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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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Tropicana gearing up for a packed year of events

The Tropicana, on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare, is enjoying something of a renaissance as a multi-use events and entertainment venue, and 2018 is already shaping up with a great programme of events. Since Banksy brought Dismaland to the venue in 2015, North Somerset Council has worked hard with local and national event organisers to bring …
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Funding to help deliver homes and new school

A grant of just under £1m to help deliver homes and a new school at Parklands Village in Weston-super-Mare has been welcomed by North Somerset Council. The council learned today (Thursday 1 February) that its bid to the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) has been successful. The grant funding will help open up land for …
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Bike register event a success

Over 100 people have had their bikes registered for free with a police-approved national database, thanks to North Somerset Council. During January the council’s sustainable travel team, as part of Travelwest roadshows, helped host events at Nailsea, Worle and Weston train stations offering support to people who choose to travel by bike. The team registered …
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Website maintenance

We’ll be carrying out essential website maintenance on Sunday 11 February between 8am and 6pm. The maintenance will cause some parts of the website to occasionally be unavailable, including online forms and maps. The work will also affect the following websites: The Campus NSC Partnership North Somerset Partnership North Somerset Adoption North Somerset Building Control We apologise for …
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Gadget Club

The Gadget Club at Weston Library this Friday (2 February) is for anyone who wants to find out how to download the library’s free eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines. More than 70 eMagazines are available with new titles including Good Housekeeping, Computeractive and TV Times. The Gadget Club meets on the first Friday of the month …
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Rogue taxi driver taken off the road

An illegal taxi driver who was prolifically operating without a licence has been fined £870 and banned from driving for 12 months. Michael Cook, 62, from Forester Road, Portishead pleaded guilty to six offences and was told to pay over £2,000 in legal costs. Mr Cook was caught following a long investigation by North Somerset …
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Landowner jailed again for breaching court order

A North Somerset landowner has been sent to prison for a second time for continuing to breach a court order. The court order required George Montgomery to comply with an enforcement notice served on him by North Somerset Council. The enforcement notice served in January 2013 required Montgomery to remove a caravan and hardstanding from …
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Claim a stand…for free

Are you a business looking to provide more cycle facilities for your employees? Or maybe a community venue who would like to offer visitors somewhere to park their bikes. If so then an offer from North Somerset Council could be for you. Thanks to funding from the Department for Transport Access Fund for Sustainable Travel, …
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Sign up to a healthier commute

Making small changes to your commute to work can have real benefits, both for you and your employer. The Travelwest roadshow team visits businesses in the area to promote healthier and more sustainable ways of commuting. The team gives advice and guidance on sustainable transport options and can help staff with personalised route planning. Information …
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