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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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Library scheme to support young people’s mental health

At a time when one in 10 young people have a diagnosable mental health issue, North Somerset Council’s Library Service is this week launching a scheme to support them with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free. Reading Well for young people is a national scheme which will provide 13 to 18 year-olds with …
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Better cycling and walking routes in Weston-super-Mare

People in Locking, Worle and Uphill are benefiting from better cycling and walking routes thanks to the completion of three key improvement schemes in the areas. Following a successful bid to the Department for Transport, North Somerset Council has carried out works to create safer, more accessible cycle and walking routes. At Locking the previous …
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Yatton Library hosts Roman Legionary

Yatton Library was transported back to Roman times when author Ben Kane spoke about the history behind his latest novel, Hunting the Eagles. The novel is about the aftermath of the Roman defeat in the Teutoberg forest in Germany in 9AD when three Roman legions were annihilated by German tribes. The tribesmen captured three Roman …
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Flytipper given suspended jail term

A man from Kidderminster has been sentenced to 26 weeks imprisonment suspended for two years for a series of flytipping offences in the Bleadon area. When he appeared at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday (13 April), Christopher Evans (aged 39) was also given a curfew for six months from 8pm to 5am and was ordered …
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Bus service changes in North Somerset

A number of bus services will be changing in North Somerset from Sunday 24 April. Following a review of the route, there will be significant changes to the A2 service operated by First West of England. The revised service will operate between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport only with new services serving Nailsea, Clevedon and Portishead. …
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