We provide a wide range of services to the residents of Weston-super-Mare, overviews of which can be found here along with links to their respective websites.
A video introducing Weston Museum:
Weston-super-Mare Town Council took ownership of the museum from North Somerset County Council in April 2011 and wasted no time in making a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to make major improvements. The bid was successful and the building has undergone a major £1.2 Million refurbishment and redesign. Weston Museum reopened in 2017 with new permanent and temporary exhibition spaces, a learning room, Clara’s cottage and a cafe. The collection is presented in an entirely new way too.
Weston-super-Mare Town Council owns the museum and is responsible for the day to day running and funding, North Somerset Council owns the museum’s collection of artefacts which are then stored, managed and cared for by the South West Heritage Trust. Weston Museum tells the story of Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset to a whole new generation of residents and visitors. For more information on events, space hire and the collection please visit the Weston Museum website.
Weston-super-Mare Town Council then purchased the theatre in 2004 to avoid it’s closure. During the time that Weston-Super-Mare Town Council have owned and managed the theatre there has been extensive refurbishment with the Foyer, Toilets and Theatre Bar being refurbished in 2010. In 2017 the Town Council refurbished the old first floor Upper studio into a Studio Theatre that can also be used as two separate studio spaces and re-branded the theatre.
The Blakehay Theatre’s mission is to be leading the way in performing arts for Weston-super-Mare. We create Theatre for the whole community, bringing national popular shows and treading subject matters onto the stage. To promote a creative hub for artists and performers in the local area and a cultural home for fans of the arts.
To see our programme of events, space hire and community classes see https://www.blakehaytheatre.co.uk/.
A video introducing the Blakehay Theatre:
Parks, Play Areas & Green Spaces
We maintain a wide range of parks, gardens, open spaces and play areas within the town. We own some and the others are leased from North Somerset Council.
We regularly inspect the parks however, if you wish to report a fault with the equipment, or have a comment, compliment or complaint, please contact us.
Weston-super-Mare’s Water Adventure Play Park
The Water Adventure Play Park is located on Knightstone Road which is the sea front road next to Melrose Car Park. It’s a popular attraction on Weston’s seafront. This seasonal splash pad has fountains and sprays triggered by sensors and buttons. The wooden play equipment includes the Stockholm Castle, a double cable way and a toddler area where there’s a short tunnel to crawl through and for those with a musical leaning, there’s a xylophone. A sand pit is located near the rear of the park along with a climbing pyramid and snake swing.