News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • 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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