We Support

This page provides information on services funded by Weston-super-Mare Town Council.

Weston Allotments

Weston-super-Mare has several allotments which are run by Weston Allotment Club Volunteers.

The allotments are plots of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants. The plots all different sizing with the largest plot being 90 foot by 30 foot.

Or email the secretary Isobel Longworth isobeljosslongworth@gmail.com.

Weston in Bloom

Britain’s nationwide gardening competition has been keeping our towns and cities in bloom since 1963. Each year Weston-super-Mare enters into the national competition ‘Britain in Bloom’. Britain in Bloom part of the Royal horticultural society and judging takes place every year in the month of July.

Weston in Bloom is funded and organized by Weston-super-Mare Town Council.

On several occasions we have won Gold in our category as well as Silver Gilt award, including the South West Tourism Cup for our contribution to tourism locally.

Youth Services

YMCA

YMCA Weston offers a wide range of services around North Somerset, including Youth and Community provision, Homeless Outreach Support services and accommodation for Young People. Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages.

Youth Council

YMCA Weston manages the Weston-super-Mare Youth Council on behalf of the Town Council. The Youth Council was established by the Town Council in 2000 and has achieved a number of significant successes for young people in the local area.

The work of the Youth Council in the past has been essential to the foundation of providing facilities for young people such as Barcode Youth Café and Hutton Moor Skate-Park. As well as distributing grant funding to organisations working with young people and working to fundraise and support the work of Charities such as Phoenix Carers Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Young people involved in the Youth Council can expect to gain experience of decision-making and planning, learn about democratic process, improve their advocacy, communication and teamwork skills. They also have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to their local community.

If you’re interested in joining the Youth Council you can call 01934 629787, come into the youth café and ask a member of staff.

German-English youth exchange programme

For over 50 years the town of Weston-super-Mare and the city of Hildesheim have run a youth exchange programme. The young people from Hildesheim visit in March/April and students from W-s-M have in the past visited Germany in October.

The students will spend the weekend visiting Cornwall and have a packed programme of day trips for the rest of their stay. Host families will need to provide a breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner most days, for which an allowance of £120 is payable.

Anyone can take part, providing you:

  • Have a spare room for a German student in your house for the 12 Days.
  • You do NOT have to speak German as all the young people speak good English.
  • If you host a Young person and have young people in your family aged 12 – 17 they will be offered a chance to visit Hildesheim in October.
  • Students have a full program while here
  • Host Families will be welcome to take part on some trips however there are limited spaces
  • Previous trips have included Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge and Cardiff

Many lifelong friendships have been made between families through the exchange

Contact Mark Bradshaw markbradshaw@mac.com.

Citizens Advice

Weston Town Council invest in Citizens Advice, who provide free, confidential and independent advice to people living and working in North Somerset.

Somewhere To Go

Somewhere To Go was set up in 2000 to provide, literally, ‘somewhere to go’ for homeless vulnerable, and disadvantaged people. To provide a warm, safe refuge; hot food, showers, clean clothing and a listening ear. Providing both day and night services operating 365 days per year.

CCTV

The Town Council provides some of the funding for the security cameras in the area.

Armed Forces Day

Weston-super-Mare is showing its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets, with a two-day event happening on Beach Lawns.

Held on the same weekend as the Air Festival, the event will feature displays by the Royal Marines, as well as the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth, the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Pipes and Drums, local cadet groups, and The Marionettes.

Supported by Weston-super-Mare Town Council and Weston BID.