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CAMPAIGNERS want to buy Weston’s Birnbeck Pier and island and restore it to ensure it is open to the public – and the council’s deputy leader says he will ask the authority to consider forcing through the sale, if the group can provide a viable business case.

Exclusive:Petition calls for Birnbeck to be given to the public

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Protesters met at Birnbeck Pier after hearing about the damage to the jetty.

CAMPAIGNERS say it is time for action rather than words and have made it clear they will fight to save the pier.

Tropicana plans

A WOULD-BE Tropicana development group is being asked to rethink its plan, as the ‘ball game has changed’ – with the group now being urged to consider producing an extension to Weston’s children’s water park.

Holly from North Somerset with the beach huts on Weston seafront.

DOZENS of beach huts for Weston seafront are set to be auctioned off next month as North Somerset Council pushes ahead with ‘exciting’ plans to enhance tourism in the town and boost its coffers.

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Weston Beach. Photo submitted to iwitness by James Griffiths.

North Somerset attracts thousands of visitors every year, coming to see Weston’s Grand Pier, strolling along the beach, walking in Weston’s woods and many more, but the hot topic on Streetlife this week was which attraction is the best in our region.

Gallery: The year in pictures

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Happy New Year from everyone at the Mercury.

IN MANY ways, 2014 was great year for Weston; a host of successful headline-grabbing events, a recovering economy, new developments on the horizon, increasing excellence in education, and dozens of individual people making remarkable and newsworthy contributions to our community.

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