Greener electric buses will soon be on roads in North Somerset thanks to £15M investment

New electric buses will be on North Somerset roads from early next year, after North Somerset Council successfully bid for £15million of new funding for greener buses across the region. North Somerset Council is receiving £12.8million from First Bus, to be invested into the Weston-super-Mare First Bus depot and services. In addition, the Council is […]

New highway contract signed in North Somerset

A new £3.5m annual contract to maintain North Somerset’s roads has been signed. North Somerset Council and Mendip based John Wainwright & Company Ltd has signed a four-year contract for resurfacing and other infrastructure works. Tom Longland, Wainwright’s CEO said: “We’re proud to have secured the resurfacing contract. This is a significant moment in our […]

Funding available for community groups to design and run their own public transport

Community groups are invited to apply for a share of funding to design and run their own public transport thanks to a £2 million fund called WESTlocal.    Set up by North Somerset Council and the West of England Combined Authority as part of the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan, community groups are encouraged to apply […]

North Somerset roads set to benefit from innovative repairs trial

A new innovative approach to pothole, defect and patch repairs is being used in North Somerset to improve the condition of roads. North Somerset Council in partnership with Milestone Infrastructure are using specialist contractor Multevo, to deliver permanent repairs to benefit residents and road users. The contractor will be carrying out repairs using the Multihog […]

Burges Salmon advises North Somerset Council on Banwell bypass as UK Government grants CPO

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase team at independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has worked with North Somerset Council on the £90m Banwell bypass which was granted Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) by the Department for Transport last week. Funded through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, the bypass will run to the north of Banwell village, removing traffic congestion […]

Next steps for Clevedon scheme to be agreed

Following an independent review of the Clevedon seafront and Hill Road active travel scheme, North Somerset Council’s Executive will meet next week to consider the outcomes of the review and what should happen next. The report for consideration has been published this weeks and makes a number of recommendations for councillors to consider, including: Cllr Hannah Young, Executive Member […]

Engagement announced for public transport improvements in Backwell

Local residents, community groups and businesses are being asked to put their views and comments forward to help shape plans for public transport design improvements for Backwell, North Somerset. Local residents and businesses will receive an invitation to a drop in event where initial concept designs for renovated bus stops, proposed bus priority measures at […]

New pedestrian crossing coming to Weston seafront

A popular road junction in Weston-super-Mare will have a new pedestrian crossing added and its traffic lights refurbished next month as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing roads maintenance programme. Work will be carried out at the junction of Beach Road and Clarence Road North in Weston-super-Mare. A new pedestrian crossing will be added on […]

North Somerset Council starts major improvement works on bus routes

The first major bus improvement scheme planned for North Somerset is set to begin in Long Ashton next month as part of ambitious bus service improvements which will make bus travel faster, greener, more reliable, convenient, and co-ordinated across the region. The first improvements works of North Somerset Council’s Bus Services Improvement Plan taking place […]


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