News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • ‘Cowboy’ operator and council ‘cover-up’ accusations at planning meeting

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council is being accused of “covering up” its handling of a controversial planning application for a concrete firm’s operations in Keynsham After going through the council’s complaints procedure “to no avail”, seven households living near …

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  • Festival becomes a victim of the pandemic for a second year

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    This year’s Mangotsfield Festival, like last year’s, has been cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. The committee had to cancel last year’s event in June and had set a provisional date of 12th June for the 2021 festival but that …

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  • Impact of COVID-19 has skewed major 18-month traffic trial

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    South Gloucestershire Council is seeking government guidance on what to do about the traffic trial it has been running since August 2019 along the A4174 Ring Road between Bromley Heath Road and M32 junction because of the impact of the …

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  • Top gymnastics centre fighting for survival

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    A leading gymnastics centre is at risk of losing its home on the Aldermoor Way site in Longwell Green because of the proposed redevelopment of the area. Majestic Gymnastics is temporarily closed to its hundreds of members because of the …

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  • Regeneration plans for industrial estate in Longwell Green

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    Plans have been unveiled for the regeneration of a run-down industrial estate in Longwell Green which could include a hotel. The redevelopment of the land to the west of Marsham Way, including the former Saville’s Freights depot, is being planned …

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  • Developer steps up efforts to build on the outskirts of Lyde Green

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    A developer is trying to build homes on land close to the new Lyde Green estate on a site that is not earmarked for development in the masterplan for the area. The outline planning application lodged with South Gloucestershire Council …

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  • Rival nursery plan for Bitton heritage building is revealed as office scheme is rejected

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    Plans to turn a heritage building on Bitton’s new housing estate into office space for Warmley-based company Mobius Works have been refused by South Gloucestershire councillors over parking. And it emerged at the development management committee meeting that a local …

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  • Police issue descriptions of trio they want to trace after criminal damage at school

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    Police have today issued descriptions of three people they want to trace in connection with a suspected act of criminal damage at Pucklechurch Primary School at the end of January. They say that windows and a garden area at the …

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  • Sixth person arrested over Fishponds stabbing

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    A sixth person has been arrested as the investigation into a serious assault in Fishponds continues, police announced this afternoon. At approximately 8pm last Friday, police and paramedics were called to Ridgeway Road after a 17-year-old boy had received a …

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  • Increase in COVID Safety Officers in parks in B&NES during school holiday week

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    More COVID Safety Officers are out and about in busy locations in Bath and North East Somerset, including Keynsham Memorial Park, over the school holiday week to reinforce lockdown guidance and encourage social distancing. The officers work in teams of …

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