News Types in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • U-turn as council’s highway team now OBJECT to controversial Marksbury phone mast

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    Bath & North East Somerset Council highway officers, who initially raised no objection to a proposed 20-metre high phone mast next to the A39 at Marksbury, have now changed their minds and say it would impact on road safety, just …

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  • Independent school still rated as inadequate – but the education is good, says Ofsted

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    Carmel Christian School in Brislington has kept its ‘Inadequate’ Ofsted rating because of the way it is being run. However, children at the independent school at Bath Road are happy and behave well, while the standard of education is rated …

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  • West leaders vote to oppose Bristol Airport expansion

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    The West of England Combined Authority’s Joint Committee has today voted to officially oppose the latest plans to expand Bristol Airport. The move has been welcomed by environmental groups including Friends of the Earth South West and Bristol Airport Action …

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  • Happy 60th birthday to Kingswood Leisure Centre

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    Kingswood Leisure Centre is celebrating six decades of being at the heart of the local community with a celebration planned on Thursday. Since it opened in September 1961 as Soundwell Baths – the west country’s first post-war public indoor pool …

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  • Keynsham’s kindness being celebrated in upcoming festival

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    Following on from Keynsham’s recent music and eco festivals, the community is now preparing to celebrate all that’s kind about the town. Keynsham Kindness Festival will run over five days, from Tuesday 28th September to Saturday 2nd October and will …

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  • Proposed Keynsham power plant branded ‘greenwashing’ as campaigners appeal for more funds to fight the scheme

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    The campaign group Protect Our Keynsham Environment (POKE) are appealing for more financial support to oppose plans for an industrial-sized power plant on the outskirts of the town. At yesterday’s eco festival in Keynsham POKE’s spokesperson Kerry Morgan dressed as …

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  • Kingswood residents can’t use parking permits as signs haven’t gone up

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    South Gloucestershire Council has apologised to residents in three Kingswood streets who have paid for residents’ parking permits which they can’t use because the signs haven’t gone up. Line markings were laid in June in Moravian Road, Laurel Street and …

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  • Keynsham & Saltford Community Eco Festival this weekend

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    Keynsham & Saltford Community Eco Festival is taking place this weekend and high-profile supporters are lending their support. The event is being hosted by Churches Together Keynsham & Saltford and gets under way tonight with an evening of talks and …

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  • Brexit and COVID blamed for Bath Christmas Market cancellation

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    The Bath Christmas Market, which would usually attract 400,000 visitors, won’t be happening this year, with the organisers blaming a “double whammy” of Brexit and COVID which has led to a national shortage of logistics and security staff. The announcement …

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  • Metro Mayor officially opens new special needs school in South Gloucestershire

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    Metro Mayor Dan Norris has officially opened a new independent school in South Gloucestershire that caters for children with special needs. The new 25-place Neptune School in Poplar Road in Warmley will welcome learners aged seven to 14, helping to …

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