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Government announces funding for Weston flood scheme

The government has announced nearly half a million pounds to help reduce the risk of flooding in a residential area of Weston-super-Mare. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced that schemes across the country will receive a share of £36m announced in the Autumn Statement to improve flood protection. In North Somerset, £430,000 will be used …
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Local author to visit Worle Library

Weston-based author Justin Newland is visiting Worle Library this month to talk about his new book. Justin will be in conversation with Frome poet B. Anne Adriaens about ‘The Genes of Isis’ on Saturday 14 April at 11am. Set in Ancient Egypt, the novel draws on two main sources – the myth of Isis and …
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Continuing commitment to improving North Somerset’s roads

North Somerset Council has awarded a five-year contract to maintain and improve the area’s roads to Skanska. The highways services contract is worth up to £50m and started this week. Skanska already held the council’s highways maintenance contract until the end of March. The new contract will continue to cover: carriageway and footway surfacing and …
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Showcasing digital skills

University Centre Weston (UCW) and North Somerset Council are teaming up again to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their digital skills to local employers in the 2018 Digital Showcase. The event, supported by Barclays, runs from 3pm on Thursday 10 May at the Law and Professional Services Academy at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare. …
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Free support to live a healthier life

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare are being encouraged to contact North Somerset Council’s Health Trainer service to receive up to 12 free sessions of healthy lifestyle support. Every year the council’s Health Trainer service successfully supports hundreds of local residents to eat healthier, drink less alcohol, lose weight, exercise more and stop smoking. Appointments for support …
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Big Bang at the Tropicana!

Calling all budding young scientists and engineers! This month sees the Tropicana playing host to the Big Bang @ Weston, bringing science and engineering to life for young people. If bubbling test tubes and Bunsen burners (and a few big bangs along the way!) are your kind of thing then this event is not to …
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Weston Purple Flag Day

This Saturday (7 April) is “Purple Flag Day” in Weston-super-Mare. The town has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for the third consecutive year in recognition of its safe and diverse evening and night-time economy. It follows a joint submission led by North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Police and the Weston Business Improvement District …
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Gadget Club

The Gadget Club at Weston Library next Friday (6 April) is for anyone who wants to find out how to download the library’s free eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines. More than 70 eMagazines are now available with new titles including Economist, Gardener’s World and Grazia!. The Gadget Club meets on the first Friday of the month …
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Council tackles rogue landlords

North Somerset Council is adopting a new approach to proactively tackle poor housing conditions in private rented homes in Weston-super-Mare town centre. The new area-based approach will target the council’s enforcement action at rogue landlords and poor quality privately rented homes in the town centre, including Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The council has conducted …
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Weston app exceeds expectations

An app, which has been launched to help Weston residents and visitors find historic landmarks in and around the seaside town, has exceeded targets and is the second most downloaded walk, and more popular than the Buckingham Palace trail. The Crumbs City Trail mobile app, which has been launched under the Heritage Action Zone, takes …
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