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Major campaign launched to encourage voters in England to register

With just four weeks left until voter registration closes, a major advertising campaign has been launched across England to encourage people to register. North Somerset Council is encouraging its residents to register to vote by visiting www.n-somerset.gov.uk/election before the deadline on Monday 18 April. Registered voters can take to the polls on Thursday 5 May …
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April events at Clevedon Library

Clevedon Library is hosting two special events next month. The library in Old Church Road will be celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare with a display from Thursday 7 to Tuesday 19 April. Come and test your knowledge of well-known phrases and sayings coined by the Bard. The theme of this year’s World Health Day on …
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Devolution deal proposed to boost the West of England economy

A devolution deal offering to boost the West of England economy with over £1 billion worth of investment and bring new opportunities for businesses and residents was announced by Chancellor, George Osborne in today’s budget speech. Leaders of the West of England councils, the Mayor of Bristol and the Government have negotiated the proposed agreement …
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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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