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North Somerset needs your PPE

North Somerset Council is making an urgent plea for personal protective equipment (PPE) as care workers across the area are having to work without it due to supplies drying up. The current coronavirus epidemic has led to PPE being in short supply across the country and a national effort is under way to bring in …
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New service launching to help North Somerset residents access support

North Somerset Council is launching a new service to link residents in need to the fantastic support being offered by communities. North Somerset Together is an initiative that will help residents who have no support from family or friends and who are socially isolated access the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. …
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Essential services still being delivered

Essential services are still being provided by North Somerset Council during the coronavirus pandemic. Key services such as social care, community meals, waste and recycling and highway maintenance are still operating in these challenging times. The council has been forced to close many services but the protection of the most vulnerable members of the community …
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Help with your Council Tax

North Somerset Council is offering help to any residents having difficulty paying their Council Tax during the coronavirus crisis. Anyone having problems paying should contact the council to discuss either a payment holiday or reduced payment arrangement, or be directed to other welfare assistance. Where possible they should use the ‘contact us’ form on the …
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Air Festival cancelled

Following recent events and in line with government guidance, it is with great regret that Weston Air Festival, which was set to take place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, has been cancelled. Cllr Caritas Charles, executive member for tourism services at North Somerset Council, said: “Weston Air Festival is a brilliant annual feature …
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Parking charges waived for NHS and key workers

Parking charges in North Somerset are being waived for NHS staff and key workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Essential workers – such as NHS, social care staff, volunteers and key workers – can now park for free to enable them to carry out their critical work. This applies to on-street pay and display areas and …
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West of England leaders urge people to stay at home

Leaders across the West of England have joined together to urge residents to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect vulnerable people across our region. All five leaders are working from home but have come together with one voice to support the Government’s call. The Government has stepped up its …
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Car parks, recycling centres and play areas close

North Somerset Council has closed play areas, recycling centres and a number of car parks today following last night’s government announcement about the introduction of more stringent social distancing measures. In line with the government guidance the council has closed all three of its recycling centres at Backwell, Portishead and Weston-super-Mare until further notice. Trips …
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Local leisure businesses should be closed says council

The government has asked leisure businesses and venues across the United Kingdom to close from Saturday 21 March. North Somerset Council is promising to take action under new powers where businesses fail to comply with this advice. The following businesses are now required not to sell food or drink for consuming on the premises: Restaurants, …
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Disposing of coronavirus waste

North Somerset Council is urging anyone with symptoms of coronavirus to follow Government advice when disposing of personal waste. The council and its contractors Biffa are also asking for the public’s patience and help ahead of likely service disruption in the coming weeks as the infection reduces staffing. The latest Government guidance on disposing of …
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