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Taxi driver stripped of licence

Taxi drivers who use aggressive or inappropriate behaviour will be stripped of their licence. That is the tough message being sent by North Somerset Council. Erkan Kutuk of Saxby Close, Worle has lost his taxi licence after several complaints were received about alleged aggressive and inappropriate behaviour. North Somerset Council’s licensing committee made the decision …
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Welcome to my world

The support available for deaf people in North Somerset will be highlighted during Deaf Awareness Week from Monday 6 to Friday 10 May. The theme this year is ‘welcome to my world’ with the week showcasing the work that various organisations undertake to support people with hearing impairments. Four main events will be taking place …
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Recycling and garden waste collections update – Friday 26 April

Following vehicle breakdowns earlier in the week, we’ve been unable to collect some recycling and garden waste on the scheduled collection dates. Our crews will be out tomorrow (Saturday 27 April) to catch up on collections in the following areas: Recycling Winford some areas of Banwell Teal Way and Pembroke Road, Portishead Weston Village, Hayward …
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Sustainable travel grants available

Businesses, schools and community organisations can now apply for funding to help reduce their carbon emissions. North Somerset Council’s travel grant funding scheme encourages people to travel sustainably – whether by cycling, walking or car sharing. The funding window re-opens on Wednesday 1 May and funding of up to £3,000 is available to organisations wanting …
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Gadget Club goes weekly

Weekly Gadget Club sessions will be held at Weston Library from Friday 3 May. The free drop-in sessions are for anyone needing help using their tablet, smartphone or laptop. From 3 May they will take place every Friday from 10am-11am at the library in the Town Hall in Walliscote Grove Road. Staff and volunteers will …
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Find out about fostering

Potential foster carers in North Somerset will have the chance to learn more about taking the first step to becoming a foster carer when North Somerset Council’s fostering team hold an information evening later this month. The free event will be on Monday 29 April from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Costa Coffee, Oxford Street in …
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New health walks programme now available

Residents in North Somerset are being encouraged to walk a little more by going along to one of the many health walks that take place in the area. Health walks happen weekly across North Somerset helping you to get out in the fresh air and get your body moving, to get to know the area …
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Volunteers needed for Summer Reading Challenge

If you have a few hours to spare this summer, why not volunteer to help with the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library? The Summer Reading Challenge takes place in libraries every year. It aims to give children aged four to 11 an enjoyable activity to complete during their summer holiday. It encourages children …
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New boat launch site coming to Portishead

Small boats will soon be able to launch at the southern end of Portishead marina following construction of a new water access point by North Somerset Council. The council has been working with Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club, Portishead Pilot Gig Club and Quay Marinas, who control the water area, to complete the design of …
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Funding secured for Portishead Rail

A nationally-significant scheme to improve transport in the region has received over £31m funding from the Department for Transport (DfT). The funding announcement for MetroWest Phase 1, which includes the reopening of the Portishead to Bristol rail line, was made by Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport at a visit to Portishead. The …
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