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South Gloucestershire Prevention Programme gets the go ahead

A comprehensive £2 million programme to improve health and wellbeing in South Gloucestershire has received the go ahead. The funding will enable South Gloucestershire Council...
Help us plan for the opening of the region's new arena

Communities asked to help region prepare for new arena

People who live and work near the site of the new arena are being asked to help plan for when the venue opens. The new...
We care in South Glos. Social care recruitment.

Recruitment events in Thornbury and Yate to encourage people to take...

Care workers and employers will be on hand at two recruitment events to encourage local people to find out more about the work and...
South Gloucestershire children celebrating the launch of the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge

South Gloucestershire libraries named in top five in the UK ...

South Gloucestershire Council libraries have been named in the top five authorities in the United Kingdom for the proportion of children participating in the...
An image of a collection of seized e-cigarette products

Shop owners prosecuted for selling illegal e-cigarettes in South Gloucestershire

Two convenience store operators in South Gloucestershire have been ordered to pay a combined total of almost £11,000 in fines and costs for selling...
An image of green waste on a trailer

Thornbury man handed 12-month conditional discharge for illegally transporting waste in...

A man from Thornbury has been sentenced with a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £276 (£250 fine and £26...
An image of a cigarette end in the road

Gloucester man fined £558 for littering in South Gloucestershire

A Gloucester man has been ordered to pay a total of £558 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for littering in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. Alex...
Staff preparing the warm packs at South Gloucestershire Council's head office at Badminton Road in Yate.

Warm packs and additional support to help residents beat the winter...

South Gloucestershire Council is helping residents to stay warm this Christmas with several offers of support over the festive period and winter months ahead. The...
An image of fly-tipped waste in Hanham

Bristol man ordered to pay over £500 following fly-tip in South...

A man from Easton in Bristol has been ordered to pay a total of £564 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for waste offences...
A black and white image of the former Frog Lane Colliery

South Gloucestershire Council explores using local mines as a source of...

South Gloucestershire Council is investigating the potential use of former mine workings in the district as a source of renewable heating and cooling for...
Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, councillor Toby Savage (centre front) with Ukrainian guests and staff involved in the employability workshops at Yate Job Centre Plus.

Increase to monthly payments for Homes for Ukraine sponsors and employment...

South Gloucestershire Council has announced Homes for Ukraine sponsors in the district will receive an additional £125 per month in thank you payments, and...
Council Leader Councillor Toby Savage next to solar panels

Positive progress shown in South Gloucestershire Council’s work to help tackle...

South Gloucestershire Council is making strong progress with tackling climate change by reducing carbon emissions, promoting active travel and harnessing renewable energy, a new...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Public consultation opens on updated proposals to balance council budget

South Gloucestershire Council has opened its second stage of public consultation on a range of savings proposals and other options for how it might...
How Bristol Parkway might look in the future.

Bristol Parkway to become station for the 21st century

Plans to transform Bristol Parkway Station have been approved at South Gloucestershire Council’s meeting of Cabinet this week (5 December). A new vision for the...
Teachers and children planting new trees

Free voucher scheme aims to encourage tree planting in South Gloucestershire

It’s National Tree Week (26 November to 5 December) and to mark the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, South Gloucestershire Council’s free tree voucher...
One of two access pits excavated to reach the damaged drainage pipe, three metres below the road surface.

Tunnelling 80 metres under South Gloucestershire’s busiest A road

South Gloucestershire Council has tunnelled the length of 80 metres under a section of the A4174 Avon Ring Road to replace a badly damaged...
An image of the A4174 ring road

A4174 junction plans will not progress due to improved traffic movements

South Gloucestershire Council has decided not to progress proposals for further work on a number of junctions and roundabouts along the A4174 ring road. The...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Proposals to balance council budget published for public consultation

South Gloucestershire Council has published a range of savings and other options for how it might close an anticipated £29.3 million gap in its...
The council’s gritter team at the ready with the new fleet of efficient gritters.

Fleet of new gritters ready to launch in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is set to launch a fleet of nine, new gritters this week as part of a £1 million investment to keep...
Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Councillor Ben Burton and Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place Councillor Rachael Hunt at the Christmas lights switch-on for Downend High Street

Helping South Gloucestershire’s high streets thrive with Christmas spirit this festive...

A new festive campaign from South Gloucestershire Council hopes to encourage people to visit their local high streets this Christmas. The council is once again...
An image of the Sevrnside coast looking out to the Severn Bridge

Vision for coastal communities in Severnside unveiled

A 30-year vision for Severnside in South Gloucestershire has been approved by South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet. The new strategic masterplan includes the communities of Severn...
Community Learning award winners gather at an event at Bristol Aerospace Museum

South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning and Skills Service participants celebrated for...

Adult learners from South Gloucestershire have been celebrated at a special event to highlight the inspirational ways they have thrived through taking part in...
A Covid-19 vaccine being administered

Local health services praised in national patient safety awards

Local NHS organisations have been recognised for their work as part of the national HSJ Patient Safety Awards, winning in two categories and being...
Councillor Rachael Hunt, Jacqui Harris, Martin Burton and Lucy Rees with the thermal imaging cameras

South Gloucestershire Council and Warm and Well bring thermal camera technology...

South Gloucestershire Council aims to empower people in the area to save energy by loaning thermal imaging cameras that will help them to identify...
An aerial view of the M49 junction

Take a first look at proposals for the M49 junction link...

South Gloucestershire Council is preparing to unveil plans for the new M49 junction link road following its decision last year to step in and...
Children and young people gather for a group photo at the 2022 South Gloucestershire School Awards ceremony.

South Glos School Awards celebrate young people’s resilience and innovation

The South Gloucestershire annual School Awards took place at the Aerospace Bristol last month, celebrating students in local schools and academies who have shown...
Cllr Tobey Savage speaks at the welcome event

Hongkongers welcomed to South Gloucestershire

A welcome event was held last week for some of the approximately one thousand Hongkongers who have made South Gloucestershire their home over the...
Local children performed an Indian dance routine for guests at the Diwali celebration held at Bradley Stoke Community School.

Diwali celebration event showcases South Gloucestershire’s vibrant Indian community heritage

A special event featuring Bhangra drummers, Indian dancing, Henna art and traditional Sari dress was held at Bradley Stoke Community School on 21 October...
Community spaces volunteers at Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Volunteers thanked at community spaces event

Around 50 community spaces volunteers were thanked for their hard work by South Gloucestershire Council at a special celebration held in Winterbourne on 20...
Councillor Erica Williams with the headteacher and pupils of St Michael's CofE Primary School in Winterbourne

Council continues record school investment to give pupils the best places...

Local schools have benefitted from more than £2.3 million in renovation, refurbishment and maintenance work carried out over the summer and the first half...
A male doctor puts a band aid on a woman's arm following a vaccine injection

People in South Gloucestershire encouraged to vaccinate ahead of winter

As winter draws nearer, residents of South Gloucestershire are being urged to help protect themselves as much as possible this winter by getting all...
A photograph of fly-tipped waste in Filton

Severn Beach man fined £1,588 for fly-tipping in South Gloucestershire

A man from Severn Beach has been ordered to pay a total of £1,588 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for fly-tipping waste in...
An image of someone holding their head in their hands

New domestic abuse and sexual violence service for Bristol and South...

Staff in Unity Sexual Health clinics in Bristol and South Gloucestershire are being trained to spot signs of domestic abuse and sexual violence to...
The front cover of the October edition of South Gloucestershire News

October 2022 edition of South Gloucestershire News

This edition features our budget consultation for 2023/24; articles about how to stay well this winter, financial support, how we are continuing to tackle...
A photograph of the fly-tipped waste discovered in Severn Beach

Bristol man ordered to pay £359 following South Gloucestershire fly-tips

A man from Lockleaze in Bristol has been ordered to pay a total of £359 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for failing to...
Coucillor Owusu-Antwi next to one of the vending machines

Sexual health test vending machines launch in Bristol, North Somerset and...

New vending machines offering free sexual health testing kits have been launched in four venues across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire by Unity...
Professor Sarah Weld

New Director of Public Health appointed in South Gloucestershire

Professor Sarah Weld FFPH (Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Visiting Professor, Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing, UWE Bristol) has been...
A photograph of fly-tipped waste near a lamp post

Keynsham man ordered to pay £1,193 following South Gloucestershire fly-tip

A Keynsham man has been ordered to pay a total of £1,193 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for fly-tipping waste in Kingswood, South...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Council launches public consultation on new draft budget

The first phase of public consultation that will help inform the setting of South Gloucestershire Council’s budget for next year (2023/24) has launched, with...
A photograph of the Bristol and Bath Science Park in Emersons Green

South Gloucestershire Council champions new investment into district

Sites in South Gloucestershire have been put forward on behalf of local authorities in the West of England to explore the opportunities that may...

£10m unlocked for transport infrastructure upgrades to support Filton Arena project

More than £10 million will be spent on making improvements to traffic management and flow and to introduce new cycling routes that will help...
South Gloucestershire Trading Standards, along with Police and a sniffer dog visit a plot linked to the rogue traders.

‘Stunningly dishonest’ rogue traders jailed for roofing fraud netting £150,000

A pair of rogue traders have been jailed for a combined total of six years and eight months at Bristol Crown Court for defrauding...
An aerial image of the green South Gloucestershire countryside

Community voices strengthened through new town and parish councils in South...

South Gloucestershire Council has approved the creation of four brand new town and parish councils across the district, alongside a range of changes to...
ypical British terraced houses

Have your say on controls to HMO conversions in Filton and...

South Gloucestershire Council is asking for comments on a decision to introduce restrictions on converting existing housing into houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in...
A photograph of buildings, roads and pathways in Charlton Hayes

30-year vision for South Gloucestershire neighbourhoods unveiled

A long-term vision to help raise the quality of life for communities in South Gloucestershire has been approved by South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet. The new...
Councillor Rachael Hunt at a South Gloucestershire Sort It recycling centre.

South Gloucestershire recycling rates continue to break records

Government figures on national recycling rates show South Gloucestershire is now recycling 60 per cent of all its waste. It means even less waste...
Councillor Reade planting wildflowers with Max and Kady Stuart

Mass wildflower planting on Siston Common sows the seeds for a...

Hundreds of local volunteers came together on Siston Common in Kingswood last weekend to plant over 7,000 wildflower plants into a new meadow created...
A computer-generated illustration of what the station may look like.

Planning application submitted for Charfield Station

South Gloucestershire Council and Network Rail have submitted a planning application for a new train station in Charfield. The proposed station, to be built on...
An overhead photograph of the Severn Edge site

Just the beginning of work on Severn Edge say leaders following...

Leaders of the Western Gateway Partnership bid to bring the UK’s STEP programme to Severn Edge say this is “not the end of the...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Budget report sets out ‘unprecedented’ financial challenge for council, Councillors commit...

South Gloucestershire Council’s budget gap is set to reach £29.3 million next year as the serious financial situation affecting all local authorities intensifies.  Published today...