More ways to have your say

4:21pm - 11 August 2021

Have your say and get your voice heard about the things that matter to you.

We regularly consult with residents because we want to be an open and fair organisation which listens to and cares about local people.

This month, take the chance to comment on Banwell’s long-awaited bypass and help shape policing in the local area…

Last few days for Banwell consultation

Have you had your say on the new Banwell bypass route yet?

There are just a few days left to have your say on the first round of public consultation about the long-awaited bypass.

We want to know your views on the favoured route and what you think of additional proposals to reduce impacts of the road for Banwell and surrounding area.

Your feedback, along with findings from surveys and technical investigations into the local environment, will help inform the bypass design and any smaller scale work in the local road network.

This won’t be the only opportunity to have your say – it’s the first step.

Additional public consultation about the design will take place early next year before submission of a planning application.

The bypass scheme is being funded through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to reduce congestion through Banwell.

This will also improve air quality and unlock active travel opportunities locally, including to and from Weston-super-Mare. 

Read all about the scheme and have your say on our website.

The consultation is open until Monday (16 August).

What should the policing priorities be?

What should the policing priorities be in North Somerset and could you help shape a new plan for the area?

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is consulting on what local police and crime priorities should be, following the election of a new Police and Crime Commissioner in May.

The PCC acts as a bridge between local people and the police so consulting with the public is an essential part of this.

One of its statutory duties is to create a Police and Crime Plan, which sets out how the PCC will deliver an effective and efficient police service and support other services, such as victim support.

To help shape this plan, a survey has launched to find out what you think.

Questions will explore what you think the police should be prioritising, such as tackling hate crimes, domestic abuse, exploitation of vulnerable people or other issues.

Fill in the survey on the PCC website before Monday 20 September.

It should take about 10 minutes to complete.