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Gadget Club goes weekly

Weekly Gadget Club sessions will be held at Weston Library from Friday 3 May. The free drop-in sessions are for anyone needing help using their tablet, smartphone or laptop. From 3 May they will take place every Friday from 10am-11am at the library in the Town Hall in Walliscote Grove Road. Staff and volunteers will …
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Find out about fostering

Potential foster carers in North Somerset will have the chance to learn more about taking the first step to becoming a foster carer when North Somerset Council’s fostering team hold an information evening later this month. The free event will be on Monday 29 April from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Costa Coffee, Oxford Street in …
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New health walks programme now available

Residents in North Somerset are being encouraged to walk a little more by going along to one of the many health walks that take place in the area. Health walks happen weekly across North Somerset helping you to get out in the fresh air and get your body moving, to get to know the area …
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Volunteers needed for Summer Reading Challenge

If you have a few hours to spare this summer, why not volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library? The Summer Reading Challenge takes place in libraries every year. It aims to give children aged four to 11 an enjoyable activity to complete during their summer holiday. It encourages children …
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New boat launch site coming to Portishead

Small boats will soon be able to launch at the southern end of Portishead marina following construction of a new water access point by North Somerset Council. The council has been working with Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club, Portishead Pilot Gig Club and Quay Marinas, who control the water area, to complete the design of …
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Funding secured for Portishead Rail

A nationally-significant scheme to improve transport in the region has received over £31m funding from the Department for Transport (DfT). The funding announcement for MetroWest Phase 1, which includes the reopening of the Portishead to Bristol rail line, was made by Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport at a visit to Portishead. The …
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Funding boost for skate club

A popular skate club in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare is to benefit from funding from North Somerset Council. The council identified just under £5,000 from Section 106 developer contributions specifically earmarked for youth projects in the Locking Castle area. It has awarded the money to ‘Skate Club LC’ in recognition of the “very positive role it …
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Council bids for multi-million pound cash injection for town centre

Weston-super-Mare’s high street could benefit from a big cash boost, as North Somerset Council has put forward an expression of interest for a multi-million pound government pot. A share of £675 million is being made available to local authorities through a new funding project, the Government Future High Streets Fund, and North Somerset Council has …
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Changes to Weston seafront site

Alterations to the former putting green and miniature railway site at the southern end of Weston-super-Mare seafront will take place during April. The old railway shed, which has been unused for some time, will be removed. The wooden building is in a poor condition and has become unsafe. Three of the beach huts, which are …
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Author to tell story behind award-winning book

Author Kate Moore will be talking about her award-winning book ‘The Radium Girls’ when she visits Yatton Library and Children’s Centre on Thursday 11 April. ‘The Radium Girls’ tells the story of a group of women in 1920s America who worked in factories painting luminous paint onto dials of clocks and various electrical instruments, not …
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