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Friday, June 3, 2016

North Somerset Council (NSC) is reluctant to have a metro mayor. It is expected the other three councils will back devolution.

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Two weeks ago, January 28, the Mercury reported that North Somerset Council (NSC) had given the Birnbeck Pier owners 21 days to make the structure safe following the collapse of the north jetty in December’s Storm Frank.

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I wondered if your readers might be able to help with my research. I would like to know about the Sundays at Three shows that used to play at the Winter Gardens back in 1963 and 1964. Might anyone remember seeing comedy act Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd performing there then?

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I am writing to thank the Mercury for its help in my quest to find music fans who witnessed any of the appearances by The Beatles at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare. I am collecting stories for a ‘people’s history’ of the Fab Four and several readers have got in touch with some great memories, including Christine Pierce, who was 15 at the time and who remembers:

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It seems the great plans of Weston College bring to mind one word ‘encroaching’. I have spoke to working people who say Weston is not a university town. Their wishes have been persistently ignored.

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I wonder if I could beg a small space in your paper to be able to pass on my thanks to a very kind gentleman who rescued me and my daughter when our car decided that the north bound slip road at Clevedon was a brilliant place to stop and sightsee.


IN reply to Brian Austin’s letter in the Mercury about the state of Birnbeck Pier, as far as we know the only people that have been out on the old pier are engineer’s NS members of Birnbeck Regeneration Trust to study the condition of the structure of the site, so this information can be given to Pier Heritage.


I THINK the people of Weston are quite upset about the local news in respect to the proposed £9million spends on Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.


I FEEL I had to write straight away. Along with a lot of other families, I am utterly disgusted at Weston council being prepared to spend £9million on Hutton Moor.

Clevedon Writers Meet is looking for new members.

NORTH Somerset Council (NSC) seems determined to proceed with plans to turn the Tropicana site into an exhibition attraction whilst not entirely shutting the door on the possibility of a swimming facility emerging phoenix-like at some future date.


RE: DRIVING off without paying for petrol. The answer would seem to be simple – follow the Americans.


I WOULD like to thank Dr Mohamed Seklani, and his wonderful team for such a thorough and quick response after diagnosing my lung cancer.

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