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Surge testing - Stoke Gifford Parkway

First day of community surge testing in Bradley Stoke, Patchway, and...

The first day of our surge testing to detect any cases of the variant of concern, first identified in Manaus, Brazil (P.1), has seen...

Cabinet approves £1 million resilience fund

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet today (1 March) approved a £1 million Resilience Support Fund to help support residents impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic...
Covid-19 Community surge testing

Further surge testing announced in South Gloucestershire

Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace have announced that South Gloucestershire will be providing additional community testing for Covid-19, following the identification in the area of the...

Over 40,000 tests completed in two week surge programme

Over 40,000 tests have been completed as part of the community surge testing programme that ran in areas of Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The community...

Patchway man prosecuted following Little Stoke fly-tip

A Patchway man has been ordered to pay a total of £2,950 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for waste related offences following...

Yate site added to Rapid Community Covid Testing Programme for local...

The Rapid Testing programme, which offers quick turnaround Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) for Covid-19 is expanding, with the service now open at Yate Parish...

Community surge testing ends this weekend

Collect and Drop sites will stay open into next week for drop-off The community surge testing programme set up to investigate a change in the...

Update to provision for symptomatic coronavirus testing in South Gloucestershire

A new Local Test Site for people with coronavirus symptoms has opened at Courtside car park, next to Courtside Surgery, in Yate, BS37 4DQ,...

Residents urged to get Covid-19 test before community surge testing programme...

Over 33,500 tests have been carried out through the community surge programme in Bristol and South Gloucestershire Residents living or working in specific postcodes are...
Someone returns their test to Emersons Green Library

People urged to return their home COVID-19 tests

People are urged to return their COVID-19 test kits to Collect and Drop Sites, as services report over 10,000 tests have not yet been...

School and student recovery at the heart of South Glos Budget...

We are committed to making sure that all students are able to bounce back from the impact on their learning caused by the disruption...
South Gloucestershire Council 2021/2022 Budget

Recover and Rise Budget will take forward council priorities and provide...

South Gloucestershire Council has agreed a budget of more than £400 million to deliver public services next year, with a focus on helping people...
Vehicles queuing for community surge testing for Covid-19 variant in Emersons Green

An update on surge testing in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Over 15,000 Covid-19 tests have been carried out or collected for home testing across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, as part of the community surge...
Covid-19 Get Tested - community surge testing available - A mutation of the Covid-19 UK variant is present in parts of Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Everyone aged 16 or over without symptoms in eligible postcodes should get tested to help suppress this variant, and help protect their loved ones.

Two additional testing sites to open for community surge testing

Residents in specific postcodes are encouraged to get a one-off test at one of five sites across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Covid-19: Get tested community surge testing available

Collect and Drop Surge Testing Service Launches

The second phase of additional community testing will begin tomorrow (Tuesday 9 February) with the introduction of ‘Collect and Drop’ sites, situated within five...
Vehicles queuing for community surge testing for Covid-19 variant in Emersons Green

Additional Community Testing for South Gloucestershire and Bristol

The Department for Health and Social Care has announced that Bristol and South Gloucestershire will be providing additional community testing for Covid-19 following the...

Open Letter to everyone in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

To everyone in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG), As we reach a critical point in the country’s fight against coronavirus, we want to...

Statement issued on behalf of Sara Blackmore, Director of Public Health...

We are working closely with the Public Health England (PHE) South West Health Protection team to investigate a cluster of cases in Bristol and...

New provider announced to help tackle domestic violence

We are pleased to announce a partnership with a new service provider Cranstoun, which will help tackle serious domestic violence offenders through the national...

Grants available for South Gloucestershire community groups and businesses to help...

We are inviting community groups and businesses to apply for one-off grants of up to £20,000 to help develop all of our local High...

More high street pharmacies join vaccine delivery programme across Bristol, North...

More pharmacies in Bristol and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) have joined the national programme to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to local people on the high street. Clinics...

How key agencies are supporting our NHS during COVID-19 health emergency

With the NHS under extreme pressure in the midst of the most critical stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience...

Rapid Testing expanded to Kingswood and continues to target critical workers

The Rapid Testing programme, which offers quick turnaround Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) for Covid-19 is expanding, with a new facility being set up at...

South Gloucestershire Local Track and Trace supporting residents to isolate and...

As part of our measures to help South Gloucestershire reduce the spread and impact of Covid-19, our Local Contact Tracing Service is now actively...

Flagship EV charging hub opens at Bristol and Bath Science Park

EV owners in South Gloucestershire are now able to charge their vehicles at the Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP). The Council has installed an...

Options to be explored to make Turnberries a hub for community...

South Gloucestershire Council, the Armstrong Hall Trust and the Trustees of the Turnberries Community Centre will jointly explore the opportunities to provide facilities that...

People urged to do their bit to protect the NHS as...

People across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are being urged to do their bit to protect their local NHS, now under intense pressure...

Bristol fly-tipper prosecuted for dumping waste in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol woman has been ordered to pay a total of £214 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for waste related offences following...

Rapid testing offered to the South Gloucestershire community

Groups of South Gloucestershire residents will be able to get rapid Covid-19 tests from next week as the council extends its community testing. Anyone living...

South Gloucestershire Youth Offending Team rated Outstanding by HM Inspectorate of...

South Gloucestershire’s Youth Offending Services have been rated Outstanding by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) following an inspection in September last year. The...

Vaccinations begin at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium

The roll-out of local Covid-19 vaccinations has been expanded with the opening of a vaccination centre at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium. The centre adds to...

Improvements to Wraxall Road roundabout to move to next phase

Work to convert the Wraxall Road roundabout into South Gloucestershire’s first through-about (a roundabout with lanes of traffic through the middle), is set to...

NHS warns people eligible for Covid-19 vaccine to be aware of...

Health leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) are warning people to be on their guard for scams linked to the Covid-19...

South Gloucestershire Council statement on national lockdown

South Gloucestershire Council supports the announcement of England’s national lockdown and is appealing to residents in the area to make sure they are fully...

Celebrate safely at New Year to stop the spread of COVID-19

Health and care leaders today echoed an appeal by our local police force for people to follow Government guidance and not go out to...

Covid-19 vaccines given to South Gloucestershire residents

The most welcome news of 2020 is that the Covid-19 vaccine is already being given to South Gloucestershire residents, with the roll-out being administered...

Recycled bikes find new homes in South Gloucestershire this Christmas

Every year 15 million bicycles are thrown away and end up in landfill. But this Christmas some of those bikes have been saved and...

Community Testing Programme For South Gloucestershire in the New Year

A statement issued on behalf of Councillor Ben Stokes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adults and Housing at South Gloucestershire Council: “We welcome the...
Bookshelves in a library

Filton Library gets ready for New Year reopening while Patchway Library...

Filton Library will reopen to members of the public on Saturday 2 January after being temporarily closed so we could make essential repairs to...

South Gloucestershire at Tier 3 Very High Covid Alert Level

A statement issued on behalf of Sara Blackmore, Director of Public Health at South Gloucestershire Council: “We share your disappointment at being kept in...

South Gloucestershire Council media statement: Remaining at Tier 3 Very High...

A statement issued on behalf of Sara Blackmore, Director of Public Health at South Gloucestershire Council: “While it is obviously disappointing that we remain in...

New links planned between Lyde Green and Emersons Green

A new £6.5 million project will strengthen and promote the physical and cultural links between Lyde Green and Emersons Green. The Linking the Greens project...

GPs in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire begin roll-out of...

Local vaccination services run by GPs will open across the area this week, as the roll-out of the biggest immunisation programme in NHS history...

West of England Enterprise Area flood defence work gathers pace

The £80 million Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project to improve flood defences and enhance the natural environment on...

Climate and Nature Emergency progress report marked by community projects and...

South Gloucestershire’s Full Council meeting (9 December) received a report highlighting the significant progress made in tackling the Climate Emergency declared last year and...

Parkway Bridge consultation and monitoring reveals increase in walking and cycling...

Results from a public consultation and monitoring of temporary measures introduced at Bristol Parkway Railway Bridge to enable social distancing and promote more active...

New Supported Homes for 18 Young People Welcomes New Residents in...

A new supported living scheme, which will provide homes for 18 young people in a converted former older persons’ care facility in Yate, is...

Lateral flow Covid test pilot and enhanced local contact tracing to...

A pilot programme to test SGS College students who are not showing any symptoms for Covid-19 will begin in South Gloucestershire this week. We are...

Healthier Together partners welcome integration milestone

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) have welcomed news that the local Healthier Together partnership of NHS organisations,...

Have your say about how South Gloucestershire grows for our future...

A three-month public consultation is now underway to hear residents, communities, businesses and other stakeholder views on how South Gloucestershire can grow to provide...