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North Somerset Council service update

North Somerset Council is following the latest Government advice regarding the wellbeing of residents, staff and contractors during the developing coronavirus situation. As a provider of services to some of the most vulnerable people in the community, the council will make sure it maintains service levels in critical areas. Residents are urged to visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus …
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Flood protection scheme set to get under way

Work is due to start next week on a major £1.4m scheme which will protect a North Somerset area from future flooding. Improvements will be made to Summer Lane ponds and surrounding ditches during a 13-week scheme, which starts on Monday 23 March. The upgrade aims to protect 85 homes and businesses at significant risk …
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Planning meeting going ahead

North Somerset Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting scheduled for 2.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday 18 March) at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare will still go ahead. Due to the likely interest in the item on the application to expand Bristol Airport we are live streaming that agenda item at https://youtu.be/gcECbZG-w0Y. In line with government advice, we …
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Travellers’ stories at Weston Museum

The Travellers’ Stories exhibition is showing in the Community Gallery of Weston Museum from April to June. This vibrant, interactive exhibition celebrates the important part Gypsies and Travellers have played in the local history of North Somerset. Come and learn about these rich, varied cultures through a combination of oral histories, photographs, facts and artefacts. …
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Fully-funded business support for innovation

Start-up businesses or growing SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) developing innovative products, processes or services could be eligible for fully-funded support to develop their ideas. The scheme is open to businesses in North Somerset through the Business Acceleration Hubs, a project run by the SETSquared university partnership. The programme will provide: start-up workshops to help …
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Airport decision to be ratified next week

The decision to reject the planning application to expand Bristol Airport is due to be ratified by North Somerset Council next week. The application was refused by 18 votes to seven at a special meeting of the council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee last month. Because the committee’s decision was against the officers’ recommendation, the council’s …
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Town Centre improvement works begin

Following an extensive public consultation last year, North Somerset Council’s planned improvement works for Weston-super-Mare town centre have begun. In order to prepare for the project’s construction, 11 trees on Alexandra Parade will be removed before bird nesting season starts. These trees will be replaced by a total of 30 new trees in the project …
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Flying a flag for the Commonwealth

North Somerset Council has joined organisations across the world in marking Commonwealth Day on Monday 09 March. Every year since 2014 the council has invited local representatives from the 54 Commonwealth nations to join in this annual celebration of the Commonwealth community. The event, at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare, saw the Commonwealth flag hoisted …
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