Subscribe for the latest news by email

Bookshelves in a library

South Gloucestershire Libraries set to introduce bookable services as restrictions ease

From the 6 July onwards, our libraries will be introducing bookable services so customers can access them in a safe and controlled way following...

New Chair and Vice Chair of South Gloucestershire Council appointed at...

Cllr June Bamford has been named as the new Chair of South Gloucestershire Council after being elected at the Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)...

Little Stoke Sort It recycling centre to reopen

Our Sort It recycling centre at Little Stoke will reopen with social distancing measures in place from Monday 6 July having been temporarily closed...

Statement from Council Leader Cllr Toby Savage regarding Airbus

Council Leader, Cllr Toby Savage, said: “My thoughts go out to Airbus employees, the Filton base is located in South Gloucestershire and many of...

Apply for the second round of Discretionary Small Business Support Grants

Small businesses in South Gloucestershire that were ineligible for the government’s Small Business Support Grant Fund or Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Business Support Grant...

South Gloucestershire’s Local Outbreak Management Plan published

We have published our COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan, which is designed to prevent and deal with any outbreaks of coronavirus in places such...

Rogue traders imprisoned for fraudulent home improvement work

A South Gloucestershire father has been sentenced to three years in prison and his son handed an 18 month sentence for their involvement in...

Infant and Junior Schools welcome merger to become Raysfield Primary from...

Staff, parents and pupils at Raysfield Infants and Junior Schools have an extra reason to look forward to the start of a new term...

Measures being put in place to help social distancing and support...

From Monday 29 June, changes to Staple Hill High Street will be introduced on a trial basis to enable people to shop in a...

South Gloucestershire Council announces nearly £300k of improvements to open spaces

Sports facilities in Cadbury Heath and Wotton and are set to benefit from almost £300,000 of improvements, thanks to developer funding negotiated by South...

New date announced for Gipsy Patch Lane bridge replacement

A new date has been confirmed for the Gipsy Patch Lane bridge replacement work as part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME). The bridge...

Western Gateway leaders welcome extended scope of Metrowest 2 – Increased...

Leaders of the Western Gateway partnership have welcomed a decision taken at the West of England Combined Authority Committee on 19 June to extend...

South Gloucestershire’s first ‘School Street’ to launch in Frampton Cotterell

Our first ‘School Street’ is being launched outside of Frampton Cotterell CofE Primary School this week (25 June) to enable children and families to...

Changes introduced at Parkway railway bridge to help schools, cyclists and...

We are introducing changes to the road layout under Bristol Parkway railway bridge on Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford to help protect cyclists and...

Cabinet member thanks Community Meals service for stepping-up to support even...

Our Community Meals service has been working tirelessly to prepare more meals for vulnerable and shielding residents during the COVID-19 pandemic with a near...

Cabinet agrees social distancing measures outside of schools also supports improved...

Cabinet yesterday (8 June) agreed that new measures put in place to enable essential social distancing outside of South Gloucestershire schools also support the...

An open thank you letter to all South Gloucestershire residents from...

Firstly, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has already volunteered and otherwise helped across our community, as we have responded together to the...

Thornbury High Street closed to traffic to help residents stay safe

We are introducing changes to Thornbury High Street to help protect our residents against coronavirus and save lives as lockdown restrictions are eased and...

New measures introduced to assist walking and cycling while exercising social...

The first of a number of new measures planned in communities across South Gloucestershire to help pedestrians and cyclists move around whilst social distancing...

Discretionary fund launches to support small businesses feeling the impact of...

More South Gloucestershire small businesses that have been directly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak can now apply for a grant of up to £5000...

Bulky waste collection service resumes in South Gloucestershire

Our waste collection service for bulky household items such as furniture, large domestic appliances and mattresses has now been reinstated after being temporarily suspended...

South Gloucestershire Council’s libraries extend online services

Residents of South Gloucestershire can now access thousands of local and national newspapers free-of-charge through our new online library resources. We can now offer the...

Sort It recycling centres to accept full range of waste from...

After successfully re-opening three of our Sort It recycling centres at Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate last weekend, we are now in a position to...

Health and care leaders issue open letter to local people: ‘thank...

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have today issued an open letter to everyone across the area. The letter...

Member Awarded Funding available

Up to £3,000 from our Member Awarded Funding (MAF) is available from councillors to support mutual aid groups and community organisations working with vulnerable...

Resting and burial sites blessed by faith leaders

This week we invited faith leaders to blessing and committal ceremonies at the temporary resting place and the Westerleigh site we have prepared should...

Staying safe in our parks and open spaces

Following the government’s new guidance, from Wednesday 13 May, you’ll be able to do the following outdoors: * spend time outdoors – for example sitting...

Ofsted revisit notes progress and highlights further work needed to improve...

Ofsted have published their findings following a recent revisit of services in South Gloucestershire for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and...

Help to transform a child’s life as a foster carer

We are encouraging people to step forward into a rewarding and fulfilling role as a foster carer this Foster Care Fortnight (11 – 24...

Road Safety team continuing to help children stay safe during outbreak

Our Road Safety team have been finding new ways of reaching school children with important information on how to remain safe on South Gloucestershire’s...

Have your say on an exciting future for Kingswood High Street

We are inviting people to have their say on ambitious and exciting plans for the future of Kingswood High Street as part of our...

Quit for COVID

There are many health and financial benefits to quitting smoking, but quitting now means you can reduce the likelihood of complications from COVID-19, protect...

Full closure of Yate One Stop Shop

In March, we closed all of our One Stop Shop (OSS) sites but continued to carry out emergency and pre-booked essential appointments. After considering...

Government business discretionary fund

The Government has set up a discretionary fund to accommodate certain small businesses that previously did not meet the criteria of the business support...

Sort It recycling centres to reopen on 16 May

Three of our Sort It recycling centres will reopen on Saturday, 16 May after being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sort It recycling...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s proposed Council Plan for 2020-2024

We are inviting feedback on our new Council Plan which covers the period 2020 to 2024. The consultation on our emerging Council Plan 2020-2024 launches...

Employment and training scheme updated to support those affected by coronavirus

Free career coaching, training and support is available for residents living in South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol who would like...

2,000 business support claims approved

We have now approved more than 2,000 business support claims and issued over £24 million in grants. We are writing to all businesses who are...

Home Library Service supports older and vulnerable residents

South Gloucestershire Council’s library service is delivering books to Home Library Service users as part of our commitment to supporting older and more vulnerable...

Apply for the Government’s coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

A new Bounce Back Loans scheme was announced by the Government this week which will support smaller businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic by...

Hidden Heroes

This is Jayne, she's normally a receptionist for Southern Brooks, one of the council’s key partners, providing important support services in the community. However,...

COVID-19 enforcement action

Our Environmental Health team has issued two separate Community Protection Warnings (CPWs) on two different mobile food van operators in the Yate area who...

Weekly recycling collections to resume in South Gloucestershire on 13 May

Weekly recycling collections will resume across South Gloucestershire from Wednesday 13 May after being temporarily changed to keep essential collections running during the COVID-19...

Council planning aims to maintain normal funeral services for as long...

We are making a series of plans to manage an anticipated peak in demand for burial services caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Steps are...

Cabinet agrees way forward on climate change and updating the Local...

The Cabinet has agreed to take forward a range of actions and policies to support the Council’s declaration of the Climate Emergency, as well...

Virtual Cabinet meeting to go ahead online

The South Gloucestershire Cabinet will meet publicly online for the first time on Monday 27 April, using technology to keep Council business running as...

Free online courses available with South Gloucestershire Community Learning

South Gloucestershire Community Learning are pleased to bring you their new, free online course offer during this time of physical distancing; further info and...

Community Aid Groups eligible for Member Awarded Funding

Individual Councillors will be able to allocate discretionary Member Awarded Funding (MAF) to the community-based and neighbourhood-level groups which have emerged during the Covid-19...

Government support for businesses

The Government has launched a new support finder tool for businesses and self-employed people to help them identify what financial support is available to...

Cycling safely as a family

If you are riding as a family as part of your one exercise session per day please follow our tips on cycling with children https://bikeability.org.uk/…/family-cyc…/riding-as-a-family/. Remember...