Waste depot to make way for housing

Major plans to develop a new public household reuse and recycling centre in Bath and North East Somerset and relocate waste depots to free up land for housing and cope with increased demand on waste services are set to get underway. Bath & North East Somerset Council has recommended a feasibility study into relocating  Bath’s […]

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Bath Leisure Centre’s official re-opening.

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre is being officially opened – later this month – following the successful completion of a £10 million refurbishment which has included a new trampoline park and a ten-pin bowling alley. The refurbishment was completed to budget in late 2018, and the centre will be officially opened by Bath and North […]

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How you can help B&NES plan for the future.

Options to deliver future developments including new homes and jobs across Bath and North East Somerset are to be discussed by the Council’s cabinet. It’s the latest stage in the creation of a new Local Plan for the district which –  once adopted  -will form the basis for determining planning applications until 2036.   A […]

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Bag a bargain.

Shoppers looking for furniture and household goods can bag a bargain at a popular reuse sale organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council. The sale is returning, with a wide variety of recycled goods on Saturday 21 July, from 10am-12 noon at the old MOD building, next to the Recycling Centre, in Pixash Lane. […]

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What’s your pitch on street trading​?

Bath & North East Somerset Council is reviewing its policy on Street Trading – it says – to help the economy and ambience of the local area continue to thrive. The Council is keen to engage with stall holders, residents, businesses and other stakeholders to ensure that this revision is comprehensive and supportive of a […]

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Public to see new traffic pollution plan later this spring.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is reviewing air quality across the district in preparation for the development of a new Air Quality Action Plan which will be presented for public consultation later this spring. To protect people’s health and the environment, local authorities have a duty to review and assess air quality to ensure […]

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Another Cadbury closure links New Zealand and Keynsham.

It’s amazing how social media has truly brought the world together and, in this particular instance, shown how the trauma of losing a major employer can impact on a community. Many in Keynsham are still getting over the pain of how the town lost its identity when Cadbury’s new American owners Kraft decided to change their […]

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One way trial for Keynsham.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has announced details of the one-way trial for Keynsham High Street. The trial scheme is in response to public support for the idea received during consultation on the Council’s Placemaking Plan and the Keynsham Transport Strategy. Residents in Keynsham wished to see an improved shopping experience, with reduced traffic […]

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Record-breaking number of new homes built in B&NES

  A record number of new homes were built in Bath and North East Somerset during the past year. A total of 809 new homes were built in the 2015/16 financial year, representing the highest number since Bath & North East Somerset Council was created in 1996, and significantly higher than the long-term average over […]

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Roman healing centre at Keynsham?

Could Bath have had a nearby Roman rival when it came to rest and recuperation. Keynsham may not have ‘magical’ thermal waters but it seems the Roman remains underneath Keynsham Cemetery could be “one of the most important buildings ever found in Britain”, according to archaeologist Bryn Walters. The following is a report from the […]

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