Returning to lockdown could be a real challenge for many people, especially with shorter winter days and a lack of sunlight.
Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand so it’s important to keep getting exercise even if gyms are closing and it’s dark by 5pm.
Continue reading Keep mind and body well during winter lockdown
More green-fingered volunteers are needed to help plant 20,000 trees across North Somerset this winter as part of the council’s rewilding programme.
Work will start in November and numbers are restricted to comply with Covid-19 health and safety guidelines so pre-register if you’d like to take part.
Continue reading More volunteers needed to help plant 20,000 trees
North Somerset is special – we love it and want to showcase everything it has to offer.
This month North Somerset Council has launched its ‘We ♥ North Somerset’ campaign to champion the natural environment, rich history, local events and businesses that make the area so special.
Continue reading Discover North Somerset delights
With a few more weeks of summer left, there is still time to discover what’s on your doorstep and be a tourist in your own area.
North Somerset has beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and historic towns and villages, so you don’t have to go far for an enjoyable day out.
Continue reading Enjoy summer in North Somerset safely
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.
Continue reading Leave only footprints
Plans to uncover the Iron Age camp in Weston-super-Mare for the first time in 200 years have been delayed because of coronavirus.
Plans include removing vegetation and tree growth at Worlebury Camp Iron Age hillfort to prevent further damage to the Scheduled Monument, which has been on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register since 2016.
Continue reading Plans to uncover Iron Age camp delayed
Lockdown restrictions in the UK are continuing for at least another three weeks to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
Strict limits on daily life are continuing because the infection rate has not come down enough yet, the government said yesterday (Thursday).
This means you must continue to stay home as much as possible.
Continue reading Lockdown extended for another three weeks
Everyone must continue to stay at home as much as possible to protect themselves from coronavirus, reduce the spread and ensure the NHS can cope.
This means no unnecessary journeys or social contact.
Continue reading Stay at home to help save lives
Five thousand new trees have now been planted across North Somerset thanks to more than 400 volunteers digging deep.
The trees, donated by the Woodland Trust, were planted over two weeks at 25 different locations in Weston, Nailsea, Clevedon, Portishead, Pill, Yatton, Locking, Wraxall and Wick St Lawrence.
Continue reading Volunteers dig deep to plant 5,000 trees
A new conservation area now covers the North Somerset village of Churchill to help protect its special architectural and historic interest.
Local residents asked for the conservation area to be created and, working with Churchill parish council, it was adopted by North Somerset Council in January.
Continue reading New conservation area in North Somerset