News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Town Council opts for status quo despite difficulties in finding councillors

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    Keynsham Town Councillors voted to keep their numbers the same last month even though they are struggling to find people willing to sit on the Council. Currently, the Town Council comprises of 15 members, notionally 5 from each of the …

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  • More wedding chaos as Chewton Place closes again

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    Wedding plans for many couples using Chewton Place have been thrown into turmoil once again, a little over 12 months after a previous business went bust. Chewton Place itself does not organise events but lets the venue to function organisers. …

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  • Jude can have life changing operation

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    Four year old Jude Noble was due to have an operation this week (25th March) which will improve his lifestyle and hopefully lead to his being able to walk again.  Born with Cerebral Palsy, Jude was confirmed as suitable for …

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  • U2, Oasis and Red Hot Chilli Peppers coming to Keynsham?

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    Keynsham’s link with music festivals stretches more than a decade but 2013 is the first time that Oasis, U2 and Red Hot Chilli Peppers have ever appeared on the same stage … except of course, it won’t actually be the …

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  • Fares to rise on Bath Park and Rides

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    The cost of using the Park & Ride in Bath is set to go up from next month, with some tickets increasing by more than twice the rate of inflation. From the 1st April, the cost of a weekday return ticket …

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  • 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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