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Make 2019 the year you make a difference – become a foster carer

Potential foster carers in North Somerset are being urged to come forward this New Year and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people in the area. Currently around 230 children in North Somerset are in foster care at any one time. Sometimes, due to a shortage of foster carers in …
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‘Don’t be a Dick’ this festive period

  Revellers in Weston-super-Mare are being asked ‘Don’t be a Dick’ during their Christmas and New Year celebrations. North Somerset Council’s Community Safety Team has teamed up again with partners, including Avon and Somerset Police and Weston-super-Mare PubWatch, to run the ‘Dick and Franny’ campaign in a bid to make drinkers think twice about their …
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Brownfield register updated

The brownfield register, first published last year by North Somerset Council, has been updated. The government set out a commitment (through the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017) to ensure that as much suitable brownfield land has planning permission for housing as possible. Councils are required to create and keep up to …
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Improvements at Strode

Strode Leisure Centre is set to benefit from improvements to the fitness and swimming facilities thanks to the partnership between North Somerset Council and leisure partner Places Leisure. As part of planned significant investment to the centre in Strode Way, Clevedon, the fitness suite is getting a makeover, including new décor, lighting and flooring along …
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Safety concerns prompt weight limit on Winterstoke Road bridge

A 7.5 tonne weight limit is being introduced on Winterstoke Road bridge in Weston-super-Mare on Friday (21 December) due to safety concerns after an inspection found significant defects. The bridge, which runs over the main Bristol to Taunton railway line, is owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and dates back to 1941. It was …
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Extra £4m for adult care

An extra £4m will be spent on caring for elderly people in North Somerset next year. North Somerset Council will spend an extra six per cent in the 2019/20 financial year taking the total amount to £69.7m. Cllr Nigel Ashton, the Leader of North Somerset Council said the extra funding was the result of lobbying …
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Super Saturday for shoppers in Weston despite national downturn

As high streets across the country report a reduction in footfall numbers, with retail intelligence firm Springboard reporting a 9.1% fall on high street trading for the last Saturday before Christmas, Weston-super-Mare’s Sovereign shopping centre saw a brisk weekend of trade with over 27,000 individuals visiting the centre and a rise of 9% of families …
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Birnbeck Road resurfacing begins

An £85,000 scheme to improve Birnbeck Road in Weston is set to start on Monday 7 January. The scheme, which is expected to last two weeks, will involve road resurfacing and improvements to pavements in the area. The road will be closed between 8am and 6pm daily and a diversion route will be in place. …
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Walliscote Road improvements begin

A £130,000 scheme to improve Walliscote Road in Weston will start on Monday 7 January. The road will be resurfaced from the junctions with Clevedon Road to Clarence Road South over five days. A full road closure will be in place until the end of the work and traffic will be diverted along Beach Road …
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Go ahead for coastal link

Plans to join up a coastal walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon have been given the green light by North Somerset Council. The council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee has approved plans to build a 1.4 km shared use walking and cycling path at Tutshill Sluice, linking Kingston Seymour and Wick St Lawrence. The …
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