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Architects sought for striking new town centre housing development

World-class architects are being sought to design a striking new residential and mixed-use development in Weston town centre. North Somerset Council is working with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the Government’s housing investment body, to bring forward the development of a major town centre site which includes the land in between the Dolphin Square …
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Hate crime – don’t ignore it, report it

Victims and witnesses of hate crime are being urged “don’t ignore it, report it” during Hate Crime Awareness Week from 8-15 October. A number of events will be taking place in North Somerset during the week to raise awareness of hate crime and how to report it and the support that is available for victims. …
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Birnbeck Road closure

A Weston road will be closed from tomorrow  (Thursday) so that urgent repair works can be carried out to a wall next to the road. Birnbeck Road will be closed from 9.30am on Thursday 29 September until Friday 7 October while repairs are made to the wall. Once the road closure is lifted a one-way …
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Blue badge amnesty throughout October

Residents are being encouraged to hand in out-of-date blue badges during October, as North Somerset Council begins a crackdown on their misuse. The council is joining other local authorities to carry out more checks throughout the year, with around 12,000 blue badges currently issued in the area. Whilst the majority of blue badge holders use …
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Safe parking in North Somerset

Public car parks run by North Somerset Council have again been recognised for their safe parking. Following independent on-site assessments by the British Parking Association (BPA) and police, nine car parks have retained the Safer Parking Scheme ‘Park Mark’. The nine are: Nailsea and Backwell Station at Backwell Salthouse Fields and Hawthorns in Clevedon Worle …
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Man v Fat returns

October sees the return of the popular and highly successful MAN v FAT weight loss programme to help men in North Somerset beat fat and get healthy. North Somerset Council was the first authority in the country to team up with leading weight loss organisation MAN v FAT to help men get healthier and shed …
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Welcome to the libraries of fun

Pill and Yatton libraries welcome you to a morning of fun this Saturday (1 October). Both libraries are taking part in Fun Palaces 2016, a nationwide campaign bringing together people of all ages to work together, create together and, above all, have fun together. Activities at Pill will include: try out ScratchJr coding Scrabble for …
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Web and telephone payments unavailable: Sunday 25 September

Essential maintenance means our online and telephone payment systems will be unavailable for a short time on Sunday 25 September. The system will be unavailable for a two hour period sometime between 10am and 2pm, during which time users will receive a ‘service unavailable’ message. Anyone needing to make a payment through our automated telephone service or …
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Celebrating the Bard

Celebrations to mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary continue this autumn with performances of Romeo and Juliet at Yatton and Long Ashton libraries. Critically acclaimed theatre company Pantaloons gives a fresh twist to one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays in a production featuring live music, audience interaction and, of course, that famous bit with the balcony! Both performances …
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