We are looking for a volunteer Councillor to help look after the Farleigh Green Playing Field and Play Area – if you are interested please contact Linda, Parish Clerk.
North Somerset Council are experiencing crew shortages currently as a number of NSEC colleagues are self-isolating having been pinged. Fewer staff and the current heatwave conditions are impacting significantly on their ability to continue all services.
Currently it is only garden waste that is being affected. Recycling and residual waste collections are being completed as normal.
Updates will be posted daily at about 4pm on both the North Somerset Recycling and Waste accounts and the main North Somerset Council accounts.
- We have a number of staff self-isolating which has led to significant crew shortages.
- Unfortunately, our garden waste service is suspended today (Wednesday 21 July)
- No garden waste collections scheduled for today will take place. Please do not leave your containers out.
- If you have room, we’d recommend storing your garden waste at home and avoiding a trip to a recycling centre. If this isn’t possible you can find details of the recycling centre locations and hours at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/hwrc
- If you were due to have a garden waste collection yesterday (Tuesday), please leave your container(s) out as the crews are aiming to catch up on the properties that were missed yesterday. They may not get to everyone today (Wednesday) so please continue to leave your container(s) out.
- We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused.
- We’re working hard to try and minimise any disruption.
Head of Environment and Community Services
North Somerset Council
Healthwatch BNSSG are reaching out to let you know of the proposed changes to stroke services in your community.
Stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK and a leading cause of disability. 1 in 50 of our residents live with the long-term consequences of the condition. The Healthier together partnership would like to hear from you.
There are several ways to tell them what you think and to ask questions:
- You can complete the online questionnaire
- Phone or email to request a paper copy
- Join an online consultation on the 26 August
- Drop-in face-to-face sessions in
- North Somerset – Winter gardens Weston-super-Mare on 29th July 10am to 1pm
More details can be found on the Heathier Together website, including a link to the survey: https://bnssghealthiertogether.org.uk/stroke-services/have-your-say/
Other ways to get in touch:
Telephone: 0117 900 2583
Write to: FREEPOST STROKE CONSULTATION (You won’t need a stamp, and no further address details are required.)
22 June 2021 – for immediate release
New Community Hub Network Takes a Step Forward
An application for funding for a number of pilot community hubs across North Somerset has just made it through the first stage! The application includes funding for premises to support the work of the many voluntary sector, community action and mutual aid groups in the area and a programme of digital inclusion and creative activities.
An independent survey has been launched by Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) to help identify what people want and need, including the kind of initiatives that local communities feel will best help to support recovery. Everyone is invited to participate, and your feedback is now more important than ever. You can share your views at https://westoncovidcommunityrecovery.commonplace.is/
The data gathered will be published and openly shared to help all organisations and community groups plan for the future. It will also be used to support further funding applications.
Paul Lucock, CEO VANS, said: ‘We’re asking everyone in North Somerset for their help. If everyone could spare just ten minutes to answer the questions in the survey, this would give us the data we need to plan appropriate action and to pursue the funding that is urgently needed. We’re also asking everyone to share information on the survey on their social media, with friends and family, and through all their communications channels. Anything that people can do to help will be really appreciated.’
VANS have been coordinating action at a strategic level with the support of North Somerset Council, and North Somerset BME Network is just one of the groups that have been collaborating on the funding application.
Sayd Ahmed, NS BME Network Chairperson, said: ‘We’re proud to be connected with many organisations that are supporting local communities. A large number of these are doing so on a purely voluntary basis without any resources. A space where people can meet informally and formally, to plan, to provide support, and to innovate, would make a huge difference in what can be achieved.’
The Hubs will also help to build connections between communities and provide a base for community action on a diverse range of issues from climate change to economic recovery.
Ian Noah, NS BME Trustee said: ‘Many people talk about the disconnect between the different communities in North Somerset and a network of community hubs would make a real and very practical contribution to building better connections. In business, it is widely accepted that diverse cultural perspectives can inspire creativity and drive innovation and it is no different in the community and voluntary sector. A more inclusive community infrastructure would have wide reaching social and economic benefits.’
The survey will be live until mid-July at https://westoncovidcommunityrecovery.commonplace.is/
The survey and the Community Hub project are being supported by Weston Town Council, together with Redport and the Creating Communities Together Team (a group of built environment professionals who work with Councils and other organisations to help deliver viable solutions for local communities).
The Government’s decision on the funding application is expected at the end of July.
North Somerset Council Consultations
Please give feedback on our draft Recycling and Waste Strategy. We want to understand whether our targets, aims and actions are right and if not, what we are missing.
Open from 23 Jun 2021 to 18 Aug 2021