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X5 bus at bus hub in Weston-super-Mare

3:37pm - 28 February 2024

Residents living in Claverham and Cleeve will have access to a new bus service from Sunday 7 April. The X5 bus service running approximately hourly between Portishead and Weston-super-Mare will be re-routed to serve the villages after North Somerset Council listened to requests from residents at the council’s first Bus Forum held in December.

charging cable plugged in to electric car

11:45am - 28 February 2024

North Somerset Council welcomes today's announcement by Agratas of its plans for a new £4bn giga factory producing EV batteries at Gravity Smart Campus in Somerset. This development will present significant opportunities for North Somerset’s businesses and residents and supports the council's inward investment goals.

people travelling on a bus

9:49am - 27 February 2024

Some bus services across the North Somerset area are set to change from 7 April 2024. The 59-bus service contract is expiring and will not be renewed from April due to suitable alternatives in place. 

Sign outside the Town Hall

10:51am - 26 February 2024

North Somerset Council has joined calls to extend a crucial financial support scheme for struggling households in North Somerset.

people travelling on a bus

10:54am - 23 February 2024

Local people are being invited to have their say on proposals to transform a busy junction near Churchill, as part of North Somerset Council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

Group of people sat around a long table while someone presents at the front.s

10:52am - 23 February 2024

More than 40 business owners from across North Somerset met with council officers earlier this month, as part of a special seminar with the area’s Bangladeshi community.

Happy young people on a bus

9:06am - 23 February 2024

People living in Clevedon, Weston-in-Gordano, and Portishead will continue to be able to access key services in Bristol after the successful trial of the X10 bus route is set to continue with a new operator on board and extended operating hours. 

A person writes in a notebook with a red pen

2:45pm - 22 February 2024

A poem written by a young person in care in North Somerset was shortlisted in the Voices 2024 Creative Writing Competition.

wheelbarrow with garden waste

9:45am - 22 February 2024

On Thursday 29 February, North Somerset Council is inviting the community to participate in an Inquiry Day looking at the council’s weed management practices.

Sign outside the Town Hall

9:35am - 21 February 2024

Protecting vital services while setting a balanced budget against a tide of increasing costs and demand was debated and agreed at this evening’s Council meeting (Tuesday 20 February). 

Photo of Baytree school staff and learners from Baytree school handover

8:23am - 20 February 2024

Last week, keys to the new expansion of Baytree School in Clevedon were officially handed over to the school’s headteacher, Ed Bowen-Roberts.

Two contractors swing hammers to remove the concrete covering on the floral clock at Weston-super-Mare

9:00am - 19 February 2024

Work gets under way this week to restore the floral clock in Weston-super-Mare’s town centre. The first stage will see the recent concrete covering removed. The work will be carried out by Glendale, North Somerset Council’s ground maintenance contractor, and is expected to take around three days to complete. 

people travelling on a bus

12:12pm - 16 February 2024

Community groups are invited to apply for a share of funding to design and run their own public transport thanks to a £2 million fund called WESTlocal.   

Close up of peoples hands on top of each others in a circle, with the council logo and 'open., fairer, greener.'

1:24pm - 15 February 2024

North Somerset Council has started a public consultation on its first ever five-year mental health and wellbeing strategy, as it continues work to tackle health inequalities and make the area a healthier place to live, work and flourish. 

A photo of the outside of the new Nailsea library.

4:09pm - 14 February 2024

Today, North Somerset Council confirmed that keys to the former library building in Nailsea precinct have been handed over to new owners, Media Developments Limited.