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X marks the spot

Voters in North Somerset are being urged to do their bit and get involved with the national #RegAFriend campaign aimed at getting young people to register to vote. The campaign, run by the Electoral Commission in partnership with the National Union of Students, is asking young people to encourage their friends to register to vote …
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Secondary school places announced

Secondary school place allocations in North Somerset have been announced today (Tuesday 1 March). Nearly 91 per cent (90.88 per cent) of applicants have been allocated a place at their first preference of school and 98.43 per cent received one of their three preferences. Only 34 students out of 2,159 students have not been offered …
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Preparing for Clevedon’s first ‘Lake Day’ celebrations

A planned drain of Clevedon Marine Lake will start tomorrow (Wednesday 2 March) as preparations begin for next month’s ‘Lake Day’. The lake will remain empty until the spring tides of 8 and 9 March. The lake is being drained to allow the Marine Lake Warden and Marlens volunteers to carry out rubbish removal before …
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Take a stand against scams

A campaign encouraging everyone to ‘Take a stand against scams’ has been launched today – National Safeguarding Day – by North Somerset Council Trading Standards. By raising awareness of how to spot a scam, Trading Standards aims to help potential victims and their families to identify, prevent and report these crimes. UK consumers lose around …
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Working together to keep children safe

Police officers from the Bournville and Oldmixon One Team linked up with local schools and North Somerset Council officers to check on the welfare of children who were absent from school. Working with school staff and council Education Welfare Officers, PCSOs visited the homes of 22 children who had been recorded as unauthorised absences on …
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North Somerset smokers invited to be quitters on No Smoking Day

Smokers in North Somerset are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 9 March. While studies show that two-thirds of smokers want to quit, nearly one in five UK adults continue to smoke, including 15.6 per cent in North Somerset. …
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Day of action in Portishead

North Somerset Council Community Response and Area Officers teamed up with Portishead police and Portishead Community Speed Watch (CSW) to tackle local issues on Tuesday (23 February). Neighbourhood police officers, specialist Roads Policing officers and PCSOs worked with the council staff and volunteers to take action on problems raised by local people. Neighbourhood Sergeant Gavin …
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Sticker storybook fun in libraries

A new sticker storybook for families with young children will be launched at Yatton Library on Friday (26 February). The free sticker book will be available at Yatton, Clevedon and Pill libraries in North Somerset while stocks last. It is aimed at encouraging families with children up to five to visit the library regularly and …
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Improvements to bus information in Portishead and Pill

An improved way of providing bus stop information on electronic screens in Portishead and Pill is being trialled by North Somerset Council. Buses have live tracking devices to detect their exact locations and predict how long until they arrive at the stop. Predicted times are shown on real time information (RTI) screens in minutes. However, …
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Landowner failed to comply with enforcement notice

A landowner who failed to comply with an enforcement notice served on him by North Somerset Council has been landed with a bill of more than £20,000. George Montgomery entered a not guilty plea at Bristol Crown Court for failing to comply with an enforcement notice requiring him to remove a residential caravan from agricultural …
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