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Enjoying a winter walk

Residents across North Somerset enjoyed a healthy start to 2018 with a series of winter walks during the first week of this year. North Somerset Council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles team co-ordinated walks in Weston, Portishead, Nailsea, Clevedon and Long Ashton as part of the Festival of Winter Walks, which is organised by The Ramblers. …
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Council must save over £11m in year ahead

North Somerset Council’s members met last night to debate how they will close the £11m budget gap for the financial year ahead. North Somerset Council, like many councils across the country, is facing a very difficult budget setting process for 2018/19. Having already incorporated £90m of revenue savings into its budget since 2010, the continuing …
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Christmas trees and recycling

Christmas trees can be put out with residents recycling between Tuesday 9 and Friday 19 January. Just leave your tree out by 7am on the garden waste collection day for your road (you can find out when this is at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/calendar). Trees over two metres should be cut in half. North Somerset Council’s executive member …
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New year, new bike, make sure you get it marked!

Residents are being given the chance by North Somerset Council to get their bicycle marked and its details registered on the national cycle database used by the police. ‘Bike Register’ deters cycle thieves and reunites stolen bikes with their owners, working in partnership with all UK police forces. The marking kits, which usually retail at …
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Two more libraries to extend opening hours

Work to install a new self-service system and increase opening hours at two more North Somerset libraries will take place in January. The swipe card access system, branded ‘Extended Access’, is being introduced at the joint library and children’s centres in Worle and Yatton. When the new system goes live in February it will enable …
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Work begins on new fibre broadband network for North Somerset

A major engineering project has been launched to connect 6,500 homes and businesses in Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset to a new ultrafast full-fibre broadband network that will deliver some of the fastest speeds in the UK. It’s part of the £171m Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, the biggest public-funded broadband project …
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Clevedon’s gateway to services

Employment and benefits advice is now available under one roof in Clevedon. Clevedon Jobcentre has moved to North Somerset Council’s Castlewood offices in Tickenham Road where it has joined the benefits service in a shared accessible space. The new gateway is open from 9am to 5pm every weekday, except Wednesday when it opens at 10am. Combining …
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Helping the homeless this Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching people have been asking the council what they can do to help the homeless. Anyone who is homeless, threatened with homelessness or just wanting advice on the housing options available to them should visit the council’s housing advice drop-in at the Town Hall in Weston any time between 8.45am and 4.15pm Monday …
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New inclusive sports club coming to Portishead

A new inclusive multi-sports club is coming to Parish Wharf Leisure Centre in Portishead in the New Year. The club starts on Thursday 11 January and is for children aged eight to 16 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their siblings. It will provide a safe and fun environment where children can enjoy …
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