News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Proposed solution for parking problems near Sainsbury’s in Lyde Green

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    Parking and access issues stemming from the development of the new Sainsbury’s Local store at Thistle Close in Lyde Green have led to proposed waiting restrictions. South Gloucestershire Council says that double yellow lines in the area around Thistle Close …

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  • Plans to improve safety on dangerous road in Staple Hill

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      South Gloucestershire Council is consulting people on its plans to improve safety on Acacia Road in Staple Hill where there have been a series of serious accidents. Between January 2014 and May 2019 six collisions resulting in injury were …

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  • New COVID-19 testing facility in Mangotsfield

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    New sites in South Gloucestershire where COVID-19 testing can take place – including Mangotsfield – have been identified so that more local people who need a test can get one closer to home. The council has identified a number of …

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  • Fight to save landmark Keynsham tree

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    An 11th-hour attempt is under way to try to save a landmark tree in Keynsham from being chopped down. Some local residents have contacted Bath & North East Somerset Council’s arboricultural team to try to get a Tree Preservation Order …

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  • 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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