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Tourism businesses aim to build on success

Tourism businesses in North Somerset have welcomed the opportunity to work more closely together to further develop the area’s tourism offer. Representatives from around 30 tourism and leisure-related businesses came together yesterday (28 January) for the third North Somerset Tourism and Leisure Conference held at the Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House Hotel in Congresbury. Organised …
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Funding announced for electric vehicles in North Somerset

North Somerset is set to benefit from a share of £7m for the development of an electric vehicles scheme across the district. Working with the other three councils in the West of England area, North Somerset Council has successfully bid for £1.3m to develop a scheme by 2021. The West of England area is one …
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Painting the town purple

Weston-super-Mare is celebrating being awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for its evening and night-time economy.Towns achieving Purple Flag status are recognised for providing a vibrant mix of night-time entertainment while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents. Following a joint submission led by North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Police and the …
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New campaign to support rough sleepers

A campaign to raise awareness of how to help people sleeping rough in Weston-super-Mare has been launched. North Somerset Council is leading a multi-agency drive to: encourage people to give responsibly to support rough sleepers raise awareness of the support that is available to rough sleepers and how to access that support. Signs are being …
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Funding boost for Weston town centre regeneration

North Somerset Council has been awarded £700,000 by the Government to boost development in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. The funding will move forward a number of key projects within the council’s ambitious programme to regenerate the town centre. The grant will be used to commission the architectural design and the planning application for Walliscote Place …
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New rental standard launched

People looking for good private rented accommodation in North Somerset will soon be able to look for a quality kite mark thanks to a new initiative. The scheme, to recognise good landlords and letting agents, has been launched today (Tuesday 5 January) across the district and in the neighbouring authorities of BANES, South Gloucestershire and …
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New licensing scheme to improve private rented housing

A proposed new licensing scheme aims to improve conditions in privately rented housing across a part of Weston-super-Mare. If the scheme is approved by North Somerset Council, landlords will need to obtain a licence setting out conditions regarding the management and condition of their properties. There would be an initial one-off fee of £320 for …
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Weston College awarded University Centre status

Weston College has been granted University Centre status, bringing Weston-super-Mare one step closer to becoming a university town. Guests at the college’s annual Business Breakfast were told by Principal and Chief Executive Dr Paul Phillips OBE that it is to be designated a University Centre of the University of the West of England Bristol. Weston …
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Ensuring services are ‘fit for the future’

A report outlining a major review aimed at improving North Somerset Council’s community-based buildings and services will be considered by councillors next week. The proposed Community Access Review will look at all the buildings and front-facing services run by the council in the community to make sure they are fit for purpose, meet the current …
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Broadoak Hill reopens early

Broadoak Hill in Dundry has reopened today (Thursday) after works to repair the road were completed ahead of schedule. The extensive works, which had been expected to take eight weeks to complete, began in early October and involved excavating the road so that a new retaining wall could be installed, as well as building a …
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