Review of 2010 - June
PUBLISHED: 20:00 30 December 2010
COUNCIL killjoys came under fire after for a pair of jobsworth rulings which left two Weston families fuming.
First, they ordered the Worthington family to tear down World Cup bunting they had tied to a lamppost outside their home, and then they demanded the Harrison family remove a cross from a family grave at the crematorium - while other graves were permitted to display football flags.
EXCITING plans to transform the former Sands nightclub on Weston seafront into a hotel and leisure complex were unveiled by the site’s new owner, pier boss Kerry Michael.
But the idea encountered swift opposition in the shape of English Heritage, with the watchdog group unexpectedly claiming the empty building adds aesthetic value to Weston’s seafront.
FAMILIES living on the former RAF Locking site manned a 24-hour guard at the gate to their community to keep travellers from setting up camp there.
Around 60 people - including children - took turns manning the DIY security checkpoint after previous traveller visits left a trail of mess and destruction in their neighbourhood.
FEARS were raised over the height of Weston’s new seawall after a man of 76 died of cardiac complications after falling from the revamped promenade.
ARMED Forces Day proved a success, with a host of events and celebrations - despite Weston mayor Phil Judd receiving hate mail for organising the event.
WESTON police officer Superintendent Chris Ware was given the force’s highest accolade in the Queen’s Bithrday Honours List for his work in setting up Avon and Somerset’s helicopter unit.