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Successful bid from Armed Forces Covenant Fund

North Somerset Council is part of a group of councils which has made a successful bid for funding which will strengthen support and raise awareness of the armed forces community across the region. Almost £200,000 funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund has been awarded to the councils led by Wiltshire Council alongside partners North …
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Portishead roadshow

We’ll be at Sainsbury’s car park in Portishead from 10am on Thursday 29 June, giving you the chance to find out more about our approach to road repairs and maintenance. Our officers will be there with MAVIS, the multi-agency community bus, and will be on hand to answer road related queries. They’ll also be able …
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Portishead Rail still on track

The re-opening of the Portishead passenger railway line remains a priority for North Somerset Council. At the council’s Executive meeting last week extra funding was agreed to enable technical work on the scheme to progress. Re-launching train services from Portishead with new stations at Portishead and Pill is a key part of the first phase …
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Road recycling repairs save money

An innovative £235,000 scheme which repairs roads by recycling them will be carried out by North Somerset Council next month. Council crews will be visiting locations in Pill, Banwell and Backwell, using a process called retread to repair roads. Retread is a repair process which recycles the existing road surface to create a new one. During …
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Celebrating the support for deaf people

The support available for deaf people in North Somerset will be highlighted during Deaf Awareness Week from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 May. The week will have a ‘celebration’ theme and will showcase the work of the various organisations providing support for people who are deaf or affected by hearing loss. There will be a …
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Milton drainage improvement works due to start

Drainage improvement works are due to start in the Milton area of Weston-super-Mare next week. The works on Milton Hill, which will start on Tuesday 2 May, include the installation of cross drains and drainage pipe, and are expected to take seven weeks to complete. This will improve the capture of water on the road …
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Tree felled due to unauthorised work

Work on a building development site which caused damage to trees has cost a company and its directors thousands of pounds. Wills House Restoration was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of just under £4,000 and a victim surcharge of £170. Company directors Ben Box-Dossett and Sally Watson were each fined £1,000 together with …
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Sign up to joinmyjourney

joinmyjourney is a website enabling commuters travelling by car, bicycle or on foot to find others to share compatible journeys to work or study, either regularly, or as a one off – reducing commuting costs, pollution, traffic congestion and parking problems. Users can manage their own personal profile by highlighting their preferences on journey type, …
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Past people, places and piers

North Somerset libraries are celebrating Local History month in May. Clevedon Library will be teaming up with Clevedon Pier to mark Local History Month. Please come and visit the library and see the display about the pier, from Tuesday 2 to Tuesday 30 May, during normal opening hours. There will also be a free talk …
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Bath, book, bed

Bath, Book, Bed is the answer all parents/carers of young children have been looking for – Booktrust’s campaign puts stories firmly at the centre of a good night’s sleep Libraries, children’s centres and health visitors in North Somerset are supporting the UK’s largest children’s reading charity BookTrust as they launch a free new booklet. Featuring …
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