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Recycling efforts are paying off

North Somerset Council has come second in a list of local authorities for saving carbon emissions through recycling services. The Recycling Carbon Index, by Bristol-based waste consultancy Eunomia, says the council saved 108kg of carbon dioxide per person through their recycling services in 2014/15, just 1kg less than Cheshire West and Chester, the top performing …
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Back to Dismaland

One year on, renowned Somerset-based photographer Barry Cawston and some of the team involved with Banksy’s Dismaland are back at Weston’s Tropicana with a new creative offering. Are We There Yet? is an exhibition of 20 photographic prints which pays tribute to the provocative, political satire of the ‘Bemusement’ theme park. The exhibition, which includes …
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Reaper Bar wired for sound

North Somerset Council is excited to announce the opening of a new live music venue “The Reaper Bar” at the Tropicana on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront. The name derives from the location of Banksy’s Grim Reaper exhibit that formed part of Dismaland in 2015. The council is now working with the organisers of the successful Hazy Days …
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Winter shows announced at the Tropicana

An exciting range of shows will be held at the Tropicana in Weston this winter. Following on from a successful summer theatre season, North Somerset Council and Theatre Orchard have announced that twelve ‘Theatre @ The Bay’ shows will take place at the seafront venue from November to January. Comedy, music, dance and theatre are …
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Council welcomes Hinkley go-ahead

North Somerset Council has welcomed the Government’s decision to give the go-ahead to Hinkley Point C. Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, the council’s deputy leader and executive member for economic development, said: “We have been preparing for Hinkley for a long time and have plans in place to harness the economic benefits and job opportunities it …
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Last chance to have your say

This is the last chance for residents to have their say on the future of library and children’s centre services in a number of local communities across North Somerset. A 12-week public engagement and consultation period on North Somerset Council’s Community Access Review comes to an end on Friday 30 September. Well over 200 responses …
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What do you think of Grove Park?

Local residents and businesses are being asked for their views on Grove Park in Weston-super-Mare. North Somerset Council is carrying out an audit of the park with a view to improving the area and making it a more attractive place for everyone to enjoy. It is keen to get the thoughts of local people on …
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Forget-me-nots go on tour to raise dementia awareness

Following the successful call for donations of knitted and crocheted forget-me-nots by the Alzheimer’s Society earlier this year, an incredible 20,000 knitted flowers were collected from the public and transformed into a large display, first shown on the Grand Pier, Weston, during Dementia Awareness Week in May. The knitted forget-me-nots are now going on a …
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Management plan for Trendlewood Park – have your say

A new management plan for a community park in Nailsea has been put together and local people are being encouraged to have their say. Trendlewood Park in the south east of the town is an important green space providing an extensive space for recreation and is important as a play space for local children, containing …
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Getting roads ready for winter

Roads in North Somerset will be better prepared for winter weather when North Somerset Council’s micro asphalt treatment programme starts later this month. Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, the council’s deputy leader and executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “This is a cost effective way of prolonging the lifespan of a road where the structure …
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