More volunteers needed to help plant 20,000 trees

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.

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Discover North Somerset delights

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.

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Enjoy summer in North Somerset safely

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.

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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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Plans to uncover Iron Age camp delayed

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.

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Lockdown extended for another three weeks

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.

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New conservation area in North Somerset

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.

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