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July 08 2019

Petitions bid to save ambulance station

PETITIONS have been launched to save Keynsham ambulance station, which could close as part of a review aimed at improving the South Western Ambulance Service’s performance... Read More



July 08 2019

Let's put station revival campaign back on track

PARISH leaders in Saltford are seeking a meeting with Bath and North East Somerset councillors to try to push forward long-held ambitions of re-opening the village railway station... Read More


July 08 2019

It's looking good for park facelift progress

THE first phase of improvements at Kelston Road Park in Keynsham could be finished by the end of this year... Read More


July 08 2019

Outlook is brighter for town centre thanks to £1.5m boost

A £1.5 MILLION cash injection has been secured to help make Keynsham Town Centre more attractive and accessible for everyone... Read More


July 08 2019

Call to scupper boaters behaving badly

CALLS have been made for a crackdown on inconsiderate boaters in order to protect the riverbank in Mead Lane, Saltford... Read More


July 08 2019

Protest over plastic waste

YOUNG people from KeynshamNow staged an event in the High Street to show how much plastic we throw away each week. .. Read More


July 08 2019

Fantastic festival brings village together

SALTFORD Community Association was delighted to once again organise our Village Festival - a celebration of the village over nine days and more than 80 events... Read More


July 08 2019

Takeover bid to secure Pavilion future

SOMERDALE Pavilion - the sports, health and entertainment venue that replaced Keynsham’s Fry Club - could be taken over by Bristol-based St Monica Trust. The pavilion, on the former Cadbury chocolate factory site at Somerdale, has been managed by leisure charity Aquaterra since it was handed the keys in 2015. But negotiations are continuing into the purchase of the premises by St Monica Trust, which provides homes, care and community activities for retired people. One of the trust’s developments is at Somerdale - the recently built Chocolate Quarter retirement village. The talks it is now involved with are taking place with Mondelez, which has the Cadbury brand in its portfolio, and could include a long-term guarantee to maintain leisure facilities on the site. The pavilion was built as part of the £60 million redevelopment of the factory site, which started after decades of chocolate production came to an end in 2011. Tom Gingell, associate director of commercial finance at Mondelez, said: “Earlier this year we were approached by Bristol-based charity, the St Monica Trust, about purchasing the Somerdale Pavilion. “The trust considers the pavilion to be a pivotal resource within the Keynsham community and a vital complement to the services that are provided in the neighbouring Chocolate Quarter retirement community, which the charity opened in 2017. “We are working with all of the parties involved, including members, to finalise a long-term plan that means the facility will continue to make a contribution to the local community, which has always been our number one priority. This would involve the St Monica Trust taking over the day-to-day running of the Somerdale Pavilion site, as well as securing its future for generations to come, to which the trust is fully committed. “As part of the agreement, we have worked hard to ensure a covenant will be put in place to guarantee that for the next 50 years, the pavilion site is maintained at its current level to preserve the services and facilities currently enjoyed by members.” .. Read More


July 08 2019

10K runners will change young lives

THE 2019 Keynsham 10K will once again support a local charity that is helping to transform young lives. .. Read More