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Highways roadshow rolls into town

Residents in the Portishead area will have the chance to speak to North Somerset Council highways officers and find out more about road repairs and maintenance next week. Officers will be at the town’s Sainsbury’s supermarket with MAVIS, the multi-agency community bus, from 10am on Thursday 29 June. Visitors will have the opportunity to find …
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Suspended prison sentence for man’s assault on parking attendant

A man who assaulted a North Somerset Council parking attendant has been given a suspended prison sentence, a restraining order and told to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work. Sam Ford from Churchill was sentenced at North Somerset Magistrates Court on Tuesday 13 June having been found guilty at an earlier hearing. He was …
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Changes to library opening hours

Library opening hours in North Somerset will be changing from Sunday 2 July. The revised hours are being introduced as part of the Community Access Review – North Somerset Council’s ongoing review of library and children’s centre services across the district. The changes to opening hours vary, with some libraries unchanged and others seeing a …
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Leading the way to better health

Do you enjoy walking and would you like to encourage others to enjoy it too? The Walking for Health Scheme in North Somerset is running a volunteer leader’s training day on Thursday 29 June from 10am – 3pm at Redcliffe Bay Hall, Portishead. The scheme is looking to add to its band of positive and …
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Free event in the Italian Gardens

Preparations are well under way for a free event to mark the arrival of Weston-super-Mare’s newly improved Italian Gardens. The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership awarded £2.478m of funding to support the project, and the work is now nearing completion. Improvement works, which started on site in January  have involved installing a 158,000-litre capacity …
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Investment continues as road treatments take place across North Somerset

Roads across North Somerset will be treated next month during North Somerset Council’s annual surface dressing road maintenance programme, as part of the council’s continuing commitment to maintaining the area’s roads. This summer the council will treat 20 miles of roads in 15 different towns and parishes in the region. “Surface dressing is a major …
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Council teams scoop more award wins

North Somerset Council has once again been recognised for its engineering excellence after winning two prestigious awards. The South Bristol Link and Bristol Road flood mitigation schemes were both named winners at the Institute of Highway Engineers South Western Branch awards. The South Bristol Link was named large project of the year, recognising the work …
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‘Be Your Own Boss’ programme awarded NatWest funding

A self-employment initiative in Weston-super-Mare is set to receive funding from NatWest. The ‘Be Your Own Boss’ programme will give business start-up advice and careers guidance to over 180 people, with a number of those interested in self-employment being supported through an enterprise support programme. This aims to enhance their business management and finance skills, …
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New orders to tackle anti-social behaviour

New orders to tackle anti-social behaviour and make public spaces in North Somerset more welcoming will come into force later this year. North Somerset Council’s Executive has given the go-ahead for a number of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to be introduced across the district aimed at preventing individuals or groups of individuals committing anti-social behaviour in …
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Seafront cycle and activity hub proposal

Proposals for a cycle hub/activity centre at the southern end of the promenade in Weston-super-Mare are outlined in a report going to North Somerset Council’s Executive next Tuesday (20 June). The report says the council has successfully bid for £1.254m funding from the Department for Transport’s Access Fund to support a number of sustainable travel …
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