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Funding success for new town centre ‘pocket park’

A project to create a ‘pocket park’ in Weston-super-Mare town centre has been successful in a bid for government funding. The Department for Communities and Local Government has awarded a grant of £15,000 to Weston-super-Mare Business Improvement District for a project to enhance the public space outside the building known as The Centre on Walliscote …
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Highway schemes march on

​A number of carriageway patching schemes are planned across the district as part of North Somerset Council’s commitment to improving the road network. Monk’s Hill/Kewstoke Road Patching and works to repair the damaged kerb and ironworks, as well as some repairs to the street lighting are due to be carried out in Monk’s Hill and …
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Council tax rise is ‘a last resort’

A council tax rise of 3.74% was agreed by North Somerset Council at its budget-setting meeting tonight (Tuesday 16 February). The rise – only the second in the last six years – is made up of: a Government levy of 1.99% which will raise £1.7m to help meet the growth and increasing costs of adult …
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Looking after North Somerset’s roads

North Somerset Council has awarded a two-year contract to maintain and improve its roads to Skanska. The £16m highways services contract will see Skanska working in partnership with the council to look after 679 miles of roads across the district. As well as maintaining the existing infrastructure, Skanska will support the council to develop the …
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Volunteer sessions at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

Volunteer sessions are taking place at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve next week for anyone interested in wildlife and conservation management. North Somerset Council has organised two sessions on: Tuesday 23 February from 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 25 February from 1pm-4pm. “Anyone wanting to find out more about volunteering opportunities at the nature reserve is invited to go …
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Students snap up new smart cards

Students at a North Somerset school are the latest to try out the new Travelwest smart cards. Smart cards were launched last year in a joint initiative between North Somerset Council, Travelwest and bus company Crosville. The council recently teamed up with Worle Community School to roll out the latest smart card technology and encourage …
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Proposed council tax rise “a last resort”

A council tax rise – only the second in the last six years – is expected to be agreed by North Somerset Council at its budget-setting meeting next week (Tuesday 16 February). The proposed rise of 3.74% is made up of: a Government levy of 1.99% which will raise £1.7m to help meet the growth …
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Road improvement works in Worle

As part of its continuing investment in roads, North Somerset Council will be carrying out a number of resurfacing and repair schemes in Worle, including High Street, Locking Road and New Bristol Road at the end of this month. The £200,000 scheme will get under way on Monday 22 February and be completed in three …
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New homes on the horizon for Weston town centre

Plans to create a new housing development in the centre of Weston-super-Mare have been announced, with North Somerset Council approving the transfer of the Locking Road car park site to the Homes and Communities Agency at the Full Council meeting on 16 February. As a designated housing zone, Weston-super-Mare is poised to benefit from significant Government …
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Green light for town centre creative hub

The development of a creative hub in Weston town centre has been given the go-ahead by North Somerset Council. Creative entrepreneurs will be offered flexible work space and the support they need to launch and develop their businesses, alongside other facilities which could include studios, a café, meeting rooms and a gallery space. Creative hubs …
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