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Man ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work for flytipping

A man from Weston-super-Mare has been ordered by North Somerset magistrates to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to flytipping. Craig Purnell, aged 34, from Monkton Avenue in the town, appeared before magistrates on Friday 29 July and after his guilty plea was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 200 …
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A fresh new look for The Centre

A prominent building in Weston-super-Mare town centre now has been transformed, with a bright new Miami-style look. The Centre building (opposite the Old Town Hall) has had its façade repaired and painted, with planters and seating  installed in front of the building, making the site much more attractive for shoppers, visitors and residents. The Chairman of …
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Excavation on historic Congresbury monument

An archaeological dig will be taking place in Congresbury next week (Monday 1 August) in a community-led scheme. The Congresbury Market Cross, situated on the junction of Broad Street and High Street, will be examined to see if more steps exist below the road’s surface. North Somerset Council has taken part in discussions with Congresbury …
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Victorian shelter restored

The Victorian shelter in Prince Consort Gardens, Weston-super-Mare has been fully restored thanks to a joint venture involving several local organisations. Work started last year on completely refurbishing the shelter which had deteriorated over the years and was in a poor state of repair. The project involved 25 volunteers from Somerset Wood Recycling and included …
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Continuing to improve North Somerset’s roads

An £800,000 surface dressing programme, which will treat approximately 26 miles of North Somerset’s roads, is due to take place next month as part of North Somerset Council’s continuing investment in the region’s roads. The week-long programme, which will start on Friday 12 August, will see essential work carried out at various locations across the district. Surface dressing involves …
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Summer entertainment at the Tropicana

A varied line-up of  Theatre @ The Bay shows will take place at the Tropicana on the seafront during August and September. The programme of eight shows will include daytime and evening performances suitable for both adults and children. These shows are part of a full events programme planned to take place over the summer …
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First of its kind interactive iPoint launched in Weston

A new interactive information point, the first of its kind in the UK with its unique variety of functions, has been officially launched in Weston-super-Mare. The iPoint in Regent Street has a range of functions, allowing users to buy paper and smart tickets, top-up a smart card, plan a journey by public transport or browse …
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Child car seat safety checks

Officers from North Somerset Council’s road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police joined forces to carry out child car seat safety checks in Weston-super-Mare. Vehicles carrying children were stopped to allow child car seats to be checked and fitted correctly. Young people travelling as passengers were measured to ensure they were the correct height …
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Free family fun Thursdays in North Somerset

If you’re looking for something to do during the summer holidays why not go along to the free family fun Thursdays in Clevedon, Portishead and Weston-super-Mare? There will be lots on offer including games, music, entertainment, outdoor toys, arts and crafts, active learning and face painting. All the fun days are free! The family fun …
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Seven up for North Somerset!

The Lake Grounds in Portishead has become the latest open space in North Somerset to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag – the mark of a quality park or green space. The award, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead …
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