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Successful workshops move online

North Somerset libraries are continuing their popular free playwriting workshops by moving them online. The first of three workshops will be delivered online by Papatango Theatre company on Thursday 18 June from 2-4pm. It is for writers who wish to improve their playwriting skills, and this first workshop will cover scene building. It is suitable …
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Black Lives Matter

North Somerset Council is urging anyone attending a Black Lives Matter event to take particular care with social distancing. The council, which supports the Black Lives Matter movement, is reiterating its social distancing guidance. Cllr Don Davies, The Leader of North Somerset Council said: “We are proud to join our own local communities in standing …
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Council responds to R rate announcement

North Somerset Council is continuing to work closely with health partners and our community in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The latest information issued by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge regarding the R value are within a number of studies reviewed by the Government …
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Schools and nurseries can re-open next week

North Somerset Council has contacted all schools and nurseries in the area today to advise them that they should consider re-opening to wider groups of children from Monday 8 June. Schools had been advised to stay closed for a further week following the recent outbreak of coronavirus cases at Weston General Hospital. Analysis of all …
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No evidence of community spread from hospital coronavirus outbreak

Analysis of all North Somerset case data and contact tracing work since the beginning of May has shown there is no current evidence of increased risk in the local population connected to the coronavirus outbreak at Weston General Hospital. The hospital temporarily stopped accepting new patients, including into its A&E department, on 25 May due …
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Council continues with Birnbeck CPO

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 has started to look at the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order. Cllr Mark Canniford, Executive Member for Business, Economy and Employment at North Somerset Council, said: …
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Council disappointed by visitors leaving their waste behind

Steps to tackle the increasing amounts of litter being left by visitors to the area are being taken by North Somerset Council. As well as providing more bins on the seafronts at Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon, the council is urging visitors to take their rubbish home with them and “leave only footprints”. The council’s contractors Glendale, …
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Traffic lights upgrade

Work to upgrade traffic lights at a Backwell junction have started this morning. “As part of our 15-year replacement programme the traffic signal controller, poles and cabling will be replaced at the junction of West Town Road and Farleigh Road,” said Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member for highways. The work is anticipated …
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Schools advised to delay opening

North Somerset Council has contacted all North Somerset schools today advising them to delay re-opening until Monday 8 June as a precautionary measure. To date, there is no evidence that the outbreak of coronavirus at Weston General Hospital has spread beyond the staff and patients already identified. A comprehensive data set is required from University …
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