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Volunteer session at Portbury Wharf

Anyone with an interest in wildlife and conservation is invited to the next volunteer session at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve on Tuesday 24 May. North Somerset Council and its contractors Glendale are holding regular voluntary work sessions to help carry out practical conservation managements tasks at the nature reserve. Next week’s session will involve work to …
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A fresh new Miami look for The Centre

A prominent building in Weston-super-Mare town centre will be having a facelift over the next few weeks, with improvement works due to begin at The Centre (opposite the Old Town Hall) this weekend. Repairs to the art-deco building’s façade, a fresh coat of paint and the installation of planters and seating outside the front of …
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Planning inspector backs council decision

A Dundry land owner has been ordered to comply with North Somerset Council enforcement notices and restore his green-belt land to its former state. Jon O’Malley, who owns land at Oxleaze Lane, Dundry has eight months to remove 4,000 tonnes of waste material and demolish large earth mounds (bunds). The decision to uphold the enforcement …
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Celebrating foster family life

This year’s Foster Care Fortnight (16-29 May 2016) kicks off in North Somerset next week with an awards ceremony celebrating the best things about being a fostering family. North Somerset Council’s Fostering team launched a blogging competition earlier in the year, asking both looked-after children as well as birth children within fostering families to write, …
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Local history month in libraries

  Libraries across North Somerset are celebrating Local History Month in May with family history advice sessions. Volunteers from Weston-super-Mare and District Family History Society will be available to give free help with tracing family trees both locally and nationally. Sessions will be held in May and then continued on a monthly basis. Family history …
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Future of Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

The long-term management and future of a 116 acre nature reserve will be resolved if North Somerset Council agrees to take over the ownership of the site. Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve in Portishead was created by North Somerset Council to provide a green buffer between the port and the Ashlands housing development and is a …
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Make your vote count on Thursday

Voters are being reminded to make sure they have their say in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on Thursday 5 May. More than 1.2m people are registered to vote in the election for the Avon and Somerset police area. Voters can visit their local polling station between 7am and 10pm on 5 May. Dr …
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Launch of Crosville Flyer commuter coach service

Last month, Crosville Motor Services were named by North Somerset Council as the new coach operator to run the award-winning commuter service between North Somerset to major employment areas in north Bristol. The Crosville Flyer service began operation on Monday (25 April) taking passengers from Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead to key employment sites in the …
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Law and Professional Services Academy funding confirmed

The funding to create a Law and Professional Services Academy and University Centre in Weston-super-Mare has been confirmed. The development, with multi-million pound funding from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will be housed within the Winter Gardens Pavilion and former Arosfa Hotel, and is part of Weston College’s plan to create a …
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Voters urged to have their say in PCC elections on Thursday 5 May

Registered voters are being encouraged to have their say in the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election on Thursday 5 May, 2016. Councils are urging locals who are on the electoral register to make sure they vote in the PCC election by visiting their local polling station between 7am and 10pm on …
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