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Marine Lake to be drained again

Clevedon Marine Lake will be emptied on Tuesday (8 November) to enable more essential maintenance work to be carried out. The sluices will be opened to start draining the lake at 5pm on Tuesday and the lake will not refill until the following weekend (12th/13th) depending on the tide. Silt, which is now over a …
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Parking restrictions on carnival day

Carnival fever hits Weston-super-Mare on Friday 11 November. Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place on the day to ensure the smooth running of this year’s spectacular event which attracts thousands of visitors to the town. The following town centre roads will close at 6pm on carnival night: Francis Fox Way, Locking Road, …
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Help keep your community moving this winter

Do you want to help prepare your community for winter? By volunteering to become a Community Resilience North Somerset snow warden you can help keep your community moving this winter when the weather gets tough. Working in partnership with North Somerset Council you can help keep local access routes clear and make sure priority areas …
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Reading Passport is back

Librarians across the South West have chosen their theme for the new Reading Passport challenge and this year they’ll be time-travelling through a selection of the most iconic authors of the past 100 years with the Book to the Future challenge, including a selection of the top new writers to look out for in the …
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Plague Charmer coming to Clevedon

What lengths would you go to in order to protect your family? This is the question behind Karen Maitland’s latest book, The Plague Charmer, and she is coming to Clevedon Library to talk about it. The story is set in the isolated Somerset village of Porlock Weir during 1361. Thirteen years after the Great Pestilence, …
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Recognition for council’s revenues and benefits teams

At The Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV) awards held earlier this month, North Somerset Council was named the winner of the Excellence in Debt Management award for its council tax service and the business rate service was highly commended in the Improvement category. The award recognised the ongoing excellence, innovation and enterprise in …
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Funding for motorway junction improvements welcomed

The announcement of government funding to carry out more improvements at junction 21 (Weston-super-Mare) of the M5 has been welcomed by North Somerset Council. The council and Highways England have jointly developed a scheme that will increase the single traffic lane onto the M5 in the northbound direction to two lanes. Chris Grayling, Secretary of …
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Register now for new green waste collection service

Improvements to recycling and waste services will come to North Somerset next year when a new contractor takes over the service and residents are being urged to sign up now for the new garden waste collection service. Biffa has been appointed to collect the area’s household recycling and waste and run its recycling centres for …
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Urgent tree works on busy Weston road

A willow tree with large overhanging branches will be reduced in size this weekend. The tree is close to Herluin Way in Weston-super-Mare and tree contractors working for North Somerset Council will be carrying out the work on Saturday 15 October between 7am and 3.30pm. A lane closure along the length of Hutton Moor sports …
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Children and young people have their say on libraries

Children and young people are being encouraged to take part in a national survey about what they think of libraries. From Sunday 16 to Saturday 29 October North Somerset Council’s library service will be asking all children and young people visiting their local library to fill out a short survey as part of the Children …
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