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joinmyjourney is a website enabling commuters travelling by car, bicycle or on foot to find others to share compatible journeys to work or study, either regularly, or as a one off – reducing commuting costs, pollution, traffic congestion and parking problems. Users can manage their own personal profile by highlighting their preferences on journey type, …
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Past people, places and piers

North Somerset libraries are celebrating Local History month in May. Clevedon Library will be teaming up with Clevedon Pier to mark Local History Month. Please come and visit the library and see the display about the pier, from Tuesday 2 to Tuesday 30 May, during normal opening hours. There will also be a free talk …
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Bath, book, bed

Bath, Book, Bed is the answer all parents/carers of young children have been looking for – Booktrust’s campaign puts stories firmly at the centre of a good night’s sleep Libraries, children’s centres and health visitors in North Somerset are supporting the UK’s largest children’s reading charity BookTrust as they launch a free new booklet. Featuring …
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School reception places – national offer day

It was national offer day yesterday for reception places. In North Somerset there were 2,345 applications for reception places (the figure for last year was 2,384) and of these: 93.1% have received their first preference (88.4% last year) 4.3% have received their second preference (6.7% last year) 1.2% have received their third preference (1.9% last …
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Blue badge offenders made to pay

North Somerset Council has brought eight successful prosecutions against people for misusing blue badges. Seven of those summonsed to appear in court on Friday 31 March are from the local area, and one from the north of England. Nicholas Hayman from Walliscote Road South, Weston-super-Mare was fined £150, with a victim surcharge of £30 for …
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Investment in roads continues

Two busy routes in North Somerset will undergo improvement works worth over £700,000 later this month, as part of the council’s ongoing commitment to improving and maintaining the area’s roads. From Monday 24 April works will take place on Southern Way, Clevedon and the B3440 Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare. In Clevedon, Southern Way will be resurfaced …
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Big book sale at Portishead Library

Portishead Library will be hosting a big book sale with a range of old titles offered for sale from just 30p. The event will take place from 9.30am to 3.45pm on Saturday 22 April and 10.30am to 2pm on Sunday 23 April at the library in Harbour Road. Items no longer in demand are regularly …
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Championing digital business solutions

North Somerset Council and University Centre Weston (UCW) are working together to give students the opportunity to showcase their digital skills to local employers at an event supported by Barclays Corporate. Students from the UCW BA (Hons) top-up degree in Applied Computing will present the website and application development projects they have been working on …
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Changes at Yatton Library

Work to refurbish Yatton Library starts at the end of this month. The work will enable Yatton Moor Children’s Centre to move into the library in August when the building will re-open as Yatton Library and Children’s Centre. The refurbishment will include infilling the mezzanine floor, making the upper floor more accessible with new office …
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Works to start at Cabstand this month

Two mini roundabouts at the Cabstand in Portishead will be made permanent this month when North Somerset Council carries out a number of improvements to the area. The works, which are due to start on Tuesday 18 April and are expected to take six weeks to complete, will include: making the Cabstand/Station Road mini roundabout …
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