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It’s not you…it’s them! Break up with smoking this Stoptober

Smokers in North Somerset are being urged to use the wide range of support available in the area to ‘split up’ with smoking this October when a national stop smoking campaign begins. Stoptober is Public Health England’s national stop smoking campaign which runs every October. It challenges smokers to stop smoking for 28 days as …
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A370 improvements on the way

A busy North Somerset A road that links the area to Bristol will see overnight closures later this month. A total of £144,000 will be invested in resurfacing and other improvements that will be carried out when the A370 through Backwell is shut between 8pm and 6am from Monday 23 September for six nights. The …
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Council receives £1.2m for new High Street Heritage programme

North Somerset Council has successfully bid to Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone fund to a sum of £1.2m to create a new High Street Heritage programme. High streets across the country have been given a total of £95m to revive historic high streets in 69 towns, with 10 in the South West. Projects …
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Park home owners targeted by rogue traders

North Somerset park home residents are being warned to be on their guard after a recent rise in rogue-trader activity. Trading Standards are advising residents not to engage with cold callers and to display a ‘no doorstep traders’ sticker on their door. Many residents are looking to improve the condition and comfort of their homes …
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Trishaw launch celebrated

The launch of a pedal-powered ‘Cycling without Age Trishaw’ is being celebrated this week by North Somerset Council and a Clevedon care home. The scheme was funded in part by North Somerset Council’s Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme which awarded £3,000 towards its purchase at the end of last year. These grants were funded through a …
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Council serves Birnbeck Pier repairs notice

Working with Historic England, North Somerset Council has served a repairs notice to the private owner of Birnbeck Pier. The council has exhausted all other options to encourage the owner to improve the condition of the Pier and has now issued the repairs notice to advise the proprietor that repair work must take place. Leader …
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Raising awareness of consumer protection

Trading Standards South West (TSSW) and the local authority trading standards services that it represents are joining forces and launching a week of action. The week will reveal the work of Trading Standards and raise awareness of issues affecting consumers in the region. The first of its kind in the South West, the five-day campaign …
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Hundreds set to flock to the Heritage Open Days

Ever wondered what Weston’s first electric lift looks like? Or would you like to discover behind-the-scenes cinematic history of a Grade II listed cinema? As part of the National Heritage Open Days 2019, a host of impressive and mysterious events will be held as historic buildings open their doors for the general public. The free …
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Take a stand this autumn

North Somerset Council is giving organisations a chance to apply for free bicycle parking with the return of the Claim a Stand scheme. After the scheme’s success in 2017, and thanks to further funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) Access Fund, local businesses, community groups and schools can now apply for bicycle stands to …
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Travel award nominations now open

Businesses and individuals are being encouraged to submit applications and gain recognition for their work in the field of sustainable transport. The annual Travelwest Business Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the successes of organisations across the West of England that are making significant contributions to sustainable travel across the region. Nominations are …
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