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Keynsham Town Council was formed in 1991 and aims to provide quality local services, amenities and representation at the best possible standard within a realistic budget.

The Town Council has a membership of 15 Councillors. Elections for the Town Council are held every four years.

Town Councillors do not receive any payment for being elected Members and offer their time voluntarily for the benefit of the local community.   

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KEYNSHAM TIME CAPSULE CEREMONY

The interment of Keynsham Time Capsule took place on Saturday 10th September with guests and contributors assembling at TimeOut on Bath Hill for light refreshments before proceeding to the to the Amphitheatre for the ceremony.

Councillor Lisa O'Brien, Chairman of Keynsham Town Council welcomed guests and set the capsule in place and Councillor Alan Hale, Chairman of B&NES Council unveiled the commemorative stone.

The stone was hand carved by stone mason Iain Cotton.

 

 

Click here for Nomination Pack: /Core/Keynsham-Town-Council/UserFiles/Files/Nomination-pack-incl-election-agent-notification-form-P-and-C.doc 


Important Information About Local Bus Services
 https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/news-and-service-updates/news/first-launches-additional-services-improve-bus

 

KEYNSHAM BUS SERVICES UPDATE

"At the meeting James Freeman of First Bus stated that, following negotiation with South Gloucestershire Council, a new bus would now operate IN THE SHORT TERM between Oldland Common and Keynsham servicing Chandag Estate from 4th September.

LATEST UPDATE – CHANDAG AND PARK ESTATES NEW SERVICES NOW RUNNING!
"The NEW 19a service between Oldland Common and Keynsham servicing Chandag Estate is now up and running, and a timetable and route map can be found from the following location:

https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/plan-journey/timetables/?day=1&source_id=2&service=19B&routeid=15905451&operator=3&source=sp

There is also a new evening service 38A serving Park Estate – and a timetable and route map can be found from the following location:

https://www.firstgroup.com/uploads/maps/Bristol_Service_38A_2pp_DL_v3%20%281%29.pdf "

previously........

Approximately 60 members of the public attended the Keynsham Town Council meeting on Tuesday 16th August to air their concerns to B&NES and First Bus concerning the recent curtailment of services in Keyn sham – most notably the 178 and 38 servicing Chandag and Park Estates respectively.

At the meeting James Freeman of First Bus stated that, following negotiation with South Gloucestershire Council, a new bus would now operate IN THE SHORT TERM between Oldland Common and Keynsham servicing Chandag Estate from 4th September. 

Whilst providing some respite, this does not address the problem permanently and the Town Council have unanimously agreed to set up a Working Party to work with B&NES and local operators to find a more permanent solution to providing flexible and relevant bus services for Keynsham Residents.

Richard Smith from B&NES drew attention to the current consultation regarding the 665 route that could possibly be extended to fill part of the void created by First Bus. Residents were also reminded that they are eligible for Keynsham Dial-A-Ride services if they live >200m from a bus stop.

What can you do?

        1.    B&NES 665 Consultation 

          The Town Council would like to urge all Keynsham Residents to participate in the B&NES consultation reference 665. On-line responses can be made via the B&NES website

            http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/consultations/changes-supported-bus-services-may-20117

                If anyone would prefer a hard copy to make a written response, please contact the Town Council Office on 0117 986 8683

              2.    On-line/Paper petitions to First Bus 

                Petitions for each bus route are available to sign in the Town Council offices or can be found online at Change.org as follows:

                178

                    https://www.change.org/p/first-west-of-england-keep-the-178-bus-serving-the-chandag-estate-in-keynsham

                    38

                    https://www.change.org/p/first-bus-stop-cuts-to-38-bus-service-in-keynsham-0d0e798e-d8b4-4f94-9d1d-cbc93c436ee2

                    17A

                    https://www.change.org/p/first-west-of-england-first-bus-need-to-keep-the-17a-service



                      3.     Write to the Town Council 

                              If you have any suggestions on proposed routes/requirements please write to the Town Council at townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or to our postal address so that your views can be considered by the Working Party.

                               


                              KEYNSHAM CLOCKTOWER - Telling the story of our community's history

                              The Keynsham Clocktower tells the story of the town’s history through a patchwork of pictures on each of the 3 panels. Each panel has an iconic image at its base and a myriad of smaller images that reflect the history of Keynsham to the current day.

                              A very high quality colourful and informative book about the Clocktower has now been produced by the Keynsham Arts Advisory Group and published by B&NES, which shows the pictures in detail, together with associated explanations of the town’s history.

                              This is a delightful publication for both Residents and Visitors alike and a great souvenir of Keynsham.

                              The book is available to purchase for the price of £3.00 from Keynsham Town Council Offices at 15-17 Temple Street Keynsham BS31 1HF

                              For further information please visit the Town Council’s website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk or contact: Dr Cheryl Scott, Town Clerk at Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, telephone 0117 9868683 or e-mail: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk 

                               

                               

                              Keynsham Neighbourhood Plan
                              Please click here to see what the people said

                               

                                
                                
                                
                                


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