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New powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

New orders to tackle anti-social behaviour and make public spaces more welcoming are now in force in North Somerset. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) have been introduced across the district by North Somerset Council to deter individuals or groups of individuals committing anti-social behaviour in public places. The new orders have replaced existing dog control …
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The carnival’s coming to Weston

Glittering illuminated floats, marching bands, fancy dress walkers and entertainers will wind their way through Weston-super-Mare town centre on Friday 10 November with thousands of visitors expected to descend on the town to watch the annual carnival procession. The start of the procession route has changed slightly this year due to changes in the road …
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#BOSSIT campaign to help residents explore potential

A new campaign, which aims to help people in the South and Central wards of Weston-super-Mare explore their talents and skills and consider a future career or business that they will love, is under way. #BOSSIT is aimed at residents in the areas of Bournville, Coronation, Oldmixon, the Potteries and the town centre, who would …
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Campsite owner sentenced for gas safety breach

The owner of a North Somerset campsite has received a suspended prison sentence after a visitor to the site suffered carbon monoxide poisoning. Stephen Paul Longden, 47, the owner of Mendip View Camping, Kingdown Lane, Winford, pleaded guilty to an offence under Health and Safety legislation that prohibits installation of gas appliances by anyone who …
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Google visit deemed a huge success

Google’s recent visit to Weston-super-Mare has been deemed a huge success after seeing more than 100  companies visit The Stable, Weston’s new creative hub, to discover how to improve their digital footprint. The internet giant offered free digital training at pop-up sessions, Digital Garage, as part of the latest stop on their coastal towns tour. …
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Grit expectations

With the nights starting to draw in and the clocks going back at the end of the month, North Somerset Council’s fleet of gritters will soon be heading out on the roads. Every winter the council’s six gritters – which were christened Ice Cracker, Big Grit, Scoopy, Ice Destroyer, Mr G and Frosty by local …
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Final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan to be considered by councils

The final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) has been published ahead of its consideration by the four councils, North Somerset, Bristol City, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The JSP will provide the overarching development framework to guide housing, employment and infrastructure requirements to 2036. The JSP will …
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Jason and the Argonauts come to Weston Library

To mark the performance of Jason and the Argonauts at The Tropicana next week (25 – 28 October), Weston Library will be hosting special workshops to inspire young adventurers. There will be a free treasure hunt taking place on Thursday 26 October from 10am until 11am and a drama workshop run by Four of Swords …
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Funding available to help sustainable travel

Thousands of pounds worth of funding is still available to businesses, schools and community buildings across North Somerset to help support sustainable travel. Following successful bids to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund, North Somerset Council has £30,000 worth of funding available to help organisations invest in sustainable travel improvements. Organisations can apply for up …
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Town centre transport improvements move step nearer

A £4.45m scheme to improve transport links in Weston-super-Mare town centre has received a major boost. It was announced today (Thursday 19 October) that North Somerset Council’s bid to the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund for £2.95m towards the scheme has been successful. The remaining funding is the subject of a separate bid …
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