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A Portishead councillor has been chosen to represent North Somerset as its chairman for the year ahead.
North Somerset MP Liam Fox has come second in a poll of Conservative voters about who they would like to be the party’s next leader.
I’m Greg Chambers, born in Yeovil, grew up in Somerton, South Somerset
David Derbyshire is aged 45, married, with two children attending Backwell School
I have held over 400 surgeries (every two weeks) and seen over 8000 individual constituents.
From a farming family in Yorkshire, Ian came to the South West in 1978
Marcus, aged 46, has his own small business and has lived and worked in Somerset for over 21 years
Tens of thousands of pounds have been handed to North Somerset Council to give Weston-super-Mare’s art and culture scene a ‘bright and exciting future’.
Waste collection changes in and around Weston will impact more than 80,000 but could be a ‘huge success story’, the council hopes.
Toilets in Weston-super-Mare’s Town Hall will be repaired, but there is no fixed date for them to reopen.
Plans to change rubbish collection routes, which will affect more than 80,000 households across North Somerset, will come into force next month.
Plans for an ‘emergency’ park and ride system for Weston-super-Mare are being developed in the wake of chaotic bank holiday traffic, but a permanent service ‘is not justifiable’.
An ‘inspirational’ councillor who has served Congresbury for more than a decade will not stand in next year’s election.
A councillor who has been a ‘champion for young, old and disadvantaged’ and served his ward for more than a decade will not stand in next year’s election.
A council tax support service run by North Somerset Council has been nominated for an award.
A team of students has been assembled to develop guidelines for streets and shopfronts in Weston town centre.
‘Lessons will be learned’ from the over-budget redevelopment of Weston’s Italian Gardens after North Somerset Council admitted it could have done more to save taxpayers’ money.
Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose has called on the Government to consider the town’s concerns over a planned 35,000sqm extension to Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway shopping complex.
Around 30 miles of pylons dubbed a ‘scar on the landscape’ will soon be built through picturesque Somerset countryside, despite years of public protest.
A NURSERY in Weston-super-Mare has had a visit from one of Disney’s most popular characters.
A WESTON-SUPER-MARE attraction known for its thrilling rides has also been recognised for the quality food and drink it provides to visitors.
Clive is bidding to become the English Democrats first MP in Westminster.
Dr Richard Lawson retired after almost 30 years as a GP in Congresbury. He joined the Green Party in the late-1970s
John is the fourth generation of his family to have grown up in Weston. He works for the British Retail Consortium.
John became Weston-super-Mare MP in 2005.The son of two teachers, he had a state-funded education before a successful business career
Tim has lived in Weston since 2001 and has been married for 15 years to Jess.
Ernie left school with no qualifications and started work during the three-day week in the 1970s, before ending up on an assembly line.
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