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Council targets rogue landlords

Irresponsible and rogue landlords in North Somerset could face financial penalties of up to £30,000 as the council steps up its efforts to tackle poor rented accommodation in the area. Following a successful bid to the government’s Rogue Landlords Fund, the council received funding earlier this year to help its work improving standards in the …
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Flying a flag for the Commonwealth

North Somerset Council will be joining organisations across the world in marking Commonwealth Day on Monday 11 March. Every year since 2014 the council has invited local representatives from the 53 Commonwealth nations to join in this annual celebration of the Commonwealth community. The event, at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare, will see the Commonwealth …
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Jason Byrne: Wrecked But Ready

Famous Irish comedian Jason Byrne will be making his debut at the Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare with his brand-new live show later this year! Byrne, whose past performance accolades include Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV1), Don’t Say It Bring It (Dave), Wild Things (Sky) and recently seen judging Ireland’s Got Talent (ITV3), …
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New primary school plans on display

Local residents will have the opportunity to find out more about a planning application for a new primary school in Yatton when an information event takes place next week. Drop-in sessions will take place on Monday (4 March) from 3.30pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 7pm at Hangstones Pavilion on Stowey Road in Yatton, for …
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Portishead venue announces live music events

Music fans are in for a real treat with Paul Young, Kiki Dee and electro-pioneers China Crisis all heading for Portishead. China Crisis will kick-off a series of exciting live music events at Somerset Hall on Friday 11 October, with Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri performing on Saturday 2 November and Paul Young with Los …
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North Somerset to feature in major Jane Austen TV adaptation

No stranger to primetime TV appearances, North Somerset is set to hit the small screen again soon when it features in a major new Jane Austen adaptation heading for ITV1. Hot on the heels of award-winning Broadchurch, the area will be used to recreate coastal scenes for Sanditon – an eight part adaption by BAFTA-winning …
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New traffic signals get the green light

Traffic lights are set to be upgraded at a busy junction in Barrow Gurney. The work, scheduled to start on Monday 11 March will see the traffic lights and controller replaced at the junction of the A38 Bridgwater Road and Barrow Street. “This scheme forms part of our 15-year replacement programme and will see the …
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North Somerset School of the Year

St Anne’s Church Academy primary school in Weston-super-Mare has been named School of the Year at a recent regional school travel awards ceremony. The event celebrated those schools which have gained accreditation from Modeshift STARS, the national school travel award scheme which recognises excellence in promoting sustainable travel. Thanks to funding from the Department for …
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Major step forward for Portishead Rail

The MetroWest project, to re-open the Portishead to Bristol train line, has taken another important step forward. At last night’s Full Council meeting, North Somerset Council agreed to allocate up to £15m of regional funding from the Economic Development Fund to help reduce the funding gap for the project, subject to approval by the West …
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North Somerset shops to receive a cut in business rates

Small businesses in North Somerset are to receive a discount of one third off their business rates thanks to a new Government scheme to be introduced by North Somerset Council. Following the Government’s annual budget announcement in November 2018, central Government has set out a £1.5bn boost for the UK high street through business rates …
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