2:44pm - 7 August 2020
Two more leisure centres in North Somerset are set to welcome back customers next week.
11:23am - 5 August 2020
Weston-super-Mare town centre is to be granted £1.7m for Weston General Stores – a project focusing on repurposing vacant retail space in the town centre to deliver workspace opportunities to entrepreneurs, new shared trading space for retailers, business support and skills, learning and employability opportunities.
The funding is part of the national £900m Getting Building Fund (GBF) which has been made available to councils across the country for investment in local, shovel-ready infrastructure projects.
Cllr Mark Canniford, Executive Member for Business, Economy and Employment at North Somerset Council, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed working patterns for many people. This project will support local working, and better connect those people to the town centre experience, support new trading opportunities and generate an increase in footfall across the day and throughout the week.
“This is a fantastic opportunity take forward our placemaking in Weston and offer local people opportunities to reconnect with their town centre."
Vacant town centre space will be repurposed to offer:
The West of England Combined Authority has been allocated £13.7m from the GBF for a wide-ranging package of projects that will deliver a vital boost to the local economy. Weston has received an allocated grant from this funding for Weston General Stores.
4:30pm - 31 July 2020
Like many other councils across the country, North Somerset took the decision two years ago to make large-value commercial investments as a means of generating much-needed income to support council services.
8:53am - 30 July 2020
A plan on how North Somerset Council is working to minimise the harm caused by the coronavirus pandemic and promote recovery from it was discussed at yesterday's meeting of the council's Executive.
1:18pm - 29 July 2020
Libraries in North Somerset are getting ready to welcome back customers.
3:50pm - 27 July 2020
As the UK government today launches its national Better Health campaign, North Somerset Council’s Health Trainers are ready to help people living with obesity in North Somerset.
3:36pm - 24 July 2020
The phased re-opening of council-run leisure centres in North Somerset will start this weekend.
3:32pm - 24 July 2020
The limit of one visit a month to North Somerset's recycling centres is being relaxed from Monday (27 July).
11:01am - 24 July 2020
A new 65-place specialist school for North Somerset got the go-ahead from the government this week.
10:59am - 24 July 2020
Volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes to support the return of health walks across North Somerset.
12:33pm - 22 July 2020
A temporary mobile testing unit will be set up in Clevedon from Monday 27 July, enabling residents concerned they might have symptoms of coronavirus to be tested locally and quickly.
10:22am - 22 July 2020
Local people, community groups and businesses are being urged to help shape North Somerset’s future by getting involved in the development of North Somerset Council’s new Local Plan for the area.
9:18am - 22 July 2020
High street locations across North Somerset have been transformed into ‘continental-style’ dining as a new outdoor seating scheme gets ready to open.
4:13pm - 21 July 2020
North Somerset Council is facing a medium term budget deficit of £15m as a result of the financial impacts of Covid-19.
4:56pm - 20 July 2020
Work has started today (Monday 20 July) on a major £1.4m scheme which will protect a North Somerset area from future flooding.