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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.

The High Sheriff stands in the shadow of the Knife Angel, talking to the assembled crowd. Birds fly overhead

5:00pm - 2 May 2024

The Knife Angel arrived in Weston-super-Mare yesterday (Wednesday 1 May). The statue was officially welcomed to North Somerset with a short opening ceremony in the afternoon.

logo for North Somerset Walk Fest. Drawing of a pier with sunshine and the words 'North Somerset Walk Fest: 1 to 31 May 2024

8:31am - 1 May 2024

The first ever North Somerset Walk Fest has kicked off today (Wednesday 1 May), with people across North Somerset due to ‘walk this May’ and enjoy the benefits of walking.

Library desk at Weston Town Hall

12:00pm - 30 April 2024

All North Somerset libraries will be closed on Tuesday 7 May from 9.30am to 2pm, so staff can be trained in using a new computer system. All libraries will reopen as normal at 2pm.

Person sitting on bus

1:51pm - 29 April 2024

Ambulances, fire engines, buses, refuse trucks and other service vehicles will be free to make easier journeys through West Hill in Portishead once a small change comes into force.

Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

5:00pm - 24 April 2024

Residents, businesses and community groups in North Somerset are being urged to have their say on two important consultations before they close on Tuesday 7 May.

Trees and plants surround a lake, which is covered in lily pads and other vegetation

11:30am - 24 April 2024

With increasing environmental challenges, England’s natural habits and ecosystems are in steep decline. The government has made legally binding commitments to stop this trend and plan for nature to recover. 

A historical photo of the RNLI lifeboat launching off Birnbeck Pier with two helicopters flying overhead at the same time.

9:30am - 24 April 2024

Discover the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Weston-super-Mare and help celebrate the charity’s 200th anniversary during a free exhibition next month.

Three people sit on a brown patterned sofa, with two more standing behind them. Everyone is holding a copy of 'The Last Summer', by Karen Swan, and smiling at the camera

2:30pm - 23 April 2024

North Somerset Council’s libraries team have gifted 150 books to local people who are learning English as their second language to mark World Book Night (Tuesday 23 April).

A photo of the Knife Angel, a 27-feet-tall statue created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by the UK’s 43 police forces.

4:30pm - 22 April 2024

The iconic Knife Angel statue will be in Weston’s Italian Gardens throughout May. To mark its arrival, the public are invited to attend an opening ceremony on Wednesday 1 May, which begins at 4pm. 

The leaves of an ash tree on a sunlit day

12:30pm - 22 April 2024

North Somerset Council are temporarily closing part of the A370, Bridgwater Road, to undertake essential tree maintenance.