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Funding boost for Weston town centre regeneration

North Somerset Council has been awarded £700,000 by the Government to boost development in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. The funding will move forward a number of key projects within the council’s ambitious programme to regenerate the town centre. The grant will be used to commission the architectural design and the planning application for Walliscote Place …
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New rental standard launched

People looking for good private rented accommodation in North Somerset will soon be able to look for a quality kite mark thanks to a new initiative. The scheme, to recognise good landlords and letting agents, has been launched today (Tuesday 5 January) across the district and in the neighbouring authorities of BANES, South Gloucestershire and …
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New licensing scheme to improve private rented housing

A proposed new licensing scheme aims to improve conditions in privately rented housing across a part of Weston-super-Mare. If the scheme is approved by North Somerset Council, landlords will need to obtain a licence setting out conditions regarding the management and condition of their properties. There would be an initial one-off fee of £320 for …
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Weston College awarded University Centre status

Weston College has been granted University Centre status, bringing Weston-super-Mare one step closer to becoming a university town. Guests at the college’s annual Business Breakfast were told by Principal and Chief Executive Dr Paul Phillips OBE that it is to be designated a University Centre of the University of the West of England Bristol. Weston …
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Ensuring services are ‘fit for the future’

A report outlining a major review aimed at improving North Somerset Council’s community-based buildings and services will be considered by councillors next week. The proposed Community Access Review will look at all the buildings and front-facing services run by the council in the community to make sure they are fit for purpose, meet the current …
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Broadoak Hill reopens early

Broadoak Hill in Dundry has reopened today (Thursday) after works to repair the road were completed ahead of schedule. The extensive works, which had been expected to take eight weeks to complete, began in early October and involved excavating the road so that a new retaining wall could be installed, as well as building a …
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Work starts on third phase of Dolphin Square

Building contractors will start moving on to Dolphin Square in mid-November to start the construction of the £18m third phase of the regeneration project. Once the initial site preparation has been completed, piling will start in January 2016 with the steelwork to follow and doors expected to open in the summer of 2017. “This has …
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Building on the Dismaland legacy

Councillors will meet next week to decide whether to give the go-ahead to an additional programme of building improvements at the former Tropicana building in Weston-super-Mare. The report to be considered by North Somerset Council on Tuesday (10 November) says the proposed works “would enable the former outdoor multi-use pool area and enclosed bowling alley …
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Marine Lake re-opens to the public

Clevedon’s Marine Lake will re-open to the public on Friday (23 October) following a six-month restoration project. The £850,000 project has included: reinforcing and raising the existing sea wall – a fibre-reinforced concrete inner wall has been installed against the existing sea wall installing a new larger sluice to allow the lake to be managed …
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Step forward for Weston town centre regeneration

Another big step towards the regeneration of Weston-super-Mare is set to be taken by North Somerset Council next week as part of its bold vision for a vibrant and prosperous town centre. At its meeting on Tuesday (20 October) the Executive will consider the next steps in redeveloping Weston police station and the adjoining former …
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