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Management plan for Trendlewood Park – have your say

A new management plan for a community park in Nailsea has been put together and local people are being encouraged to have their say. Trendlewood Park in the south east of the town is an important green space providing an extensive space for recreation and is important as a play space for local children, containing …
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Getting roads ready for winter

Roads in North Somerset will be better prepared for winter weather when North Somerset Council’s micro asphalt treatment programme starts later this month. Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, the council’s deputy leader and executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “This is a cost effective way of prolonging the lifespan of a road where the structure …
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Smokers urged to quit

Smokers are being urged to stub out their cigarettes for good and join Stoptober. The 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England encourages and supports smokers across the country to quit for good during October. Last year over a quarter of a million people signed up to Stoptober with more than half making it …
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Empty homes review

As part of the government’s initiative to tackle the national housing shortage, we’re carrying out a review of empty properties in North Somerset. The work is being done by Capacity Grid on our behalf. If you have received a letter from Capacity Grid please update the online records for your address, using the pass code and …
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Calling Clevedon residents – Your town needs you!

What if Clevedon experienced a major emergency such as flooding or a prolonged power cut? If you live in Clevedon are you prepared to help out your town when it needs you most? Community Resilience North Somerset is establishing networks of local volunteers to give communities the skills and capacity to be more self-sufficient and …
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Tour of Britain comes to North Somerset

Britain’s iconic cycling road race comes to North Somerset on Saturday 10 September. Stage 7 of the 2016 Tour of Britain will start and finish on the Downs in Bristol and will be on a 15km circuit which comes over Clifton suspension bridge into North Somerset, through Leigh Woods, along Rownham Hill, around the bottom …
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Electoral services problems resolved

Residents responding by phone or email to letters sent by our electoral services team over the weekend of 27 and 28 August will have met with an error message. We apologise for this fault and have resolved the problem. Both the website address and telephone number are now working correctly. Letters are sent to households each year to check …
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Celebrating GCSE success

In 2015, North Somerset schools were 4.7% higher than the national GCSE average for A*-C in English and mathematics. The initial results for 2016 show a 2.6% improvement over the course of the year in North Somerset as 63.1% of students achieved an A*-C in English and mathematics combined compared to 60.5% last year. In …
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Get active with free access to exercise sessions

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare can apply for a Go4Free activity card allowing them to access up to 20 free and half-price visits at local sport and exercise sessions. There are over 75 to choose from. Classes include yoga, pilates, circuits, spin, aqua aerobics and many more. If stepping straight into a class makes you nervous …
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Hinkley’s boost for North Somerset businesses

Businesses across North Somerset are set to benefit from the building of the proposed Hinkley Point C power station. So far over 360 North Somerset companies have signed up to the project’s supplier database. Of these, 55 have already been recommended for 25 different work packages with five of Hinkley’s preferred contractors. Working in partnership …
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