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The three dilapidated tennis courts at Ashcombe Park in Weston-super-Mare are to be refurbished and brought back into use. North Somerset Council has secured a Sport England Community Assets grant of £40,000 to match fund the section 106 developer contributions identified by the council to improve the courts. Work on the £85,000 project is due …
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Banwell bypass gets Government funding

North Somerset Council has been successful in a £97m bid to Government to provide essential infrastructure for future housing. The funding will be used for transport and education infrastructure improvements to serve the Weston Villages and to unlock potential housing sites near Banwell that will help meet the need for new homes in North Somerset …
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Council announces plan for new Weston town centre vision

North Somerset Council has announced it is working up a new vision for Weston town centre in response to the changing face of the high street. High streets up and down the country are seeing a dramatic shift in shopping habits following the sharp increase in online shopping and wider economic uncertainty, and Weston is …
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Council seeks views on council tax support

North Somerset Council is keen to hear residents’ views on options to change the concessions of its council tax support scheme. The proposed options could result in larger maximum discounts for qualifying people of working age. The current scheme allows maximum discounts of up to 72.5 per cent of the bill for working age residents, …
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Free parking in the run-up to Christmas

Shoppers in Weston-super-Mare will be able to enjoy free parking in the run-up to the festive season. This will apply on five Saturday afternoons from 2 to 6pm starting from 23 November. Cllr Mark Canniford, North Somerset Council’s executive member for business, economy and employment, said: “We all know that high streets across the country …
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Celebrating Occupational Therapy in North Somerset

The vitally important role of occupational therapists in North Somerset is being celebrated during Occupational Therapy Week (4 – 10 November). Run by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the week promotes the value of occupational therapy, highlighting the important role it plays in helping people carry out essential everyday activities. In North Somerset, occupational …
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Zero tolerance to parking officer abuse

The zero tolerance approach to threatening and aggressive behaviour against parking officers in Weston-super-Mare has been reinforced by North Somerset Council and Avon and Somerset Police. This follows two incidents in the past week where officers have been physically assaulted, resulting in hospital treatment. “Our officers are there to make sure drivers park legally and …
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Rewilding programme to help tackle climate emergency

New habitats for wildlife to help mitigate the effects of climate change are to be created across North Somerset. North Somerset Council declared a climate emergency earlier this year and in July councillors agreed unanimously to put in place a rewilding programme across the district. Since then officers have been identifying areas of council-owned land …
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Pedestrian crossing refurb

Work to upgrade a pedestrian crossing in Clevedon is due to start on Monday (28 October). As part of North Somerset Council’s 15-year replacement programme the works at the crossing at Kenn Road  near the junction of Treefield Road will involve the replacement of the traffic signal controller, poles and signal heads. It is anticipated …
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Over £100,000 paid to North Somerset communities to help meet development pressures

Communities in North Somerset are benefiting directly from developer payments to address the pressures of housing growth. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced by North Somerset Council last year. Developers are required to pay the levy to help fund the cost of infrastructure such as schools and transport improvements. Fifteen per cent of the …
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