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Investment in North Somerset’s roads is paying off

The condition of roads in North Somerset is among the best in England, according to a national survey by the Department for Transport. The annual road conditions survey presents information about roads across England, looking at what percentage of the road network in each area should be considered for maintenance. The higher the percentage the …
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Share a story on World Book Day

Families and young readers are being invited to enjoy the pleasures of reading and share a story as libraries in North Somerset gear up to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 1 March. Children from local schools and pre-schools will be welcomed into libraries across North Somerset to enjoy stories in the library. Free Bookstart …
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Budget agreed as council seeks new ways of raising income

A new income stream to help fill the gap left by reduced government funding was given the go-ahead by North Somerset Council at its budget-setting meeting last night (Tuesday 20 February). In setting the 2018/19 budget councillors approved: a 2.99% increase in council tax to help meet the increasing demand and cost of frontline council …
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Council car parks recognised for safety and accessibility

Public car parks run by North Somerset Council have again been recognised for their safe parking, as well as receiving an award of excellence for disability access. Following independent on-site assessments by the British Parking Association (BPA), five council car parks have recently retained the Safer Car Park scheme ‘Park Mark.’ The national ‘Park Mark’ …
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Registration open for 2018 Travel to Work survey

Businesses across North Somerset have until this Friday (23 February) to register for the 2018 West of England Travel to Work survey. 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 …
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Turn your project idea into reality

Do you have an idea for a project that could benefit your local area? North Somerset Council has joined forces with specialist crowdfunding provider Spacehive to bring forward an exciting new funding opportunity for projects that improve local places. ‘Crowdfund North Somerset’ enables residents and local businesses, organisations and groups to post their project ideas …
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Encouraging the growth of North Somerset’s food and drink sector

Plans to encourage food and drink manufacturing and related business development in North Somerset are currently out for consultation. North Somerset Council is seeking views on the Weston Business Quarter Local Development Order (LDO). The LDO is intended to make the planning process simpler and easier for new food and drink businesses seeking premises or …
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Plans for town centre upgrade

The regeneration of Weston-super-Mare is set to continue with a £4.45m scheme now approved to upgrade the centre of town. Public open space improvements and enhanced transport links will make the town centre more attractive and accessible for everyone. “Weston has changed significantly since the railway station and Alexandra Parade were built when the population …
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Joinmyjourney

A plasma technology firm based in Yatton has launched a journey sharing scheme to reduce the number of employees commuting alone, thanks to help from North Somerset Council. Oxford Instruments has signed up to joinmyjourney, a free journey sharing website that allows employees to find colleagues who share compatible journeys by car, walking or cycling. …
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Working together to attract overseas visitors

Working in partnership to attract more overseas visitors is key to the success of the area as a tourism destination. This was the strong message from businesses at the fifth annual North Somerset Tourism and Leisure Conference held at Clevedon Hall. Representatives from 32 tourism and leisure-related businesses came together for the conference and stressed …
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