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New interactive iPoint for Weston

North Somerset residents can now benefit from a new interactive information point, known as the iPoint, installed in Weston-super-Mare’s busy town centre. North Somerset Council has worked closely with Region Services Ltd (RSL) and 21st Century, a transport information systems specialist, to give North Somerset the first iPoint in the West of England region. The …
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Flying a flag for the Commonwealth

North Somerset Council took part in ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth’ today, Monday 14 March, to mark Commonwealth Day. Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth provides an opportunity to acknowledge the continuing success of the Commonwealth in building on common traditions and upholding shared values of democracy, inclusive development, rule of law and human …
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Easter fun at The Campus

The Campus in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare will have lots on offer during the Easter holidays (4 to 15 April). The popular ‘Football Fun Days’ have been re-launched and now involve Weston Football Club. It’s a great opportunity to get a real insight into what it takes to make it as a footballer and potentially meet …
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New coach operator for North Somerset commuter service

From April North Somerset Council is introducing a new coach operator to run its commuter service between North Somerset and major employment areas in north Bristol. The North Bristol Commuter Coach, which launched in November 2013 and achieved an outstanding 100 per cent customer satisfaction rating in 2014, has recently been reviewed by the council …
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Free microchipping for dogs

Dog owners are being offered the chance to microchip their dog for free before it becomes compulsory next month. From 6 April it will become law to microchip and register a dog. Owners who fail to do this could face prosecution. North Somerset Council is holding a series of events on the MAVIS (Multi-agency vehicle …
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New health campaign launched

A ground-breaking new campaign to help adults improve their health through everyday changes to their lifestyle is being supported by North Somerset Council. One You has been launched this week by Public Health England. The campaign aims to make people consider everyday habits and behaviours – such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more …
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Have your say on meeting housing shortfall

A draft plan identifying the sites needed to meet North Somerset’s housing requirement goes out to public consultation this week. A seven-week consultation period on the draft Site Allocations Plan will run from Thursday 10 March to Thursday 28 April. Details of the plan and how to comment online will be on North Somerset Council’s …
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Keeping children out of care

An innovative scheme to keep children out of care in North Somerset has moved a step closer. Following a successful application to the Big Lottery Fund, North Somerset Council has been offered an in-principle grant of £293,250 for a four-year Social Impact Bond (SIB) to support 240 local young people aged 10 to 17 who …
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Red Arrows confirmed for Weston Air Festival

The world-renowned Red Arrows will be thrilling the crowds again at this year’s Weston Air Festival. They will be performing on the Saturday of the two-day festival which takes place over the weekend of 18 and 19 June. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be heading to Weston-super-Mare for the fourth year running to …
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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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