News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Churches and schools among those helping Hanham fire family rebuild their lives

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    The family left homeless when fire tore through their house in Hanham last month have spoken about their devastation – and their grateful thanks to everyone who has rallied round to help them. Tara and Mark Savage, their six-year-old daughter …

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  • Strike hailed a “fantastic success” – and there will be another one next Saturday

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    Today’s strike by around 190 council workers in South Gloucestershire Council has been hailed a “fantastic success” by the branch secretary of Unison. The union said it was the first of two strikes by library assistants, care assistants, civil enforcement …

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  • Stepping back to the war years at Avon Valley Railway

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    Avon Valley Railway at Bitton is stepping back in time this weekend to the 1940s to relive what life was like during the war years. Many people were in period costume today and as well as steam trains there were …

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  • Alcohol issues tackled in week of action across South Glos and B&NES

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    Police visited pubs, clubs and off-licences across South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset as part of a week of activities to raise awareness of the part alcohol plays in crime and disorder. They teamed up with council licensing …

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  • Crews Hole closure: MP asks residents for their views on scheme now due to start in January

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    The controversial closure of part of Crews Hole, which had been expected to start this autumn, is now set to start in the New Year. The scheme, which we revealed in The Week In earlier this month, affects Conham Road, Crews …

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  • Strike action set to hit libraries on Saturday

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    A one-day strike is set to affect libraries in South Gloucestershire on Saturday. The full impact of the action will not be known until that day but the council says it is working to ensure that service disruption to the public is …

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  • Council gives go ahead to Somerdale project

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    B&NES Council’s development control committee this afternoon approved plans by Taylor Wimpey to build up to 700 homes, a school and care centre on the former Cadbury factory site in Keynsham, despite continued concerns over a single access point. The …

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  • Fight to protect common land in Siston is stepped up

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    A public meeting has been called for Thursday 3rd October to discuss how to protect common land in Siston. It follows a private application made to the Land Registry over the summer to register the freehold interest of land around Webbs Heath in …

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  • Public urged to take extra care during firefighters’ strike

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    Avon Fire & Rescue Service has called on residents to take extra care when firefighters go on strike on Wednesday. The planned four-hour walkout from midday is part of an on-going dispute with the Government over pensions. People are being  urged …

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  • South Glos Council staff to take industrial action over “massive” wage cuts

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    A ballot of nearly 190 South Gloucestershire UNISON members has resulted in an overwhelming vote to take industrial action over a “massive reduction in their wages”. On 1st October the council plans to introduce new contracts for staff who have …

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