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Apprenticeship charter signed

A charter ensuring apprenticeships deliver positive outcomes for both apprentices and employers has been signed by North Somerset Council and UNISON. The council has established an excellent track record of apprenticeships with a large number of existing staff taking advantage of the increases in higher-level apprenticeships and last year more than 100 apprentices attended training …
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North Somerset partnership shortlisted for award

An innovative partnership project to help people in North Somerset struggling to pay their council tax has been shortlisted for an award. North Somerset FirstSteps was set up two years ago by North Somerset Council working in partnership with Liberata, who administer council tax on behalf of the council, and Citizens Advice North Somerset. The …
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May the fun be with you at The Campus

With the May school holidays fast approaching, now is the time to book your child’s place on one of the fun-filled holiday clubs at The Campus in Weston-super-Mare. The popular ‘Football Fun Days’ will run from 9am-3pm from Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June for children aged five to 12. The cost is £14 …
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New chairman looks forward to civic role

Portishead councillor David Jolley was elected Chairman of North Somerset Council for 2018/19 at last night’s annual council meeting. Cllr Jolley, joint ward member with Cllr Felicity Baker for Portishead West ward, received the chain of office from outgoing chairman Cllr Chris Blades. Cllr Jolley was first elected to the council in 2006. He currently …
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Could you make a difference and transform a life?

Could you provide a safe, loving home to a child or young person? That’s the question being asked by North Somerset Council’s fostering team during Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from Monday 14 to Sunday 27 May. The national Foster Care Fortnight, run by leading fostering charity The Fostering Network, aims to showcase the commitment, …
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Supporting deaf people in North Somerset

The support available for deaf people in North Somerset will be highlighted during Deaf Awareness Week from Monday 14 to Friday 18 May. The week will showcase the work that various organisations undertake to support people with hearing impairments. Three main events will be taking place in Weston-super-Mare during the week: Tuesday,15 May – a …
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Local author to visit Portishead Library

Weston-based author Justin Newland will be visiting Portishead Library to talk about his new book, The Genes of Isis. Justin will be in conversation with Yatton writer and spoken word coach Heidi Hollis about the novel, on Saturday 12 May from 11am. Set in Ancient Egypt, the novel draws on two main sources: the myth …
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Council wins prestigious award

A North Somerset Council building project has won ‘most considerate site’ at the auspicious Considerate Constructors National Site Awards. The award was received for the Hutton C of E Primary School scheme in the project category of £1m-£5m, carried out by John Perkins Construction Ltd. The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards are one of …
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CAL completed

The final section of a road opening up access to thousands of jobs and homes in Weston-super-Mare has been completed. The long-awaited 2.2km stretch of the Cross Airfield Link (CAL) road called ‘The Runway’ is now open to vehicles and forms the final link between the A371 Locking Moor Road and Winterstoke Road. North Somerset …
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Electric charging planned to get easier in Portishead

A glimpse of the future could be coming to Portishead with plans to build the country’s first K:Port electric car charging station. The four-vehicle Demonstration Charging Hub aims to give residents and visitors in the North Somerset area a taste and feel for what it would be like to dump the diesel and switch to …
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