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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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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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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The NHS test and trace programme continues to operate across the country to help stop the community spread of coronavirus.
Despite news about the app being delayed, the manual NHS contact tracing service is still operating to help break the chain of infection.
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Banwell’s long-awaited bypass and a new secondary school site in Weston-super-Mare have moved a step closer.
North Somerset Council agreed to accept £97m in funding from Homes England, the government’s housing agency, at a meeting last week.
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Weston General Hospital has fully reopened to new patients following its temporary closure due to an increased number of coronavirus cases.
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Finding information about services on North Somerset Council’s website will soon be a lot easier.
www.n-somerset.gov.uk is due to relaunch at the beginning of July with a host of changes to make it easier for you to find information and do the things that you need to do.
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Annual canvass forms will be sent out in August and September to households across North Somerset to confirm who lives in your property.
The household enquiry form lists everyone currently registered to vote at your property, giving you the opportunity to add any new names or remove any out-of-date information.
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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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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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