Financial aid is available to support businesses through lockdown and beyond so make sure you get the money you are entitled to.
Since the start of the pandemic, North Somerset Council has distributed more than £46m of government grants to 4,000 businesses – but many more have yet to claim.
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Lockdown and Tier 3 restrictions this year have been incredibly difficult for local businesses as their ability to trade has been limited.
More grants are now available to help these businesses survive winter and North Somerset Council is going above and beyond to support the hospitality sector, which has been hit especially hard.
Continue reading ‘Above and beyond’ support for hospitality sector
If you still have Christmas gifts to get then visiting your local high street – either virtually or in-person – could be the perfect place to find a unique present.
Local retailers, traders, makers, producers, restaurants, pubs and cafes all need our support following two lockdowns and Tier 3 restrictions.
Continue reading Shop local for any last-minute gifts
Would you like to have a say on how North Somerset grows and develops over the coming decades?
There is still time to comment on the second stage of consultation for North Somerset Council’s new
Local Plan, the Choices for the Future consultation.
Continue reading Still time to have your say on area’s future
Choosing to shop at a local retailer rather than big chain stores will help these businesses survive the second lockdown.
While non-essential shops have now closed, this time they are allowed to operate a click and collect service – customers can go and pick up the products they’ve ordered online.
Continue reading Support your local trader
Businesses affected by the new coronavirus restrictions can continue to get an ongoing package of support from North Somerset Council.
Local businesses and workers face an incredibly challenging winter so support will be available seven days a week to help them navigate what’s available.
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Advice and support is available for businesses at risk of closure and anyone facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
North Somerset Council is committed to protecting jobs and strengthening the local economy in a sustainable way.
A range of free information, advice and guidance is available to those businesses at risk of making redundancies.
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Have your say on how North Somerset will grow and develop over the coming decades.
North Somerset Council is developing a new Local Plan for the area and the next stage gets under way next month.
The new plan will identify where development can and cannot take place and guide investment and funding for the infrastructure which will support new housing, jobs, transport and community facilities until 2038.
Continue reading Join the conversation on North Somerset’s future
Do you run a business and routinely make local deliveries by car?
Would you like to help cut congestion, carbon emissions and costs?
Businesses across North Somerset can now apply for a free one-month loan of an electric cargo bike to help them reach customers with zero emissions.
Continue reading Bicycles could boost your business
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