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£1.68m improvement to key Portishead route

A £1.68m scheme to widen a major Portishead road kicks off next month when works start on Monday 2 December. The project will add an extra lane to a 500m stretch of Wyndham Way between Sheepway and the Sail roundabouts, to stop queues backing up onto the Portbury Hundred and M5 during the evening rush …
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Libraries celebrate Movember

North Somerset libraries are celebrating Movember with special free story times for children and their carers. They would love to see dads, granddads and uncles bringing children to join in the fun on Saturday morning 30 November. Moustaches will be twirled at: Weston Library at the Town Hall – 10am Worle Library and Children’s Centre …
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Weston independent shops take over the high street

A group of independent shops in Weston-super-Mare have created a new and exciting collective, coming together to encourage more shoppers to the high street. The group of 15 Weston-based independent shops will be hosting a series of pop-up shops at the Sovereign Centre on Thursday 28 November from 9am – 8pm. There will be free …
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Actions to tackle climate emergency

A series of initiatives, projects and policy changes have been devised by North Somerset Council to help tackle the climate emergency. The measures are set out in the council’s Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan. The council declared a climate emergency in February this year and set a target of North Somerset becoming carbon neutral …
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Bestselling author to visit Portishead library

Bestselling author Rosanna Ley will be visiting Portishead Library. Rosanna will talk about how she writes and researches her books, which are set in places as far afield as the Canary Islands, Burma and Havana. Her latest bestseller, The Lemon Tree Hotel, is set on the glamourous Italian Riviera. Her beautiful descriptive writing evokes a …
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Shared Lives is ‘Good’

The Shared Lives service provided by North Somerset Council is ‘Good’ according to a government watchdog. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission inspected the service over three days in August and published their report last month. The council’s adult placement scheme known as Shared Lives, recruits, trains and supports self-employed Shared Lives carers, who provide …
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Bathing water quality results published

Bathing water quality results have been announced in North Somerset following the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ 2019 bathing water quality classifications. The report reveals that Weston Main Beach has improved to sufficient.  This means that three out of the four bathing waters in North Somerset – Weston Main Beach, Sand Bay and …
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Have your say on rewilding programme

Consultation on North Somerset Council’s rewilding programme has been launched this week. Residents, town and parish councils and community groups are being asked for their views on the suitability of the sites identified by the council for rewilding and for their suggestions of any other potential locations in their area. They also have the opportunity …
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Winterstoke Road bridge set to be replaced

A new £14m bridge on Winterstoke Road in Weston-super-Mare has moved a step forward this week. At its meeting last night (Tuesday 12 November) North Somerset Council accepted £10.8m funding from bridge owners the Ministry of Defence (MOD) towards the new bridge. Councillors also approved a commissioning plan to allow design, construction and project management …
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“Nationally significant” rail scheme on track for Portishead

Getting the train to Bristol is another step closer for people in Portishead. The application for a Development Consent Order for the £116m MetroWest phase 1 scheme is being submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by North Somerset Council along with a formal letter of support from West of England Mayor Tim Bowles. The DCO application …
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