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Airport travellers warned of road closure

An airport link road in North Somerset will be closed overnight from next week to allow a £70,000 maintenance scheme to be carried out. Brockley Combe Road will be shut from its junction with the A370 to Downside Road, near Tall Pines Golf Club, for two nights from Wednesday 15 January. Downside Road will be …
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Boost to tackling poor quality housing

Work by North Somerset Council to tackle poor quality housing in the private rented sector has received a boost following a successful funding bid. More than 100 councils will share £4m from a fund to tackle poor standards in the private rented sector. North Somerset Council has received almost £9,000 from the government’s Private Rented …
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Children’s centres and community partnership are baby friendly

North Somerset Children’s Centres and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) Health Visiting Service have been recognised for the quality of service and support they continue to provide to mothers around infant feeding. They have been accredited with the prestigious Baby Friendly Award, achieving international recognition from Unicef (United Nation’s Children’s Fund). The Health Visiting service …
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New £470,000 cycle route for Weston

Work to construct a new cycleway in Weston is set to start on Monday 6 January. The £470,000 Uphill Road North cycleway will form a key part of the Brean to Bristol route. The shared cycle and pedestrian route will also provide an important off-road link between Weston town centre and the five-mile traffic-free route …
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North Somerset to pursue own Local Plan

Following the feedback of the Planning Inspectorate, North Somerset Council is recommending withdrawal from the Joint Spatial Plan process in favour of developing its own Local Plan to set out the strategic planning framework for the area over the next 15 years and beyond. The draft Joint Spatial Plan was developed by the four West …
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Pledge Against Waste winners

During this year’s Recycle Week (23 – 29 September) the waste team at North Somerset Council ran a Pledge Against Waste where anyone living or working in North Somerset could pledge to reduce their waste or recycle more. Cllr Bridget Petty, the council’s executive member whose portfolio includes climate emergency and waste, said: “The impacts …
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Fines for Blue Badge abuse

The abuse of Blue Badges will not be tolerated in North Somerset. That is the tough message being sent by North Somerset Council following a recent string of successful prosecutions. Four residents have been fined after their cases were heard at North Somerset magistrates on Friday 29 November. Linda Scott from Ashbury Drive, Weston was …
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Views sought on plans to tackle climate emergency

People are being asked for their views on North Somerset Council’s plans to tackle the climate emergency. The council declared a climate emergency earlier this year with the aim of North Somerset becoming a carbon neutral council and a carbon neutral area by 2030. A cross-party group of councillors has worked with officers to produce …
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Putting heritage, arts and culture on the map

A strategy for heritage, arts and culture development across North Somerset over the next 10 years is set to be discussed at the January meeting of North Somerset Council’s Executive committee. Cllr Caritas Charles, executive member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “We need a more structured approach to North Somerset-wide development of arts, culture …
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Changes proposed for parking in North Somerset

Residents and visitors to Weston will see some lower parking charges if major changes are agreed by North Somerset Council’s Executive next month. The move comes in response to residents’ calls for a fairer approach to parking across the area, which saw a cross-political party working group created to address the issues. In what would …
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