North Somerset is a unitary authority area which covers part of the ceremonial county of Somerset but is administered separately from the non-metropolitan county.
The North Somerset unitary authority area borders the local government districts of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Mendip and Sedgemoor. It comprises the parliamentary constituencies of Weston super Mare and North Somerset, and its council has its headquarters in the town of Weston super Mare.
The History of North Somerset
The administrative entity that is now known as North Somerset began life on the 1st April 1974 as the Woodspring district of the county of Avon. The district was given that name in reference to Woodspring Priory, an isolated mediaeval church near the coast just north east of Weston-super-Mare.
That district was formed in response to the 1972 Local Government Act as a merger of the former municipal boroughs of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead urban districts, Long Ashton Rural District, and part of Axbridge Rural District. It was in 1996 that the area change to holding unitary authority status and underwent its name change to become North Somerset, although original plans were for it to be called North West Somerset.
The Population Of North Somerset
In its current guise, the North Somerset unitary authority covers an area of approximately 145 square miles and is home to around 203,000 permanent residents according to the latest census. This gives the area an approximate population density of 1,400 residents per square mile, which is a significant figure.
This is a comparatively high population density and this is significant as it suggests to us that the area is one which will see its fair share of accidents and injuries. It is this, therefore, which leads us to think about North Somerset compensation claims.
North Somerset Compensation Claims
When an area does play host to a significant number of accidents and injuries, as is the case in North Somerset, compensation claims are also more common. This is the case, as these North Somerset compensation claims follow accidents and injuries where the victim was not the party at fault for the incidents.
The claims are designed to provide these victims with recompense for the pain and hardships that they have suffered through no fault of their own.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you find yourself in a position to claim compensation, then the best people to contact for expert advice and assistance are Accident Advice Helpline. We are highly experienced within the personal injury field and therefore are certain to have the knowledge and skills required to assist you. You can reach us by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014
Author: David Brown