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£1.1m for Tropicana moves a step closer

North Somerset Council’s ambitions for the Tropicana have moved a step closer this week following news that the council’s bid for £1.1m from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund has reached the final shortlist of projects. If successful, the funding will enable the council to establish The Tropicana as a regional year-round arts, creative and entertainment …
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Coastal cycle path moves forward

Plans to join up a coastal walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon have moved a step closer. Planning permission is being sought to build a 1.4 km shared use walking and cycling path at Tutshill Sluice, linking Kingston Seymour and Wick St Lawrence. The path, which follows a section of old railway line, …
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Tyres slashed on waste vehicles

Mindless vandals have been on a rampage over the weekend slashing the tyres on seven waste and recycling vehicles at the Biffa waste depot in Weston-super-Mare. Five recycling lorries and two waste vehicles were targeted. Five vehicles were identified as damaged when the crews arrived for work at 6am today, but two did not have …
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Weston-super-Glow

The countdown is on for North Somerset’s first ever Weston-super-Glow on Saturday 17 November. With over 34,000 people having already shown interest in the event on Facebook, it’s shaping up to be potentially one of the largest events for the area this year. The event, organised by North Somerset Council in partnership with Exclusive Ballooning, …
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Hillfort volunteers thanked

A group of hardy local residents braved the cold to help dismantle a number of illegally constructed features at Worlebury Camp Iron Age hillfort in Weston-super-Mare. These included a stone cairn, built from the stones that form the defensive banks of the hillfort itself. North Somerset Council had to apply for Scheduled Monument Consent to …
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Major improvement scheme begins in Beggar Bush Lane

A £400,000 scheme to improve Beggar Bush Lane (B3129) in Failand is set to start on Monday 19 November. The scheme, which is due to last three weeks, will include resurfacing, drainage clearing, signage updating, road marking improvements and litter picking. The work will be carried out on a 3.2km stretch of the road using …
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Report rogue landlords online

Residents across North Somerset are being encouraged to help improve housing standards in the private rented sector by reporting rogue landlords online. A new reporting form is available on the council’s website at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roguelandlord which anyone can use to report concerns about the behaviour of a landlord or letting agent, or about a rented property. …
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SEND plans approved

A government watchdog has approved plans made by North Somerset Council and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) to improve services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in North Somerset. Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a joint review of services for children and …
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North Somerset remembers

Remembrance Sunday takes on a special significance this year, marking the centenary of the end of hostilities in the First World War. Events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war are taking place throughout North Somerset, culminating in remembrance services across the district on Sunday 11 November. Parades, concerts, exhibitions, memorial walks …
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OT Week comes to North Somerset

A team of occupational therapists from North Somerset Council and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) are getting out and about to raise the profile of their profession which supports people to ‘live life their way’ despite any health or care needs they may be living with. This is to mark this year’s Occupational Therapy Week, …
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