News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • £50k boost for ‘missing’ cycle link at Pucklechurch

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    The campaign for a new footpath and cycleway along the B4465 Shortwood Road that will finally link Pucklechurch with the wider Bristol and Bath cycle network has received a £50,000 boost. South Gloucestershire Council has agreed to fund the building of the first phase of …

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  • Kingswood primary school’s extension plans

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    Plans to extend a Kingswood primary school so it can open its doors to more than 200 extra pupils have taken a step forward. South Gloucestershire Council is planning to extend Beacon Rise Primary School in Hanham Road in two …

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  • Football legend Ian Holloway opens new waste plant in Warmley

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    Former Bristol Rovers player and manager Ian Holloway was in Warmley today to open a new hazardous waste transfer station. Ollie, who is currently manager of Crystal Palace, who have just won promotion to the Premier League, opened Shield Environmental …

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  • Celebrations as South Glos keep its Fairtrade status

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      Schoolchildren in Downend today helped celebrate the news that South Gloucestershire has retained its coveted Fairtrade status. The pupils at Christchurch C of E Junior School in Pendennis Road hosted a Fairtrade honey tasting session. Cllr Ian Boulton, the …

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  • Thumbs down for Costa al fresco

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    B&NES Council’s Development Control Committee voted to refuse planning permission for tables and chairs outside Costa Coffee’s Keynsham branch this afternoon. The proposal divided opinion between members who believed the views of Keynsham residents should be listened to and others …

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  • Funeral of well-known Bitton councillor

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    The funeral took place today of a well-known Lib Dem councillor. Mike Thomas, 77, who represented Bitton on South Gloucestershire Council for many years, had been suffering from cancer. The many mourners at his funeral, held at the House of …

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  • Keynsham Music Festival off to flying start

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    The week long Keynsham Music Festival kicked off last night with Acoustic Monday at the Ship Inn in Temple Street.  Local band Slap Face and the Hoagies were the featured act which was also broadcast on BCfm Community Radio. Tonight …

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  • Page Park wins more than £100k Lottery funding

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    Plans to regenerate Page Park in Staple Hill have moved a step closer today with the announcement of more than £100k of Lottery funding. South Gloucestershire Council has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery …

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  • A Grand Day Out in Staple Hill

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    A colourful sculpture of Aardman’s famous canine Gromit was unveiled in Staple Hill today. The 5ft model is part of the ‘Gromit Unleashed’ tourist arts trail of 80 models, mainly in Bristol, which will be on display for 10 weeks …

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  • Costa play planning rules

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    B&NES Council is unable to take any enforcement action against Costa Coffee over tables and chairs placed on the pavement outside its High Street cafe until the planning application asking for permission is determined. Earlier this year, the company submitted …

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