Mercury Article: A slight pause on our Local Plan campaign, whilst the Council goes through all the responses

The Council’s consultation on its plans for local transport and homes has just closed. Don’t worry if you missed it, because there’s a second round due later this autumn. But a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part, particularly the thousand-plus who wrote in to agreed with me that…

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Politics Home: Our high streets and town centres need a new lease of life

Tomorrow’s high street won’t be the same as it is today. What will it look like instead? Even before coronavirus, traditional high streets were struggling. A double-whammy of online shopping and out-of-town retail malls have been making life progressively harder every year. If you view shopping as a chore to…

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John Welcomes Fresh Government Cash For Weston Town Centre

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed the announcement of £1.7million of investment for Weston’s Sovereign Centre under the Government’s Getting Building Fund.  The money will go to redevelop Weston High Street, repurposing redundant retail space in the Sovereign Centre to deliver workspace for collective trading platforms, entrepreneurs, micro-manufacturing, events and…

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Mercury Article: The clock is ticking. The Council’s new master-plan is out for consultation!

The clock is ticking. The Council’s new master-plan is out for consultation, and the final version will define how Weston, Worle and nearby villages will look and feel for everyone to live in, for decades to come. The first version had some really good things in it, like investment in central Weston…

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