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Working together to keep children safe

Police officers from the Bournville and Oldmixon One Team linked up with local schools and North Somerset Council officers to check on the welfare of children who were absent from school. Working with school staff and council Education Welfare Officers, PCSOs visited the homes of 22 children who had been recorded as unauthorised absences on …
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Story time at Clevedon Library

Dress up as your favourite book character and head for Clevedon Library next week. The library will be celebrating World Book Day at its storytime sessions on Monday 29 February and Tuesday 1 March. The sessions are free for pre-school children and their parents/carers. The library in Old Church Road runs storytime sessions on Mondays …
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North Somerset smokers invited to be quitters on No Smoking Day

Smokers in North Somerset are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 9 March. While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit, nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke, including 15.6 per cent in North Somerset. …
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Day of action in Portishead

North Somerset Council Community Response and Area Officers teamed up with Portishead police and Portishead Community Speed Watch (CSW) to tackle local issues on Tuesday (23 February). Neighbourhood police officers, specialist Roads Policing officers and PCSOs worked with the council staff and volunteers to take action on problems raised by local people. Neighbourhood Sergeant Gavin …
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Sticker storybook fun in libraries

A new sticker storybook for families with young children will be launched at Yatton Library on Friday (26 February). The free sticker book will be available at Yatton, Clevedon and Pill libraries in North Somerset while stocks last. It is aimed at encouraging families with children up to five to visit the library regularly and …
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Improvements to bus information in Portishead and Pill

An improved way of providing bus stop information on electronic screens in Portishead and Pill is being trialled by North Somerset Council. Buses have live tracking devices to detect their exact locations and predict how long until they arrive at the stop. Predicted times are shown on real time information (RTI) screens in minutes. However, …
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Landowner failed to comply with enforcement notice

A landowner who failed to comply with an enforcement notice served on him by North Somerset Council has been landed with a bill of more than £20,000. George Montgomery entered a not guilty plea at Bristol Crown Court for failing to comply with an enforcement notice requiring him to remove a residential caravan from agricultural …
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New website launches

Our new-look website is now live, marking the start of a series of improvements to our online services. This website uses a structure that groups similar subjects together to help you find what you need more easily and better use of icons aids navigation. An improved search facility is the fastest way to move around …
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Safe place to park

Public car parks run by North Somerset Council continue to be recognised for their safe parking. Nine car parks in the district have again been awarded the ‘Park Mark’ Safer Car Park award following on-site assessments by the British Parking Association (BPA) and police. The nine are: Nailsea and Backwell Station at Backwell Salthouse Fields …
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Funding success for new town centre ‘pocket park’

A project to create a ‘pocket park’ in Weston-super-Mare town centre has been successful in a bid for government funding. The Department for Communities and Local Government has awarded a grant of £15,000 to Weston-super-Mare Business Improvement District for a project to enhance the public space outside the building known as The Centre on Walliscote …
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