News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Keynsham recycling centre to reopen on 27th May

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    B&NES Council has today announced that it is reopening its recycling centre in Pixash Lane in Keynsham on Wednesday 27th May – but strictly for essential use. Journeys must only be taken if people are unable to keep their waste …

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  • Major refurbishment of Saltford farm will create 40 jobs

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    A major refurbishment project is under way at Glenavon Farm in Saltford to convert a group of dilapidated farm buildings and cow sheds into a new food hall and kitchen, creating around 40 jobs. Work began this week on the …

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  • Hundreds queue as Bristol’s recycling centres reopen

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    Bristol’s reuse and recycling centres have reopened to the public today and before 10am queues at least 200 cars long were being reported at both. New measures are in place at both the site in Albert Road in St Philips …

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  • Dogs nearly die after eating mouldy seeds

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    Two dogs nearly died after eating mould-covered seeds while on a walk between Saltford and Kelston. As their pets recover at home after an emergency dash to the vets, Justina Robbins and Vicky Berry, who are both from Saltford, want …

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  • Downend bank closure revoked because of pandemic

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    The Downend branch of Lloyds Bank, pictured above, which had been due to close for good on 6th May, is being kept open because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank’s branch in Hanham High Street, below, is scheduled for closure …

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  • Overnight roadworks in Kingswood town centre from 1st June

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    Motorists are being advised to avoid Kingswood town centre when major overnight roadworks begin on 1st June on the A420 Regent Street. The resurfacing works, which will be carried out from 8pm to 6am, are scheduled to last until 11th …

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  • Saltford speed calming sign relocated after residents’ pleas

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    Following concerns raised by residents about speeding vehicles entering Saltford, the vehicle activated speed calming sign from has been relocated from near the parade of shops to the bottom of the hill on the A4 Bath Road. It is now …

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  • Police detect more than 1,300 speeding drivers as they respond to community concerns

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    Avon & Somerset Police have stepped up traffic patrols having seen the weekly number of complaints around speeding double in the weeks during lockdown. The dramatic increase comes as some drivers choose to abuse quieter roads by driving well in …

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  • South Glos Sort It centres including Mangotsfield to reopen – but with restrictions

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    Three of the Sort It recycling centres in South Gloucestershire will reopen on Saturday 16th May after being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The ones in Mangotsfield, Yate and Thornbury will open with some restrictions around the type …

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  • Controversial plans to turn former Cadbury Heath salon into a pizza takeaway are approved

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    Controversial plans to replace a hair salon in Cadbury Heath with a pizza takeaway have been approved by South Gloucestershire Council. Previous plans for the premises at 3 School Road were withdrawn last summer after the council’s environmental protection officer …

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