News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Road closures in Keynsham next week

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    Resurfacing works begin on Monday 11th May on Charlton Road in Keynsham. B&NES Council says the works will be carried out under road closure from 7am to 7pm and are expected to take up to two weeks to complete, subject …

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  • Warning that major resurfacing work in Mangotsfield could cause delays

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    A major resurfacing project is due to start in Richmond Road in Mangotsfield tomorrow. South Gloucestershire Council says work will be taking place between about 7.30am and 4.30pm and will generate a “significant” amount of noise. The roadworks are scheduled …

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  • Plans for new sporting facilities in Longwell Green, including artificial pitch

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    Plans for a state-of-the-art artificial grass pitch at Longwell Green Community Centre, along with 4.5m high fencing and gates, replacement floodlights, spectator stands and 4.5m high acoustic mounds, have been unveiled. The planning application has been lodged with South Gloucestershire …

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  • Investigation after Siston Brook runs red

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    This picture shows the Siston Brook running red alongside Kingswood Heritage Museum in Warmley. It was taken yesterday and posted on social media. The Environment Agency tell us they have been alerted to discolouration of the Siston Brook and were …

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  • Bus firm begins trial of new social distancing measures

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    First West of England has today begun a trial of new social distancing measures on its route 24 service as part of its plans to be well prepared for workers returning to work, as and when Government guidance changes. Under …

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  • Alert as highly toxic plant is discovered on Railway Path between Saltford & Bitton

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    The highly toxic Giant Hogweed plant has been spotted growing on the grass verge of the Bristol & Bath Railway Path between Saltford and Bitton. The path is currently very busy with people taking their daily lockdown exercise, and they …

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  • Weekly recycling collections to resume in South Gloucestershire from 13th May

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    Weekly recycling collections will resume across South Gloucestershire from Wednesday 13th May after being temporarily changed to keep essential collections running during the COVID-19 outbreak. The switch to fortnightly recycling collections has enabled the council to continue to collect black …

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  • Who Superglued the locks at Hanham football club?

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    AEK-BOCO Football Club in Hanham are appealing for help in identifying the man who Superglued locks on their clubhouse and car park in Greenbank Road. CCTV footage shows the man at the entrance to the clubhouse just before 9.15pm on …

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  • Cannabis discovery in Hanham

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    Police say investigations are continuing after a discovery of suspected cannabis plants at a property in Hanham. An Avon & Somerset Police spokesman said in a statement: “We attended an address in Central Avenue at approximately 9.50am on Thursday 16th …

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  • Seal spotted in the River Avon near Hanham

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    There have been several sightings of a seal pup in the River Avon between Beese’s Tea Gardens and Hanham Lock, at least 10 miles from the sea. Thanks to John Whiting for this picture which shows the pup with a …

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