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‘Weston Past and Present’ opens at The Grand Pier

The Grand Pier has teamed up with the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone initiative to host the ‘Weston Past and Present’ aerial photography exhibition. The exhibition runs from 23rd June until 10th January 2019 in Tiffany’s Restaurant and is open to view every day from 10am-3pm. As part of their work in the Heritage Action …
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Family fun day at Locking Parklands

A free family fun day will take place in Weston-super-Mare later this month, giving parents and carers the chance to find out more about funded childcare for three and four-year olds. The event, organised by North Somerset Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service, will take place on Saturday 30 June between 10am and 2pm at …
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New bid to fund transport improvements

A new bid for government funding for rail and road improvements in North Somerset has been launched by North Somerset Council. Working with Gloucestershire County Council and Wiltshire Council, North Somerset has submitted an ‘expression of interest’ to the Department of Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund. The fund aims to improve intra-city transport provision with a …
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The impact of licensing on everyday lives

A number of events raising awareness of licensing will be taking place in North Somerset next week as part of the Institution of Licensing’s National Licensing Week (18-22 June). Activities organised by North Somerset Council’s licensing and community safety teams will highlight licensing and its impact on everyday lives. The week includes drop-in sessions, days …
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30 minutes is all it takes

Starting next month the health walks group in Clevedon will be providing a shorter 30-minute walk as well as their regular hour-long walk. It will be an ideal opportunity for those who wish to get out and walk but find walking for an hour that little bit too much. The 30-minute walk will start from …
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Consultation planned for new town centre housing development

Homes England, in conjunction with North Somerset Council, is inviting the public to a consultation on planned developments for the Sunnyside Road and Locking Road car parks. We are keen to hear the public’s thoughts on the new proposed development, which will offer approximately 400 contemporary homes, including apartments and houses, and will improve the …
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Carers Week and the home library service

Libraries in North Somerset are supporting Carers Week (11-17 June), an annual awareness campaign to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. North Somerset Council provides a home library service for people who cannot get to a library themselves. Most people join the service because of their own health …
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National Refuse Championships return to Weston!

On Saturday 16 June from 10am to 5.30pm the Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare will once again host the National Refuse Championships (NRC), an annual competition for the men and women who collect our waste and recycling, to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Drivers and loaders from all across the UK will race against the clock, …
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Commuter challenge launched

A commuter challenge which promotes the use of sustainable transport on the journey to work has been launched today (Monday 4 June). The Travelwest Challenge aims to get as many people as possible walking, cycling, using public transport and lift-sharing for their daily journeys. Travelwest has teamed up with BetterPoints on this year’s challenge, using …
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Rogue trader prosecuted for second time

A rogue trader has been prosecuted for a second time by North Somerset Council Trading Standards. James Maloney, of Moorland Park, Hewish appeared at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 30 May) and pleaded guilty to an offence in breach of the Fraud Act 2006. He was sentenced to 100 hours unpaid work and ordered to …
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