Railway timetable changes 


Great Western Railway are making some significant changes to their timetable this winter, some of which will affect Keynsham.

From the 15th December 2019 train times and calling patterns for many services may be different.

You can find out which services/stations are affected by visiting:

Winter Festival preview stall at Keynsham Farmers' Market 


The Somerset Farmers Marketsare back in town this Saturday from 9am - 1pm. There will be the usual selection of high quality produce on offer, and Keynsham Town Council will have a guest stall that will be previewing the2019 Keynsham Winter Festival. The public will be able to pick up a FREE, official, festival programme and find out about all of the exciting things that are planned for the festival Friday (29/11/2019).

Parents/carers will also be able to book their children onto the lantern making workshop that is happening on Saturday 23rd November.

Come and say hello!

Open exhibition to be held on plans for new care home in Keynsham


Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning (DLBP) will be holding a public exhibition this Thursday (22/08/2019) about a proposal for a new Care Home at 213 Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TN.

The exhibition will be open between 4-7pm in the function room at Keynsham Masonic Hall, 99 Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1SR if you want to go along.

Below are a few more details about the proposal from DLBP:

"The home will provide accommodation for individuals with a variety of care needs, including dementia and nursing care. The proposal has been designed to complement the local scale and character of development along Bath Road. The development will include parking, site access and generous landscaping. The care home will also provide approximately 75 full-time equivalent jobs.

The proposal would be built out by Hamberley Development and operated by Hamberley Care Homes, a high-quality nursing and care home developer and operator whose team consists of experienced individuals with backgrounds as elderly care operators and developers. Hamberley Development was established to meet the growing demand for care and support and to enhance and enrich the lives of care residents through the homes they live in.

We appreciate that any proposals for change and development can cause concerns and therefore wish to offer you an opportunity to discuss the proposal with us. We will be holding a public exhibition on Thursday 22 August 2019 between 4 pm and 7 pm in the function room at Keynsham Masonic Hall, 99 Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1SR, to seek local feedback on the proposal and respond to any questions that local residents may have."

B&NES to carry out survey in relation to Hicks Gate Proposals


Bath & North East Somerset Council have arranged to conduct a topographical survey ‘regarding the roundabout at Hicks Gate in the context of emerging proposals to improve the capacity of this key junction to relieve congestion and prepare for increases in traffic arising from future growth in the area’.

The survey will be collecting Ecological and Topographical data to attain ‘‘baseline’ context information for development of the junction design proposals’.

The Ecological survey is due to start on 20/05/2019 with the Topographical survey to follow in due course.

There is lots more information about the plans for the Hicks Gate junction at the following:

Welcome to our new councillors


On the 2nd May 2019, the residents of Keynsham voted in local elections to select their representatives on Bath & North East Somerset Council and to select the fifteen members of the new Town Council.

Below is a list of Keynsham’s new councillors:

Bath & North East Somerset

Keynsham East

  • Hal McFie, Liberal Democrat
  • Andy Wait, Liberal Democrat

Keynsham North

  • Victor John Clarke, Conservative Party
  • Brian Simmons, Conservative Party

Keynsham South

  • Alan Dudley Hale, Conservative Party
  • Lisa O’Brien, Conservative Party

Keynsham Town Council

Keynsham East

  • Caitlin Marie Brennan, Liberal Democrat
  • Clive Fricker, Independent
  • Alan Keith Greenfield, Liberal Democrat
  • Hal McFie, Liberal Democrat
  • Andy Wait, Liberal Democrat

Keynsham North

  • David Brassington, Liberal Democrat
  • Deborah Ann Cooper, Independent
  • Anthony John Crouch, Independent
  • Andrew McGuinness, Labour
  • Brian Simmons

Keynsham South

  • David William Biddleston
  • Andy Halliday
  • Rachael King
  • Allan Melville Sinclair

Only four candidates stood in the Keynsham South Ward. A fifth councillor to will be co-opted onto the Town Council so that the area has its full number of representatives.

Keynsham Town Council to host meeting on proposed airport expansion


How will Bristol Airport's expansion affect you? Perhaps you live on the flight path and are concerned about the increased number of flights or maybe you're pleased you'll no longer have to travel to a London Airport to catch your holiday flight.

Keynsham Town Council will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of Bristol Airport in The Space, Keynsham on Monday 25th February at 7pm.

The meeting will be chaired by Council Chairman, Cllr Clive Fricker.

Hilary Burn, of the Parish Councils Airport Association, will be speaking on behalf of the organisation and providing information on their response to the most recent planning application from the Airport.

We hope to have representatives from our neighbouring parishes, Compton Dando, Corston and Whitchurch, who are on the flight paths.

Despite our request, Bristol Airport has declined to send someone to speak.

This will also be a Q and A session for residents.

You can see the full planning application here: