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Gearing up for The Food Works opening

The eagerly awaited food and drink innovation centre, The Food WorksSW, is on track to open in Weston-super-Mare in April. The regional centre, the only one of its kind in the South West, is situated in the Food Enterprise Zone at the heart of the Junction 21 Enterprise Area. It will offer 12 food-grade units …
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Date set for airport meeting

A planning application proposing the expansion of Bristol Airport will be considered at a special meeting of North Somerset Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee on Monday 10 February. The meeting will start at 6pm and take place at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare. The papers for the meeting are due to be published on the …
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Innovative fostering scheme launches in North Somerset

A groundbreaking way of providing foster care which benefits both the foster carers and the children and young people they care for has been adopted by North Somerset Council, the first local authority in the south west to do so. Funded as part of the Home Office Trusted Relationships project, The Fostering Network’s Mockingbird Family …
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Big energy saving week

A national campaign which aims to help people cut their fuel bills and direct them to sources of advice on financial support available to them is being supported by North Somerset Council. Big Energy Saving Week runs from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January and focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy …
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First #Your30MinutesYourWay winner announced

2020 is off to a winning start for one Easton-in-Gordano resident, thanks to North Somerset Council’s campaign to help adults across the area to be more active. Ann Robins, who turns 70 next month, won a Fitbit after signing up to #Your30MinutesYourWay, a scheme encouraging adults to try and be physically active for half an …
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North Somerset encouraged to Stand Together for Holocaust Memorial Day

People across North Somerset are being called on to ‘stand together’ on Monday 27 January as the area marks Holocaust Memorial Day. The day is observed each year on 27 January and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in …
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Landowner jailed again for breaching court order

A North Somerset landowner has been sent to prison for a third time for continuing to breach a court order. George Montgomery of Stowey Road, Yatton was found guilty of failing to comply with the order at Bristol Magistrates Court on 6 January and was given a 12-month prison sentence. He was also ordered to …
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New research highlights significance of hillfort

New research has further highlighted the significance of Worlebury Hillfort. The Iron Age hillfort situated on Worlebury Hill overlooking Weston-super-Mare is designated as a Scheduled Monument in recognition of its national importance. However, damage caused by vegetation and trees planted in the 1820s and, more recently, vandalism led to it being placed on Historic England’s …
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Massive majority in favour of school expansion

Results revealed this week show overwhelming support for plans to extend a special school. North Somerset Council launched a five-week consultation in September to get feedback on its proposals to create more school places for children with special education needs by extending specialist school Baytree onto a second site in Clevedon. Of the 428 responses …
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Woman given suspended jail sentence after catalogue of food hygiene offences

A woman who was already banned from operating a food business has been given a suspended prison sentence for ignoring the court order and for a catalogue of food hygiene offences while running a pub in Weston-super-Mare in 2016. Kim Gasson was found guilty on six charges of failing to comply with food hygiene regulations …
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