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Nominations open for Weston business awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Weston Business Awards. The awards are open to all businesses and organisations in the Weston-super-Mare area. They are designed to showcase Weston as a great place for business by rewarding excellence and celebrating achievement amongst the local business community. The awards are hosted by the Weston-super-Mare Chamber of …
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Further action needed to balance council’s books

North Somerset Council is introducing a series of tough new internal financial measures as it strives to meet the increasing demand for critical services from local people. In common with local authorities across the country, despite setting a balanced budget, the increasing pressure largely in providing adult care services is leading to a forecast overspend …
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Councils and foodbanks work in partnership to reduce food waste and save money

Foodbanks across the West of England have teamed up with their local councils to offer anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust’s Eat Well, Spend Less cookery and budgeting courses to local people. This is part of a campaign to promote the national Love Food Hate Waste message across the area to tackle the amount of food …
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Council responds to flooding

North Somerset Council officers have been working around the clock to respond to flooding across the district. Crews have been working hard throughout the night in the worst affected areas to keep the situation under control and minimise the risk of flooding to homes. A significant amount of rainfall since Friday has resulted in 204 …
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Provider selected to transform region’s sexual health services

Today (Tuesday 22 November) it has been announced that University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed to manage sexual health services across Bristol and the surrounding region. The new service, commissioned by Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset councils, and the accompanying Clinical Commissioning Groups, will begin on 1 April 2017. Running for …
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Health and safety breaches cost Nailsea company thousands

A well-established company in Nailsea has been fined £60,000 for health and safety breaches. North Somerset Council health and safety inspectors investigated an incident in November 2014 where an employee had fallen two metres causing significant injury while working for Nailsea Power Cleaning Limited. Simon Whitcombe (aged 41), a storeman who had worked for the …
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Get checked during HIV Testing Week

Local people are being urged to have a free simple test that could potentially prolong their life. HIV Testing Week kicks off across North Somerset next week (Monday 21 November) and local people are being encouraged to ‘get on-board’ and have a free test for HIV. The test is painless, simple and quick, and the …
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Have your say on future of Weston town centre

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on the regeneration of Weston-super-Mare town centre. North Somerset Council is currently consulting on its draft town centre supplementary planning document. This plan: sets out a masterplan to guide future planning and development of the town centre identifies key development sites and infrastructure projects helps to encourage …
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Cycling Santas saddle up

As the new South Bristol Link nears completion, contractors Alun Griffiths are organising a mass-participation cycle ride along the route as a thank you to local residents, whilst the road remains traffic-free. The family-friendly event is taking place on Sunday 18 December – with the agreement of North Somerset Council and Bristol City Council – …
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Award for armed forces work

North Somerset Council has been recognised for the work it does to support the armed forces. At a recent ceremony held at the Bishops Palace in Wells, HM Lord Lieutenant for Somerset, Mrs Anne Maw, presented North Somerset Council with the Ministry of Defence Employers Recognition Scheme, Silver Award. The award was accepted on the …
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