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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Ambitious new plans to protect jobs and boost the economy following the global pandemic have been announced by North Somerset Council.
The council has agreed strategies to rebuild North Somerset’s economy in a sustainable, resilient way that will make a difference to those negatively affected by the coronavirus crisis.
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Go shopping for a diverse range of quality products which have been made, grown or produced here in North Somerset from the comfort of your own home.
Made in North Somerset Marketplace is a new online platform for buying high-quality goods, whether fresh bread, cheese, chocolate, eggs, beer, cider or gin, or unique arts and crafts.
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Vacant retail space in Weston-super-Mare is set to be transformed into a multitude of uses for the community thanks to a £1.7m grant.
Weston General Stores is the new project which will turn vacant space into workplaces for entrepreneurs and trading space for retailers, as well as offering business support and skills, learning and employability opportunities for local people.
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Just a few more days remain for small businesses in North Somerset to apply for a discretionary grant of up to £10,000.
Applications are open until
Sunday (16 August) in this final round of applications.
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