Funding secured for Portishead Rail

The re-opening of Portishead’s railway line is back on track after the scheme received more than £31m of funding from the Department for Transport.

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The funding for MetroWest Phase 1, which includes the reopening of the Portishead to Bristol rail line, was announced last week.

It comes ahead of the submission of a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Government in July. Continue reading Funding secured for Portishead Rail

Simple steps to avoid getting your bike stolen

Days are getting longer and hopefully the weather will soon be warmer so now could be the time to get your bicycle out of hibernation.

Cycling is a quick and convenient way to get out and about in your local area but it can be very frustrating if you’re unlucky enough to have your bike stolen.

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Free bike register events

Family of four on bicycles, small children in the frontFree bike security and information roadshows are taking place across North Somerset this autumn.

During these free events, you can get your bike registered with a security stamp as well as receive advice and information about local cycle routes.

Thanks to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel, marking kits – which usually retail for £19.99 – are being offered for free.

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Roads: the truth about surface dressing

Over £600,000 of improvements work is being carried out this month as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing commitment to investing in the area’s roads.

The council’s August road surface treatment programme includes both surface dressing and micro asphalt works to fill minor surface irregularities and restore surface condition on 26 of the area’s roads, which adds up to just under 119,000m2 of roads being treated.

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