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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.

Image of a ballot paper being posted into a ballot box

12:45pm - 19 April 2024

This week North Somerset residents who have registered to vote by post have begun to receive their postal packs for the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election that takes place on Thursday 2 May.

Logo for Local Plan 2039

3:00pm - 17 April 2024

North Somerset Council is undertaking another round of consultation on its draft Local Plan. This is set to take place during the summer. 

Seven Walk Fest programmes spread out on a table top

9:30am - 17 April 2024

People of all ages across North Somerset are being encouraged to take part in a brand new walking festival taking place during May for National Walking Month.

Becky (mum) and Lottie (daughter) stood by a large ParkPlay flag, smiling at camera.

11:48am - 16 April 2024

Could you help people of all ages from your local community get together and have fun through free games and activities?