Review: October 2009

PUBLISHED: 17:06 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

October: Bid to end cold-call menace – No cold-calling zones were set up in Portishead in a bid to safeguard residents.

October:

Bid to end cold-call menace - No cold-calling zones were set up in Portishead in a bid to safeguard residents. The four zones were set up in the town to protect people from distraction burglars and rogue traders. Signs were put up in the designated areas to let people know of the scheme.

Centre's royal appointment - Portishead welcomed a royal visitor when His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester opened the new Marina Healthcare Centre. During a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, the duke met staff and patients as well as dignitaries. The NHS North Somerset is the largest health facility to be built in the district for 20 years.

Rubbish decision was not a U-turn - North Somerset Council announced that fortnightly rubbish collections and weekly recycling pick-ups will begin in March. Despite the proposals receiving much opposition, the plans were passed - prompting accusations that the ruling Tory party had gone back on an election promise.

New pylons 'a blight and major health concern' - A blight on the countryside and major health concerns were just a few of the issues raised by residents after plans for a 400,000 volt power line across North Somerset were put on show by National Grid. Since then, a huge campaign has been set up by residents of Nailsea, Backwell and Wraxall to stop the line being created.

Fire danger at ancient wood - Trees in Clevedon as old as 100 years were damaged by fire and hacked for wood to create skate ramps. Police in the town and members of the fire service asked residents to help put a stop to the vandalism in Clevedon Court Woods.

A fancy sponsored walk - Pupils at Portishead's High Down Junior School put their best foot forward and dressed up for a sponsored walk. It was organised as part of the Walk the World initiative to raise money for new equipment at the school.

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