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Work to start on transforming Town Square

Work to transform a key public space in the heart of Weston-super-Mare town centre is due to start in early January. North Somerset Council has commissioned Building Design Partnership (BDP), a major international practice of architects and designers, to enhance Weston Town Square and the Italian Gardens, a prominent but under-used town centre space. BDP’s …
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New funding to help people with learning disabilities in North Somerset

People with learning disabilities in North Somerset are set to benefit from £213,000 of funding to help them live more independently in their own homes thanks to a successful bid by North Somerset Council. The Department of Health today (Tuesday 20 December) announced the successful bidders to a £25m government fund with North Somerset being …
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Iain’s Armed Forces work recognised

The retirement of a founder member of the North Somerset Armed Forces Covenant Steering Group has been marked with a special presentation. Iain Norris has retired from the steering group and at his last meeting the group’s chairman, Cllr Peter Bryant, paid tribute to all he has achieved. As a member of the steering group …
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Landowner jailed for breaching court order

A landowner has been sent to prison for breaching a court order requiring him to comply with an enforcement notice served on him by North Somerset Council. The enforcement notice served in January 2013 required George Montgomery to remove a caravan and hardstanding from agricultural land he owns at Stowey Road, Yatton. Montgomery failed to …
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Snow joke! Scoopy and friends are getting ready to do their grit

Children from Winscombe and Sandford primary schools have been getting to grits with winter weather plans by naming North Somerset Council’s six new gritters. The council teamed up with Skanska, its highways contractor, and asked the children to each draw a picture of a gritter and give it a name. Cllr Ann Harley, ward member …
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Bournville school crossing patrol

A North Somerset school has a school crossing patrol thanks to sponsorship from an insurance company. Bournville Primary School in Weston-super-Mare was successful with a bid to Churchill Insurance for a crossing patrol to be funded outside their school, as part of a nationwide campaign by the insurance company. Since 1 September the school crossing …
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Upcoming events at Clevedon library

Clevedon Library is giving you a chance to reduce stress and boost your mood during January and February, with a range of free activities and events for adults. Why not come along, try something different and meet new people? Monday 16 January 9.30am – 1pm – enjoy a free drink while you choose your next …
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Volunteers help out a nature reserve

A group of volunteers has been helping at a local nature reserve. Nine volunteers from phone company EE helped with cutting back reeds around the pools at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve. Samantha Phillips, Natural Environment Officer with North Somerset Council said: “The group contacted me after seeing our article in North Somerset Life and posters …
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Christmas fun at The Campus

Castle Kids Club will be running their Ofsted registered holiday club at The Campus in Weston-super-Mare in the week leading up to Christmas. The club, for children aged four (and at school) to 14, will run from Monday 19 to Friday 23 December. A full day from 8am to 6pm will cost £24 per child …
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More funding for Weston regeneration

A bid by North Somerset Council to establish an HAZ (Heritage Action Zone) for Weston-super-Mare has been agreed by Historic England. These zones are a new initiative from Heritage England (HE) aimed at helping unlock the economic potential of an historic town by encouraging local partners to make use of their resources in a creative …
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