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Have your say on meeting housing shortfall

A draft plan identifying the sites needed to meet North Somerset’s housing requirement goes out to public consultation this week. A seven-week consultation period on the draft Site Allocations Plan will run from Thursday 10 March to Thursday 28 April. Details of the plan and how to comment online will be on North Somerset Council’s …
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Keeping children out of care

An innovative scheme to keep children out of care in North Somerset has moved a step closer. Following a successful application to the Big Lottery Fund, North Somerset Council has been offered an in-principle grant of £293,250 for a four-year Social Impact Bond (SIB) to support 240 local young people aged 10 to 17 who …
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Red Arrows confirmed for Weston Air Festival

The world-renowned Red Arrows will be thrilling the crowds again at this year’s Weston Air Festival. They will be performing on the Saturday of the two-day festival which takes place over the weekend of 18 and 19 June. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be heading to Weston-super-Mare for the fourth year running to …
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X marks the spot

Voters in North Somerset are being urged to do their bit and get involved with the national #RegAFriend campaign aimed at getting young people to register to vote. The campaign, run by the Electoral Commission in partnership with the National Union of Students, is asking young people to encourage their friends to register to vote …
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Secondary school places announced

Secondary school place allocations in North Somerset have been announced today (Tuesday 1 March). Nearly 91 per cent (90.88 per cent) of applicants have been allocated a place at their first preference of school and 98.43 per cent received one of their three preferences. Only 34 students out of 2,159 students have not been offered …
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Preparing for Clevedon’s first ‘Lake Day’ celebrations

A planned drain of Clevedon Marine Lake will start tomorrow (Wednesday 2 March) as preparations begin for next month’s ‘Lake Day’. The lake will remain empty until the spring tides of 8 and 9 March. The lake is being drained to allow the Marine Lake Warden and Marlens volunteers to carry out rubbish removal before …
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Take a stand against scams

A campaign encouraging everyone to ‘Take a stand against scams’ has been launched today – National Safeguarding Day – by North Somerset Council Trading Standards. By raising awareness of how to spot a scam, Trading Standards aims to help potential victims and their families to identify, prevent and report these crimes. UK consumers lose around …
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Working together to keep children safe

Police officers from the Bournville and Oldmixon One Team linked up with local schools and North Somerset Council officers to check on the welfare of children who were absent from school. Working with school staff and council Education Welfare Officers, PCSOs visited the homes of 22 children who had been recorded as unauthorised absences on …
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North Somerset smokers invited to be quitters on No Smoking Day

Smokers in North Somerset are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 9 March. While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit, nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke, including 15.6 per cent in North Somerset. …
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Day of action in Portishead

North Somerset Council Community Response and Area Officers teamed up with Portishead police and Portishead Community Speed Watch (CSW) to tackle local issues on Tuesday (23 February). Neighbourhood police officers, specialist Roads Policing officers and PCSOs worked with the council staff and volunteers to take action on problems raised by local people. Neighbourhood Sergeant Gavin …
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