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Steve on top in SCOTY regional final

A North Somerset school chef is into the final of the School Caterer of the Year after coming out top in the regional final. Steve Fowell from Mendip Green Primary in Worle was named the winner at the South West region final, held in the development kitchen at Nestlé’s head office at Gatwick, yesterday. Steve …
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New speed limit for Winford

Work will start later this month to introduce a new speed limit in a North Somerset village, as part of the council’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety. A 20mph limit will come into effect in Winford Village from the end of January. As part of the scheme, works will take place to build out …
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Free cycle stands for a limited time

North Somerset Council currently have a limited number of free cycle stands to give away. Organisations – such as workplaces, schools, leisure facilities, churches or places of worship and other amenities used by the public – can apply for up to five Sheffield type stands in a high grade stainless steel finish. Each stand is …
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Tropicana unveils events line-up

An exciting year lies ahead as the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare continues to establish itself as a major events venue. 2017 will see the seafront venue host a variety of arts, cultural and entertainment activities. Already lined up for the coming year are: regular live music nights at the Reaper Bar featuring local artists and tribute …
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Come along and join in with nature reserve volunteers

January brings the opportunity to work off that extra slice of Christmas cake by joining the Portbury Wharf volunteer community at one of their sessions on site. There are two sessions again this month with the first next week to continue the good work clearing the encroaching bramble from the ponds. This also gives you …
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Improvement works start next week on busy Weston road

An improvement scheme to make journeys around Weston-super-Mare town centre quicker and simpler will start in the New Year, as part of North Somerset Council’s continuing commitment to improving the area’s roads. Starting on Monday (9 January), improvement works will take place to realign Locking Road and Alfred Street so that traffic heading from Locking …
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Need help with your new tablet device?

The Gadget Club is back in Weston Library for people who need help using electronic devices, such as smart phones and tablets. The free monthly drop-in session starts at the library in the Town Hall in Walliscote Grove Road from 10am-11am on Friday 6 January and continues on the first Friday of each month. Staff …
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Deadline looms to apply for school places

Parents are reminded that the deadline is looming to apply for school places for September 2017. The closing date for parents to apply for their child to start school, or transfer from infant to junior school, in September is Sunday 15 January. Applications can be made for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 …
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Cook2Learn coming to North Somerset libraries

An exciting new project is launching in North Somerset libraries in the New Year. Cook2Learn offers a series of free workshops where people can gain new skills by following and preparing simple recipes while learning about food and healthy lifestyle choices. The workshops are designed for adults who have not done much cooking before and …
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Hundreds of local people to get help to tackle rising diabetes levels

Hundreds of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be offered tailored support to avoid the potentially life-threatening condition.  The area has been chosen to take part in a pioneering national NHS programme next year which will see people offered education and lifestyle coaching to reduce their …
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