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Communities benefit from new development levy

Communities in North Somerset are benefiting directly from a new levy on developments. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by North Somerset Council earlier this year to help deliver much-needed infrastructure in the area. Developers are required to pay the levy to help fund the cost of infrastructure such as schools and transport improvements. …
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Chance to find out about landlord incentive scheme

Two free events for landlords will take place next month as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing work to help prevent homelessness by making more good quality, affordable properties available to rent privately. The breakfast events are an opportunity for landlords and owners of empty or second homes to find out more about the wide …
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Weston-super-Mare to be part of Danny Boyle’s Armistice Day commission

Weston-super-Mare will be part of Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. On 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on beaches across the UK for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during …
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Blue badge misuse leads to court

Three blue badge misuse cases brought by North Somerset Council were heard before local magistrates last Friday (12 October) leading to over £1,600 in fines and costs. In the first case, Jenny Tyack aged 70 of The Swallows in Weston-super-Mare pleaded guilty to misuse of a blue badge. The court heard that on Monday 19 …
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Views sought on hillfort management plan

The views of local people are being sought on plans aimed at safeguarding the future of Worlebury Hillfort. The Iron Age hillfort situated on Worlebury Hill overlooking Weston-super-Mare is managed by North Somerset Council. Following an independent archaeological condition survey of the hillfort earlier this year, the council has produced a plan for the future …
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Holiday fun at The Campus

There will be lots on offer at The Campus in Weston-super-Mare to keep children of all ages entertained during the school holidays at the end of this month. The popular trampolining is back on Wednesday 31 October with hour-long sessions costing £8 a child. The Ofsted registered Castle Kids Holiday Club for children aged four …
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North Somerset social worker nominated for national awards

A former North Somerset Council social worker has been recognised for her outstanding work with children and families, earning nominations for two set of national awards. Jenny Slee worked as a social worker for North Somerset Council for over 30 years before retiring earlier this year. She was shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement at the …
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Short breaks offer consultation starting soon

North Somerset Council is encouraging parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs to have their say when a consultation launches next month. The consultation is about the short breaks offer available in the area and will start from noon on Thursday 1 November. The short break offer is provided for …
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New chief executive for North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council has announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Jo Walker will join the council in the new year. Her appointment was agreed by the council’s Employment Committee following a rigorous recruitment process and announced today at a meeting of the Executive. Chairman of the council’s Employment Committee, Cllr David Pasley said: …
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Trading standards join forces with police for Operation Rogue Trader

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers were targeted this week by North Somerset Trading Standards and Avon and Somerset Police as part of Operation Rogue Trader. On Wednesday (10 October) officers from both organisations, alongside colleagues from Community Response and NatWest, joined forces to tackle rogue business practices and raise awareness of the dangers linked …
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