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Road recycling repairs save money

An innovative £235,000 scheme which repairs roads by recycling them will be carried out by North Somerset Council next month. Council crews will be visiting locations in Pill, Banwell and Backwell, using a process called retread to repair roads. Retread is a repair process which recycles the existing road surface to create a new one. During …
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Celebrating the support for deaf people

The support available for deaf people in North Somerset will be highlighted during Deaf Awareness Week from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 May. The week will have a ‘celebration’ theme and will showcase the work of the various organisations providing support for people who are deaf or affected by hearing loss. There will be a …
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Milton drainage improvement works due to start

Drainage improvement works are due to start in the Milton area of Weston-super-Mare next week. The works on Milton Hill, which will start on Tuesday 2 May, include the installation of cross drains and drainage pipe, and are expected to take seven weeks to complete. This will improve the capture of water on the road …
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Tree felled due to unauthorised work

Work on a building development site which caused damage to trees has cost a company and its directors thousands of pounds. Wills House Restoration was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of just under £4,000 and a victim surcharge of £170. Company directors Ben Box-Dossett and Sally Watson were each fined £1,000 together with …
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Sign up to joinmyjourney

joinmyjourney is a website enabling commuters travelling by car, bicycle or on foot to find others to share compatible journeys to work or study, either regularly, or as a one off – reducing commuting costs, pollution, traffic congestion and parking problems. Users can manage their own personal profile by highlighting their preferences on journey type, …
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Past people, places and piers

North Somerset libraries are celebrating Local History month in May. Clevedon Library will be teaming up with Clevedon Pier to mark Local History Month. Please come and visit the library and see the display about the pier, from Tuesday 2 to Tuesday 30 May, during normal opening hours. There will also be a free talk …
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Bath, book, bed

Bath, Book, Bed is the answer all parents/carers of young children have been looking for – Booktrust’s campaign puts stories firmly at the centre of a good night’s sleep Libraries, children’s centres and health visitors in North Somerset are supporting the UK’s largest children’s reading charity BookTrust as they launch a free new booklet. Featuring …
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School reception places – national offer day

It was national offer day yesterday for reception places. In North Somerset there were 2,345 applications for reception places (the figure for last year was 2,384) and of these: 93.1% have received their first preference (88.4% last year) 4.3% have received their second preference (6.7% last year) 1.2% have received their third preference (1.9% last …
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Blue badge offenders made to pay

North Somerset Council has brought eight successful prosecutions against people for misusing blue badges. Seven of those summonsed to appear in court on Friday 31 March are from the local area, and one from the north of England. Nicholas Hayman from Walliscote Road South, Weston-super-Mare was fined £150, with a victim surcharge of £30 for …
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Investment in roads continues

Two busy routes in North Somerset will undergo improvement works worth over £700,000 later this month, as part of the council’s ongoing commitment to improving and maintaining the area’s roads. From Monday 24 April works will take place on Southern Way, Clevedon and the B3440 Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare. In Clevedon, Southern Way will be resurfaced …
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