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Women's Work Lab group photo - includes Cllr Gibbons, Rachel Mostyn,  Sally Ashby (WWL Director of Learning) and Paige Josham (WWL Programme Manager)

9:00am - 19 December 2022

16 North Somerset women who struggled to find a job after having children graduated last week from a free programme helping them return to the workplace.

Cost of Living advice through North Somerset Together

5:38pm - 16 December 2022

Short-term financial help is available from North Somerset Council’s welfare provision scheme to help with gas, electricity, food, clothing, travel and more after the Cost of Living crisis continues to bite.

A  group of two adults and four children sat around a table enjoying a meal, they are all smiling and doing a thumbs up to the camera

3:15pm - 14 December 2022

North Somerset community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to bid for thousands of pounds in public health funding when it becomes available in the New Year, as North Somerset Council continues its work to improve health and wellbeing, and tackle health inequalities across the area.

A photo of an adult man with boy walking in a park

1:00pm - 14 December 2022

North Somerset Council is urgently recruiting volunteers to help improve young people’s life chances and future possibilities.

A close up image of the green leaves of an Ash tree

8:30am - 12 December 2022

Several Public Rights of Way in Weston Woods will be temporarily closed over the coming weeks to allow North Somerset Council to fell diseased ash trees.

A photo of two white rhinos with recycled Christmas trees at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

8:45am - 7 December 2022

People in North Somerset are once again being encouraged to donate their real Christmas trees after the festive season to benefit one of three local organisations.

Couple drinking whilst keeping warm

6:03pm - 6 December 2022

North Somerset Council is urging everyone to look after vulnerable family, friends and neighbours this week after the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Met Office issued a level three cold weather alert.

A photo of author and illustrator Steve Gunning holding his book Santa's Secret Agents

2:30pm - 1 December 2022

Families are invited to get into the festive spirit at Weston Library on Saturday 10 December as local author Steve Gunning visits to read excerpts from his debut book ‘Santa’s Secret Agents’. The free event starts at 10am and there’s no need to book.

Image shows a close up of a large body of water

10:16am - 30 November 2022

The latest bathing water quality classifications released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show a mixed picture for North Somerset, as the council continues working with partners to examine the findings and improve water quality along the area’s coastline.

Cost of Living Advice Event poster

3:45pm - 29 November 2022

A special Cost of Living Advice Event will take place on Thursday 8 December in Weston-super-Mare to help support North Somerset residents worried about the impacts of cost of living increases.

Seafront shelters

2:58pm - 29 November 2022

Work on bringing three Victorian shelters back to their former glory has finished.

The three 19th century shelters, on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront, had fallen into disrepair over the last few years and plans to renovate them were put back due to the pandemic.

new pound coins

9:30am - 29 November 2022

North Somerset Council’s Executive will meet next week to discuss the progress being made to close the £17m gap in the council’s budget for the financial year ahead. Like councils across the country North Somerset faces spiralling inflationary cost pressures and stretched staff resources as well as increasing demands for services as more residents struggle with the impacts of the cost of living crisis.

A photo of Queen's Square in Clevedon

9:25am - 29 November 2022

Strategies containing visions for Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead are set to be considered at a North Somerset Council meeting on Wednesday 7 December.

Birnbeck Pier from the air

12:31pm - 25 November 2022

North Somerset Council has today succeeded in a court case against the private owner of Birnbeck Pier, in Weston-super-Mare, to allow them to continue with a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the Victorian structure. 

A girl in a red coat with Christmas lights in the background

12:08pm - 25 November 2022

In the run up to Christmas, a host of events and activities will be welcoming the crowds across North Somerset this year. With Santa’s Grottos, Christmas light switch on events, markets and food festivals, there will be something for everyone to help shoppers and visitors get into the Christmas spirit.