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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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Emergency utility works in Clevedon

Emergency gas and electrical works are being carried out on the B3124 Walton Road in Clevedon, causing traffic to build in the area. Wales and West Utilities have been working to fix a gas leak and are due to finish their repairs tomorrow (Friday). Western Power Distribution are also now working in the area to …
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Celebrating all things Elmer

Everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant Elmer will be celebrated in libraries across North Somerset on Saturday 28 May. Elmer the elephant was first published over 25 years ago. Elmer stories, games and activities will take place at Yatton and Weston libraries at 10.30am and at Clevedon, Long Ashton, Nailsea, Pill, Portishead and Worle libraries at 11am. …
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Dive into a good book this summer

Libraries in North Somerset will be celebrating National Bookstart Week with special underwater themed story time and rhymetime sessions to encourage families to dive into a good book this summer. The theme of this year’s National Bookstart Week, from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June, is ‘Under the Sea’. Children attending the special events in …
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Road closed for removal of tree

Access to two roads in Weston-super-Mare will be restricted on Monday (23 May) while North Somerset Council safely removes a tree. One lane of Clover Court will be closed from 8am to 5pm while the work takes place which means that access to The Barrows and Maltlands from Hutton Moor roundabout, and The Barrows footpath, …
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What to do in Weston-super-Mare

The new 48-page 2016 Weston Pocket Guide is packed with ideas on what to do in the area. Produced by North Somerset Council, the guide includes information on events, attractions, places to eat and drink and shopping, plus: money off vouchers for attractions, shops and restaurants useful street maps highlighting areas of Weston information on …
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