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Council quizzed on roads

Residents and visitors to Portishead took the opportunity to quiz council officers yesterday when a highways roadshow visited the town. The event took place in the car park at Sainsbury’s, Serbert Road, with the council’s purple StreetSafe bus MAVIS (multi-agency vehicle in service) parked at the front of the store. Officers from the council’s highways …
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Funding to improve walking and cycling links welcomed

Funding for two schemes aimed at improving walking and cycling links in Weston-super-Mare has been welcomed by North Somerset Council. The West of England Joint Committee has awarded funding from the Local Growth Fund for the following two projects: Weston town centre regeneration – £500,000 towards a £700,000 scheme for visual and physical improvements around …
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Council asked to identify more housing sites

North Somerset Council has been asked by a government planning inspector to identify more potential sites in order to meet the area’s housing needs over the next nine years. The inspector has been considering the council’s Site Allocations Plan which sets out the detailed housing sites needed to deliver the agreed North Somerset housing requirement …
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Enforcement roadshow a success

As part of National Licensing Week, North Somerset Council organised a roadshow and enforcement operation in Weston-super-Mare on Friday 23 June. The roadshow took place on the council’s purple StreetSafe bus MAVIS (multi-agency vehicle in service) parked in Princess Royal Square. Officers from the council’s Licensing team were joined by colleagues from Environmental Protection, Community …
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Change in Town Hall opening hours

Opening hours at Weston-super-Mare’s Town Hall and library are changing following a review of visitor numbers. Only six per cent of visitors use the service on Sundays so, to make the best use of resources, the Town Hall will now close on that day of the week with effect from this Sunday (2 July). Anyone …
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Highways roadshow rolls into town

Residents in the Portishead area will have the chance to speak to North Somerset Council highways officers and find out more about road repairs and maintenance next week. Officers will be at the town’s Sainsbury’s supermarket with MAVIS, the multi-agency community bus, from 10am on Thursday 29 June. Visitors will have the opportunity to find …
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Suspended prison sentence for man’s assault on parking attendant

A man who assaulted a North Somerset Council parking attendant has been given a suspended prison sentence, a restraining order and told to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work. Sam Ford from Churchill was sentenced at North Somerset Magistrates Court on Tuesday 13 June having been found guilty at an earlier hearing. He was …
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Changes to library opening hours

Library opening hours in North Somerset will be changing from Sunday 2 July. The revised hours are being introduced as part of the Community Access Review – North Somerset Council’s ongoing review of library and children’s centre services across the district. The changes to opening hours vary, with some libraries unchanged and others seeing a …
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Leading the way to better health

Do you enjoy walking and would you like to encourage others to enjoy it too? The Walking for Health Scheme in North Somerset is running a volunteer leader’s training day on Thursday 29 June from 10am – 3pm at Redcliffe Bay Hall, Portishead. The scheme is looking to add to its band of positive and …
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Free event in the Italian Gardens

Preparations are well under way for a free event to mark the arrival of Weston-super-Mare’s newly improved Italian Gardens. The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership awarded £2.478m of funding to support the project, and the work is now nearing completion. Improvement works, which started on site in January  have involved installing a 158,000-litre capacity …
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