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Council identifies more housing sites

A number of additional housing sites have been identified by North Somerset Council in order to meet the area’s housing needs over the next nine years. The council has been required to find more potential sites by a government planning inspector. Earlier this year the inspector considered the council’s Site Allocations Plan which sets out …
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Council to seek operator for new food and drink centre

Plans to appoint a commercial operator to run a regional food and drink innovation centre on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare have been agreed by North Somerset Council’s Executive. Construction of FoodWorksSW in the heart of the Junction 21 Enterprise Area is due to start by the end of the year with an opening scheduled for …
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Locking Road resurfacing

Part of a main road through Weston-super-Mare is due to be resurfaced this month, as part of North Somerset Council’s continuing commitment to improving the area’s roads. Locking Road in Weston-super-Mare will be closed overnight from 7pm to 6am, starting on Monday (11 September) for two weeks. During the first week crews will carry out …
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North Somerset is top of the coastal economy league

North Somerset’s economy is performing better than almost all other British coastal communities, and bucking the national trend, according to a new report published today (Monday 4 September). In “Living on the Edge” from think tank organisation Social Market Foundation, North Somerset is named as the fifth highest performing coastal community in Great Britain over …
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Grants available for clubs and coaches in North Somerset

Grants to help increase inclusive sports activities across North Somerset are now available. North Somerset Council’s Sportarray programme has launched a new opportunity for clubs, coaches and providers to access grants of up to £500. The grant scheme has been made possible due to funding secured by the council from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund. …
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Volunteer sessions at nature reserve

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in events and activities at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve during September. The reserve, managed by North Somerset Council, will host three volunteer sessions on Thursday 7, Tuesday 12 and Saturday 16 September from 9.30am to 12.30pm. “It’s the time of year again to revisit the North Pools …
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Inspectors recognise ‘good-quality’ work in children’s social care

An inspection report published by Ofsted today recognises the progress that has been made by North Somerset Council since the last inspection of its services for children in 2012. The report is based on a full inspection of the service made by Ofsted in June and July this year. The overall judgement of the service …
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Library and children’s centre opens in Yatton

The new Yatton Library and Children’s Centre has opened. Alterations have been made to the library in the High Street to enable Yatton Moor Children’s Centre, previously based at Yatton Infant School, to move into the refurbished building. The work has included infilling the mezzanine floor, making the upper floor more accessible with new office …
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New creative co-working hub to open next month

A new creative and digital co-working hub is set to open in September as part of the Weston-super-Mare town centre regeneration programme. North Somerset Council was awarded a £460,000 grant last year from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to support the purchase and development of the creative hub. Since then, the former Badger …
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New library and children’s centre opens at Pill

The new Pill Library and Children’s Centre is now open. Work to refurbish the library building at Crockerne House in Underbanks has involved remodelling the inside of the library and providing an outside play area. This has enabled the children’s centre, previously based at Crockerne Primary School, to move into the building. The new community hub providing …
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