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train track

5:12pm - 19 April 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) have today announced a further delay to consent for construction of MetroWest Phase 1.

Launch of new service 50

10:44am - 19 April 2022

Next week (Monday 25 April) sees the launch of a new bus route in Weston-super-Mare after North Somerset Council stepped in to save local services.

A photo of Portishead Lake Grounds showing the lake and children's play area

3:17pm - 14 April 2022

Plans to breathe new life into Portishead Lake Grounds have been agreed by North Somerset Council and Portishead Town Council.

The first flags made for the libraries’ memory bunting

2:03pm - 14 April 2022

What is your best memory of the last 70 years?

A photo taken at the road junction at the top of Rownham Hill

1:25pm - 13 April 2022

The A369 at Abbots Leigh is set to close from Monday 25 April for five days to allow North Somerset Council to fell a number of diseased ash trees.

new build housing

3:15pm - 12 April 2022

North Somerset Council is currently consulting on the next phase of its local plan and young people are being encouraged to get involved in the process.

Sam Walker accepting an award for the shopfront enhancement scheme work on Walker and Ling.

9:42am - 12 April 2022

An award has been presented to Walker and Ling, the first business in Weston-super-Mare to benefit from the town’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Shopfront Enhancement Scheme.

Weston-super-Mare Civic Society presented the award to the family-run department store during a ceremony held yesterday (Monday 11 April) at Weston Museum.

bin man wearing orange overalls stood next to a North Somerset recycling lorry

11:26am - 8 April 2022

In a change to planned strike action, North Somerset residents are advised to continue to put out all waste containers (recycling, black bins and garden waste) as usual next week (w/c Monday 11 April).

person holding a lateral flow test for covid-19 in their hands

12:27pm - 4 April 2022

With local infection rates the highest in all of England, North Somerset Council's health bosses are warning the local community that there is still every need to remain covid-aware and take sensible precautions to stay safe.

bin man wearing orange overalls stood next to a North Somerset recycling lorry

11:45am - 4 April 2022

Residents advised to put black bins and garden waste out as usual – but recycling centres closed and no recycling collections for some – ahead of strike from 12 April

house on building plans

9:26am - 1 April 2022

The re-development of vacant sites in Weston Town Centre has taken another step forward as North Somerset Council takes ownership of three key sites in the town.

Portishead map

9:05am - 1 April 2022

Portishead residents are being invited to take part in three important consultations which will help shape the future of development in the town and the surrounding area. 

A photo showing a children's play area at Walford Avenue in Worle, Weston-super-Mare

8:23am - 1 April 2022

In a scheme launching today (Friday 1 April), North Somerset Council is inviting town and parish councils to apply for matched funding to invest in play areas.


3:11pm - 29 March 2022

Following recent news about the withdrawal of a number of commercially-operated bus services, North Somerset Council has today announced the award of a new supported bus contract for Weston-super-Mare.

A photo of the building occupying the corner of High Street and Regent Street Weston-super-Mare in March 2022

8:36am - 28 March 2022

Work starts today (Monday 28 March) on the third project within Weston-super-Mare’s High Street Heritage Action Zone Shopfront Enhancement Scheme, managed by North Somerset Council.