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Empty homes review

As part of the government’s initiative to tackle the national housing shortage, we’re carrying out a review of empty properties in North Somerset. The work is being done by Capacity Grid on our behalf. If you have received a letter from Capacity Grid please update the online records for your address, using the pass code and …
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Calling Clevedon residents – Your town needs you!

What if Clevedon experienced a major emergency such as flooding or a prolonged power cut? If you live in Clevedon are you prepared to help out your town when it needs you most? Community Resilience North Somerset is establishing networks of local volunteers to give communities the skills and capacity to be more self-sufficient and …
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Tour of Britain comes to North Somerset

Britain’s iconic cycling road race comes to North Somerset on Saturday 10 September. Stage 7 of the 2016 Tour of Britain will start and finish on the Downs in Bristol and will be on a 15km circuit which comes over Clifton suspension bridge into North Somerset, through Leigh Woods, along Rownham Hill, around the bottom …
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Electoral services problems resolved

Residents responding by phone or email to letters sent by our electoral services team over the weekend of 27 and 28 August will have met with an error message. We apologise for this fault and have resolved the problem. Both the website address and telephone number are now working correctly. Letters are sent to households each year to check …
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Celebrating GCSE success

In 2015, North Somerset schools were 4.7% higher than the national GCSE average for A*-C in English and mathematics. The initial results for 2016 show a 2.6% improvement over the course of the year in North Somerset as 63.1% of students achieved an A*-C in English and mathematics combined compared to 60.5% last year. In …
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Get active with free access to exercise sessions

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare can apply for a Go4Free activity card allowing them to access up to 20 free and half-price visits at local sport and exercise sessions. There are over 75 to choose from. Classes include yoga, pilates, circuits, spin, aqua aerobics and many more. If stepping straight into a class makes you nervous …
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Hinkley’s boost for North Somerset businesses

Businesses across North Somerset are set to benefit from the building of the proposed Hinkley Point C power station. So far over 360 North Somerset companies have signed up to the project’s supplier database. Of these, 55 have already been recommended for 25 different work packages with five of Hinkley’s preferred contractors. Working in partnership …
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Flood relief scheme for new Weston developments

A flood relief project the size of 80 Olympic swimming pools has just been completed on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare. The scheme, which has been delivered with the support of a local landowner, is part of the Strategic Flood Solution, created to prevent flooding around the new developments at Weston Airfield and Parklands Village which, …
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Improvements to busy Backwell road

A busy Backwell road will be improved next month as part of North Somerset Council’s continuing investment in the area’s roads. Resurfacing work will start on Downside Road in Backwell on Monday 5 September and is expected to last for four weeks. Works will take place between the junction with the A38 Bristol Road and …
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Street light replacement programme continues

As part of its continuing street lighting replacement programme, North Somerset Council is set to replace hundreds of old-type five-metre concrete columns. The existing concrete street lighting columns, which are reaching the end of their lives, will be replaced with 100% fully recyclable aluminium units with a life expectancy of over 70 years. As part …
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