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Have your say on the Resource and Waste Strategy: 2020 and...

We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents to have their say on the future of waste and recycling in the area by taking part in...

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

Early indications for A-level results suggest that 2019 has been another very successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. Improving educational standards in South Gloucestershire...

Visit Grimsbury Farm in South Gloucestershire this summer

We are inviting people to visit Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood and enjoy a great day out this summer. South Gloucestershire’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr...

New Town and Parish Council Charter signed

We have signed a new Town and Parish Council Charter, which sets out how we work together with town and parish councils in South...

Helping schools improve in South Gloucestershire

We are working with local schools to help improve educational standards for all children in South Gloucestershire. South Gloucestershire Council’s education, learning and skills team...

REMINDER: Restrictions introduced at Hambrook traffic lights to help improve air...

We are restricting vehicle movements at the Hambrook traffic lights from Sunday 11 August to help improve air quality. Following detailed modelling of the impact...

Rogue builder jailed for £9,600 theft from customer

A rogue builder from Patchway has been jailed for 12 months after admitting to the theft of £9,600 from a customer he had agreed...

Fizz Pop science workshop ‘takes-off’ at Cadbury Heath Library

Children and families were joined by the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson at Cadbury Heath Library on 30 July for a...

Page Park achieves Green Flag status

Page Park in Staple Hill has been presented with a prestigious Green Flag award, which is the national quality standard for parks and green...

Red Cherry Coffee Lounge opens at Kingswood Civic Centre to complete...

The Red Cherry Coffee lounge is now open for customers to enjoy a drink – and perhaps a cake as part of a balanced...

West of England Councils sign 10-year contracts to manage residual waste...

New contracts have been awarded with two regional companies to manage residual waste, that is material which cannot be recycled or otherwise reused. The...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes new West of England Local Industrial Strategy

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the publication of the region’s first ever Local Industrial Strategy, developed by the West of England Combined Authority and...

Kingswood rogue-trader guilty of fraud

A Kingswood rogue-trader has been found guilty of fraud after being prosecuted for repeatedly cold calling at the homes of elderly and vulnerable residents...

Chair announces charities for the year ahead

Charities which offer emergency air ambulance support to the most critical patients across our region and that provide a social space for people who...

All-party agreement to declare climate emergency and take action to reduce...

South Gloucestershire Council Members unanimously passed a motion declaring a climate Emergency at their meeting tonight (Wednesday 17 July). The motion included the commitment...

Pontypool man sentenced following multiple fly-tips in South Gloucestershire

A man from Pontypool has been handed a nine month suspended jail sentence, a four month curfew and ordered to pay £950, after admitting...

20th Summer Reading Challenge launches across South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The...

South Gloucestershire Parents & Carers win disability charity award

South Glos Parents & Carers, a group of local parents, were announced winners in disability charity Contact’s awards on Monday 8 July. The South Gloucestershire-based...

Restrictions introduced at Hambrook traffic lights to help improve air quality

We will be restricting some vehicle movements at the Hambrook traffic lights from Sunday 11 August to help improve air quality. An Experimental Traffic Order...

£900k funding welcomed to further improve broadband for businesses

Even more people in South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from our ongoing rollout of broadband, after an additional £900,000 in funding has been...

Couple ordered to pay thousands in unpaid council tax

A married couple from Treorchy in Wales have been ordered to pay £4331.66 and handed a 12 week suspended sentence for wilful refusal to...

Pride 2019

With cross-party support from the three political groups on South Gloucestershire Council, the rainbow flag is flying outside the council’s Badminton Road offices to...

Scam awareness week launch warns of the heartless scammer

South Gloucestershire Council is backing a campaign to highlight the devastating impact that scams have on people’s lives. Scams Awareness Week launches today (Monday 24...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay nearly £1000 after being prosecuted for waste related offences following an incident of fly-tipping at Ableton...

Special edition of South Gloucestershire News

A special edition copy of South Gloucestershire News will be delivered to all households in June 2019. We have produced this newsletter following the local...

Public Health England Chief visits South Gloucestershire for launch of new...

South Gloucestershire Council today (17 June) welcomed the Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, to attend the launch of the new ‘One...

Brighton man prosecuted for failing to improve neglected Downend house

A Brighton man has been fined £4,800 and ordered to pay £2,200 in costs to the council, along with a victim surcharge, after he...

Council Chair joins children and families for national celebration of reading

Children and families were joined by the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson at Thornbury Library on 7 June as part of...

Six week Travel Challenge launches across the West

Starting from Monday 10 June, the Travelwest Challenge once again aims to get as many people as possible walking, cycling, using public transport and...

Gipsy Patch Lane June closure

Roadworks are currently taking place on Gipsy Patch Lane in preparation for construction of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) which is expected to...

New Leader, Cabinet, Chair and Vice Chair appointed at annual full...

Cllr Toby Savage has been re-elected as Council Leader at the annual meeting of full Council on Wednesday 22 May. Cllr Savage will also take...

Counterfeit footwear seller settles £95k confiscation order 10 years after original...

A Wickwar man has appeared in court 10 years after he was originally convicted for counterfeiting offences and has been ordered to pay back...

Children’s holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities for children and families taking place during the school holiday. All activities are free to attend, are...

Free period products handed out to local schools

To help tackle period poverty, we have been distributing free boxes of period products and promotional materials to schools in South Gloucestershire through our...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in South Gloucestershire

A ‘Living Well with Dementia’ roadshow takes place in Winterbourne on Thursday 23 May as part of Dementia Action Week (20 to 26 May). Dementia...

South Gloucestershire Council children’s services continue to improve

South Gloucestershire Council’s services for children are continuing to improve and the authority has now been taken out of intervention, following publication of the...

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...

Bristol man given conditional discharge and ordered to pay £110 clear...

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £130 after being found guilty of committing waste-related offences, following a fly-tip that...

Make Sure You Register to vote in South Gloucestershire Council elections...

Residents are being encouraged to register to vote before the deadline on 12 April, so that they can take part in elections to South...

Children’s holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this Easter. All activities are free to attend and are most...

Counterfeit footwear seller ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid...

A Kingswood man who sold 179 pairs of counterfeit branded trainers online over the course of a year has been ordered to carry out...

Fraudulent landscaper ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work...

A fraudulent landscape business owner who targeted South Gloucestershire households has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and handed a...

South Gloucestershire Council employee named Apprentice of the Year

Daniel John, an apprentice within South Gloucestershire Council’s Partnerships and Commissioning team, has been named Apprentice of the Year for 2019 in the Public...

Community Transport in South Gloucestershire receives over £700k

South Gloucestershire Council has received £740,000 in funding for community transport operators across the area. The money was secured earlier this year and can now...

South Gloucestershire Council buys site to expand and improve waste management...

South Gloucestershire Council will build a new Sort It centre and waste management facility in Filton, to improve recycling services for residents and to...

Hanham Library re-opens to welcome South Gloucestershire’s 5,000th Open Access user

Hanham library has become the latest in South Gloucestershire’s to offer residents the use of its facilities seven days-a-week, thanks to the installation of...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £719.50 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences following a fly-tip...

Celebrating 10 years of Choices 4 U

Choices 4 U, a service which provides day opportunities for people over the age of 16 with learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire, is celebrating...

Two authors share first place at Concorde Book Award 2019

For the first time in the award’s history, two authors have shared first place in South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn improvement work begins

South Gloucestershire Council and the Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust are pleased to announce that work to conserve, redevelop and find new uses for the...