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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.

two women sat on a bus

5:30pm - 24 November 2022

More than £105m of funding has been confirmed to transform bus services across North Somerset and the West of England Combined Authority area.

SEE MONSTER at night

8:24am - 24 November 2022

After eight weeks wowing visitors from all over the globe, SEE MONSTER has now closed its doors for the last time. With over half a million people engaging with the installation throughout its time in Weston, the Monster has brought more people to Weston-super-Mare’s seafront than was ever hoped for.

A woman using a computer with a cup of tea at the side

4:45pm - 18 November 2022

Free ‘Tea and Tech’ sessions are taking place across North Somerset to help residents learn how to get online and get the most from today’s digital world – and grab a cuppa whilst there!

A photo of a young boy holding a football while sitting on a bench on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare.

12:00pm - 18 November 2022

North Somerset Council will join twenty-five other local authorities during the upcoming men’s football FIFA World Cup with the aim to achieve one goal – to recruit more foster carers.

selection of British coins,

5:01pm - 17 November 2022

Following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement today, North Somerset Council is reflecting on what the announcements mean for local people and the council itself.

Winterstoke Hundred Academy pupils fit the first solar panel to the roof of their new school building

2:00pm - 17 November 2022

Pupils helped to fit the first solar panel to the roof of the new expansion of Winterstoke Hundred Academy in Locking Parklands on Tuesday, in a ceremony marking another important step forward for the upcoming eco-school.

Artist's impression of Portishead Rail line

10:47am - 15 November 2022

The reopening of the long-awaited passenger line between Portishead and Bristol, took another leap forward today (Tuesday 15 November) as the Department for Transport (DfT) announced planning consent for the project.   

A photo of  the Plumley Park South play area in Weston-super-Mare.

12:00pm - 9 November 2022

Respondents that took part in a six-week consultation have helped to shape North Somerset Council’s plan to improve its play areas.

Illustration showing a boy recycling, a workman fitting a solar panel, and a family doing gardening

9:15am - 9 November 2022

Plans to reduce North Somerset’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the climate emergency have been approved by North Somerset Council. 

A photo of Portishead local residents with North Somerset Council councillors on land at the former Portishead Approach Golf Course.

3:45pm - 8 November 2022

North Somerset Council has secured the future of Portishead’s former approach golf course as a protected public open space for the longterm benefit of residents and visitors.

Close up of lots of cigarette ends

9:09am - 8 November 2022

As this year’s Stoptober ends, North Somerset residents are being reminded that free support to help stop smoking is available all year round, with one man sharing his inspirational story of how the council’s Smokefree team helped him quit for good.

Talk Money Week graphic - 7 to 11 November 2022 #TalkMoney

5:20pm - 4 November 2022

It’s Talk Money Week next week (7-11 November) and North Somerset Council is encouraging everyone to come together and talk money in a bid to support each other during the current Cost of Living crisis.

Walk leaders

12:50pm - 4 November 2022

Do you love being out in the fresh air? Are you reasonably active? Would you like to help other people get healthier? If the answer to these questions is yes, then the free training from North Somerset Council to become a Health Walk Leader is for you!