News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Petition started to save Lyde Green Common

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    An  online petition has been started to save ancient Lyde Green Common. Devon-based company Norft Ltd has applied to the Planning Inspectorate to deregister the Common and in exchange proposes to give the community an alternative site off Coxgrove Hill. Julian …

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  • Mangotsfield Sort It centre to close for two weeks

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    The Sort It centre at Carsons Road in Mangotsfield will be closed to the public for two weeks next month for repairs and improvements which it is hoped will cut down on queues.   The works will be carried out …

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  • Plans to convert council’s old office block into 100+ homes

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    The old Riverside offices on Temple Street in Keynsham could be turned into over 100 flats following an application lodged with B&NES Council by the current owners of the building. The application lodged with the council is to determine whether …

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  • Keynsham fire station closes

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    Keynsham fire station closed on Sunday ahead of the opening early next year of the new £6.2m station at Hicks Gate. Crews are no longer responding to emergencies from Keynsham although the station is open until 1st November for people …

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  • Sixties band hold reunion at Kingswood Museum

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    In the 1960s, blues band The Poor Souls were regular performers in the Bristol area. Inspired by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and early Blues music, the band met when they were all at Withywood School (now Merchants’ Academy). One …

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  • Conservatives dismiss ‘catastrophe’ fears over Kingswood Civic Centre closure

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    Closing Kingswood Civic Centre would remove hundreds of jobs from an area with the worst unemployment in South Gloucestershire, severely damaging the town’s economy. That was the warning from the Labour group on South Gloucestershire Council this week during a …

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  • Groundhop fans to descend on Keynsham Town, Bitton, Oldland & Cadbury Heath this weekend

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    Football fans will be hopping from match to match – including seeing local sides Bitton, Oldland, Keynsham Town, Cadbury Heath in action – as part of this weekend’s Western League Groundhop. Groundhopping is a popular movement which sees fans travel …

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  • Witness appeal after fatal collision involving Staple Hill man

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    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Bristol city centre in which a man from Staple Hill was fatally injured. Shortly before 10.40pm last Friday (9th October) an articulated lorry was in collision with a pedestrian in a …

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  • New Keynsham action group launches leisure centre petition

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    A new action group has started a petition, saying B&NES Council has “entirely failed” to consult people about the facilities that will be provided in a new leisure centre for Keynsham. The council is considering three possible sites – Ashton …

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  • Fight to save ancient Lyde Green Common from development threat

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    People are being urged to object to plans to deregister ancient Lyde Green Common amid fears that it could be “swallowed up by development”. Commoners, local councillors and MPs Chris Skidmore and Luke Hall are urging people to make their …

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