News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Nine homes proposed at former Whitegate Nurseries site in Keynsham

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      Plans to build up to nine homes at the former Whitegate Nurseries on Stockwood Hill in Keynsham have been unveiled. Bath & North East Somerset Council has received a ‘permission in principle’ planning application from Mase Construction Ltd for …

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  • Another off-licence granted in Cadbury Heath despite crime and disorder fears

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    A licence for a fourth outlet to sell alcohol in the centre of Cadbury Heath has been granted, despite concerns about the impact it could have on crime and disorder. The Cadbury Heath Local store at 54 Newton Road, which …

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  • Government awards heritage grant to Willsbridge Mill to help it weather the impact of COVID-19

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    Willsbridge Mill Community Refresh has received £11,400 from the Culture Recovery Fund. The latest round of Government grants to help cultural and heritage organisations weather the impact of coronavirus saw 70% awarded outside London. For the last six years Willsbridge …

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  • Trespassers on school playing field after vandals break down fence

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    Dog owners have trespassed on a school playing field after vandals broke through part of the perimeter fence meant to keep them out. There have also been reports of signs defaced and padlocks superglued by people unhappy that they are …

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  • 400 students missing school today after fire at Wellsway

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    About 400 students in Years 10 and 11 were asked to stay home from Wellsway School in Keynsham this morning following a small fire in the Lansdown building on the campus. The fire was spotted by a staff member at …

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  • 180 pupils self-isolating at Kingswood primary school after more COVID cases

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    180 students at The Park Primary School in Kingswood have been told to self-isolate after two more cases of COVID-19. Tonight a spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said: “We were informed that a member of staff at The Park School …

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  • Part-time road closure planned outside John Cabot Academy in Kingswood

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    There are plans for a 20-minute traffic banon part of Woodside Road in Kingswood on weekdays to make it safer for students going home from John Cabot Academy. To further maintain social distancing and continue to encourage safe access to …

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  • Empty plates protesters welcome Government’s change of heart

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    The organisers of the recent empty plates protest staged outside Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore’s constituency office have welcomed the Government’s climbdown on tackling holiday hunger. Messages were written on the plates to the MP, who had voted along with 321 …

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  • Drive-through mobile testing unit opens at Brislington Park & Ride

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    A drive-through COVID-19 mobile testing unit has been opened at Brislington Park & Ride in response to the significant rise of cases in Bristol. Run by the Department of Health and Social Care, the site will provide fast access to …

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  • Keynsham pilots project to boost food waste recycling

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    More than 220 households in Keynsham are to take part in a project to reduce food waste in a local pilot scheme to encourage more recycling across Bath and North East Somerset. Food waste makes up 30% of what is …

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