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Celebrating libraries in a digital world

North Somerset Libraries are taking part in three national initiatives during October. National Libraries Week runs from 7 to 12 October; National Get Online Week 14 to 20 October; and Coding Fortnight 5 to 20 October. These country-wide events showcase non-print services including free reservations, new library apps and being able to pay librarieswest charges …
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Building Control drop-ins

Do you need some advice from the experts on building regulations? North Somerset Council Building Control officers are holding drop-in sessions at both the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare and Castlewood in Clevedon. No appointment is necessary and council surveyors will be on hand to give building regulations advice – all for free. The sessions take …
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Schools recognised at national travel awards

Seven North Somerset schools have been recognised with national travel awards. Following an academic year packed full of activities to promote walking and cycling, five primary and two secondary schools picked up bronze from Modeshift STARS in recognition of their work to encourage pupils and parents to choose active travel on the school run. Supported …
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Holiday club at The Campus

A popular holiday club will once again be running at The Campus in Weston-super-Mare during the school holidays at the end of this month. The Ofsted registered Castle Kids Club for children aged four (and at school) to 14 will provide full or half-day childcare every weekday of the holidays from Monday 28 October to …
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Improvements to Winterstoke Road, Weston

A £490,000 resurfacing scheme kicks off next week that will see a busy Weston road closed overnight. Winterstoke Road from the Runway roundabout to Gazelle Road will be shut weekdays from 7pm-6am from Wednesday 9 October for four weeks. The other end, from Byron Road over the railway bridge to the roundabout, will be closed …
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Free retail seminars are just the ticket for local businesses

  The first of three free seminars for independent businesses in Weston-super-Mare has gone down a storm, with local shop owners praising the speakers as inspirational. The first event focused on shop window design and was presented by Gemma Turner, Director for Weston Hospicecare. Gemma received rave reviews from attendees, offering valuable insight into today’s …
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Heritage Open Day festival a huge success

As heritage sites across Weston opened their doors during September, hundreds flocked to discover the impressive and mysterious buildings as part of the national Heritage Open Day. The free event, which is England’s largest heritage festival, invites members of the public to explore historic buildings that are usually closed to the general public. The festival …
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Free event at equipment and demonstration centre

Equipment displays and demonstrations and advice on living independently will be available at a free event next month. North Somerset Council’s Equipment and Demonstration Centre in Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare is hosting the day on Thursday 10 October from 11am to 4pm. Cllr Mike Bell, North Somerset Council’s deputy leader whose portfolio includes adult social care, …
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New shopfront design guide receives council backing

A proposed shopfront design guide has been adopted by North Somerset Council. Produced with support from Historic England through the Weston Heritage Action Zone, the design guide sets out best practice and recommendations to improve the physical quality, historic features and appearance of local streets that will positively impact the retail and visitor experience. Running …
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Street lighting to be replaced

A programme to replace street lighting in Weston, Clevedon and Yatton is set to start this autumn. Around 180 existing street lighting columns will be replaced with galvanised steel or aluminium columns as part of a two-year programme. The lighting columns, which are mainly concrete, have reached the end of their life and will be …
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