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Opening date announced for Yate Park and Ride

Commuters in Yate will be able to enjoy a more sustainable way to travel thanks to the opening of the town’s new park and...

South Gloucestershire community groups offered chance to try out e-bikes

Groups and organisations in local communities that are looking for more active ways to get around are being given an opportunity to trial e-bikes...

South Gloucestershire Council approves nearly £360,000 funding for sports facilities and...

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Charfield and Rangeworthy will be benefitting from almost £360,000 of new facilities and improvements thanks to developer...

South Glos collaborating with Town and Parish Councils on pioneering Local...

Town and Parish Councils are working with South Gloucestershire Council to deliver Local Nature Action Plans (LNAPs) to take meaningful action to protect our...

Seven top tips for staying well this winter

As the Met Office has issued a level 2 cold weather alert for severe cold weather in the coming days, healthcare leaders in Bristol,...

Local health and care system steps up contingency plans

Friday 7 January 2022: The health and social care system in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) is stepping-up contingency plans to deal...

Spray insulation scams on the rise in South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire

Rogue installers are taking the opportunity to make doorstep and cold calls to vulnerable homeowners, pressuring them into installing overpriced and unnecessary insulation. South Gloucestershire...

Improved experiences for shopping, cultural, heritage and green spaces ahead for...

Kingswood locals are clearly passionate about their High Street and their feedback and ideas, received from the public, businesses and other stakeholders will help...

Christmas Message from Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in South Gloucestershire a very happy Christmas and New Year. Sadly, things aren’t back to...

Joint statement from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire’s Directors of...

Please have your Covid-19 vaccine, now. Getting your booster is the best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones. The Omicron Covid-19 variant...

High Streets sparkle following graffiti clean-up in Staple Hill and Kingswood

More than 125 sites around Staple Hill and Kingswood have been cleared of graffiti as part of our commitment to improve, regenerate and make...

Thousands of tonnes of carbon reduced and millions saved as LED...

South Gloucestershire Council’s mission of replacing the district’s old-style streetlights with more sustainable and efficient LED lights has delivered huge cost and energy savings...

Open letter to everyone in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire...

We want to share a big thank you for continuing to do everything you can to protect yourselves and your loved ones from Covid-19....

South Gloucestershire Council approves nearly £450k of improvements to sports facilities...

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Downend, Frenchay, Charlton Hayes and Patchway will be benefitting from almost £450,000 of new facilities and improvements...

CCTV installed on Downend High Street to provide reassurance to local...

New CCTV cameras have been installed on Downend High Street following a £54,000 investment by South Gloucestershire Council and Downend & Bromley Heath Parish...

Yate fly-tipper prosecuted

A man from Yate has been ordered to pay a total of £858 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for waste related offences...

Inefficient homes in South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire set to benefit from...

300 of the region’s least efficient properties are set to receive funding towards energy efficiency upgrades, renewables and low-carbon technologies from two Government grant...

Significant successes for West of England flood defence and ecology project...

The Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Ecological Mitigation and Flood Defence Project has achieved significant successes this year, including the completion of the...

Swift and significant action required to improve services for vulnerable children

The latest Ofsted visit feedback letter to South Gloucestershire Council makes clear that significant work is required to bring the services we deliver to...

Household Support Fund launched to help those struggling to pay the...

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a £1.4 million fund to further its ongoing support to help local people recover and rise from the impacts...

Plan for Yate investment unveiled

A vision for how Yate could look in the next 15 to 20 years, which could attract hundreds of millions of pounds of investment,...

Increased train frequency for Severn Beach Station celebrated

Passengers now have more options to catch trains between Severn Beach, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, thanks to the increased number of rail services now stopping...

New ‘Plan B’ Covid measures introduced

The Government has announced that England will move to Plan B of its winter plan to help protect everyone from Covid-19 and particularly in...

250 free ‘winter warmer’ goodie-bags to keep South Gloucestershire residents cosy...

Warm and Well’s team of Energy Advocates are putting together 250 free ‘carebags’ for South Gloucestershire residents at risk of being confined to cold...

Lettings management company Iletpro Ltd ordered to pay £2,700 following HMO...

Bristol-based lettings management company Iletpro Ltd has been ordered to pay a total of £2,700.06 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council’s Private...

Fly-tippers prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A man from Downend and another from Cardiff have been prosecuted following investigations into separate incidents of fly-tipping by South Gloucestershire Council’s Environmental Crime...

Shoppers asked to show their local high street some love this...

With the festive season underway, shoppers in South Gloucestershire are being encouraged to consider local traders for their Christmas shopping this year. Our Christmas campaign...

National Tree Week Voucher scheme encourages residents to play their part...

It’s National Tree Week (Saturday 27 November – Sunday 5 December) and our tree voucher giveaway is back. We are working with three local...

Stephen Merchant provides audio for South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire Council’s Library service has teamed up with locally born international film and TV star Stephen Merchant, whose TV series The Outlaws is...

Brightside programme launches in South Gloucestershire

The first group of students to complete our Brightside programme of learning about the Covid pandemic have been presented with certificates to celebrate their...

Council Leader visits Longwell Green Primary School to mark anti-bullying week

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage visited Longwell Green Primary School on Thursday 18 November to meet with pupils during Anti-bullying Week...

Progress made on new, low carbon home for Frenchay Primary School

Work is underway on the brand-new Council-led school building for Frenchay CofE Primary School, ahead of the planned opening in September 2022. The brand-new home...

South Gloucestershire Council outlines next steps to connect 100 per cent...

We are progressing plans to deliver high speed broadband to the remaining one per cent of homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire that have...

Buses will return to High Street as Council responds to residents...

Buses will be back on Thornbury High Street as South Gloucestershire Council continues to develop plans to realise a new vision for the centre...

New early years provision at Charborough Road Primary School completed

A new nursery at Charborough Road Primary School in Filton has been completed thanks to a partnership between South Gloucestershire Council and The Olympus...

Chief Executive confirmed for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire...

Shane Devlin has today (Friday, 12 November 2021) been announced as the Chief Executive designate of the new Integrated Care Board (ICB) for Bristol,...

Help us help you in extraordinary times – fresh call to...

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are issuing a fresh call to the public as continuing Covid-19 hospitalisations and...

Rogue trader fined for targeting 91-year-old resident

A South Gloucestershire rogue trader who targeted a 91-year-old Kingswood resident has been fined £900 and ordered to pay £500 in costs at Bristol...

Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan sets out practical steps to...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Green Infrastructure Strategy, which was adopted at the Cabinet meeting on Monday 8 November, describes a vision for a greener, cleaner...

A4174 junction improvement scheme paused to assess feedback

More time will be given to review plans for junction improvements along the A4174 ring road following last week’s opening of the area’s first...

Wraxall Road junction improvements complete following £6.9m investment

South Gloucestershire’s first through-about (a round-about with lanes of traffic through the middle) has today opened to traffic on the A4174 Avon Ring Road...

UMBRELLA network launches in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council and our lead technology partner Toshiba Europe Ltd, Bristol Research and Innovation Lab have launched the world’s newest innovation network –...

More electric vehicle charging points available in South Gloucestershire

Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) can now charge their vehicles at even more locations across South Gloucestershire. We have recently installed new EV charging points...

South Glos Business Show focusses on meeting the challenges of the...

The South Gloucestershire Business Show was held at the Bristol and Bath Science Park this week (19 and 20 October). Hosted by the Council,...

New homes and primary school for Warmley on old Grange School...

Work is underway on the site of the old Grange School in Warmley to enable new homes, a new primary school and improved walking...

Rogue trader handed 20-month prison sentence following ‘mean and nasty offences’

A rogue trader who stole £1,200 from a Bradley Stoke pensioner has been sent to prison for 20 months after an investigation by South...

Consultation dates announced for Charfield Station plans

People in Charfield are being encouraged to have their say on plans for a new railway station in the village. A 12-week consultation on proposals...

Severn Edge bid makes shortlist for potential new home of UK’s...

Government today (14 Oct) told the South West that the region could be the location for the UK’s prototype fusion plant, which works on...

Kingswood Park restoration takes important step forward following bid success

South Gloucestershire Council and The Friends of Kingswood Park have successfully secured development funding of over £120,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund in...

Record number of new homes will help provide ownership and affordable...

A record 1,650 new homes were completed in South Gloucestershire during 2020/21, despite the impact on the construction industry of the Covid-19 pandemic. We work...