News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham Civic Centre starts to take shape

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    David Belotti, Cabinet Member for Community Resources at BANES, enthusiastically told members of the public how excited he was with the continuing development of the Keynsham Regeneration Project .   Last Wednesday, at the latest public open evening , he said …

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  • Keynsham Mencap FC prepare for new season

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    Keynsham & District Mencap Society’s football team, Keynsham Town, have been working hard to get themselves ready for the Somerset FA Disability Counts league in September. The team train every Tuesday evening at Broadlands School under the direction of Coach …

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  • Twinning Student works at Town Council

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    As part of twinning arrangements between Keynsham and Libourne in France, 19 year old Aurore Tourenne has been spending the month of June working in the Keynsham Town Council Offices. Here, she gives us an ‘outsider’s view’ of life in …

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  • Painting of historic Fry’s engine to raise funds for restoration

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    Well-known West Country artist Alan Ward has brought the historic Fry’s Sentinel shunter back to life in a new painting. The locomotive is resplendent in its royal blue livery with steam billowing as it makes its way along the tracks …

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  • K2 – more questions raised over planning consent

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    Drawings changed during planning application Council planning officer resigns A meeting last week between residents living close to the K2 East development and senior officers from B&NES Council appears to have raised more questions than answers. People living in Park …

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  • Council employees recognised for public service

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    Staff that helped residents enjoy the Olympic Torch pass safely through the streets of South Gloucestershire have been named team of the year. Their work was commended during the council’s annual Pride Awards earlier this month, designed to acknowledge the …

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  • National first for LED road lighting technology

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    The completion of an award winning 4,000 streetlight replacement project has resulted in Bath & North East Somerset Council being first local authority in the country to convert all main roads to energy saving LED technology, cutting energy use by …

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  • Counterfeiter to pay for illegal activity

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    A convicted counterfeiter from North Common has been ordered to pay back £33,695 after he pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit products. Earlier this month a judge at Bristol Crown Court ordered Richard Roosbey, of Albany Way, North Common, to pay …

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  • Costa breaches planning regulations to catch a few rays

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    The sudden outbreak of summer weather appears to have prompted Costa Coffee to proceed with plans to put tables on the pavement outside its Keynsham High Street cafe even though a decision on planning permission had yet to be made. …

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  • Sort out Somerdale access – Town Council tells Wimpey

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    Keynsham Town Council will not support Taylor Wimpey’s planning application to redevelop the Cadbury factory site at Somerdale until it resolves the single access issue. At a special meeting called last night to consider the Council’s response during the consultation …

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