News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • £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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  • Lyde Green Neighbourhood Watch plans crossing patrol on school’s first day back

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    Lyde Green Neighbourhood Watch is organising crossing patrols on the first day of term outside the local primary school. Local councillors and residents have been campaigning for action to tackle the issue of speeding on roads including Willowherb Road where …

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  • Sabotage attempts reported on Railway Path

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    People are being urged to be alert when using the Bristol & Bath Railway Path after reports of tree trunks and debris being placed across it at night near the old Mangotsfield Station. One cyclist reported that he came flying …

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  • Redevelopment scheme of Kingswood pub site sparks traffic, parking and heritage loss concerns

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    Objections have been pouring in after plans were unveiled to turn The Old Flowerpot Inn in Kingswood into a 125-space children’s day nursery with four new homes at the rear. Concerns about the new housing and proposed nursery, which would …

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  • Have your say on the future of Brislington Meadows

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    People are being asked to have their say on plans to build around 300 homes at the 10-hectare Brislington Meadows site. The site has been earmarked by Bristol City Council for development for some years. Homes England, which has responsibility …

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  • Bristol Rovers Supporters JFC are denied alcohol licence over public nuisance fears

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    Bristol Rovers Supporters Junior Football Club have been denied an alcohol licence at the ground in Church Road in Soundwell that they lease from South Gloucestershire Council amid concerns about public nuisance and car parking issues. The club’s main site …

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