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New leader, chairman and vice chair elected at AGM

Cllr Toby Savage has been elected as Council Leader at tonight’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Earlier this week Cllr Matthew Riddle stepped down from his...

Find out how you can help transform a child’s life this...

Foster Care Fortnight launched on Monday 14 May and to help raise awareness about this rewarding role we are stepping up our recruitment drive....

Retirement home developer ordered to pay almost £7,000 for breaching planning...

A company that develops and operates retirement homes has been ordered to pay a total of £6753.25 in fines and costs after they were...

Time capsule event with school children marks ring road reopening at...

The dual carriageway at the Bromley Heath Viaduct reopened over the weekend following a major maintenance and improvement project. The contraflow on the A4174 ring...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn awarded £936,600 in National Lottery funding

A project to help secure the future of Winterbourne’s Medieval Barn has taken a major step forward thanks to a £936,600 grant from the...

Have Your Say on New South Gloucestershire Local Plan – Consultation...

The current phase of public consultation on the new South Gloucestershire Council Local Plan will close on Monday 30 April and residents and others...

Weekend closure of A4174 Ring Road to remove contraflow on Bromley...

The contraflow on the Bromley Heath Viaduct will be removed over the weekend beginning 27 April, and to carry out this work safely, we...

South Gloucestershire youth group recognised at Care Leaver Awards

A group of young people from South Gloucestershire have been recognised with an award from the British Youth Council for their work to give...

Slough man prosecuted for failing to comply with Community Protection Notice

A Slough man has been fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £1,500 in costs to the council along with a £120 victim surcharge after...

Call for those at risk of type 2 diabetes to take...

Wendy from Kingswood is among 2,000 residents in the region to benefit from an NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme which is reaching out to people...

West of England Joint Spatial Plan Submitted to Government for Review

The draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Bradley Stoke

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family, carers and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with...

Downend man prosecuted for failing to comply with Community Protection Notice

A Downend man has been ordered to pay £2,000 in costs to the council and a £20 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to failing...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes the announcement of a new Special Free...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment, Councillor Toby Savage, welcomed the announcement of the new Special Free School on the...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn awarded £936,600 in National Lottery funding

A project to help secure the future of Winterbourne’s Medieval Barn has taken a major step forward thanks to a £936,600 grant from the...

Foster carers wanted

We have launched a campaign to find new foster carers in South Gloucestershire. There are more than 160 children in care in South Gloucestershire who...

All staff are proud to work in Kingswood primary school, say...

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Kingswood had a short Ofsted inspection on February 20 and inspectors say the school continues to...

Easter holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a range of fun drop-in activities for children and families this Easter holiday. All activities are free to attend and are...

Section 106 open space funding awarded

Ten projects to improve outdoor sports and play facilities for children and young people across South Gloucestershire have been recommended to receive Section 106...

Council to undertake Masterplanning Exercise on the future of Grange School...

We are undertaking a masterplanning exercise to help shape the future of the former Grange school site in Warmley. In doing so, we will...

Community spirit praised by councillors during severe weather

At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, councillors issued a formal thank you to those residents who helped others in South Gloucestershire in the wake of Storm...

Cabinet approve Western option via Emersons Green for new motorway junction

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet today (Monday 12 March) supported the findings of a study which show that the Western option via Emersons Green should...

Roadworks to be carried out overnight on Hatchet Road and Brierly...

We are carrying out essential road resurfacing work on Hatchet Road/Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford, which will take place overnight. In order to carry out...

South Gloucestershire Council apprentice shortlisted for award

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, as well as International Women’s Day today, and we are proud that one of our apprentice engineers has been recognised...

South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s 2018 Community Awards winners announced

Nearly thirty unsung heroes and their families attended the Chair’s Community Awards at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s WISE Campus last night (Wednesday 7...

Primary school vows to improve quality of teaching and learning following...

A head teacher and the governing body at a Yate primary school say they are determined to improve the quality of teaching and learning...

Fantasy fiction novel scoops Concorde Book Award 2018

Fantasy fiction novel ‘Shadow Magic’ has been chosen as the 2018 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde Book Award. Author...

Statement on M4 Junction 18a proposals

Cabinet are asked to support the Western option via Emersons Green as the preferred route for a new motorway junction on the M4. The...

Reboot West – a new programme offering a brighter future for...

1625 Independent People (1625ip) and South Gloucestershire Council have announced a new partnership aimed at kick-starting the journeys into learning and employment of 200...

Planning agreements signed for Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood

We have completed two important agreements between developers and landowners which will see thousands of new homes and supporting infrastructure built at the Cribbs...

Funding boost of £2.2 million to cut bus emissions across Bristol,...

Bus services across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from a £2.2 million funding boost that will cut emissions and help...

South Gloucestershire Council agrees 2018/19 Budget

We will spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the budget agreed at the meeting of full Council today (Wednesday 14...

New Health & Wellbeing Strategy adopted

A new strategy to help guide the council’s public health work for the next four years has been adopted. The new Health & Wellbeing Strategy...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agrees 2018/19 Budget

South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the Budget agreed today (Monday 5 February, 2018)....

South Gloucestershire launches 12 week consultation on new Local Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has begun a 12 week consultation as it develops a new Local Plan. This is a key planning document in shaping...

Work on the Bromley Heath Viaduct nears completion – progress update

A major engineering project to carry out structural repairs and strengthen the Bromley Heath Viaduct on the A4174 ring road is nearing completion. A...

Bristol man receives 68 week sentence after being prosecuted for fly...

A Bristol man has been jailed for over a year and ordered to pay over £2,000 after being found guilty of fly tipping in...

Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre is ‘bigger and better’ following £1.5 million...

Customers will be greeted by a range of new facilities at Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre, following a major £1.5 million redevelopment funded by South...

New mental health website launches for children and young people

Children from Abbotswood Primary School in South Gloucestershire helped to launch a new mental health website on 31 January, ahead of Children’s Mental Health...

Bristol man prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £500 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in South Gloucestershire. Ionut...

Help shape services for children and young people with special educational...

We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents to give their views on a draft strategy which will help us plan what services for children and...

Ofsted Success for Bailey’s Court Primary School

Staff and pupils at Bailey’s Court Primary School in Bradley Stoke are celebrating after receiving a very successful report from schools inspector Ofsted. Inspectors visited...

One hundred small and medium South Gloucestershire businesses to benefit from...

South Gloucestershire Council is writing to eligible small and medium-sized businesses to invite them to apply for rate relief for the coming year. It...

Roll out of new bins will help boost recycling rates

From Monday 15 January we will begin delivering 106,000 140 litre bins to residents across South Gloucestershire. The new bins will replace the current...

Frenchay school proposals to go on display

A drop-in event takes place on Monday 15 January where proposals will go on display detailing how Frenchay Church of England Primary School could...

Become a foster carer to make a huge difference to a...

We are looking for foster carers from every background to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in South...

Housing developer prosecuted for enforcement notice breach

A housing developer has been ordered to pay £2,686.89 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to failing to protect trees at a development...

Bristol building firm fined more than £20,000

A Bristol-based company has been fined more than £20,000 after we successfully prosecuted them for breaching building regulations.  H and B Builders Limited, based at...

Last chance for public engagement on final draft of West of...

The public engagement process on the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) for the West of England region will close on January...

Emersons Green woman prosecuted for waste offences

An Emersons Green woman has been ordered to pay a total of £270 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to committing waste related...