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Health and care workers encouraged to get flu jab

Flu season is here and anyone in South Gloucestershire who meets the criteria for a free flu jab is encouraged to make sure they...

December holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a fun-filled programme of festive activities for children and families this December. All activities are free and new faces are...

Children benefitting from schools investment

Pupils and teaching staff at a number of primary schools across South Gloucestershire are relishing learning in more welcoming surroundings, thanks to a £2...

Warehouse fire update

Environmental health officers are continuing to work with the owners of the Beeches industrial estate while the clean-up operation continues. The owners, Cushman and...

Special school rated outstanding by Ofsted

Congratulations to students and staff at New Siblands Secondary School in Thornbury who are celebrating being rated outstanding by Ofsted. Inspectors visited the school on...

Night safe campaign launches

During December, we are working with partners including police to help people have a safe and enjoyable night out in Chipping Sodbury and Kingswood. We...

Beat the cold! Save money and access grants to help you...

Are you worried about how you are going to pay your gas and electricity bills this winter? Do you feel uncomfortable or ill because...

St Albans man prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A St Albans man has been ordered to pay almost £1,900, after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in South Gloucestershire. Johnny Brinkley,...

Public Engagement launched on Final Draft of West of England Joint...

A public engagement process has now been launched, with the publication of the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan for the West of...

Criminal Behaviour Orders issued for anti-social behaviour in South Gloucestershire

Two young people from South Gloucestershire have been given Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) following anti-social behaviour (ASB) issues. A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old have been...

Brunelcare and Brackley Investments announce plans for new care home development...

Local charity and care and housing provider Brunelcare is delighted to announce that contracts have been signed with Brackley Investments for the development of...

Demand soars for retirement village as show homes open

Seventy-one years-old Pam Fortune officially opened the show homes at the new Stoke Gifford Retirement Village. Demand for the village is soaring and over 1,000...

Have Your Say: Council launches public consultation on 2018/19 budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s Ageing Better Plan

If you live or work in South Gloucestershire we would like to hear your views on the South Gloucestershire Ageing Better Plan. The Ageing Better...

Driving refresher roadshow for older drivers

People aged 60 and over in South Gloucestershire are encouraged to attend a roadshow event in Yate that aims to refresh driving skills and...

Digital war memorial project launches

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Blair joined children from Marshfield CE VC Primary School to launch a new digital war memorial project...

Nominations now open for South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Community Awards

Would you like to thank a volunteer who has gone the extra mile? Nominations are now open for the South Gloucestershire Council Chair's Community...

Policies, Sites and Places Plan adopted

The Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan – which will guide future planning decisions over the next ten years – has been formally adopted...

Self Care Week highlights help available on the High Street

To mark Self Care Week (November 13 to 19) we are highlighting the role a High Street health expert can play in keeping people...

Patchway man prosecuted for waste offences

A Patchway man has been handed a 10 week Community Order and curfew, requiring an electronic tag to be worn, after being found guilty...

Making a splash: Yate Active Lifestyle Centre’s pools reopen

Customers were ready to take the plunge on Saturday (28 October) as the swimming pools at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre reopened following a seven-month,...

Update on the Yate warehouse fire

South Gloucestershire Council staff are assisting emergency services following a warehouse fire in Yate on Tuesday. Council staff are involved in the response while Avon...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Cadbury Heath

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family, carers and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with...

Final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan to...

The final draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) has been published ahead of its consideration by the four councils, North...

Major development on Filton Airfield approved

Councillors on South Gloucestershire Council’s DC West Committee today (Thursday 19 October) approved revised plans for a 2,675 home development, along with employment land,...

South Gloucestershire Council takes action to combat and raise awareness of...

The council has adopted a new Modern Slavery policy and endorsed an action plan to help combat the practice in and around South Gloucestershire,...

October half term activities for children in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a range of fun activities planned to help keep children entertained over the October half term school holidays including story...

Annual Equalities Report approved by Cabinet

From extending our domestic abuse services to male and LGBT victims to taking part in a conference about hate crime, the Annual Equalities Report...

Refugee named Community Learner of the Year

A refugee has been named as our Community Learner of the Year 2017. The annual event is organised by our community learning team to reward...

Persistent rogue traders imprisoned for fraudulent trading

A pair of rogue traders have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison each after pleading guilty to defrauding customers of...

South Gloucestershire fostering information evening

Are you interested in fostering, but aren’t sure what’s involved? Then come along to our next fostering information evening in Yate on Thursday 5 October...

Next Link South Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Services launched

Sue Mountstevens, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, and Amanda Deeks, Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, launched Next Link’s new domestic abuse...

Over 6000 children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to children from the Yate area, pictured at their local library on Wednesday 20 September receiving medals and certificates for successfully completing Animal...

Frampton Cotterell man prosecuted for waste offences

A Frampton Cotterell man has been ordered to pay over £1,500 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in South Gloucestershire. Michael White,...

New report sets out three public health ‘2020 challenges’

The latest annual report from South Gloucestershire’s Director of Public Health, Professor Mark Pietroni, describes work over the past year to help support the...

South Gloucestershire Council to engage with local communities as it starts...

The Council is beginning the process of producing a new Local Plan that will guide planning decisions across South Gloucestershire over the coming years. A...

Extended opening hours are coming to a library near you in...

Extended opening hours will be introduced in eight of South Gloucestershire’s libraries from Monday 2 October, thanks to the installation of new, Open Access...

South Gloucestershire Council pledges £183,000 to see new pre-school in Thornbury...

The South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agreed at their meeting on Monday 4 September to fund the £183,000 shortfall that will allow the new Pre-School...

Almondsbury C of E Primary celebrates an Outstanding start to the...

Staff and pupils at Almondsbury Church of England Primary School are celebrating being rated ‘outstanding’ following their recent Ofsted inspection. The report, published on Monday...

Woodleaze care home to be decommissioned

Members of South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet approved the decommissioning process for an ageing council-run care home in Yate on 4 September. Future arrangements will now...

Have your say on local pharmacy services

Residents across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset are being invited to have their say on pharmacy services in the region. The three local authorities...

Bromley Heath Viaduct September update

We are reminding residents and commuters in the region that the Bromley Heath Viaduct maintenance work is now well underway and that we anticipate...

Low emission bus announcement

The Cabinet Member responsible for transport has welcomed the £4.79m fund from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, which is designed to help unlock...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE result success

Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results. Almost 63 per cent of students in South Gloucestershire have achieved the new, more...

Fly tippers prosecuted

Our campaign against fly tipping in South Gloucestershire continues with the successful prosecution of two individuals for committing waste related offences. Carl Gillespie, of Sherwood...

Apply for an Area Wide Grant to help your community

Is your community group in need of financial support for a project, service, event or activity that benefits residents across South Gloucestershire? Organisations in the...

Partnership working secures Criminal Behaviour Order first for council

A Patchway man has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work and banned from cold calling for two years through a...

M4 Junction 18a consultation launch

A consultation launched on Monday 21 August which will help inform a feasibility study into options for a new motorway junction, 18a, to link...

A level success in South Gloucestershire

Early indications for A level results suggest that is has been a successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. A number of schools are showing...

Page Park community building opens

Page Park’s new community building and café has been officially unveiled at a ceremony in the Staple Hill park. The new facilities will provide a...