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Tales of nautical women

We are all familiar with historical images of sailing ships, but the focus is always on the men who built, worked or fought on them. Author Rosemary Caldicott will bring to life a forgotten aspect of the age of sail – the role of women. She tells of the women of sailor towns, including Pill, …
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First trees to be planted as rewilding gets under way

The planting of 5,000 new trees across North Somerset this month signals the start of North Somerset Council’s ambitious rewilding programme. Rewilding involves creating more habitats for wildlife to flourish, increase biodiversity and help mitigate the effects of climate change. Last year the council agreed to rewild as much of its land as possible. Areas …
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Plans to uncover Iron Age hillfort

Plans to uncover Worlebury Camp Iron Age hillfort in Weston-super-Mare for the first time in 200 years are well under way. The plans include preventing further damage to the Scheduled Monument by removing vegetation and tree growth, the principal reason for the hillfort’s inclusion on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register. Volunteers have been working …
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Essential roadworks in Congresbury

A £35,000 scheme to improve High Street and Brinsea Road (B3133) in Congresbury will start on Monday 10 February. The works, which will involve new lining, ironwork repairs, vegetation removal, signage cleaning and gully emptying/maintenance, will be completed using a road closure at night. To minimise disruption for the majority of road users, the works …
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Joint Local Transport Plan 4 statement

I am aware of some confusion caused by the proposed adoption of the Joint Local Transport Plan 4 (JLTP4), which is due to be discussed by North Council’s Executive at its meeting on Wednesday 5 February. Concerns have been raised about the links between this policy document and the withdrawn Joint Spatial Plan (JSP). Although …
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Proposed expansion of Bristol Airport to be considered

A report on the planning application to expand Bristol Airport has been published on North Somerset Council’s website today (Wednesday 29 January). The report will be considered at a special meeting of the council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee on Monday 10 February. The meeting will start at 6pm and take place at the Town Hall …
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Man prosecuted for noise nuisance

A man from Weston super-Mare has been ordered to pay more than £1600 after playing loud music at his flat. Luke Simmonds, of Stradling Avenue, was summoned by North Somerset Magistrates to attend court on Friday 24 January, after North Somerset Council received numerous complaints regarding loud music and shouting coming from his home at …
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Council works to develop a solution to save Birnbeck Pier

Working with Historic England, North Somerset Council has begun the next step in securing the future of Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare. As part of this work, the council will look at the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order. The council served a Repairs Notice to the private owner of the pier in September 2019, advising …
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Gearing up for The Food Works opening

The eagerly awaited food and drink innovation centre, The Food WorksSW, is on track to open in Weston-super-Mare in April. The regional centre, the only one of its kind in the South West, is situated in the Food Enterprise Zone at the heart of the Junction 21 Enterprise Area. It will offer 12 food-grade units …
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Date set for airport meeting

A planning application proposing the expansion of Bristol Airport will be considered at a special meeting of North Somerset Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee on Monday 10 February. The meeting will start at 6pm and take place at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare. The papers for the meeting are due to be published on the …
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