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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One week left to apply for a travel grant

Businesses, schools and community organisations in North Somerset have just one week left to apply for up to £3,000 to help pay for sustainable travel improvements.

Grants are 50:50 match-funded and can be used to improve cycling, walking, or car sharing to make it easier for staff, students or visitors to leave their car at home.

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Allow extra time for rail journeys this Easter

A train crossing a bridge in the distance, fields in the foreground

Easter will soon be upon us but anyone planning a getaway by train is being urged to allow extra time for travelling.

Network Rail is undertaking the next phase of its Railway Upgrade Plan to improve reliability and meet growing demand.

It is described as the most ambitious infrastructure modernisation programme since the Victorian era.

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Calling all North Somerset Instagram users!

Instagram users in Nailsea, Backwell, Churchill or Banwell are being invited to take snaps of what they value in their local area to share on the app.

Long-term proposals are being developed for new homes and major transport improvements in North Somerset and the landscape of these areas could change in the future.

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