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Work starts on third phase of Dolphin Square

Building contractors will start moving on to Dolphin Square in mid-November to start the construction of the £18m third phase of the regeneration project. Once the initial site preparation has been completed, piling will start in January 2016 with the steelwork to follow and doors expected to open in the summer of 2017. “This has …
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Building on the Dismaland legacy

Councillors will meet next week to decide whether to give the go-ahead to an additional programme of building improvements at the former Tropicana building in Weston-super-Mare. The report to be considered by North Somerset Council on Tuesday (10 November) says the proposed works “would enable the former outdoor multi-use pool area and enclosed bowling alley …
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Marine Lake re-opens to the public

Clevedon’s Marine Lake will re-open to the public on Friday (23 October) following a six-month restoration project. The £850,000 project has included: reinforcing and raising the existing sea wall – a fibre-reinforced concrete inner wall has been installed against the existing sea wall installing a new larger sluice to allow the lake to be managed …
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Step forward for Weston town centre regeneration

Another big step towards the regeneration of Weston-super-Mare is set to be taken by North Somerset Council next week as part of its bold vision for a vibrant and prosperous town centre. At its meeting on Tuesday (20 October) the Executive will consider the next steps in redeveloping Weston police station and the adjoining former …
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Bright future for Winter Gardens

A multi-million pound plan to create a brighter future for Weston-super-Mare’s Winter Gardens has been approved by North Somerset Council. Weston College will create a new Law and Professional Services Academy at the seafront site, while restoring the iconic ballroom to its former glory. It is hoped this project will be the catalyst for bringing …
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Government praises childcare funding levels

​Over 80 per cent of eligible two-year-olds are benefitting from free childcare in North Somerset making the council the best performing authority in the South West for encouraging take-up. Around 540 two-year-olds are now accessing free early learning sessions in a nursery, pre-school or childminding setting. North Somerset Council’s performance is well above the national …
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Disappointment at housing decision

North Somerset Council has expressed its “extreme disappointment” at the Government’s decision not to back it on the number of new houses needed in the district. Council Leader Cllr Nigel Ashton said the council was now facing the consequences of having to provide nearly 21,000 houses, rather than the 14,000 it had originally proposed. Cllr …
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The Dismaland effect

The centre of the contemporary art universe remains Weston-super-Mare until 27 September as people continue to flock to the town to see Dismaland – the latest curated creation of world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy. “It has really put the spotlight on the town and attracted visitors from around the world,” said Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset …
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Don’t get a shock this Easter!

The trading standards team at North Somerset Council is wishing everyone a Happy Easter, but if you’re planning on hatching an Easter treat avoid a shocking surprise! A number of low-cost egg incubators have appeared on the market in recent months.  The products are frequently sold via the internet and are often manufactured in China …
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