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Sanditon showcasing North Somerset

No stranger to primetime TV appearances, North Somerset is set to hit the small screen again at the end of this month when it features in a major new Jane Austen adaptation heading for ITV1. Sanditon is an eight-part drama by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies with the first episode screened at 9pm on Sunday 25 …
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Council wins taxi licence appeal

A former taxi driver who allegedly behaved in an inappropriate way has failed to regain his licence at a crown court hearing. Erkan Kutuk of Saxby Close, Worle appeared at Bristol Crown Court on Friday (9 August) in a bid to have his taxi licence reinstated. But the appeal was dismissed and Mr Kutuk was …
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Owners ordered to restore derelict building

The owners of a derelict building in Weston-super-Mare’s conservation area have been ordered to restore it by North Somerset Council. The former Lynton House Hotel in Madeira Road has been empty for several years and has fallen into a state of disrepair. Nearby residents have complained of anti-social behaviour at the property, including trespassers starting …
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Residents urged to have their say on proposed town centre improvements

A drop-in session for residents and businesses to have their say on proposed improvement works to Station Road, Walliscote Road, Alexandra Parade and Regent Street in Weston-super-Mare town centre will take place later this month. Council officers and local ward councillors will be on hand to discuss proposed plans and answer questions at the event, …
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Site allocated for Baytree Special School expansion

Council-owned land in Clevedon has been allocated as a potential site for an expansion of Baytree Special School, as part of North Somerset Council’s wider strategy to provide more school places for children who have special educational needs. Currently Baytree Special School is the only school in North Somerset which is designated to provide education …
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A371 to close for footbridge demolition

The out-dated pedestrian footbridge crossing the A371 at Locking will be demolished over the weekend of 17 and 18 August. The bridge, built in 1965, does not comply with disability regulations and is coming to the end of its lifespan. To enable the demolition to take place a section of the A371 from its junction …
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Children make ‘excellent progress’ at outstanding nursery

All children at Ashcombe Children’s Centre Nursery in Weston-super-Mare make excellent progress, according to a recent Ofsted inspection which once again rated the childcare setting as outstanding. Ofsted visited the North Somerset Council run nursery at the start of July. During the visit the inspector observed activities and teaching, spoke to parents, met with staff …
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Get new members through the Active Directory!

Sport and physical activity instructors in North Somerset are being given the opportunity to promote their activities for free. North Somerset Council’s Sports and Active Lifestyles team is producing its seventh edition of its Active Directory, the flagship publication for sport and exercise groups in North Somerset, which will be available online. Entry in the …
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Youngsters put their best walking feet forward

Children, families and teachers joined together for their Big Walk to School event to celebrate a year of walking activities. Flax Bourton Primary School have been taking part in the Living Streets WOW – the year-round Walk to School challenge. The grand finale to their Walk to School Week saw everyone meet at the village …
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Improvement projects in North Somerset parks

Improvement works at a number of parks in North Somerset are due to be carried out this summer. Twelve projects, ranging from replacing children’s play equipment to repairing paths, have been identified by North Somerset Council. It follows the award of a £37,118 grant to the council by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local …
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