Are you registered to vote in the general election?

The election is fast approaching so make sure you are registered to vote so you can have your say in who runs the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the snap general election for Thursday 12 December – the first December election since 1923.

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Two long-awaited transport schemes move forward

Two long-awaited transport schemes in North Somerset are moving forward.

The next stage in the £116m MetroWest phase 1 scheme – which includes reopening Portishead rail line – was passed when an application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

And North Somerset Council has been successful in a £97m bid to Government to provide essential infrastructure for future housing, which includes a bypass around the village of Banwell.
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Have your say on rewilding sites

More habitats are being created across North Somerset to help wildlife flourish and mitigate the effects of climate change – and you can have your say about the sites chosen.

North Somerset Council declared a climate emergency earlier this year and also agreed a rewilding programme, which would increase wildlife and biodiversity by planting trees and allowing grass to grow taller.

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Tackling homelessness as the temperature drops

The temperature is dropping sharply and organisations across North Somerset are continuing to work together to co-ordinate action to reduce rough sleeping in the area.

This Street 2 Settled partnership includes North Somerset Council, Weston Town Council, the YMCA, Somewhere to Go, health professionals and police.

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Check you’ve got the right bank sort code for council

If you pay council tax, business rates or any other bill to North Somerset Council by standing order, online or over-the-counter then you need to check the details are correct.

The council’s bank sort code was changed two years ago but up until now payments have been redirected automatically.

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