Support local traders when Christmas shopping

It might still be too early to mention the ‘C’ word but if you’re already thinking about festive gifts then take a look at local traders.

Shopping locally and supporting independent businesses will be key to building a strong post-Covid economy and so North Somerset Council is championing local businesses as part of its We ♥ North Somerset campaign.

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Help keep coronavirus numbers down

 

Tighter lockdown restrictions are coming into force for millions of people across England to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Every area of England now falls into one of three categories depending on the local rate of infection – medium (Tier 1), high (Tier 2) or very high (Tier 3).

North Somerset is currently at the medium risk level – Tier 1 – but case rates are rising locally so everyone needs to continue doing their bit to help prevent the spread.

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More volunteers needed to help plant 20,000 trees

More green-fingered volunteers are needed to help plant 20,000 trees across North Somerset this winter as part of the council’s rewilding programme.

Work will start in November and numbers are restricted to comply with Covid-19 health and safety guidelines so pre-register if you’d like to take part.

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Free courses to help support mental health

Feelings of anxiety, isolation or depression have become more common this year as coronavirus, lockdown and social distancing has impacted our daily lives.

Now the changing of the seasons, shorter days, and uncertainty over further social restrictions might mean people need more support than ever.

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Join the conversation on North Somerset’s future

 

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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Schools urged to join wellbeing challenge

 

Schools are being invited to sign up to a new wellbeing programme launched by Portishead ultra-endurance athlete Ben Smith.

Ben hit the headlines in 2016 after running 401 marathons in 401 days and he later won a Sports Personality of the Year award, the Pride of Britain and commendations from The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William.

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