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A pink patterned reusable nappy is positioned against a tree trunk, with leaves in the background

9:30am - 20 May 2024

North Somerset Council has relaunched the North Somerset Nappy Library, a service that loans reusable nappy kits to residents. This will help parents and carers protect the environment and their wallets. 

Person walking outside renovated and restored shop fronts on Walliscote Road in Weston-super-Mare

12:00pm - 17 May 2024

A national seven-year programme has finished which has seen some of Weston-super-Mare’s historic buildings restored and protected, while increasing engagement in heritage.

sculptures in Portishead

1:11pm - 16 May 2024

Eleven dynamic projects in North Somerset have been selected from over 40 applications to receive a portion of a £163,000 grant pot funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). 

Cllr Wendy Griggs hands chains of office to Cllr Peter Crew

2:30pm - 15 May 2024

At last night’s North Somerset Council Annual Council Meeting, Cllr Peter Crew was elected as Chairperson of Council for the year ahead. Cllr Crew takes over from Cllr Wendy Griggs who has held the position for the past year.

Pile of wooden cubes with net zero logos

11:57am - 14 May 2024

Businesses, community interest groups and charities are encouraged to apply now for North Somerset Council’s Net Zero Business Grants programme to improve energy efficiency, save costs and reduce their carbon footprint.  

A girl dressed in a white hoodie lies on the grass and smiles at the camera

4:30pm - 13 May 2024

During Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 13 May to Sunday 26 May), North Somerset Council is shining a light on the crucial service that foster carers provide to support vulnerable children and young people. 

The Victorian cafe on a sunny day. People sit outside the building under umbrellas, and the beach is visible in the background

3:00pm - 13 May 2024

Following a successful selection process, a new operator has been found to run the Victorian Café on Weston-super-Mare’s seafront.

Sprawling bookshelves filled with books

12:30pm - 13 May 2024

A collection of 20 books and additional digital resources are now available to support people living with dementia in North Somerset’s libraries, as well as their carers, friends and family. 

The finished floral clock in Weston-super-Mare. Ornamental shrubs are planted like the face of a clock, and there are two circles on either side.

5:00pm - 10 May 2024

Two thousand plants have been successfully planted at the floral clock in Weston-super-Mare. The work has taken just over a week to complete, and was carried out by the North Somerset Council’s grounds maintenance contractors, Glendale.

roadworks stop sign

11:28am - 10 May 2024

Essential pothole and gully repairs will be completed on The Portbury Hundreds (A369) on Monday 13 May.

An illustration of the bandstand in Grove Park with wording that reads Grove Park Gathering! Noon to 4pm on Saturday 1 June 2024. Logos include UK Government Powered by Levelling Up, North Somerset Council, We Made That, Super Culture and Loves Cafe

10:30am - 10 May 2024

North Somerset Council has appointed a team led by architecture practice We Made That to design solutions for three improvement projects in Weston-super-Mare. These are: Grove Park, Marine Lake and ‘wayfinding’, encouraging people to move around the town centre and seafront.

Portishead

11:15am - 9 May 2024

The third and final year of the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) programme has begun helping residents and businesses gain new employment skills, obtain expert support and advice, create new opportunities, and build pride in their communities. 

Community Emergency Shelter scheme Logo

8:54am - 9 May 2024

Venue owners and managers across North Somerset are being urged to join a council scheme to help make sure the area has enough locations to use as rest centres in case of emergencies.

swimming

4:30pm - 8 May 2024

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre and Portishead Open Air Pool have both received funding for new power systems that will significantly improve their carbon outputs, making them greener and better for the environment.

A roadworks stop sign

10:17am - 8 May 2024

A scheme to resurface the Broadway in Weston begins on Monday 13 May.