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Research your family history at Clevedon Library

If you’re interested in tracing your family history Clevedon Library can help. The library in Old Church Road runs family history sessions every Monday from 9.30am-10.30am and 10.30am-11.30am. The one-hour bookable sessions are run by knowledgeable volunteers using library computers. Help will be given to search online through the many websites that can provide clues …
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World Book Day events for young readers

Libraries in North Somerset are gearing up to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 2 March. Young reading enthusiasts are invited to join in the celebrations at events taking place in libraries across the district. Children from local schools and pre-schools will be welcomed into libraries to enjoy stories. Free Bookstart rhymetimes and story times, …
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Final reprise for Broadchurch

The third and final series of Broadchurch will be arriving on our screens next week and once again Clevedon will feature heavily as a backdrop. The fictional town of Broadchurch is in Dorset and, while many of the coastal scenes have been filmed in and around Kimmeridge, shots of shops and houses have been filmed …
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West Wick roundabout improvements

Traffic flow is set to improve on a major route in Weston-super-Mare thanks to a £1m road improvement scheme. The scheme at West Wick roundabout and Elmham Way, near Morrisons, is being carried out ready for the creation of the North South link road which will run between the A371 and Churchland Way – improving …
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Raising the flag

A flag pole has been erected in Prince Consort Gardens in Weston-super-Mare and to mark the event, Chairman of North Somerset Council, Cllr John Crockford-Hawley raised the garden’s Green Flag. The area was originally known as Flag Staff Hill and Cllr Crockford-Hawley said in the past a flag was hoisted to raise the alarm when …
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Travel to work survey 2017

Each year, the local authorities in the West of England (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council) provide a travel to work survey, to get a wider picture of travel to work across the West of England area. The survey is available for organisations with more than …
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Investing in North Somerset bus services

Two new ‘kick-start’ contracts have been awarded by North Somerset Council as it continues to invest in local bus services. These contracts will result in improvements to bus services in Weston-super-Mare using funding from developments, alongside investment in the key inter-urban routes serving the district. The council has awarded a kick-start contract to secure the …
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Time is right to attract overseas visitors

The benefits of bringing more international tourism to North Somerset were highlighted at the North Somerset Tourism and Leisure Conference held at Clevedon Hall. Representatives from around 30 tourism and leisure-related businesses in North Somerset, ranging from family attractions to vineyards and arts organisations, came together for the conference and were told “the time is …
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Go-ahead for leisure centre extension

Plans to extend Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston-super-Mare have been approved by North Somerset Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee. The £2.15m scheme includes: a two-storey extension at the rear of the existing building providing a new fitness suite three floodlit all-weather pitches and two floodlit tennis courts on a grassed area next to Hutton …
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Two successful prosecutions

North Somerset Council has brought two successful prosecutions, leading to fines and costs of hundreds of pounds. A dog control order was obtained against Paula Kennedy from the Churchill Inn in Bristol Road, Winscombe. The order means that her Staffordshire bull terrier must be muzzled and on a lead at all times in public. This …
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