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Keeping services in local communities

Options aimed at ensuring key services are retained in local communities across North Somerset were considered by the council’s Executive this week. Councillors noted the options and gave the go-ahead to a three-month engagement and consultation period to get the public’s views. This will take place during July, August and September giving everyone the chance to have their …
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Don’t be the one in five

Men’s Health Week, the annual national campaign which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys, comes to North Somerset next week. From Monday 13 June North Somerset Council’s Health Trainers will be out and about across the district talking to men about ways to beat stress, lose weight, stop smoking, drink …
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North Somerset Council rejects West of England devolution deal

North Somerset Council’s members last night voted not to accept the devolution deal being offered by Government, which includes the requirement for a combined authority and directly elected mayor for the West of England. The decision follows that made by councillors in Bath and North East Somerset Council last month where they asked their leader to renegotiate …
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Dick and Franny kick off Euro campaign

An eye-catching campaign aimed at football fans in Weston-super-Mare has been launched in the run-up to Euro 2016 which starts on Friday (10 June) in France. North Somerset Council’s community safety team has again teamed up with partners to run the “Dick and Franny” campaign in a bid to make supporters think about their behaviour during …
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North Somerset school celebrates sustainable travel award

A North Somerset primary school is celebrating after being the first in the district to be receive a STARS award. Ashcombe Primary school in Weston-super-Mare has received an award from a national scheme that encourages cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The school, which has worked closely with North Somerset Council’s sustainable travel …
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Broadchurch film crews return

Crews have returned to North Somerset to film scenes for the third series of ITV’s award-winning Broadchurch. Although the fictional town of Broadchurch is set in Dorset, many of the scenes in the first two series were shot in and around Clevedon. The new series sees David Tennant reprising his role as Detective Inspector Alec …
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Food and drink manufacturing to be given added boost

A simplified planning route to support and encourage new business development in food and drink manufacturing is being proposed. The draft Local Development Order (LDO) for the Weston Airfield Business Quarter, Food Enterprise Zone in Weston-super-Mare aims to encourage new business development connected to the food and drink manufacturing, processing and distribution industry to the …
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Decision stands for council’s future involvement at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

Following a meeting of two scrutiny panels yesterday to debate the council’s adoption of ownership of Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve, members voted to support the decision taken previously. This means that, subject to a number of other issues being resolved, the ownership of the site will transfer to North Somerset Council, and the council will ensure …
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Funding boost for walking and cycling in North Somerset

North Somerset Council has successfully bid for £415,000 from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Sustainable Transport Transition Year fund. The funding for North Somerset is part of £20.6m that is being given out nationally for 23 sustainable travel initiatives across England that boost local economies by offering cheap, clean and healthy travel options, helping people …
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