News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Concerns over “shambolic” state of pond near Siston Common

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    South Gloucestershire Council has come under fire for allowing a local beauty spot to fall into a “shambolic state”. A Week In reader wrote to the council about the state of the pond in Felicity Park, next to Siston Common …

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  • Bristol Civic Society slates Ring Road junction proposals  

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    Bristol Civic Society has criticised South Gloucestershire Council’s plans to improve the layout of five junctions on the A4174 Ring Road between the Lyde Green and Kingsfield roundabouts. The independent voluntary organisation, which looks to influence the development of major …

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  • More ‘obscene’ traffic chaos on the way for Keynsham

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    People in Keynsham are being warned that the town should prepare for “even more obscene traffic chaos”. Keynsham councillor Alan Hale said he and his five fellow Keynsham district councillors have been frustrated and angry after being told by Bath …

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  • 17 bus petition handed to Metro Mayor

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    The petition to save the 17 bus that we have featured in The Week In has so far drawn 360 supporters – and forms sent back so far by readers were handed over to West of England Metro Mayor Dan …

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  • Proposed ring road junction changes ‘will lock in car dependency’

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    Emersons Green Town Council has lodged an objection to the proposed £30m A4174 Ring Road junction improvement scheme. South Gloucestershire Council is currently consultating on plans for five roundabouts – Lyde Green, The Rosary (also known as Emersons Green Roundabout), …

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  • Warmley father guilty of murdering his baby son

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    A Warmley man has today been found guilty of the murder of his 39-day-old son who died in 2018. James Dean Clark, 31, denied being responsible for the death of Sean Clark but was convicted by a jury following a …

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  • Keynsham concrete firm and council officers are slated in latest controversy

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    Controversial plans by Keynsham firm 4Concrete to extend their operating hours have been blocked and both the company and council officers have been criticised.  Councillors on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s planning committee voted against 4Concrete’s latest planning application …

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  • More than 70 objections to proposed corner shop in Warmley

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    Plans to demolish part of the King William IV pub in Warmley and build a convenience shop on land to the side have sparked an outpouring of objections from the community. The application for the site at the junction of …

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  • South Glos nursery closes after being rated as Inadequate by Ofsted

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    A South Gloucestershire nursery with 64 children on its roll has closed in the wake of an Ofsted report which found that youngsters’ safety was being put at “significant” risk and that education was “poor”. Following a visit to Mini …

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  • Concern over lethal batch of recreational drugs circulating in Bristol

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    Senior public health and police officers have spoken out about their concerns about the introduction of dangerous high strength recreational drugs into Bristol that have sadly claimed the life of one young person and hospitalised several others in the past …

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