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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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Beware coronavirus scams

Residents in North Somerset are being warned to be on their guard against coronavirus scams. Cllr Mike Bell, deputy leader of North Somerset Council, said: “A known risk of being scammed are health concerns. People can sometimes respond impulsively to possible health protections and cures in a genuine attempt to control a difficult and unpredictable …
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Bus pass holders can now travel before 9am

As a result of coronavirus and the announcement by some of the supermarkets that they will be opening for their first hour just for older people or those with a disability, North Somerset Council is extending the hours when bus passes can be used. At the moment holders of a Diamond Travelcard bus pass for …
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Airport refusal confirmed

The decision to reject the planning application to expand Bristol Airport was confirmed at a meeting of North Somerset Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee today (Wednesday 18 March). Councillors confirmed their previous decision to refuse the application by 18 votes to two with three abstentions. The application was rejected at a special meeting of the …
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