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Council seeks opinion on shopfront design guide

Local businesses, town councils and developers in North Somerset are to be invited to give their views on a proposed shopfront design guide. Produced with support from Historic England through the Weston Heritage Action Zone, the design guide will set out best practice and recommendations to improve the physical quality and appearance of local streets …
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Long Ashton bypass to be revamped with several projects at once

Nearly £180,000 will be invested to keep a busy road near Bristol moving. Several maintenance schemes are needed along the A370 Long Ashton bypass and North Somerset Council is closing the road for five nights in July to get everything done at once, as quickly as possible. Work will include repairs to three bridges, upgrading …
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Author event at Worle library

Join Somerset author, Dr. Justin Newland for a lively, illustrated talk delving into the laws and lives of old China. He will be talking about his new novel at Worle Library from 11am to 12.30pm on Saturday 6 July. Justin’s fascination with the supernatural inspired his latest book, The Old Dragon’s Head, an historical thriller …
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School visit to construction site

Schoolchildren were able to see up close the machinery being used to build a major new road near their school at Parklands Village in Weston-super-Mare. Balfour Beatty are currently constructing the North South Link Road on behalf of North Somerset Council with works procured through the Scape National Civil Engineering framework. The two-kilometre road will …
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Newly refurbished high street store wows locals with stunning restoration

WHSmith has today [10th June] opened the doors to its refurbished high street store in Weston-super-Mare following eighteen months of restoration work on the Georgian building. The popular store closed its doors and temporarily relocated to the Sovereign Centre in January as they undertook reconstruction work on the building, working closely with North Somerset Council. …
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Welcome to the world of licensing

A vital service that often goes unnoticed will be highlighted by North Somerset Council next week during National Licensing Week (17-21 June). The week, organised by the Institute of Licensing, aims to raise awareness about licensing and its impact on everyday lives. “Licensing plays a vital role in setting standards and keeping us safe,” said …
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Residents to help shape parking strategy

North Somerset Council has pledged to involve local residents and businesses in creating a “fair and affordable” parking policy across the district. The council’s Executive has decided to set up a new panel of councillors to take a fresh look at parking in the area. The panel will consider a number of issues including the …
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Drove Road Bridge resurfacing

A busy Weston bridge is set for a significant £80,000 upgrade with improvements to its road and paths. Drove Road Bridge, which links Locking Road to Drove Road Roundabout, will be closed to traffic for five days from Monday 24 June as the road is resurfaced and paths are patched. A route for pedestrians will …
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Stop Adult Abuse Week

Stop Adult Abuse Week is a local initiative that started in 2014 when a number of safeguarding adults boards in the South West decided to join together to run a week raising awareness about safeguarding people from abuse and neglect. Abuse exists in many different forms, such as financial abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. These …
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Demolition of old police station completed

North Somerset Council has completed the demolition of a former police site as part of its plans for Walliscote Place in Weston-super-Mare. The demolition process included removing asbestos, taking out fixtures and fittings and disconnecting utilities. Contractors also took down the link to the Magistrates Court and put in ramps and new entrance points to …
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