News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Speed tables and 30mph limit planned for Siston Lane

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      Residents have been campaigning for years for a reduced speed limit and traffic calming measures on narrow and winding Siston Lane. Now South Gloucestershire Council is planning to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph from near Overscourt …

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  • Appeal to find hit-and-run driver 

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    Police investigating a collision in Speedwell in which the driver of the car failed to stop after a collision with a cyclist have released shocking CCTV of the incident. The collision happened at around 8.15pm on Wednesday 25th November on …

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  • Concessionary bus passes available at all times for vaccination centre travel

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    To help people travel to and from COVID-19 vaccination centres, time restrictions on the use of concessionary bus passes have been relaxed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). North Somerset Council has also relaxed time restrictions, which means …

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  • Pharmacies in Longwell Green & Kingswood join vaccine delivery programme

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    COVID-19 vaccination clinics led by pharmacies in Longwell Green and Kingswood go live today. Ellacombe Pharmacy is delivering vaccinations from Longwell Green Community Centre, Shellards Road. Billings is also running a clinic at its pharmacy in Kings Chase. Bedminster Pharmacy …

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  • CCTV images released following burglary in Downend

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    Police have today released CCTV images of three men who officers would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Downend. It took place overnight on Saturday 9th January/Sunday 10th January at a home in Chestnut Road. Unknown …

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  • Police officer commended for response to armed incident in Staple Hill

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    A police officer who was confronted in Staple Hill by an armed man wielding several knives has been given a Chief Constable’s commendation. PC Chris Wright was among the first officers on the scene at the Pleasant House block of …

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  • Two more arrests following South West Regional Organised Crime Unit swoop in Oldland Common

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    A total of four people have now been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs after last Tuesday’s swoop on a house in Oldland Common by officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit. At the same time …

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  • Campaign to reduce noise pollution on the A4174 Ring Road

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    A campaign has been started to improve soundproofing for residents who live close to the A4174 Ring Road. Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore and the councillors who represent the Parkwall & Warmley ward on South Gloucestershire Council welcomed the start of …

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  • Bath Racecourse to play host to large-scale NHS vaccination centre

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    The roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will now benefit from the introduction of two large-scale NHS Vaccination Centres, one of them Bath Racecourse at Lansdown. The other is Salisbury City Hall, …

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  • Police raid man’s home in Oldland Common as he’s arrested in Cheltenham over suspected drugs supply and firearm offences

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    Officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) have this afternoon been searching a property in Oldland Common. A 33-year-old man was arrested on Albion Street in Cheltenham at 1pm on suspicion of being concerned in the …

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