Review of 2012 - April

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 December 2012

Weston Swimming Club united for a red-themed tribute to 11-year-old member Mary Collard, who lost her brave battle with bone cancer.

Weston Swimming Club united for a red-themed tribute to 11-year-old member Mary Collard, who lost her brave battle with bone cancer.

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THE Grand Pier, Winter Gardens and Weston Wheel emerged as the town's top attractions in a detailed survey of holidaymakers.

Visitors praised Weston for its cleanliness, safety, range of food and drink establishments and enjoyed the promenade and shops.

However, sea water quality, cost of parking and value for money of evening entertainment drew criticism.

n POLICE were forced to clamp down on wild teenage parties after a seafront bash saw six people taken to hospital and a 15-year-old arrested for assaulting an officer.

n CHURCH chimes in Wrington were silenced after a century following complaints about the noise – although a compromise was reached in November.

n MUMS and dads across the district branded the allocation of 2012 school places ‘ludicrous’ and ‘farcical’ with many denied their nearby choices.

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