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Bestselling author to visit Portishead library

Bestselling author Rosanna Ley will be visiting Portishead Library. Rosanna will talk about how she writes and researches her books, which are set in places as far afield as the Canary Islands, Burma and Havana. Her latest bestseller, The Lemon Tree Hotel, is set on the glamourous Italian Riviera. Her beautiful descriptive writing evokes a …
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Shared Lives is ‘Good’

The Shared Lives service provided by North Somerset Council is ‘Good’ according to a government watchdog. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission inspected the service over three days in August and published their report last month. The council’s adult placement scheme known as Shared Lives, recruits, trains and supports self-employed Shared Lives carers, who provide …
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Bathing water quality results published

Bathing water quality results have been announced in North Somerset following the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ 2019 bathing water quality classifications. The report reveals that Weston Main Beach has improved to sufficient.  This means that three out of the four bathing waters in North Somerset – Weston Main Beach, Sand Bay and …
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Have your say on rewilding programme

Consultation on North Somerset Council’s rewilding programme has been launched this week. Residents, town and parish councils and community groups are being asked for their views on the suitability of the sites identified by the council for rewilding and for their suggestions of any other potential locations in their area. They also have the opportunity …
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Winterstoke Road bridge set to be replaced

A new £14m bridge on Winterstoke Road in Weston-super-Mare has moved a step forward this week. At its meeting last night (Tuesday 12 November) North Somerset Council accepted £10.8m funding from bridge owners the Ministry of Defence (MOD) towards the new bridge. Councillors also approved a commissioning plan to allow design, construction and project management …
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“Nationally significant” rail scheme on track for Portishead

Getting the train to Bristol is another step closer for people in Portishead. The application for a Development Consent Order for the £116m MetroWest phase 1 scheme is being submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by North Somerset Council along with a formal letter of support from West of England Mayor Tim Bowles. The DCO application …
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Anyone for tennis?

The three dilapidated tennis courts at Ashcombe Park in Weston-super-Mare are to be refurbished and brought back into use. North Somerset Council has secured a Sport England Community Assets grant of £40,000 to match fund the section 106 developer contributions identified by the council to improve the courts. Work on the £85,000 project is due …
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Banwell bypass gets Government funding

North Somerset Council has been successful in a £97m bid to Government to provide essential infrastructure for future housing. The funding will be used for transport and education infrastructure improvements to serve the Weston Villages and to unlock potential housing sites near Banwell that will help meet the need for new homes in North Somerset …
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Council announces plan for new Weston town centre vision

North Somerset Council has announced it is working up a new vision for Weston town centre in response to the changing face of the high street. High streets up and down the country are seeing a dramatic shift in shopping habits following the sharp increase in online shopping and wider economic uncertainty, and Weston is …
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Council seeks views on council tax support

North Somerset Council is keen to hear residents’ views on options to change the concessions of its council tax support scheme. The proposed options could result in larger maximum discounts for qualifying people of working age. The current scheme allows maximum discounts of up to 72.5 per cent of the bill for working age residents, …
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