Back Issues in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Issue 525 – 16 May 2018

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    South Gloucestershire Council announces a radical shake-up to its planning application process. They say it better reflects today’s council but critics have claimed it limits residents’ right to object. Keynsham’s Riverside office and leisure centre redevelopment is set to get …

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  • Issue 524 – 09 May 2018

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    Parking issues at Somerdale have now spread into the surrounding residential streets. There will be traffic disruption on the Wick to Abson road as well as the Keynsham bypass as resurfacing work gets under way. The ongoing future of Hanham …

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  • Issue 523 – 02 May 2018

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    South Gloucestershire Council is accused of ageism as two cabinet members claim they have been ‘sacked’.  Tributes flow for a young Keynsham man following a tragic death last weekend. The Bromley Heath viaduct has reopened on the ring road and …

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  • Issue 522 – 25 Apr 2018

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    After this weekend’s road closure the Bromley Heath Viaduct will reopen in both directions from 30th April. Plans have been submitted for the next phase of housing development on Green Belt land to the east of Keynsham and there’s trouble …

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  • Issue 521 – 18 Apr 2018

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    The Princess Royal officially opens Keynsham’s Chocolate Quarter. More commons in Siston and Webbs Heath are under threat of development as they don’t have any special protection in law. A care home in Keynsham is told to improve in 4 …

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  • Issue 520 – 11 Apr 2018

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    Land in Oldland, Warmley, Siston, Pucklechurch and Bitton are included in South Gloucestershire’s call for development sites as part of its local plan. AEK Boco FC outline their future plans to local residents in Hanham and a 68-year-old Warmley music …

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  • Issue 519 – 04 Apr 2018

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    Parts of the Hanham Hills are under renewed threat of development as South Gloucestershire Council call for sites to be included in its Local Plan. Questions are raised as to whether the new bund on Siston Common will actually deter …

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  • Issue 518 – 28 Mar 2018

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    Tributes are paid to 22-year-old Luke Allen from Keynsham who died after a fall at work. Four years after Sir Bernard Lovell School in Oldland Common was rated inadequate, Ofsted inspectors say that improvement is still required. Speed tables are …

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  • Issue 517 – 21 Mar 2017

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    Plans for an adventure mini-golf course on the A4 at Saltford have been met with local opposition, as have plans for eight homes at Bridge House Farm on Siston Common. A Kingswood-based foodbank is struggling to keep up with demand …

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  • Issue 516 – 14 Mar 2018

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    New Look stores in Keynsham and Kingswood are to close as the fashion retailer struggles to avoid going into administration.  South Gloucestershire Council formally adopts the Lyde Green option for the proposed M4 junction but is lambasted for its handling …

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