Budget approved with £40m investment

North Somerset Council members met last night and set the budget for the year ahead. They approved a financial strategy that protects vital council services while also investing an extra £40m in long-term local projects to improve services for children, green initiatives, and local facilities.

16 Feb 2022

Keep Lateral Flow Tests Free

Liberal Democrat Councillors in North Somerset are calling for lateral flow device tests (LFDs) to continue to be provided to the public free of charge. Councillor Mike Bell, North Somerset Council's Deputy Leader and executive member for public health, warned that the introduction of charges - reported to be under consideration by the government - would risk further damaging the economy and pushing costs onto those least able to pay.

15 Feb 2022
best in west

North Somerset Best in the West for recycling

It's official: North Somerset residents are the best in the South West - and the seventh-best in England - for recycling! The latest government figures for 2020/2021 show that 60.4% of household waste is recycled - ranking North Somerset the best in the region and up two places to seventh-best in the whole of England. A big thank you to all our local residents and to our waste and recycling crews for helping make this happen. Not only is this great for our environment, but it cuts the cost of waste disposal too. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day all fall at the weekend so there is no change to recycling and waste collection days. You should put their recycling boxes and bins out on their usual collection days. Collection days can be checked on the council's website using the following link: At this time of year lots of extra waste and recycling can be generated, so please try to think about how you can minimise your waste and recycle more. For top tips vis

16 Dec 2021

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