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Let’s get down to earth and compost

To coincide with compost awareness week (1 – 7 May), residents across North Somerset are being encouraged to try their hand at home composting with the launch of a new ‘let’s get down to earth’ campaign next month. During May, officers from the council’s waste and recycling team will be holding a series of composting …
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More flights confirmed for Weston Air Festival

More spectacular aerial displays have been confirmed to wow the crowds at this year’s Weston Air Festival. The two-day festival on Weston-super-Mare seafront will take place over the weekend of 18 and 19 June. Flights confirmed so far are: RAF Red Arrows – Saturday RAF Eurofighter Typhoon – Saturday Westland Wasp classic helicopter – Saturday …
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Supporting the deaf community

Events highlighting the issues faced by deaf people and the support available will be taking place in North Somerset during Deaf Awareness Week from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May. The week aims to raise awareness of the everyday challenges facing deaf people and showcase the work of the various organisations providing support for people …
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Consultation on proposed licensing scheme extended

A consultation on proposals for a selective licensing scheme for housing in an area of Weston-super-Mare has been extended. The proposed scheme aims to improve conditions in privately rented housing across a part of the town extending along the seafront and through the town centre from Birnbeck Road to Clifton Road. “We have already received …
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Resurfacing in Portishead

Three schemes to resurface roads in Portishead will take place over the next two weeks as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing investment in the district’s roads. Works to resurface Coombe Road start on Monday (25 April) and will take place overnight in order to minimise disruption. The road will be closed between 8pm and …
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Contact centre telephone problems

We are experiencing technical problems with the telephone system in our contact centres. Calls are still being answered but callers may experience a slight delay or intermittent problems getting through. Customers calling Care Connect may find that their call rings off if all our operators are busy. If this happens, please call again. We are …
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Top designers to help bring new lease of life to former Tropicana

North Somerset Council has commissioned the award-winning team at HemingwayDesign by to help develop a vision to regenerate the former Tropicana site on Weston-super-Mare seafront, and explore its potential to become a multi-use creative arts and entertainment venue. A website is now being launched to give people the opportunity to contribute to the emerging vision …
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Make the most of your school visit to the seaside

Weston-super-Mare is the ideal place to take your school group for a fantastic day at the seaside. And to get the most from your visit North Somerset Council’s seafront and events team offers a variety of activity packages: Bucket and spade package – a designated area on the beach with buckets and spades provided. Bucket …
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Libraries celebrate Shakespeare

Shakespeare-themed children’s activities will be taking place in North Somerset libraries this Saturday (23 April). Celebrating Shakespeare in libraries is part of a national programme to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Pill Library is holding a special session of fun children’s activities, including mask making, to encourage children to discover more about …
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Community safety drop-ins

A drop-in session for residents to raise any community safety concerns they may have is taking place in Portishead next week. The distinctive purple bus Mavis (multi-agency vehicle in service) will be in Weatherspoon’s car park in Harbour Road from mid-day to 6pm on Wednesday 27 April. On board Mavis bus will be officers from …
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