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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...

New software for South Gloucestershire libraries means better books and more...

New stock management software being installed this month in South Gloucestershire libraries will improve the service’s ability to manage their book stocks, meaning a...

£3.4 million Government investment announced for flood resilience improvements to South...

The Government has awarded £3.4 million in Challenge Fund cash to enable ten projects that will improve the flood resilience of the roads in...

New Special Free School for South Gloucestershire, bidding process announced

Children with severe learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire will benefit from a new Special Free School to help meet their needs, following a Government...

Carers and young carers help launch South Gloucestershire’s priority actions for...

Young carers proudly presented their own version of the South Gloucestershire Carers Strategy at the launch of the new strategy on Wednesday 12 July. South...

Online counterfeit sellers plead guilty

A Thornbury man who appeared before Bristol Magistrates’ Court has been fined £790 after pleading guilty to three offences of selling and possessing counterfeit...

Council leaders and PCC meet to discuss future of Fire Authority

The four local authority leaders representing Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and the Police and Crime Commissioner for...

Fostering makes a real difference

Could you care for children and young people who have had a difficult start in life? We are looking for foster carers from every background...

Children join ‘Animal Agents’ to launch Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Local children and their families were joined by Vice-Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Rachael Hunt at Staple Hill Library to launch Animal Agents,...

Chair announces charities for the year ahead

Charities which offer support to refugees and promote positive mental wellbeing for young people have been chosen as this year’s Chair’s charities. Each year the...

Councils come together to champion care and support workers

South Gloucestershire Council has joined authorities across the South West in supporting a new campaign that raises the profile of care, and the positive...

Bromley Heath Viaduct essential maintenance work begins on 24 July

Residents and businesses are being reminded that essential maintenance and improvement work at Bromley Heath Viaduct on the A4174 ring road begins at 6am...

Have your say on the Adult Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing...

Public consultation begins today on a new strategy that will guide local work to improve mental health for all adults living and working in...

Junction 18a proposals

We are in the very early stages of a feasibility study looking at the options for a new junction, 18a, to link the M4...

Child car seat safety checks in Thornbury

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police will be carrying out child car seat safety checks at Thornbury...

South Gloucestershire is a hub for innovation, say business leaders at...

South Gloucestershire Council’s economic development team hosted its seventh annual business forum breakfast on Wednesday 5 July. The well-established networking event was held at the...

Have Your Say on South Gloucestershire Council Bus Services

South Gloucestershire Council is asking for residents to have their say on the bus services which receive a council subsidy, in a new consultation. The...

Consultation responses sought on modifications to the South Gloucestershire Policies Sites...

The Policies Sites and Places Plan (PSP Plan) will form an important part of the planning system for South Gloucestershire over the next decade,...

New and enhanced service launched for victims of domestic violence and...

Victims of domestic violence and abuse are to benefit from an enhanced service which has been officially launched in South Gloucestershire. The charity Next Link...

Temporary library closures to allow Open Access equipment installation, 7 day-a-week...

Seven day-a-week opening will be coming to libraries across South Gloucestershire in the autumn, following short closures over the summer to install the equipment...

Update on the Bromley Heath Viaduct

Essential maintenance work on the Bromley Heath Viaduct will be reduced to 33 weeks after funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership Economic Development Fund...

Improved flood defences to protect homes, Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area and...

A joint £80 million project by South Gloucestershire and Bristol City Councils and the Environment Agency, is being designed to protect the Avonmouth Severnside...

Thornbury One Stop Shop to close from 30 June, extra help...

New arrangements to help local residents needing to access services from the council have been confirmed as the One Stop Shop (OSS) in Thornbury...

ASBO breach leads to suspended jail term

A Winterbourne man who breached the terms of his Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been given a suspended prison sentence. Edward Mullane, of Northwood Park,...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s new Health & Wellbeing Strategy...

Public consultation has begun on a new joint strategy to guide the work of the South Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board to improve the...

Carers Week in South Gloucestershire

Events and activities are taking place across South Gloucestershire during Carers Week (12 to 18 June). On Wednesday 14 June, from 9am to 1pm, South...

Overnight closures on the A4174 ring road westbound

We are carrying out further preparation work for the Bromley Heath Viaduct essential maintenance programme overnight on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June. This will...

Bromley Heath Viaduct engagement meetings

The second round of residents’ engagement meetings for the upcoming Bromley Heath Viaduct work are taking place throughout June. Residents, people who work in the...

Child car seat safety checks in Kingswood

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police will be carrying out child car seat safety checks at Kingswood...

Recycle every week from 19 June

From Monday 19 June South Gloucestershire households will be able to put all of their recycling containers out for collection every week with their...

Mangotsfield Sort It Centre reopens ahead of schedule

Mangotsfield Sort It recycling centre will reopen ahead of schedule from 10am on Saturday 27 May following its refurbishment. The recycling centre has been closed...