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An NSC black wheelie bin with the figures for recyclable waste 18%, food waste 27% and non-recyclable, to illustrate what is in our black bins.

12:00pm - 18 March 2024

Local people are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to black bin collections in North Somerset.

A photo of a white man in glasses with grey hair standing in front of the arches of a church. He is wearing the uniform of the high sheriff with white cravat and gloves, and has medals on his chest.

11:14am - 18 March 2024

Rob Beckley, a highly respected figure in law enforcement with a distinguished policing career spanning 38 years, is retiring from the police service and stepping into the role of High Sheriff of Somerset. His appointment was formally declared in Wells Cathedral at the annual Somerset Legal Service on 17th March 2024.

full garden waste bin

1:00pm - 15 March 2024

People living in North Somerset can now subscribe to receive garden waste collections between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025. 

A blue glass award is held next to a blue card with 'Let's Celebrate Towns' printed on it

12:00pm - 14 March 2024

Weston-super-Mare has won best town for Business Environment in ‘Let’s Celebrate Towns’. This is a competition that shines a spotlight on towns across the UK helping their businesses and communities to thrive. 

A person dips their paintbrush into green paint on a colourful watercolour palette

2:45pm - 12 March 2024

Thanks to North Somerset libraries, people living locally have had the opportunity to boost their wellbeing while practising their creative skills through courses in painting, aromatherapy and crafting. 

A close-up photo showing a pair of hands holding some compost.

1:00pm - 11 March 2024

Green-minded residents who want to improve their composting skills and educate their local community are invited to join a master composter workshop on Tuesday 26 March. 

justice scales

3:30pm - 7 March 2024

A man whose fraudulent rogue trading left victims upset and distressed has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, following a prosecution brought by North Somerset Council’s Trading Standards team.

Two full recycling boxes on top of gravel. The right-hand box contains mixed paper and cardboard

12:30pm - 7 March 2024

North Somerset Council is making recycling easier for residents and collection crews, as people can now recycle paper and cardboard together in the same recycling box. 

artists impression of Banwell Bypass

3:49pm - 6 March 2024

Alun Griffiths Contractors Ltd have told North Somerset Council that they will no longer deliver the Banwell bypass. 

Sign outside the Town Hall

2:49pm - 6 March 2024

Following the Chancellor's announcement of his spring budget in the House of Commons today, leaders at North Somerset Council have been reflecting on what it means for the council and local people.

A mother and son on a bus

10:39am - 6 March 2024

Some bus services across the North Somerset area are set to change from 7 April 2024. Changes include higher frequency services to better connect communities, and revisions to timetables to help improve reliability.  

Young man travelling on a bus

2:20pm - 5 March 2024

Some bus services across the North Somerset area are set to change from 7 April 2024 to enhance and better support the region’s wider bus network. As a result, the 127-service will be ending at the end of term on Thursday 28 March. It will be restructured to enable the 126 service to serve Weston College students and commuters travelling into Weston-super-Mare at peak morning and evening journey times. 

pupils putting hand up in a classroom

11:45am - 1 March 2024

More than 97 per cent of young people in North Somerset will today (Friday 1 March) be offered a place to attend one of their top three preferred secondary schools from this September.

A recycling and waste vehicle drives down the middle of a residential street lined with trees. A man wearing a high-vis jacket is sitting in the driver's seat

3:30pm - 29 February 2024

North Somerset recycling and refuse crews have had significant problems collecting from some areas in Portishead, due to access difficulties caused by inconsiderately parked cars. From Monday 4 March, North Somerset Council is trialling a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in three roads in Portishead.