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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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£788,000 additional funding for road improvements in North Somerset

Following an announcement by the Department for Transport today, it has been confirmed that North Somerset Council will receive a further £788,000 in 2017/18 to support the council’s ongoing commitment to improving the roads across the area. In 2015, the council pledged to invest £40m in road maintenance and improvement schemes over a five year …
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Barrow Street works to start

Works are due to start next  Monday (16 January) on Barrow Street in Barrow Gurney. Costing some £200,000,this work is  funded by Bristol Airport through a planning agreement and will be carried out by the council’s contractor, Skanska. The programme of works will include a new footway between School Lane and Hobbs Lane, drainage, walling and …
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Help to study MOOCs

Each Friday morning people studying one of the many free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are invited to join others at Weston Library. There is something for everyone in the range of free short-courses available – the most popular topics are in health and psychology; business and management; and digital.  Courses start all year with …
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Lead the way to better health

Do you enjoy walking and would you like to encourage others to enjoy it too? Well, the Walking for Health Scheme in North Somerset is running a volunteer leaders training day on Friday 27 January. It takes place from 10am to 3pm at The For all Healthy Living Centre in Weston-super-Mare. The scheme is looking …
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Steve on top in SCOTY regional final

A North Somerset school chef is into the final of the School Caterer of the Year after coming out top in the regional final. Steve Fowell from Mendip Green Primary in Worle was named the winner at the South West region final, held in the development kitchen at Nestlé’s head office at Gatwick, yesterday. Steve …
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New speed limit for Winford

Work will start later this month to introduce a new speed limit in a North Somerset village, as part of the council’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety. A 20mph limit will come into effect in Winford Village from the end of January. As part of the scheme, works will take place to build out …
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Free cycle stands for a limited time

North Somerset Council currently have a limited number of free cycle stands to give away. Organisations – such as workplaces, schools, leisure facilities, churches or places of worship and other amenities used by the public – can apply for up to five Sheffield type stands in a high grade stainless steel finish. Each stand is …
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Tropicana unveils events line-up

An exciting year lies ahead as the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare continues to establish itself as a major events venue. 2017 will see the seafront venue host a variety of arts, cultural and entertainment activities. Already lined up for the coming year are: regular live music nights at the Reaper Bar featuring local artists and tribute …
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Come along and join in with nature reserve volunteers

January brings the opportunity to work off that extra slice of Christmas cake by joining the Portbury Wharf volunteer community at one of their sessions on site. There are two sessions again this month with the first next week to continue the good work clearing the encroaching bramble from the ponds. This also gives you …
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