Traffic congestion across the West of England is now being challenged during a fun free scheme with rewards on offer.
Entries are open to the Travelwest Challenge, which encourages people across the area to get active and take more sustainable journeys to work.
Continue reading Challenge to reduce traffic congestion now on
Lighter evenings and warmer weather means many of us are making the most of North Somerset’s countryside – but are you tick aware?
Ticks are small spider-like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, including people.
Continue reading Enjoy the great outdoors but be tick aware
If you’ve had one too many mince pies already this festive season there are lots of opportunities to stretch your legs and burn off a few calories.
Some of the highlights include… Continue reading Fun ways to burn off the Christmas bloat
Clearly signposted cycle routes are an easy way to explore the countryside around North Somerset and further afield.
Better By Bike is the West of England’s one-stop shop for cycling and its route planner function is a great way to plan trips.
Continue reading Follow the signposts to explore the area
Christmas is a time of excess for many – with too much food, drink and tasty treats.
If you’re already feeling the pinch around your waistline, then take a look at these local heart-pounding activities you could take part in:
Continue reading Blow away those Christmas cobwebs
Instagram users in Nailsea, Backwell, Churchill or Banwell are being invited to take snaps of what they value in their local area to share on the app.
Long-term proposals are being developed for new homes and major transport improvements in North Somerset and the landscape of these areas could change in the future.
Continue reading Calling all North Somerset Instagram users!
Residents in Nailsea are being urged to rally round to boost their recycling rate.
Community group Better Nailsea is hosting a stand at the town’s Skate Park Festival and Activities Showcase on Saturday 15 July to let people know about the benefits of recycling and how to improve the area for everyone to enjoy.
Continue reading Can you help boost Nailsea’s recycling rate?
Bicycles can now be hired out on the popular traffic-free Strawberry Line path.
The Strawberry Line, route 26 of the Sustrans national cycle network, runs through North Somerset from Yatton train station towards Cheddar.
Continue reading Cycle hire on the Strawberry Line now open
A voluntary group which works to celebrate the heritage and secure the future of Clevedon’s Marine Lake has been awarded for its efforts.
Marine Lake Enthusiasts (Marlens) has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016.
Continue reading Marlens scoops Queen’s Award
Portishead Lake Grounds could soon be flying its own Green Flag – but a new management plan must be written first.
Green Flags, awarded by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognise well managed, high quality green spaces which are open for public use.
To gain the prestigious award, a detailed management plan must be submitted first.
Continue reading Could you help the Lake Grounds scoop a Green Flag?