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Pages of the Sea sand portrait soldier announced

Lieutenant Colonel John Hay Maitland Hardyman, who lost his life in the First World War, will be commemorated by a large-scale sand portrait on the beach at Weston-super-Mare  for Danny Boyle’s Armistice commission Pages of the Sea. On Sunday 11 November, the public is invited to assemble at one of 32 beaches around the UK and …
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Games Day at Nailsea Library

If you enjoy a game of Scrabble, or want to reminisce about your childhood playing snakes and ladders, then Nailsea Library has just the event for you! The library will be joining over a thousand other libraries around the world to celebrate International Games Week by hosting a Games Day on Wednesday 7 November. Staff …
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Marking the armistice centenary

Events at libraries during November will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. At Portishead Library on Wednesday 14 November, at 2pm, Clive Burlton, author, publisher and local historian, will talk about his book, Trenches to Trams, the Life of a Bristol Tommy. George Pine was one of four brothers from …
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Walk to school challenge begins

Children and families across North Somerset have the chance to get more active this autumn as part of an exciting project to encourage children to walk to school. With help from the Department for Transport’s Access Fund, North Somerset Council has joined forces with Living Streets to deliver WOW – The Year-Round Walk to School …
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Communities benefit from new development levy

Communities in North Somerset are benefiting directly from a new levy on developments. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by North Somerset Council earlier this year to help deliver much-needed infrastructure in the area. Developers are required to pay the levy to help fund the cost of infrastructure such as schools and transport improvements. …
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Chance to find out about landlord incentive scheme

Two free events for landlords will take place next month as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing work to help prevent homelessness by making more good quality, affordable properties available to rent privately. The breakfast events are an opportunity for landlords and owners of empty or second homes to find out more about the wide …
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Weston-super-Mare to be part of Danny Boyle’s Armistice Day commission

Weston-super-Mare will be part of Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. On 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on beaches across the UK for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during …
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Blue badge misuse leads to court

Three blue badge misuse cases brought by North Somerset Council were heard before local magistrates last Friday (12 October) leading to over £1,600 in fines and costs. In the first case, Jenny Tyack aged 70 of The Swallows in Weston-super-Mare pleaded guilty to misuse of a blue badge. The court heard that on Monday 19 …
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Views sought on hillfort management plan

The views of local people are being sought on plans aimed at safeguarding the future of Worlebury Hillfort. The Iron Age hillfort situated on Worlebury Hill overlooking Weston-super-Mare is managed by North Somerset Council. Following an independent archaeological condition survey of the hillfort earlier this year, the council has produced a plan for the future …
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Holiday fun at The Campus

There will be lots on offer at The Campus in Weston-super-Mare to keep children of all ages entertained during the school holidays at the end of this month. The popular trampolining is back on Wednesday 31 October with hour-long sessions costing £8 a child. The Ofsted registered Castle Kids Holiday Club for children aged four …
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