News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham marina appeal sinks

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    A Government inspector has thrown out the planning appeal for a large leisure marina off Broadmead Lane in Keynsham. The appeal was lodged by Duchy farmer Simon Bendall after Bath & North East Somerset Council turned down the proposal for …

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  • Kings Chase Shopping Centre offers free weekend parking

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    Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood has agreed to let people use its car park for free at weekends for a trial period. It follows concerns that the 10-month closure of the free 230-space car park in Halls Road while …

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  • Keynsham one-way system starts in May

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    The long awaited one-way traffic system on Keynsham High Street will start in May and last for between 12 and 18 months. While repeated requests to B&NES Council for an update over the last month have been met with promises …

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  • Planning bombshell scuppers Warmley nursery’s plans to relocate to Oldland Common

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    Plans by Warmley’s Rocking Horse Day Nursery to relocate to land next to Sir Bernard Lovell Sports Centre in Oldland Common have fallen through. A desperate campaign is now under way to find another home before the nursery is evicted …

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  • Concerns as free Kingswood town centre car park to close for most of the year

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    The free 230-space car park at Halls Road in the centre of Kingswood closes today and will remain shut for most of the year, sparking concerns about the impact on the town centre. Lidl is knocking down the old Co-op store, which …

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  • Masked and armed intruders carry out violent attack on young family in Kingswood

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    Three weapon-wielding masked burglars forced their way into a house on Castle Road in Kingswood and used violence against the homeowners and their young children. The burglary took place at approximately 7.30pm on Monday. The offenders are described as white, …

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  • Major new employer coming to Kingswood as council shifts 220 staff to Yate

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    Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership will be moving into Kingswood Civic Centre later this year. The health trust’s HQ is in Chippenham and the organisation serves people across B&NES, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and Wiltshire. The Partnership – …

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  • Green light for vital works on Bromley Heath Viaduct

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    A section of the ring road hailed as the busiest in the South of England outside of London will close for up to a year this summer for £5.9m of vital repairs and improvements, South Glos councillors decided today. However, …

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  • Bath Bakery – administrators’ statement

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    Following the closure of Bath Bakery last weekend, Poppleton & Appleby, the appointed administrators have issued the following statement: “Allan Christopher Cadman and Stephen James Wainwright of Poppleton & Appleby, 16 Oxford Court, Bishopsgate, Manchester, M2 3WQ, have been appointed …

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  • Lengthy night-time diversions during A4 improvements at Saltford

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    Pedestrian crossing improvements begin tomorrow on the A4 at Saltford and as part of the six-week project, a short section of road will be closed for five nights  – and traffic diverted via Corston, Chelwood, Pensford, Whitchurch, Brislington and Keynsham. …

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