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Weston Mercury
Former Weston-Mare hotel to be turned into 40 flats?to this page you must be logged in. Lynton House, in Madeira Road, could be kn
Weston Mercury / Posted 36 minutes ago
to this page you must be logged in. Lynton House, in Madeira Road, could be knocked down to make way for modern flats if North Somerset Council grants permission to development company Refresh Living. The building dates back to the late 1800s... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Homes to be built on old sports pitches?wants to build 69 houses in Moor Road where Yatton Rugby Club’s juniors used to
Weston Mercury / Posted 5 hours ago
wants to build 69 houses in Moor Road where Yatton Rugby Club’s juniors used to play sport. It believes its plan will help North Somerset Council to meet housing targets and feels the estate would be a ‘natural extension’ to the village. In 2016,... Read more
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Weston Mercury
First Bus scales back A2 route ahead of scrapping it in Aprilthe frequency reduction. Many customers will be able to use services 126 and A3
Weston Mercury / Posted yesterday
the frequency reduction. Many customers will be able to use services 126 and A3 as alternatives. “First Bus is continuing to work with Bristol Airport and North Somerset Council to develop commercially viable bus services in the affect... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Council leader slams his own party for treating elderly ‘without dignity’slamming the Government’s era of austerity for treating elderly people ‘without
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
slamming the Government’s era of austerity for treating elderly people ‘without respect’. Nigel Ashton has been leader of North Somerset Council since 2007, but has served on the council since 1991 – and has represented the Conservative Party... Read more
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Weston Mercury
New primary school at Locking Parklands could be delayed by 12 monthspeople who are their neighbours, they want their children to be at school and b
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
people who are their neighbours, they want their children to be at school and be playing with children they live near to.” North Somerset Council is working to confirm temporary classroom accommodation but a spokesman for the authority said it will... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Locking Parklands primary school names headteacherprogress on the Locking Parklands north-south spine road – which will link West
Weston Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
progress on the Locking Parklands north-south spine road – which will link West Wick to the Weston Villages developments – North Somerset Council agreed to spend about £8.8million to ensure it is finished by September next year. An application for... Read more
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Weston Mercury
‘Poorest’ hit by ‘devastating’ tax changesto ‘pay for the mistakes of the rich’ after the council approved tax changes wh
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
to ‘pay for the mistakes of the rich’ after the council approved tax changes which could have ‘devastating’ consequences. North Somerset Council has voted to increase the minimum council tax contribution for working-age householders from 24.5 per... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Housing developer swoops to buy aerospace factoryland director said: “Securing this brownfield site is another milestone in our
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
land director said: “Securing this brownfield site is another milestone in our growth. “We look forward to working with North Somerset Council and Claverham Future in bringing forward plans for the redeveloping this site.” A planning... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Council hiring head of major projects with £66k salary North Somerset Council faces some tough financial decisions this year. North
Weston Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
North Somerset Council faces some tough financial decisions this year. North Somerset Council is hiring a head of major projects to deliver its regeneration plans. To send a link to this page... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Thousands of students take action over plastic pollutionthe world of plastics and we can start with our school.” The Mercury is workin
Weston Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
the world of plastics and we can start with our school.” The Mercury is working with the Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council to achieve the plastic-free accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage. To complete all five... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Skatepark planned for Weston-Mare’s Tropicanais ‘excited’ for it to get underway. He told the Mercury: “It’s great, and the
Weston Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
is ‘excited’ for it to get underway. He told the Mercury: “It’s great, and the thing which is most exciting is North Somerset Council and Weston Town Council has partnered with us on this. “This will give kids something to do, with a... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
North Somerset Council accused of burial ground coverof a "horse burial", was discovered last year during the development of land fo
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
of a "horse burial", was discovered last year during the development of land for housing in the village of Yatton. Yet North Somerset Council has now been accused of concealing the discovery of the "important and complex" site and of not... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Consultation over neighbourhood plan for village beginsMendip Road would be suitable for housing. A planning application for 30 homes
Weston Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
Mendip Road would be suitable for housing. A planning application for 30 homes and nine flats is awaiting a decision from North Somerset Council. The plan can be viewed online or in Yatton Library. The council’s six-week consultation on the plan... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Hill fort brambles to be removed to reveal archaeology for the first time since 1824in Worlebury Woods, suffered from vandalism and was classified as being ‘at ris
Weston Mercury / Posted 7 days ago
in Worlebury Woods, suffered from vandalism and was classified as being ‘at risk’ by Historic England at the end of 2016. North Somerset Council has received a £10,000 grant to pay for surveys at the site to see what work needs to be done to... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Voters urged to give up five minutes 
to ‘preserve village’s character’looking at the area. Therefore, Claverham Future volunteers felt they needed t
Weston Mercury / Posted 7 days ago
looking at the area. Therefore, Claverham Future volunteers felt they needed to secure some control for the village with North Somerset Council facing big housing targets. Its chairman Nigel Cooper said: “We want to preserve Claverham’s... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Fracking campaigners believe drilling applications could be made in North Somerset this yearnot consent to fracking in their area. A spokesman said: “FFNS will use this e
Weston Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
not consent to fracking in their area. A spokesman said: “FFNS will use this expression of community feeling to bring pressure on North Somerset Council to refuse planning permission for drilling operations if applications are made later this ye... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Harmful housing estate plan rejected following inquirysaid: “We’re delighted the inspector has dismissed Taylor Wimpey’s speculative
Weston Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
said: “We’re delighted the inspector has dismissed Taylor Wimpey’s speculative proposals. “We’ve consistently reminded North Somerset Council and developers there has to be a genuine conversation with communities about the scale, quality and... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Birnbeck Pier’s owner lays out how it wants to demolish north jettyout how it wants to demolish north jetty The best method to demolish Birnbeck
Weston Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
out how it wants to demolish north jetty The best method to demolish Birnbeck Pier’s north jetty is being considered by North Somerset Council. The authority gave the derelict pier’s owner, CNM Estates, permission to demolish the jetty in... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Skeletons dug up after cemetery find at housing construction siteand ongoing. Bloor Homes, which has outline permission to build about 250 home
Weston Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
and ongoing. Bloor Homes, which has outline permission to build about 250 homes over two phases, says it is working with North Somerset Council on the find. Its spokesman said: “Among the finds is a cemetery of currently indeterminate date,... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Family and friends pay touching tribute to life of ‘wonderful’ former Weston-Mare mayorWeston since the age of nine. Wife Linda said Ken’s death leaves her with a ‘b
Weston Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
Weston since the age of nine. Wife Linda said Ken’s death leaves her with a ‘big hole’ in her life. As well as serving on North Somerset Council, Ken was made a charter trustee mayor in 1988 when he campaigned for the formation of a town council... Read more
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Weston Mercury
‘Considerable turbulence’ in leadership behind school’s ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted ratinga partnership with Burnham’s St Joseph’s Primary School and Nursery on January
Weston Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
a partnership with Burnham’s St Joseph’s Primary School and Nursery on January 1 and is working closely with the school and North Somerset Council to implement best practice. The education body commended the school’s safeguarding, praising the... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Deadline to comment on plans for thousands of homes will pass this week – here’s how to have your saythe Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) – which outlines where 25,000 homes could be built
Weston Mercury / Posted 12 days ago
the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) – which outlines where 25,000 homes could be built in North Somerset – is fast approaching. North Somerset Council worked alongside neighbouring authorities to create the JSP, which plans for the West of England’s... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Decision to be made on hundreds of new homes next to Locking Parklands sitesite Plans to build hundreds of homes and a primary school in Locking look set
Weston Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
site Plans to build hundreds of homes and a primary school in Locking look set to take a major step forward next week. North Somerset Council wants to build 700 homes on land to the south of Locking Head Drove, next to the 1,450-home Locking... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Campaign to cut out sugary snacks launched as figures reveal child obesity levelscomes from unhealthy snacks and drinks, and PHE is urging parents to limit this
Weston Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
comes from unhealthy snacks and drinks, and PHE is urging parents to limit this to just two 100-calorie snacks per day. North Somerset Council public health consultant Lodee Dudley said: “We encourage all adults and children in North Somerset to... Read more
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Weston Mercury
10 more refugee families may be welcomed to North Somersetrefugee families have successfully settled in North Somerset, and more people c
Weston Mercury / Posted 14 days ago
refugee families have successfully settled in North Somerset, and more people could soon make a home in the district too. North Somerset Council is considering finding homes for 10 more Syrian refugee families as part of the Government’s efforts... Read more
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Weston Mercury
‘It is not cool to be a slave to a poison’ – former smokers encourage others to quit North Somerset Council is aiming to help people give up smoking this January.
Weston Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
North Somerset Council is aiming to help people give up smoking this January. North Somerset Council is urging people to go smoke-free after Public Health England... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Five Things To Do in Weston This Weekendfootball is not your cup of tea, but you still fancy being healthy, then why no
Weston Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
football is not your cup of tea, but you still fancy being healthy, then why not pop along to Clevedon for a winter walk? North Somerset Council has arranged a winter walking festival – including one in Weston today (Wednesday) which will set off... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Council ‘optimistic’ war memorial repairs will be completed by autumn in centenary yearof 2017, and has applied to the War Memorial Trust for funding as the work may
Weston Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
of 2017, and has applied to the War Memorial Trust for funding as the work may cost around £11,000. It has also applied to North Somerset Council for listed building consent to replace the olive branch, clean the bronze sculpture and repair the... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Villagers slam ‘disastrous’ plan for more than 4,000 homesparish Churchill and Langford. The ‘garden village’ is included in the Joint S
Weston Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
parish Churchill and Langford. The ‘garden village’ is included in the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) – a masterplan created by North Somerset Council and other local authorities. The JSP also plots a 1,900-home village near Banwell. A CRAG spokesman... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Council to debate garden village planswill deliver its verdict on the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) at its meeting on Mond
Weston Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
will deliver its verdict on the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) at its meeting on Monday. The JSP, which has been formulated by North Somerset Council and other local authorities in the West Country, proposes to create a 1,900-home ‘garden village’ near... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Truckful of rubbish stopped from entering seas as volunteers take part in Cleaner Coastlines beach cleanbeach clean. The Mercury launched its Cleaner Coastlines campaign in conjuncti
Weston Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
beach clean. The Mercury launched its Cleaner Coastlines campaign in conjunction with Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council in October to reduce the use of single-use plastics which often end up in the sea. These objects,... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Hazy Days to return in 2018 – at a new venue– but at a new venue. Reef's Gary Stringer. Picture: Andrew Thompson Banwell
Weston Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
– but at a new venue. Reef's Gary Stringer. Picture: Andrew Thompson Banwell will become home to the festival – which North Somerset councillor John Crockford-Hawley last year described as ‘Glastonbury at the seaside’ – in August. The... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Smokers urged to quit as figures show the impact of ‘deadly habit’service Smokefree is hoping the figures will encourage more smokers to quit the
Weston Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
service Smokefree is hoping the figures will encourage more smokers to quit the habit in 2018. Smokefree service lead at North Somerset Council Chris Miles said: “There are more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke which lead to many types of... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Nearly 200 homes in North Somerset are empty – and 26 have been vacant for two years or morewhile there is a housing shortage. The number of vacant homes in the district
Weston Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
while there is a housing shortage. The number of vacant homes in the district has been described as a ‘scandal’ by one North Somerset councillor. A freedom of information request submitted to North Somerset Council by the Liberal Democrats... Read more
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Weston Mercury
North Somerset may welcome 10 more refugee families in next two yearshomes in North Somerset over the next two years, as 17 people have already been
Weston Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
homes in North Somerset over the next two years, as 17 people have already been successfully resettled in the district. North Somerset Council agreed to find homes for four families as part of the Government’s commitment to resettling 20,000... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Follow updates as Storm Eleanor brings 100mph winds and flooding to the UKareas of the Somerset coast and residents elsewhere in the county are also bein
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
areas of the Somerset coast and residents elsewhere in the county are also being advised to “be prepared” for flooding. North Somerset Council advised people to keep away from coastal areas on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with high tides... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Have a great idea for a project? A crowdfunding scheme is being launched in North Somersetoff the ground will launch in North Somerset. Crowdfunding involves asking peo
Weston Mercury / Posted 18 days ago
off the ground will launch in North Somerset. Crowdfunding involves asking people and businesses to invest in a project. North Somerset Council is launching its own dedicated crowdfunding movement on the website Spacehive. It’s ambition is to... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Historic Weston gardens to get new pond area as volunteers secure fundingto fish which someone left there, but it is hoped newts and frogs will also be
Weston Mercury / Posted 18 days ago
to fish which someone left there, but it is hoped newts and frogs will also be attracted to it. The Friends will meet with North Somerset Council in January to see what next steps will need to be taken. The gardens will be 150 years old in... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Two libraries to shut temporarily to instal new entry card system Worle Library. (Picture: North Somerset Council). Work to install a new entr
Weston Mercury / Posted 20 days ago
Worle Library. (Picture: North Somerset Council). Work to install a new entry system at Worle Library will see it close for several days, starting next week. Opening hours are to be... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Review of the year: October, November and Decemberfell for the third successive year. • Weston Town Council announced a proposed
Weston Mercury / Posted 22 days ago
fell for the third successive year. • Weston Town Council announced a proposed 12.3 per cent precept rise for 2018. North Somerset Council is proposing increasing council tax by 1.99 per cent, along with a three per cent adult social care... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Who will be driving you home on New Year’s Eve? Hundreds of criminals, including sex offenders, apply for taxi licencewith 1,653 offences between them – begging the question of who is driving you h
Weston Mercury / Posted 22 days ago
with 1,653 offences between them – begging the question of who is driving you home this New Year’s Eve? The Mercury asked North Somerset Council for figures relating to the outcome of criminals’ applications, but it said it did not hold any data... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Review of the year 2017: April, May and JuneThe Birnbeck Regeneration Trust said it was the closest it had ever been to res
Weston Mercury / Posted 24 days ago
The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust said it was the closest it had ever been to restoring the unsafe structure after confirming North Somerset Council agreed to support its efforts. The announcement came on the eve of the pier’s 100th anniversary. • A... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Review of the year 2017: January, February and Marchwork by Martin Nichols ensured they could be heard again. • Council tax bills
Weston Mercury / Posted 25 days ago
work by Martin Nichols ensured they could be heard again. • Council tax bills were due to rise dramatically, but North Somerset Council still needed to make £10.4million in savings. • And there was further bad news, as 12 Weston... Read more
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Weston Mercury
‘Huge improvement’ on antisocial behaviour in Westonis one way we have helped to target and reduce antisocial behaviour – especiall
Weston Mercury / Posted 25 days ago
is one way we have helped to target and reduce antisocial behaviour – especially during the night time – working alongside North Somerset Council and local licensees. “The town centre team in Weston has also focused on arresting repeat offenders... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Blow away the cobwebs by joining our post-Christmas beach cleanto do their bit for our Cleaner Coastlines campaign. The Mercury is working al
Weston Mercury / Posted 26 days ago
to do their bit for our Cleaner Coastlines campaign. The Mercury is working alongside Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council to secure plastic-free coastline status for the town. The beach clean will help Weston achieve one of... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Social media reacts to critics of JSP’s new housing plansits ‘horror’ at plans to build thousands of homes in the parish. The Joint Spa
Weston Mercury / Posted 28 days ago
its ‘horror’ at plans to build thousands of homes in the parish. The Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) – which is the brainchild of North Somerset Council and other local authorities in the West Country to plug the area’s housing shortfall – plots to build... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Estate of more than 40 houses ‘will fit well’ in Churchill and Langford, developer sayspermission last year to build up to 43 houses off Says Lane near the A38 in Lan
Weston Mercury / Posted 29 days ago
permission last year to build up to 43 houses off Says Lane near the A38 in Langford, and is now in discussions with North Somerset Council to finalise its plans. Rachel Way, of Bellway Homes, said Langford ‘appeals to a variety of people’... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Alcohol-fuelled crime in Weston’s town centre drops for third year runningfire safety, hygiene concerns, and ambulance call-outs. Now every premises in t
Weston Mercury / Posted 30 days ago
fire safety, hygiene concerns, and ambulance call-outs. Now every premises in the town centre is rated green. Police and North Somerset Council have credited their joint-working practices for the fall in violence over the past three years. An... Read more

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