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Go-ahead for leisure centre extension

Plans to extend Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston-super-Mare have been approved by North Somerset Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee. The £2.15m scheme includes: a two-storey extension at the rear of the existing building providing a new fitness suite three floodlit all-weather pitches and two floodlit tennis courts on a grassed area next to Hutton …
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Two successful prosecutions

North Somerset Council has brought two successful prosecutions, leading to fines and costs of hundreds of pounds. A dog control order was obtained against Paula Kennedy from the Churchill Inn in Bristol Road, Winscombe. The order means that her Staffordshire bull terrier must be muzzled and on a lead at all times in public. This …
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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend

Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend takes place over 17 and 18 June and some flights are already confirmed! As well as a full weekend of air displays, there will be fun fair rides, military displays, an armed forces village, veterans parade and drumhead service, trade stands and activities to suit all ages. The …
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Have you signed up for the new garden waste service yet?

The new waste and recycling contract starts next month and with it comes the introduction of garden waste bins. From Wednesday 1 March the green garden waste sacks will no longer be collected and only properties registered for the new service will be visited by collection crews. Councillor Peter Bryant, executive member for recycling and …
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£1.4m Rural Business Grants for the West of England

The Rural Growth Programme for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is now open for applications. The rural business grants will provide funds for business projects in tourism, food and drink and the land-based and farming sectors. An initial open-ended round will run until January 2018 and businesses are encouraged to apply, obtain …
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Getting ready for resurfacing

A busy Weston road will close overnight later this month as part of North Somerset Council’s continuing commitment to improving and maintaining the area’s roads. Works on the B3440 Bristol Road in Weston-super-Mare will start on Monday 20 February and are expected to last for five nights. A road closure will be in place between …
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Executive to consider budget

Next week North Somerset Council’s Executive will meet to debate and agree a proposed council budget for 2017-18. The report for their consideration recommends a 1.75% increase in council tax and acceptance of the government’s 3% adult social care levy. At its meeting on Tuesday (7 February) the Executive will also consider an updated version …
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Have your say on new orders

Residents are being asked for their views on proposed new orders aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour in North Somerset. North Somerset Council is proposing to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) designed to prevent individuals or groups of individuals committing anti-social behaviour in public places. The PSPOs will replace existing dog control orders, designated public …
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Lord-Lieutenant visits Weston

The Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw, visited Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Monday) to find out all about the regeneration work going on in the town centre. The visit was hosted by the Chairman of the Council, Cllr John Crockford-Hawley, who took Mrs Maw on a guided tour around the town centre where they met the people involved …
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A decade of walking for health in North Somerset

The North Somerset Walking for Health initiative celebrated its tenth anniversary this month. The scheme, run by North Somerset Council, has provided short, sociable, walks to over 5,000 people and trained more than 250 local volunteers during that time to lead its weekly programme. The nine local groups have found huge popularity through being incredibly …
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