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Council continues with Birnbeck CPO

Working with Historic England, North Somerset Council has begun the next step in securing the future of Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare. As part of this work, the council has started to look at the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order. Cllr Mark Canniford, Executive Member for Business, Economy and Employment at North Somerset Council, said: …
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Council disappointed by visitors leaving their waste behind

Steps to tackle the increasing amounts of litter being left by visitors to the area are being taken by North Somerset Council. As well as providing more bins on the seafronts at Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon, the council is urging visitors to take their rubbish home with them and “leave only footprints”. The council’s contractors Glendale, …
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Traffic lights upgrade

Work to upgrade traffic lights at a Backwell junction have started this morning. “As part of our 15-year replacement programme the traffic signal controller, poles and cabling will be replaced at the junction of West Town Road and Farleigh Road,” said Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member for highways. The work is anticipated …
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Schools advised to delay opening

North Somerset Council has contacted all North Somerset schools today advising them to delay re-opening until Monday 8 June as a precautionary measure. To date, there is no evidence that the outbreak of coronavirus at Weston General Hospital has spread beyond the staff and patients already identified. A comprehensive data set is required from University …
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Trial closure of Clevedon seafront car park

The Salthouse car park on Clevedon seafront has closed today (Thursday) following concerns raised by local councillors. Signs have been put up directing people to the car park at Strode Road leisure centre instead. Clevedon has seen a big increase in the number of visitors to the town following the Government’s relaxation of the lockdown …
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If you have symptoms, book a test

People living in the Weston-super-Mare area are being urged to book themselves in for a coronavirus test if they are experiencing any of the symptoms of the virus. A temporary mobile testing unit has been set-up in the Locking Road car park in the centre of the town and it will be there until Friday …
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Mobile testing unit comes to Weston

Updated Thursday 28 May to reflect change in testing eligibility – now anyone with symptoms can be tested, including under fives. A temporary mobile testing unit has been set-up in Weston-super-Mare today at Locking Road car park in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme. The unit is operated by military personnel and is available …
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Key workers honoured in high street mural

A large-scale mural featuring key workers who have served their communities and kept services going during the coronavirus pandemic received its finishing touches this week. The mural, at the former M&S store on Weston-super-Mare’s high street, includes depictions of 27 different key workers and is set against the backdrop of Weston’s beautiful bay with the …
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Action to tackle car parking disruption

North Somerset Council is stepping up its enforcement activity to tackle illegal and inconsiderate parking. In addition to clamping down on people parking on double yellow lines, the council is reinforcing its message that the seafront and beach at Weston-super-Mare are closed to vehicles and is directing people to car parks away from the seafront. …
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