News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Another chance to see Roman Mosaics

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    Stonework from Keynsham Abbey and the Roman Mosaics from the villa at Durley Hill will be on show this weekend as part of Bath & North East Somerset’s Adult Learner’s Week. The Pixash Archaeological Store on Pixash Lane (next to …

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  • Another chance to see progress on Keynsham Civic Centre

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    The next opportunity for Keynsham residents to hear about the progress being made by Bath & North East Somerset Council and Willmott Dixon on the £34 million regeneration of Keynsham town centre has been announced. On Wednesday 26th June at …

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  • Taylor Wimpey submits plans for Somerdale

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    Developer Taylor Wimpey has submitted a planning application to redevelop the Somerdale site in Keynsham. Head of Planning Services Lisa Bartlett told members of B&NES Development Control Committee that the application had been received by the Council and that officers …

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  • Council rejects Saltford housing plan – ‘if it had been in a position to do so!’

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    House builder Crest Nicholson was  slammed for its actions over the proposal to build houses on Green Belt land at Manor Road, Saltford during last week’s meeting of B&NES Council Development Control Committee.  Saltford Councillor Mathew Blankley described the application …

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  • Plans for 295 homes in Whitchurch thrown out

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    B&NES Council Development Control Committee voted unanimously to reject a second application by Robert Hitchins Ltd. to build 295 house on Green Belt land to the north of OrchardPark, Staunton Lane. Two years ago, a similar application was refused and …

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  • Police shoot man in Keynsham – Updated 8 May

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    Police marksmen were called to an address in Minsmere Road, East Keynsham last evening and a resident was shot in the leg and disarmed after threatening them with a shotgun. A spokesman has confirmed that police were originally called to …

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  • K2 – temporary closure of the site lasted a day

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    Taylor Wimpey has confirmed the temporary closure of the K2 site last week lasted all of 24 hours.  As we reported in Issue 267, the developer took the decision to review ‘management issues’  following discussions with B&NES Council, which we …

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  • More problems at Keynsham development site

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    The latest calamity in the construction of 185 new houses at the K2 site in Keynsham was played out in front of council officials and Taylor Wimpey bosses.  As we have reported in recent editions, relationships between the developer and …

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  • New lease of life for Wick park

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    Brockwell Park has just undergone another transformation with the opening of a new children’s play area.  This complements the BMX track which was installed last October. The latest £70,000 addition has been thanks to a group of local volunteers who …

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  • Ann recognised for donor efforts

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    When Sainsbury’s launched a nationwide  competition on its internal website to win a giant Easter egg, they asked staff asked to tell them their personal stories of triumph of happiness.  Ann Wilde, one of the check out team at the …

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