New future for historic Birnbeck Pier

Lifeboats could launch from historic Birnbeck Pier once again as the RNLI looks to take ownership of the dilapidated Victorian site.

The RNLI is looking to return to the Grade II* listed pier and Birnbeck Island in Weston-super-Mare, which it first moved onto in 1882.

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Shop safely as high streets reopen

High streets across North Somerset are busy again after non-essential retail shops reopened and began trading following lockdown.

Retailers have taken extra steps to ensure the safety of staff and customers is maintained so please keep following any instructions and guidance – it’s there to keep you safe.

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More businesses allowed to reopen next week

Lockdown rules are being relaxed from next week so more businesses can reopen their doors and more friends and family can meet up.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that certain businesses such as pubs, restaurants and holiday accommodation can open from next Saturday (4 July) as long as they stick to secure guidelines.

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Sustaining the sustainable travel momentum

Cycling and walking became the go-to transport options for many people during lockdown and now businesses are being urged to keep the momentum going.

Match-funded travel grants are now available for businesses in North Somerset to help support the increased interest in sustainable travel.

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Leave only footprints

Visitor numbers to North Somerset’s coastline and open spaces are increasing – but so is the amount of litter.

Bins across the area are emptied daily by North Somerset Council’s contractor Glendale but workers are seeing higher levels of litter than normal for this time of year.

The easing of lockdown and hot weather means more people are using takeaways or bringing their own picnics or portable barbecues, so more litter than usual is being left behind.

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