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12:20pm - 8 March 2023

Graduates and people looking for a career change are being urged to ‘Step Up to Social Work’ and make a difference to the lives of children and young people in North Somerset.

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12:44pm - 7 March 2023

Financial help is available via North Somerset Council’s Household Support Fund for residents struggling to afford energy bills, food and other essential items – but applications for this round are closing next Wednesday (15 March).

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8:10am - 1 March 2023

Nearly all young people in North Somerset will today (Wednesday 1 March) be offered to attend one of their top three preferred secondary schools from this September.

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4:04pm - 28 February 2023

North Somerset residents living in park homes, mobile homes, care homes or off-grid are now eligible for £400 of energy support.

A photo of all those who attended the official opening of the Changing Places toilet at the Tropicana.

4:00pm - 28 February 2023

A state-of-the-art accessible toilet facility at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare was officially opened today (Tuesday 28 February).

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9:23am - 27 February 2023

As National Empty Homes Week starts today (Monday 27 February), North Somerset Council is urging owners of empty homes to get in touch and find out how the council can help bring these much-needed properties back into use.

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10:48am - 24 February 2023

The West of England Combined Authority and North Somerset Council have launched an enhanced partnership to improve bus services across the region.

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1:00pm - 23 February 2023

Young people who have been in care are set to benefit from a range of additional support from North Somerset Council. This includes council tax exemption and tailored help into education, employment and training.

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11:55am - 23 February 2023

A popular road junction in Weston-super-Mare will have a new pedestrian crossing added and its traffic lights refurbished next month as part of North Somerset Council's ongoing roads maintenance programme.

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11:51am - 23 February 2023

Four pedestrian crossings in North Somerset will undergo improvement works over the coming month as part of North Somerset Council's programme of ongoing maintenance. Each crossing will take five days to upgrade.

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10:20am - 23 February 2023

North Somerset libraries will be joining in the celebrations again this World Book Day, offering the perfect place for everyone to find a book they love.

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1:45pm - 22 February 2023

North Somerset Council has been allocated £2.5m from the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to invest over the next three years in projects to improve the lives of local people and boost the local economy.

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10:20am - 22 February 2023

Foster carers approved by North Somerset Council who live in the local authority area will no longer need to pay council tax and will receive increased fostering payments from 1 April 2023.

Money - notes and pennies

9:27am - 22 February 2023

At their meeting last night, North Somerset Council's elected members approved the council budget for the year ahead. When the initial budget was prepared in autumn 2022, a gap of £17m was identified between the costs of service delivery and the available funding, and considerable work has been undertaken across the organisation since then to identify and present a balanced budget. 

A photo of the Strawberry Line tunnel with bollard style lighting running through it.

3:30pm - 21 February 2023

North Somerset Council has installed lighting within the Strawberry Line tunnel at Shute Shelve, near Axbridge, to illuminate the path during daylight hours to improve visibility for users.