News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • No response yet from Council on Keynsham free parking

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    Bath and North East Somerset Council’s ruling Liberal Democrat Cabinet is been pressed for a decision on whether or not to introduce free short-stay parking in Keynsham. At the Council’s annual budget meeting in February, Conservative councillors successfully tabled an …

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  • Dog thefts – it’s just Facebook hype

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    Social media is to blame for baseless stories of dog thefts locally in the last couple of weeks. Reports of highly organised gangs stealing dogs from public places for use in dog baiting contests started appearing on Facebook around two …

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  • 20 mph Traffic Order for Keynsham published

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    People have the opportunity to respond to Bath & North East Somerset Council’s proposal to introduce a 20 mph signs only limit to many roads in Keynsham. This stage follows the initial consultation which was in favour of the 20 …

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  • Couple in court following Hanham fatal accident

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    Louise Cox from West Street, Oldland Common appeared at Northavon Magistrates Court last week to face charges relating to the death of cyclists Ross and Clare Simons at Hanham in January. As we reported last week, Cox has been charged …

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  • Councillor supports free football coaching

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    The next sessions of free football training being organised at Kelston Road playing fields during the first week of the Easter school holiday is the latest of a series of events which have taken place in recent years following the …

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  • Youngsters make Fairtrade Desserts

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    Children at Emersons Green Primary School entered Fairtrade Fortnight with gusto last Tuesday.  Tracy Cannard, PR Ambassador for Emersons Green Sainsbury’s, and Becci Baldry, Counters Manager, taught a class of 6 and 7 year olds how to create a delicious …

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  • 1st anniversary for Downend charity

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    On 2nd March ‘Out & About and Away’ celebrated its first anniversary since registering with the Care Quality Commission. Julie Owen (55), from Downend, founded the social enterprise company with her son, Alex (25). They wanted to improve the lives …

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  • ‘Hop Skip & Jump’ garden damaged

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    Parents, children and staff were dismayed to find a play house in their garden had been kicked in and damaged last week.  The structure at the far end of the garden was vandalised and is unusable. It urgently needs to …

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  • Permits required to use recycling centres

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    From next month residents of Bath & North East Somerset will have to register with the Council before they can use the recycling centres at Pixash Lane in Keynsham as well as Midland Road, Bath and Old Welton, Radstock. Anyone …

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  • Crowds turn out for Cossham Open Day

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    Staff at the new Cossham Hospital in Kingswood, were overwhelmed by thousands of people who turned up for the open day last Saturday.  Local residents were shown around the Radiology, Physiotherapy, and Outpatients Departments.   Some people saw the new Birthing …

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