Jobseekers in North Somerset will receive extra support designed to match them to vacancies in the district - with an abundance of new opportunities set to be created at Weston-super-Mare's Dolphin Square complex.
Big-name retailers looking to open shops in Weston-super-Mare are demanding sums of up to £2million for their services, according to councillors - dealing a fresh blow to the town's hopes of attracting large shops to Dolphin Square.
Ambitious plans to revitalise Weston-super-Mare town centre by building 900 homes, a transport interchange and a potential primary school were this week given the green light by North Somerset Council.
Ambitious new plans to transform Weston-super-Mare will create a 'priority zone' for hundreds of houses in the town centre - but a councillor has warned the development must include 'the right priorities' for the town.
Long-awaited shops at Weston-super-Mare's Dolphin Square now look unlikely to ever be built as developer McLaren Life is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to surrender the retail part of the site for housing.
Weston-super-Mare's Streetlife community has started 2016 by reflecting on some of the major issues which could influence the town's future during the next 12 months - with Dolphin Square, the Tropicana and Birnbeck Pier all coming under scrutiny.
A pension fund has invested more than £18million in Weston-super-Mare's Dolphin Square, in a move which the site's developer has said indicates a 'strength of confidence' in the town's prospects and future.
AFTER years of uncertainty and postponed start dates, an end to the ambiguity surrounding the future of Dolphin Square is finally in sight as the full line-up of businesses included in the site's £18million leisure phase can be revealed.
CONSTRUCTION work will finally begin on Weston-super-Mare's £45million Dolphin Square development this month - with developer McLaren Life saying a 'full announcement' on the site's future will be released tomorrow (Thursday).
TWO restaurants which have signed up to the £45million Dolphin Square development have submitted applications to North Somerset Council for premises licences, in a move which suggests work on the site could soon get underway.
THE firm behind the £45million Dolphin Square development has dismissed concerns about the project's future as 'total rubbish', despite Weston-super-Mare Town Council outlining numerous 'disappointments' with the site's 'failure'.
WITH many people in Weston-super-Mare still beside themselves with Banksy fever, Streetlife users have turned their attention to the announcement that the Dolphin Square site will be used as an overflow car park for the duration of the Dismaland exhibition.
MCLAREN Life has refused to quash rumours that flats will be built at Dolphin Square, with North Somerset Council prepared to hear other ideas for the site to kick the 'stalled' £45million project back into life.