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Easter holiday fun at The Campus

The Campus in Weston-super-Mare has lots to keep children entertained during the Easter school holidays, including an Ofsted registered holiday club. Castle Kids Club will be running every day from Monday 8 April to Thursday 18 April. A full day from 8am-6pm will cost £22 per child. Snacks are provided but please provide your child …
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Council steps in to save Yatton bus service

A regular bus service for Yatton village will continue thanks to North Somerset Council. Following a review of the local bus network by First West of England, there will be a number of changes to bus services in North Somerset from Sunday 28 April. As well as some minor changes to the Weston town centre …
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£1.8m extra for road maintenance

An extra £1.8m will be spent on maintaining roads across North Somerset in 2019. North Somerset Council’s executive agreed today (Tuesday 19 March) to a packed programme of maintenance using £1.779m of funding from the Government’s Department for Transport (DfT). Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council’s deputy leader whose portfolio includes highways and transport, …
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Operator appointed for food and drink centre

An operator to run the new food and drink innovation centre currently being built in Weston-super-Mare has been appointed by North Somerset Council. At its meeting today (Tuesday 19 March) the council’s Executive awarded a 15-year contract to operate The Food WorksSW to Nottingham-based The Food and Drink Forum Ltd. The contract will start on …
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Work to start on Portishead Precinct facelift

Work to upgrade Portishead Precinct begins tomorrow (Friday 15 March). North Somerset Council is partly funding the £185,000 project using Section 106 developer contributions to give the precinct at the end of Portishead High Street a much-needed facelift. Work to renew the footpaths in the High Street has already begun. The precinct works, which are …
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Hundreds attend new book launch to celebrate Weston’s history

A new book, Weston-super-Mare: The town and its seaside heritage, launched this week as hundreds attended the sold-out event at the Blakehay Theatre in the centre of Weston. Sir Laurie Magnus, Chair of Historic England, and Jo Walker, Chief Executive of North Somerset Council welcomed more than 200 guests to hear about the development of …
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The Communicators comeback!

Local band The Communicators are bursting back on to the stage at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare for their comeback gig on Friday 22 March. The Burnham-on-Sea locals formed as a covers band back in 2008, switching to performing their own originals in 2011. They later took to the festival circuit landing performances at WOMAD, Boomtown, Oceanfest …
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Major improvements to the A368

A £450,000 scheme to improve the A368 (Bath Road) will start on Monday 25 March. The extensive works between the A38 Churchill traffic lights and the border with Bath and North East Somerset, are part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing commitment to improving the area’s roads. The aim of the scheme is to prolong the …
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Heritage volunteer project to receive cash injection

Ever wondered what North Somerset looked like 100 years ago? Or wondered how your town has changed? An exciting digital mapping programme, Know your Place, has been given a boost after being awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. As part of the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone, the cash injection will create an …
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Help collar irresponsible dog owners

Residents in North Somerset are being encouraged to report irresponsible dog owners as part of a crackdown on dog fouling in the area. North Somerset Council is running a month of action during March with uniformed officers out and about across the district talking to dog walkers and making sure they are complying with the …
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