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Interim work at Cabstand, Portishead

Interim works will take place at Cabstand in Portishead tomorrow and Thursday (12 and 13 July). Crews will fill the excavations in the traffic island on Wyndham Way so the barriers can be removed. Following the works there will still be traffic cones covering the exposed ducts and signs warning pedestrians that the puffin crossing …
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Young people shape new multi-million pound support service

Young victims have helped shape a new £1.5 million support service for children and young people who have been sexually exploited.   The new service will be delivered by children’s charity Barnardo’s and funded by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner and the area’s five local authorities – Bath and North East Somerset Council, …
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Join Animal Agents at North Somerset libraries this summer

Children in North Somerset are being encouraged to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. Animal Agents launches in libraries across North Somerset this Saturday (15 July) and runs until Saturday 9 September. The Summer Reading Challenge asks four to 11-year-olds to borrow and …
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Get new members through local Active Directory

Sport and physical activity instructors in North Somerset are being given the opportunity to promote their activities for free! North Somerset Council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles team is producing the sixth edition of its Active Directory – the flagship publication for sport and exercise groups in North Somerset. Entry in the directory is free on …
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Library celebrates community status

Congresbury Community Library will celebrate its new status as a community managed library at a coffee morning in the library on Saturday (8 July) at 10.30am. The management of the library has transferred to Congresbury Parish Council following agreements reached with North Somerset Council who are carrying out a review of all libraries and children’s …
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Dual carriageway annual maintenance

Annual maintenance work along more than three miles of dual carriageway from junction 21 of the M5 into Weston-super-Mare will take place next week. The work will include cutting back vegetation, grass cutting and removing weeds and litter from the central reservation along Somerset Avenue, Flowerdown Bridge and Herluin Way. It will take place between …
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New cycle route from Uphill to Brean now open

Cyclists and walkers are now able to avoid a busy road and take a five-mile traffic-free route from Uphill to Brean. The long-awaited section of the Coastal Towns shared-use route was officially opened today (Friday 7 July) by the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw. The route is named the Brean Down Way. “It means cyclists can now bypass …
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Summer holiday fun at The Campus

There will be lots on offer at The Campus this summer to keep children of all ages entertained during the school holidays. Whether you’re looking for something sporty or creative the community venue in Locking Castle will have something for everyone to enjoy. The regular football fun days will be running each week day, from …
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New date for opening of Pill library and children’s centre

The opening of Pill library and children’s centre is now provisionally set for Tuesday 22 August. Work to refurbish the library building at Crockerne House in Underbanks began in April but is taking longer than expected to complete. The work is being done to enable the children’s centre, currently based at Crockerne Primary School, to …
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Council quizzed on roads

Residents and visitors to Portishead took the opportunity to quiz council officers yesterday when a highways roadshow visited the town. The event took place in the car park at Sainsbury’s, Serbert Road, with the council’s purple StreetSafe bus MAVIS (multi-agency vehicle in service) parked at the front of the store. Officers from the council’s highways …
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