Latest Keynsham Stories

2008-10-10 00:00:36

Care for elderly and disabled people will come under the spotlight at a public meeting later this month. The council meeting has been organised as the Government stages a consultation exercise on the future of services to help people lead independent lives in their own homes. Bath North East Somerset Council's healthier communities panel is holding the event on Wednesday October 15. Items under discussion will be social care, some housing support services, support for independent living...

2008-08-08 00:00:20

Residents in the Bath area put out a record amount of material for composting in a month - an amount equivalent to nearly 120 double-decker buses. The 940-ton record in May was the highest ever collected by Bath and North East Somerset Council's fortnightly garden waste and cardboard collection service. Cllr Charles Gerrish (Con, Keynsham North), who is in charge of customer services, said: "Bath and North East Somerset Council is delighted residents have recycled a record amount of...

2008-07-11 00:00:30

A meeting has been held to discuss the future of health care in Bath. Members of Bath and North East Somerset Council's Healthier Communities and Older People Overview and Scrutiny Panel met local GPs to discuss Government proposals for improving patient access to doctors within the city. B&NES Primary Care Trust has already stated that it has no plans to build a major polyclinic staffed by a large number of GPs in its area. But it is required by the Department of Health to set up...

2008-07-11 00:00:19

The tenth Keynsham Music Festival took place on Sunday and was as successful as ever, with a variety of music and performances taking place on four stages. This was the first time the Keynsham Music Festival had a substantial pre-festival programme, running from July 1 in local venues, which was made possible thanks to a creative partnership between the festival, More to Life and FairTrade. On Thursday July 3, the classical and romantic guitar with Cephalonian guitarist Spyros Dendrinos...

2008-06-26 00:02:35

A New pounds4 million primary school has opened in Keynsham. St Keyna Primary School, off Charlton Road, replaces Temple Primary and Keynsham Primary schools. The building was completed in February and pupils and staff moved in for their first lessons earlier this month. Classrooms are arranged around a central hall and there is an open plan research centre with computers and a library. Teachers and governors of the merged schools were involved in the design of the new school, while...

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