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A photo of author and illustrator Steve Gunning holding his book Santa's Secret Agents

2:30pm - 1 December 2022

Families are invited to get into the festive spirit at Weston Library on Saturday 10 December as local author Steve Gunning visits to read excerpts from his debut book ‘Santa’s Secret Agents’. The free event starts at 10am and there’s no need to book.

Image shows a close up of a large body of water

10:16am - 30 November 2022

The latest bathing water quality classifications released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show a mixed picture for North Somerset, as the council continues working with partners to examine the findings and improve water quality along the area’s coastline.

Cost of Living Advice Event poster

3:45pm - 29 November 2022

A special Cost of Living Advice Event will take place on Thursday 8 December in Weston-super-Mare to help support North Somerset residents worried about the impacts of cost of living increases.

Seafront shelters

2:58pm - 29 November 2022

Work on bringing three Victorian shelters back to their former glory has finished.

The three 19th century shelters, on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront, had fallen into disrepair over the last few years and plans to renovate them were put back due to the pandemic.

new pound coins

9:30am - 29 November 2022

North Somerset Council’s Executive will meet next week to discuss the progress being made to close the £17m gap in the council’s budget for the financial year ahead. Like councils across the country North Somerset faces spiralling inflationary cost pressures and stretched staff resources as well as increasing demands for services as more residents struggle with the impacts of the cost of living crisis.

A photo of Queen's Square in Clevedon

9:25am - 29 November 2022

Strategies containing visions for Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead are set to be considered at a North Somerset Council meeting on Wednesday 7 December.

Birnbeck Pier from the air

12:31pm - 25 November 2022

North Somerset Council has today succeeded in a court case against the private owner of Birnbeck Pier, in Weston-super-Mare, to allow them to continue with a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the Victorian structure. 

A girl in a red coat with Christmas lights in the background

12:08pm - 25 November 2022

In the run up to Christmas, a host of events and activities will be welcoming the crowds across North Somerset this year. With Santa’s Grottos, Christmas light switch on events, markets and food festivals, there will be something for everyone to help shoppers and visitors get into the Christmas spirit.

two women sat on a bus

5:30pm - 24 November 2022

More than £105m of funding has been confirmed to transform bus services across North Somerset and the West of England Combined Authority area.

SEE MONSTER at night

8:24am - 24 November 2022

After eight weeks wowing visitors from all over the globe, SEE MONSTER has now closed its doors for the last time. With over half a million people engaging with the installation throughout its time in Weston, the Monster has brought more people to Weston-super-Mare’s seafront than was ever hoped for.

A woman using a computer with a cup of tea at the side

4:45pm - 18 November 2022

Free ‘Tea and Tech’ sessions are taking place across North Somerset to help residents learn how to get online and get the most from today’s digital world – and grab a cuppa whilst there!

A photo of a young boy holding a football while sitting on a bench on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare.

12:00pm - 18 November 2022

North Somerset Council will join twenty-five other local authorities during the upcoming men’s football FIFA World Cup with the aim to achieve one goal – to recruit more foster carers.

selection of British coins,

5:01pm - 17 November 2022

Following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement today, North Somerset Council is reflecting on what the announcements mean for local people and the council itself.

Winterstoke Hundred Academy pupils fit the first solar panel to the roof of their new school building

2:00pm - 17 November 2022

Pupils helped to fit the first solar panel to the roof of the new expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy in Locking Parklands on Tuesday, in a ceremony marking another important step forward for the upcoming eco-school.

Artist's impression of Portishead Rail line

10:47am - 15 November 2022

The reopening of the long-awaited passenger line between Portishead and Bristol, took another leap forward today (Tuesday 15 November) as the Department for Transport (DfT) announced planning consent for the project.