset Council teamed up with world-renowned Exclusive Ballooning. On Saturday 17 November up to 30 balloons will line-up on the beach to illuminate the night skies with their show choreographed to music. As well as the night glow, Exclusive Ballooning, …
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National campaign sees North Somerset ‘Try 1 Thing’ online

Libraries in North Somerset will be helping residents get the most out of the internet during Get Online Week next week. National Get Online Week 2018, from 15-21 October, asks you to ‘Try 1 Thing’ – to use the internet to do just one thing you would normally do in a shop or bank, in …
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Sample the delights of local producers

The popular ‘Made in North Somerset’ event returns at a new venue next Sunday (14 October). The seventh ‘Made in North Somerset’ annual market will take place in the beautiful grounds of Court House Farm at the end of Portishead High Street from 10am-4pm. The event acts as a showcase for some of the very …
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Calling all smokers in North Somerset

Smokers in North Somerset are being urged to stub out their cigarettes for good and join Stoptober. Public Health England’s 28-day stop smoking challenge started on Monday (1 October) and research shows that if people can make it to 28 days smokefree they are five times more likely to quit for good. Quitting smoking is …
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