News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Bristol Rovers Supporters JFC are denied alcohol licence over public nuisance fears

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    Bristol Rovers Supporters Junior Football Club have been denied an alcohol licence at the ground in Church Road in Soundwell that they lease from South Gloucestershire Council amid concerns about public nuisance and car parking issues. The club’s main site …

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  • Developers respond to traffic concerns as new planning bid for 200+ homes at Withies Green in Keynsham is submitted

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    Following the recent public consultation by house builders Mactaggart and Mickel over their plans for a 25-acre site next to Hygge Park in Keynsham, a planning application has now been submitted to B&NES Council. The outline plans for the Withies …

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  • Development plans for disused Kingswood pub

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    Plans to turn The Old Flowerpot Inn in Kingswood High Street into a large children’s day nursery and build four homes behind the pub have been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council. In February we reported on pub campaigners’ fears that …

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  • Concern at plans for giant phone mast next to existing one on busy Stockwood pavement

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    Plans to erect a 20-metre high telecoms mast next to one already on the pavement outside The Concorde pub in Stockwood Lane are causing concern. The existing pole is 11.7 metres and is shared by EE and H3G. It provides …

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  • Woman, 85, dies following Westerleigh Road crash

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    An 85-year-old woman from Bristol has died in hospital following a collision on the B4456 Westerleigh Road on Saturday 18th July. She was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a collision with another car at just after 1.30pm. One …

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  • Loss-making school bus service is axed

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    Stagecoach’s 432 bus service, which took pupils from Longwell Green, North Common, Oldland Common and Willsbridge to Wellsway School and IKB Academy in Keynsham, has been axed. Parents have been told in a letter from Wellsway Multi Academy Trust’s director …

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  • Schools to trial timed street closures

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    South Gloucestershire Council has announced plans to introduce experimental traffic orders banning vehicles from roads outside three schools at drop-off and pick-up times. The ’School Street’ trial involves King’s Oak Academy in Brook Road in Kingswood, Barley Close Community Primary …

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  • Get ready for 13 months of roadworks as throughabout scheme starts

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    Work begins on 1st August on a 13-month scheme costing almost £6m to convert Wraxall Road roundabout at Warmley into a fully signal-controlled ‘throughabout’. It will be the first of its kind in South Gloucestershire, but the council says it …

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  • Up to 3,000 people reported at rave

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    Police are bringing a massive illegal rave near Bath to a close, with reports that noise from the illegal event has been heard this morning in Keynsham, Bitton, Oldland Common and Longwell Green. There have been reports that 3,000 people …

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  • Crash near Westerleigh Crematorium

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    Police are investigating a collision which happened this afternoon on Westerleigh Road near the crematorium involving a silver BMW and red Toyota Auris. Four people have been taken to hospital, one with injuries that are believed to be life-threatening. Police …

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