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Touring digital exhibition to help you Know Your Place

Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how an area has changed? KYPexplore is a cutting-edge digital exhibition which is touring across the West of England giving an insight into the history of the places where we live, work …
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Night-time economy boost for Weston

Weston-super-Mare has received another boost to its commitment to provide a vibrant and welcoming night-time economy. Following a successful application by North Somerset Council, Weston is one of the 33 areas chosen by the Home Office for the second phase of the Local Alcohol Action Area (LAAA) programme. This follows the recent announcement that the …
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Flying the flag for Weston

Weston-super-Mare is celebrating retaining its Purple Flag status for 2017. The town was awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for the first time last year in recognition of its safe and diverse evening and night-time economy. It followed a joint submission led by North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Police and the Weston Business Improvement District …
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Partnership to tackle professional begging

  This week sees the launch of a two-week trial to clamp down on the growing problem of ‘professional begging’ in Weston-super-Mare’s town centre. North Somerset Council and Weston’s Business Improvement District (BID) are joining forces in an effort to reduce the numbers of people participating in this misleading activity. Steve Townsend, Town Centre and …
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Pilot scheme to help people find local work

A new pilot project to help match local people to local jobs is being launched by North Somerset Council today (Monday 23 January). Skills4Work is a 12-month pilot programme aimed at signposting residents in North Somerset to employment opportunities being offered by new and existing businesses in the area. The scheme will work with businesses …
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Road improvements to close a Weston road next month

A road in Weston-super-Mare will be closed next month to allow new traffic calming measures to be installed. Selworthy Road has been identified as part of North Somerset Council’s road safety programme and will be closed from Monday 6 February for one week. The kerb – which has already been built out at one section …
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Fine for misuse of dead grandfather’s blue badge

A woman from Backwell who continued to use a blue badge for almost two years after her grandfather had died, has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds in fines and costs. Zoe Carter-Owen, from Westfield Close in Backwell pleaded guilty by post and did not appear in person when the case was heard at North …
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North Somerset to benefit from Arts Council grant

North Somerset is set to benefit from a successful £150,000 Arts Council bid that will help bring together the West of England’s cultural and tourism sectors to promote the region’s diverse cultural offer and encourage more national and international visitors into the area. Cultural Destinations is an initiative that was developed by the Arts Council …
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February fun at The Campus

There’s lots on offer during the February school holidays (13-17 February) at The Campus in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare. The popular ‘Football Fun Days’ are back, running between 9am and 3pm each day for children aged five to 12. The cost is £13 a child per day. Castle Kids Club will be running its Ofsted registered …
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Wizard treats at libraries

Young wizards, witches and muggles are being invited to celebrate the magic of Harry Potter at libraries in North Somerset. Libraries at Yatton, Pill and the For All Healthy Living Centre in Weston are taking part in the third annual ‘Harry Potter book night’, a national event to share the wonder of JK Rowling’s stories …
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