Somerset News

April Showers – Grand Pier style

April Showers – Grand Pier style

The sky above Weston-super-Mare will be showered with spectacular sparkles in April as the resort’s Grand Pier hosts another of its breath-taking Fireworks At Sea events. Tickets are on sale now for the event which takes place on Saturday, April 4, which will ensure the start of the Easter school holidays will truly go with… Read More…

Mini Police rewarded with a grand day out

Mini Police rewarded with a grand day out

Youngsters from two Mini Police units in Weston-super-Mare were treated to a fun-filled visit to the resort’s Grand Pier as a reward for their community-spirited work. The attraction provided free unlimited ride wristbands to the children, as well as free entry to the Pier, as a way of thanking them for their hard work and… Read More…

New community funding for renewable energy projects

New community funding for renewable energy projects

Could your community benefit from its own supply of clean renewable energy? Funding is now available to kick-start green energy projects across the West of England. The West of England Combined Authority is offering grants to communities across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire council areas. West of England Mayor,… Read More…

Somerset Businesses Join Forces to Tackle Climate Crisis

Somerset Businesses Join Forces to Tackle Climate Crisis

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, makes drastic changes to help the current climate emergency. Climate change is a known issue and the UK government has a target to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030. In partnership with Aspen Services, Puxton Park is proud to introduce their new eco-friendly compostable food packaging in… Read More…

20’s plenty for every school in Somerset

20’s plenty for every school in Somerset

Ambitious plans to keep children safe by installing an advisory 20mph zone outside every school in Somerset were announced today. Somerset County Council has today committed £1.5m to tackle speeding by rolling out a programme of advisory 20mph zones across the county. Councillor David Fothergill, Leader of Somerset County Council, said: “Every year I know… Read More…

Active Lifestyle Centres partner with NHS to provide a healthy lifestyle for all

Active Lifestyle Centres partner with NHS to provide a healthy lifestyle for all

Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire have partnered with NHS GP surgeries to relaunch a scheme that helps and supports people with medical or long-term conditions to become more active. The Healthy Lifestyle Referral Scheme has been developed for adults who are living with, or at risk of developing, a medical condition and qualify as… Read More…

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Confronts Climate Change

Puxton Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, makes changes to help the current climate emergency. Climate change is a known issue and the UK government has a target to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030. Managing Director of Puxton Park, Alistair Mead, says “It’s important to help where we can. In addition to the… Read More…

A warm Weston welcome awaits you

A warm Weston welcome awaits you

Visitors to Weston-super-Mare are guaranteed a warm welcome – according to the most critical of reviewers – the visitors themselves. The seaside resort has been named among the top ten Most Welcoming Places in the United Kingdom in the Traveller Review Awards 2020. The news comes as little surprise to bosses at the town’s top… Read More…

“Beloved” – Tales of love gone right!

“Beloved” – Tales of love gone right!

Fed up with celebrating Valentine’s night in the same old way, year after year? This year, why not enjoy a different Valentine’s night experience, with an evening of luscious stories and heart-warming songs with storyteller Beth Webb and singer-songwriter, Dora Darling at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells Valentine’s night is for celebrating romance; dreaming of living… Read More…

Robot support a big hit for Somerset schools

Robot support a big hit for Somerset schools

Dozens of schools and colleges across Somerset are already plugging in to the County Council’s trail-blazing use of robot technology to help children back into the classroom. Since it was launched last month, 25 schools and colleges have requested one of the AV1 robots in the biggest Local Authority initiative of its kind in the… Read More…

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