News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Council rejects Saltford housing plan – ‘if it had been in a position to do so!’

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    House builder Crest Nicholson was  slammed for its actions over the proposal to build houses on Green Belt land at Manor Road, Saltford during last week’s meeting of B&NES Council Development Control Committee.  Saltford Councillor Mathew Blankley described the application …

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  • Plans for 295 homes in Whitchurch thrown out

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    B&NES Council Development Control Committee voted unanimously to reject a second application by Robert Hitchins Ltd. to build 295 house on Green Belt land to the north of OrchardPark, Staunton Lane. Two years ago, a similar application was refused and …

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  • Police shoot man in Keynsham – Updated 8 May

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    Police marksmen were called to an address in Minsmere Road, East Keynsham last evening and a resident was shot in the leg and disarmed after threatening them with a shotgun. A spokesman has confirmed that police were originally called to …

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  • K2 – temporary closure of the site lasted a day

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    Taylor Wimpey has confirmed the temporary closure of the K2 site last week lasted all of 24 hours.  As we reported in Issue 267, the developer took the decision to review ‘management issues’  following discussions with B&NES Council, which we …

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  • More problems at Keynsham development site

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    The latest calamity in the construction of 185 new houses at the K2 site in Keynsham was played out in front of council officials and Taylor Wimpey bosses.  As we have reported in recent editions, relationships between the developer and …

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  • New lease of life for Wick park

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    Brockwell Park has just undergone another transformation with the opening of a new children’s play area.  This complements the BMX track which was installed last October. The latest £70,000 addition has been thanks to a group of local volunteers who …

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  • Ann recognised for donor efforts

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    When Sainsbury’s launched a nationwide  competition on its internal website to win a giant Easter egg, they asked staff asked to tell them their personal stories of triumph of happiness.  Ann Wilde, one of the check out team at the …

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  • An Audience with Horace Batchelor – our exclusive preview

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    Last year, playwright Kevin Cattell asked for readers’ help with research on a script he was writing about Keynsham legend Horace Batchelor. Now, his one man show is booked to play at the Brewery Theatre in Southville at the of …

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  • Air ambulance makes Aaron’s day

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    Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) were delighted to welcome a young helicopter enthusiast to their base recently. Aaron Accleton-Scialpi, who is six years old, is a patient at FrenchayHospital after being involved in a car accident near Bude, North Devon. …

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  • New Post Office will be 24/7

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    The new Warmley Tower Post Office will provide a 7 day a week service once it opens inside Cosctcutters on Tower Road South next month, Oldland Parish Council was told at its meeting last night. Representatives from The Post Office …

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