Residents calls for bus to serve Bilbie Green estate gets results

Five buses a day will be diverted to serve residents living at the top of Charlton Road and on the new Bilbie Green development in Keynsham, operator Abus has announced.

The change to the 349 service’s timetable has been introduced on an experimental basis following calls from Bath and North East Somerset Council, local councillors and developers as well as residents.

From Longmeadow Road, the 0714, 0911,1308, 1639 and 1833 departures from Temple Street to Bristol – and the 0836, 1236, 1600 and 1805 departures from Bristol Bus Station – will divert to pick up passengers from the area as of April 2.

Abus managing director Alan Peters said: “If the service proves popular other journeys may be diverted. If the expected passenger use is not forthcoming then the service will revert to its present route at the end of the year.”

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Saltford Primary

Pupils unveil their Secret Garden in Saltford

It’s called the Secret Garden, but last month the wraps came off a newly created outdoor space at Saltford C of E Primary School.

Pupils and staff welcomed Rev Daile Wilshire, governors and PTA members to see Councillor Emma Dixon, who provided funding for the scheme from her B&NES ward councillor’s initiative money, cut the ribbon on March 17.

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