News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • 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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  • Support for law change following cyclists’ death

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    The families of Ross and Clare Simons, the couple killed in Hanham earlier this year when they were knocked off their tandem by a disqualified driver, have now launched an on-line petition calling for a change in the sentencing law. …

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  • K2 – Lorries continue to cause misery for Park Road residents

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    Last week, our pictures of a lorry going the wrong way down Dunster Road and mounting the kerb outside the entrance to Castle School brought an apology from Taylor Wimpey to local residents. Although this was portrayed as one off …

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  • Queen’s Head to be converted into a house

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    The future of the Queen’s Head in Willsbridge has finally been resolved – but not as a pub. South Gloucestershire planners have recently given permission for change of use on the Grade 2 listed building to be converted into a …

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  • K2 – Council officials and residents to meet

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    B&NES Head of Planning and chief Enforcement Officer are to sit down with local residents and members of KRAK2 (Keynsham Residents Against K2) next month to explain the Council’s position over what are seen as persistent breaches of Taylor Wimpey’s …

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  • Somerdale plans published and still only one access

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    As we reported in Issue 269, the Taylor Wimpey planning application to redevelop the Cadbury site at Somerdale has now been validated by B&NES Council and is open to public consultation.  As expected, it is a ‘hybrid’ application comprising of …

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  • 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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