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Over £100,000 paid to North Somerset communities to help meet development pressures

Communities in North Somerset are benefiting directly from developer payments to address the pressures of housing growth. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by North Somerset Council last year. Developers are required to pay the levy to help fund the cost of infrastructure such as schools and transport improvements. Fifteen per cent of the …
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Icescape returns for third winter season

The South West’s ultimate Christmas destination is set to return for another fun-filled festive winter season at the Tropicana on Weston-super-Mare seafront. Icescape @ The Tropicana will open its doors on Friday 25 October and run until Sunday 5 January. The iconic venue will be transformed once again into a winter wonderland, where family and …
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Council amends £5.3m plans following public consultation

  Feedback and ideas from residents, local businesses, the town council and developers has helped shape plans for improvement works in Weston-super-Mare town centre. Following an extensive public consultation, the proposed plan has been amended: • Trees – the layout has been adjusted to retain more of the mature trees in the centre of Alexandra Parade …
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Residents parking on the agenda

A first of its kind residents’ parking scheme could be coming to a North Somerset village. The proposal is part of a plan to introduce on-street pay and display charges in Leigh Woods to address parking problems in the area. If agreed by North Somerset Council’s Executive at its meeting on Wednesday 23 October around …
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Major resurfacing on B3130

Nearly half a million pounds will be driven into a North Somerset road improvement scheme. As well as resurfacing Barrow Street, also known as the B3130 which links the A370 and A38, the scheme will include drainage upgrades, vegetation clearing and other maintenance. The route, which runs through Barrow Gurney, will be closed at different …
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No place for hate in North Somerset

Events raising awareness of hate crime will be taking place in North Somerset next week during Hate Crime Awareness Week (12-18 October). Activities organised by the RHINS (Responding to Hate Incidents in North Somerset) partnership will highlight what a hate crime is, how to report it (whether you are a victim or a witness) and …
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North Somerset events in national awards shortlist

A number of events and organisers from North Somerset are in the running for an award following the announcement of the shortlist for the National Outdoor Events Association Awards. The NOEA is the country’s leading outdoor events trade association, representing outdoor events professionals across government, business and specialised areas. The North Somerset events on the …
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Help shape council’s ambitions and priorities

Future ambitions and priorities for North Somerset Council are being developed and residents are invited to help shape them. The new corporate plan will guide the direction of the work of the council, demonstrating how it will ensure that it continues to provide vital services and improve the area for all residents, while balancing budget …
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Joint GP surgery proposal for Parklands Village

Preliminary design work on a joint project to provide a GP surgery at Parklands Village in Weston-super-Mare has been given the go-ahead by North Somerset Council. The council is working in partnership with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to develop health facilities at the new Parklands Village being built …
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A370 to see more upgrades

Engineers at North Somerset Council are continuing to take a ‘one and done’ approach to roadworks with a second round of vital maintenance along a main road near Bristol. The A370 Long Ashton Bypass will be closed overnight while the work, which includes bridge repairs, street lighting upgrades to the latest state-of-the-art LED technology, vegetation …
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