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Rugby clubs boosted by South Gloucestershire Council grants

Two rugby clubs in South Gloucestershire are enjoying improved facilities thanks to South Gloucestershire Council Section 106 grants worth over £230,000. Chipping Sodbury RFC were...

Caerphilly man prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A Caerphilly man has been ordered to pay a total of £1611.50 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in Badminton, South...

Council becomes White Ribbon UK organisation

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully gained White Ribbon UK accreditation as part of an ongoing commitment to tackle domestic violence and abuse (DVA). We are...

Irresponsible dog owners targeted

We want to reduce the amount of dog waste littering South Gloucestershire and ensure that dog owners meet their responsibilities, and have a number...

Christmas and New Year waste collections

South Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling collections will not be taking place on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) or New Year’s Day...

December holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of seasonal fun activities taking place for children and families this festive season. All activities are free craft drop-ins most...

Fines and community service for successfully prosecuted fly-tipper

A Chipping Sodbury man has been ordered to pay £810.59 in fines and costs, and been given 160 hours of community service, after pleading...

South Gloucestershire Primary Schools’ Annual Carol Service

Around 950 South Gloucestershire schoolchildren, teachers and a real baby playing the part of Jesus came together at Clifton Cathedral in Bristol on Thursday...

Council’s support for small businesses recognised

South Gloucestershire Council were winners at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) ‘Local Authority’ Small Business Awards covering Gloucestershire and West of England. The FSB...

Better Bus Areas project brings improvements for bus users

We are making good progress with the Better Bus Areas project, which includes a number of measures aimed at improving routes for buses in...

South Gloucestershire Council backs new young person’s housing scheme

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to proceed with plans to convert its former Woodleaze care home in Yate into a Young Person’s Housing...

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

On Thursday 29 November we held an awards evening to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements and successes over the past year of more than...

Local travel champions recognised at Travelwest awards

The annual Travelwest ‘Business Travel Awards’ took place on Thursday 29 November at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in South Gloucestershire. The awards recognise...

Helping create a safe and enjoyable night out in South Gloucestershire

We are working with partners to launch ‘Behave or Be Banned (BOBB)’, a new scheme to help ensure that people have a safe and...

Improving your local roads

South Gloucestershire Council’s StreetCare teams strive to make our local roads better by continually carrying out road maintenance, resurfacing work and fixing potholes. Our staff...

Businesses in South Gloucestershire benefit from Rate Relief Fund

172 South Gloucestershire companies have benefitted from a reduction in their Business Rates this year, thanks to a local share of a £300million Government...

Community sports courts improvements funded at Yate school

Community sports courts at Brimsham Green School, Yate, have been completely resurfaced thanks to a South Gloucestershire Council grant worth £74,500. The surface of the...

Have your say on proposed removal of recycling bags for kerbside...

We would like to stop providing white and green bags for kerbside recycling collections and instead ask residents to use green boxes for all...

Focus on improvements to support for care leavers highlighted in latest...

Children’s Services are continuing to improve as they implement the action plan agreed after they were inspected by Ofsted in 2017. That’s according to...

Council publishes updated list of sites to be assessed for potential...

As part of our work on a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire, we are publishing an updated list of sites which have been...

£4m investment delivered in maintenance across South Gloucestershire schools

More than £4 million has been invested in a range of school maintenance projects in South Gloucestershire schools this year, as part of an...

Patchway Common buzzing again thanks to award-winning project

A South Gloucestershire Council community project has won a national award for creating a wildlife haven at Patchway Common. The project picked up a Bees'...

Inspiring and innovating our partners and stakeholders

A range of partners and stakeholders from across the public, business, health and education sectors gathered at Aerospace Bristol on Friday for our Innovate...

Consultation launched as part of independent examination of West of England...

As part of the development and assessment of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), further information is being published for public comment...

Hanham Library to benefit from Open Access scheme

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to install Open Access at Hanham Library which will extend its opening hours. At Monday 5 November’s Cabinet meeting,...

Council Leader opens new training facility to benefit young adults with...

A new South Gloucestershire Council-funded training and teaching campus for young adults with learning disabilities has been officially opened by Council Leader Cllr Toby...

New planning process will open up and improve application times and...

New processes to manage and determine planning applications come into effect today (Thursday 1 November), which will streamline the system for individuals and inform...

Be Bright Be Seen this autumn

With the days shortening as we move towards winter, South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team are taking the opportunity to remind people to ‘Be...

South Gloucestershire Council continues and expands support to help keep children...

We are continuing our work, through a range of initiatives, to improve the health and weight of local children. Children’s weights are recorded annually as...

Envirocrime team win national award

South Gloucestershire Council’s envirocrime team have won the Association for Public Service Excellence’s (APSE) Environmental Services Innovation Award for 2018 in recognition of their...

Half term activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this half term holiday. All activities are craft drop-ins most suitable...

Have your say: Council launches public consultation on 2019/20 budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

Community Learners receive awards

A celebratory event has taken place to recognise the achievements of adult learners in South Gloucestershire. The annual event was organised by South Gloucestershire Council’s...

Wick man prosecuted for waste offences

A Wick man has been ordered to pay £1,160 in fines and costs, after being found guilty in court of committing waste related offences...

Apply for an Area Wide Grant to help your community

Is your community, voluntary or social enterprise group in need of financial support for a project, service, event or activity that benefits residents across...

Celebrate Libraries Week in South Gloucestershire

Libraries Week takes place from 8 to 13 October and South Gloucestershire residents are invited to drop in to their local library to find...

A focus on improving mental health in South Gloucestershire schools

On the eve of World Mental Health Day (10 October), South Gloucestershire Council is pleased to announce the introduction of a Mental Wellbeing Award...

Shrouds of the Somme ‘The Trench’ artwork opens in South Gloucestershire

The Trench, an evocative part of the Shrouds of the Somme artwork installation by artist Rob Heard, was officially opened at Aerospace Bristol on...

South Gloucestershire Cabinet Member quits smoking for Stoptober

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Public Health Cllr Erica Williams is taking part in Stoptober by quitting cigarettes. Councillor Williams has...

Local transport schemes completed across South Gloucestershire

A number of transport schemes aimed at improving road safety and the flow of traffic on our network have recently been completed or are...

Recycling success celebrated in South Gloucestershire

It’s Recycling Week (24 to 30 September) and South Gloucestershire residents are being congratulated for recycling an extra 1,779 tonnes of waste between April...

University of Bath and South Gloucestershire Council team up to purchase...

The new owners share a vision for the Science Park as a place where science and technology will enable innovation to prosper, business to...

Thousands of children take part in Summer Reading Challenge 2018

More than 5,000 children from across South Gloucestershire have participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The annual event is delivered by South Gloucestershire Council...

Child car seat safety checks in Kingswood

Officers from our road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police will be carrying out child car seat safety checks at Kingswood Fire Station...

Inspirational women of South Gloucestershire celebrated at exhibition

A celebration of some of South Gloucestershire’s most inspirational women was officially launched at an exhibition at Kingswood Heritage Museum on 11 September. ‘Inspiring Women:...

Bibstone residents updated on broadband rollout

During July’s full Council meeting, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Cllr Rob Creer offered to visit the village of Bibstone to meet residents and...

ASBO breach leads to five year Criminal Behaviour Order

A Winterbourne man who breached the terms of his Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been handed a five year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO). Edward Mark...

Rogue traders ordered to pay nearly £46,000

A pair of rogue traders were ordered to pay victims of their paving scam a total of £45,669 at Bristol Crown Court last week...

Council challenges Charfield planning decision

In another major intervention, we are challenging the Planning Inspector’s recent decision regarding the Land north of Wotton Road development in Charfield. Following an inquiry...

Discover hidden history at Heritage Open Days

Venues in South Gloucestershire will be opening their doors to members of the public over two weekends in September as part of the national...