North Somerset’s newest primary school welcomes pupils

Pupils are now settling back into the classroom but children at one primary school in Weston-super-Mare have a whole new building to explore.

Parklands Educate Together Primary School, at Parklands Village, opened to pupils for the first time on Monday.

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New future for historic Birnbeck Pier

Lifeboats could launch from historic Birnbeck Pier once again as the RNLI looks to take ownership of the dilapidated Victorian site.

The RNLI is looking to return to the Grade II* listed pier and Birnbeck Island in Weston-super-Mare, which it first moved onto in 1882.

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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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Plans to uncover Iron Age hillfort

Plans to uncover the nationally-significant Iron Age hillfort overlooking Weston-super-Mare are moving forward.

Worlebury Camp has been hidden by trees for 200 years and this vegetation is causing damage to the Scheduled Monument, which is now on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register.

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Comment on proposed budget and corporate plan

Would you like to give feedback on North Somerset Council’s proposed budget for the upcoming financial year?

The annual budget is set in February and there are still a few days remaining of the public consultation if you would like to have your say on the proposals put forward.

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