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Government praises childcare funding levels

​Over 80 per cent of eligible two-year-olds are benefitting from free childcare in North Somerset making the council the best performing authority in the South West for encouraging take-up. Around 540 two-year-olds are now accessing free early learning sessions in a nursery, pre-school or childminding setting. North Somerset Council’s performance is well above the national …
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Disappointment at housing decision

North Somerset Council has expressed its “extreme disappointment” at the Government’s decision not to back it on the number of new houses needed in the district. Council Leader Cllr Nigel Ashton said the council was now facing the consequences of having to provide nearly 21,000 houses, rather than the 14,000 it had originally proposed. Cllr …
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The Dismaland effect

The centre of the contemporary art universe remains Weston-super-Mare until 27 September as people continue to flock to the town to see Dismaland – the latest curated creation of world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy. “It has really put the spotlight on the town and attracted visitors from around the world,” said Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset …
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Don’t get a shock this Easter!

The trading standards team at North Somerset Council is wishing everyone a Happy Easter, but if you’re planning on hatching an Easter treat avoid a shocking surprise! A number of low-cost egg incubators have appeared on the market in recent months.  The products are frequently sold via the internet and are often manufactured in China …
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