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New sea defence gates at Knightstone

Work to install new sea defence gates at Knightstone Island on Weston-super-Mare seafront has started. They will replace the Dutch dam which was installed as part of the £36m seafront enhancements project in 2009. The new gates, which will be identical to the other sea defence gates along the promenade, will make it easier and …
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Network upgrade – Sunday 10 April at 8am

  Some of North Somerset Council’s online services will be unavailable from 8am on Sunday 10 April while the Town Hall’s internet connection is upgraded. During this time, users of the council’s website will not be able to search for planning applications, look at committee meeting papers or complete forms to report problems or request services. Internet access …
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Free advice for first time buyers

People in North Somerset who hope to buy their own home can get lots of advice at a home ownership event this month. The free event, organised by North Somerset Council, will be a one-stop-shop for people who want to find out about the various options available for home ownership, including shared ownership. The event …
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£1m set to be saved plus investment in North Somerset leisure centres

North Somerset Council looks set to approve plans which could lead to £1m savings a year and further investment in leisure centre services. Recent investment has seen improvements at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre in Portishead and, subject to approval by the council’s Executive at a meeting next week, other centres could also benefit. The potential …
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Name the Home Guard members

Clevedon Library is hosting a display called “Let’s Name Them All, The Clevedon Home Guard” to mark Local History Month in May. The display, organised by Clevedon Civic Society, will be on view from the end of April until Saturday 14 May. The civic society is hoping the public will be able to name those …
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Libraries host author events

April is a busy time in North Somerset libraries with two author visits and two creative writing workshops. Award-winning author and Royal Literary Fund Fellow Babs Horton will be at The Campus in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare on Saturdays 9 and 23 April for creative writing workshops. Babs regularly runs exciting creative writing courses for all …
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New director paves the way for prosperity

David Carter has joined North Somerset Council as its new Director of Development and Environment and will head-up the council’s ambitious programme for economic prosperity. The council has recently agreed its corporate plan for the next four years, and at its heart is the ambition to ensure that the area sees significant and sustainable economic …
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Council bids to take on parking enforcement

Following a review of illegal parking and the costs involved to take on enforcement powers across the district, North Somerset Council is applying to the Department for Transport (DfT) to adopt Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE). If approved, it would mean the council taking on responsibility for parking enforcement from October. The council already controls off-street …
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Key town centre development sites announced

The regeneration of Weston town centre has taken a great step forward in the past few weeks with new sites now having been unlocked for development. The council has been working closely with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to help bring forward several sites as part of the Weston Town Centre Regeneration Programme. The …
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Improvements to the Strawberry Line

A £100,000 scheme to improve and reinstate parts of the Strawberry Line has been completed. The resurfacing and reinstatement works have been completed on the Yatton, Congresbury and Churchill sections of the Strawberry Line from Yatton Station to Thatcher’s Orchard. Improvements also include work to the Moor Lane section near Yatton. The work has been …
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