News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Tesco applies to extend opening hours at its Keynsham store

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    Tesco has applied to Bath & North East Somerset Council to extend the opening hours of its Keynsham store by two hours a day, six days a week. The retailer wants to remain open until 10pm from Monday to Saturday, …

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  • Plans for 46 flats on car dealership site in Fishponds

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    Plans have been lodged with Bristol City Council for a mixed use redevelopment including 46 flats on a car dealership site in Fishponds. The site sits on the corner of the junction of Fishponds Road (the A432) and Lodge Causeway …

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  • Changes to the planning system

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    Here are the links to the two Government White Papers referred to in recent issues of The Week In. Planning system final version Planning for the future    

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  • Odd and even number plate rota at Keynsham recycling centre stops

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    From today, the odd and even number plate system that has been running since the lifting of lockdown at Keynsham recycling centre has stopped on a trial basis. B&NES residents have been allowed to visit on certain days  alternating between …

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  • Almost 600 objections to housing on greenfield site

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    Almost 600 people have objected to the latest attempt by developers to build over 200 homes on green fields at Keynsham. M + M Homes Ltd want to develop the 25-acre site known as Withies Green, just off the A4 …

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  • COVID-19 closes Keynsham pub

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    The Ship Inn in Temple Street in Keynsham closed its doors today after being informed by a customer who was at the pub on Saturday night that they have tested positive for COVID-19. The pub’s Facebook page says: “We will …

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  • Coronavirus outbreaks at schools in Kingswood & Hengrove

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      The Oasis Academy John Williams in Hengrove is closed to all Year 7 students after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Two pupils at Two Mile Hill Primary School have also tested positive and there is a confirmed case at …

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  • Siston couple are jailed over drug offences

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      A man and woman from Siston are starting jail terms after admitting drug-dealing offences. Ashley Hawkins, 32, and Rebecca Withey, 26, were given prison terms at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 8th September). Both had previously admitted being concerned …

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  • Owners fined thousands for failing to make repairs to landmark Kingswood building

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    The owners of the former Linden Hotel in Kingswood have been fined more than £14,000 and ordered to pay £667 in costs at Bristol Magistrates’ Court for failing to ensure the exterior of the building was properly maintained. M B …

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  • Transport crisis sees pupils struggling to get to school on time

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    Parents have abandoned plans to hire alternative transport to take their children to the Wellsway and IKB campus in Keynsham following the axing of their school bus. Plenty of users were lined up for a private hire service to replace …

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