News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Long-serving councillor dies

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    Well-known councillor John Hunt has died at his Warmley home. He used to represent Mount Hill on Avon County Council and the Woodstock ward on South Gloucestershire Council. He only resigned from Siston Parish Council at the end of last …

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  • Wessex Water considering a bridge over the River Avon once more

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    Wessex Water is once again exploring the prospect of a bridge across the River Avon from Swineford to Saltford. The water recycling centre at Mead Lane in Saltford needs to be upgraded in order to both improve the quality of …

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  • B&Q at Longwell Green closes after two staff test positive for COVID-19

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    The Longwell Green branch of B&Q was closed for a deep clean today after two members of staff tested positive for COVID-19. Signs outside the warehouse on the Gallagher Retail Park at Aldermoor Way say it is closed for the …

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  • Hundreds expected to join mourning march against airport expansion

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      Hundreds of people will be marching to Bristol Airport from nearby Felton Common on Saturday (29th August) in a staged ‘mourning procession’. The protest is being coordinated by local community, environmental, and Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups and will be …

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  • Campaign launched in South Glos to help traders and high streets thrive

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    Traders in Hanham at the campaign launch with council leader Toby Savage, pictured third from the right Traders and South Gloucestershire Council have joined forces in a new campaign launched today to encourage people to stay safe, shop local and …

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  • £90k crowdfunding appeal launched to buy car park

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    A crowdfunding appeal has been launched in Stockwood to buy the Harden Road car park. The car park behind the Hollway Road shops was put up for sale recently and the owner has now agreed to a community purchase bid. …

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  • Plans revealed for Block D at The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham

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    St Monica Trust has released plans for the final stage of its development in Keynsham and is inviting people to have their say. The wider Chocolate Quarter on the old factory site features a care home, retirement apartments, dining and …

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  • Controversial plans for church on Siston Common are refused

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    Controversial plans to build a church at the old farm shop on top of Siston Common have been refused by South Gloucestershire Council. Planners turned down the proposal for the Bridge House Farm site, saying the overall scale, size and …

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  • Parents trying to arrange alternative school transport after bus is axed

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    A group of parents with children at Wellsway School and IKB Academy in Keynsham have been looking at a potential alternative to the 432 bus service after it was cancelled by Stagecoach West. As we reported at the end of …

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  • Stockwood Hill closure announced

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    Bath and North East Somerset Council has announced that it will be introducing a road closure on the entire length of Stockwood Hill in Keynsham from Monday 7th September which could last up to a month. The closure is for …

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