News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Rally against racism in Page Park

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  • Emergency road closure after large sinkhole appears in Kingswood town centre

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    Cecil Road has been closed one-way at Kingswood High Street tonight because a large sinkhole has appeared. South Gloucestershire Council says it is investigating and will reopen the road as soon as repairs are made: “We will provide updates and …

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  • Black Lives Matter rally in Keynsham

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    Families gathered in Keynsham this afternoon to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement while keeping a social distance. An estimated 200 people, many with placards, came together in Keynsham Memorial Park for the rally, billed as a child-friendly …

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  • New commercial estate on A4 east of Keynsham would create 1,802 vehicle movements a day

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    A planning application is being prepared for a commercial development on the A4 Bath Road east of Keynsham which would generate an estimated 1,802 vehicle movements a day. The 3.7-acre plot – known as Parcel 1991 – is next to …

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  • Keynsham High Street to close to all traffic?

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    We understand that Keynsham High Street will be closed to all traffic between 9am and 6pm from as early as next week to allow for social distancing measures once non-essential shops re-open. The decision is being taken by B&NES Council …

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  • Masked raiders steal cash, jewellery and scooter from Staple Hill home

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    Cash, jewellery and an electric scooter were stolen by masked raiders who broke into a property in Staple Hill. The burglary in Irving Close happened on Thursday 4th June between 10am and 1pm. The unknown men were dressed in dark …

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  • Another arson attack at allotment site

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    There has been another arson attack at the allotment site at Warmley Golf Course. Avon Fire & Rescue Service attended at 11pm last night and put out fires in two sheds.  Today Victoria Hicks, clerk to Oldland Parish Council, which …

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  • Continued community use of Oldland Common school field may be possible, but dogs will be banned

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    Work is due to begin on 22nd June to fence off the playing field at Redfield Edge Primary School in Oldland Common. The community may still be able to access the field outside of school hours, although dogs will be …

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  • Developer wins permission for 9 houses on old police station site

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    A controversial plan to build houses on the site of the old police station on Bath Hill in Keynsham has been approved by B&NES Council. The land, which sits on either side of New Kingdom Hall, will now be home …

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  • Plans for mobile home park on outskirts of Mangotsfield

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    Plans to change the use of derelict land on the outskirts of Mangotsfield to a mobile home site have been lodged with South Gloucestershire Council. The site next to Orchard Farm Cottage at Pomphrey Hill adjoins an existing gypsy and …

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