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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Get your skates on – Icescape is returning!

A spectacular winter wonderland is soon returning to Weston’s iconic Tropicana following last year’s phenomenal success.

People skating on ice with large snowflake lights above them

Icescape @ The Tropicana opens its doors on Friday 19 October at the seafront venue, featuring the UK’s largest covered winter ice rink, delicious food and drink, Santa’s Grotto, and much more.

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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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School applications needed soon

Children staring a someone in a classroom

From next month, you can apply for a school place if your child is due to start school or transfer to a new one next year.

It’s really important that applications are made by the deadline if you want a chance of being offered your preferred school. Parents can name up to three preferences and can apply for schools both within and outside North Somerset.

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Improved recycling collections on the way

Residents across North Somerset can expect to see improvements to their recycling and waste collection services over the coming weeks as contractors Biffa put in place further changes to collection rounds to improve their efficiency and reliability.

In June, after months of planning, around 80 per cent of households saw a change to their collection arrangements, which has worked well for the majority of residents, but has caused issues for some.

Five hands holding different recycling items in the air

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