Review: December 2009

PUBLISHED: 19:07 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

December: Council to spend £16m on new hub – North Somerset Council announced plans to buy the former Clerical Medical offices in Clevedon for £16million.

December:

Council to spend £16m on new 'hub' - North Somerset Council announced plans to buy the former Clerical Medical offices in Clevedon for £16million. The move could mean hundreds of staff being moved to the town, giving its economy a much-needed boost. A final decision on the move is expected in January.

Cut High Street limit call - Portishead Town Council chairman Councillor David Pasley said he would ask for the speed limit in the town's High Street to be cut from 30mph to 20mph. He made the decision following an accident in the road that resulted in a woman having to be cut from her car by firefighters.

Kwik Save hospital - the former site of Kwik Save in Millcross, Clevedon, was chosen by NHS North Somerset as the location of a new hospital planned for the town. The site was chosen out of a possible five and NHS North Somerset has until March to buy it.

Village gets own meeting place - After more than three years of fund-raising, a new community facility was opened in Wraxall. The Cross Tree Centre was created in a former single-room school in the grounds of All Saints' Church and is now available to hire.

Portishead lights switch-on - Record crowds attended the switch-on event to see a host of VIPs. These included Nigel Parker, a Homebase employee, who was asked to attend after an Internet campaign was launched to make him favourite to flick the switch. Crowds chanted his name and some sported T-shirts saying I Love Nigel.

Pier photo fun - Clevedon Pier unveiled a new piece of equipment to give visitors more fun with their cameras. A fat lady cut-out has been lent to the Victorian attraction by the owners of Weston's Grand Pier to see how popular it is with visitors.

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