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Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum appeals for local support to...

Businesses across Avon and Somerset are being asked to help support the local efforts in tackling COVID-19. With high demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...

Gipsy Patch Lane bridge replacement postponed

The next phase of the Gipsy Patch Lane bridge replacement work as part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) has had to be...

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as...

Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary hospital to provide hundreds...

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply...

We are pleased to now able to accept requests for the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund. Retail, hospitality...

Concessionary bus pass hours extended

As a result of coronavirus and news that some supermarkets will be opening just for older people or those with a disability for their...

Integra staff redeployed to help deliver community meals

Staff from Integra, South Gloucestershire Council’s traded services division that provides services and support for the council, schools and businesses, have switched roles and...

Care workers needed

Do you want to help your community in a time of crisis? We are urgently seeking to recruit Residential Care and Home Care Workers across...

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

We are working with the government, health services and other partners to ensure essential support will be delivered to those being asked to shield...

Coronavirus Information Service

The UK Government has launched a GOV.​UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and...

Council staff redeployed to keep essential collections running

Staff from our StreetCare team have been retrained and redeployed to help with essential household waste collections during the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of employees...

Home learning in South Gloucestershire

Integra Schools and South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to launch a new home learning online resource to support parents, carers and teachers. This resource brings...

Play areas closed

All of our play areas are now closed. This follows government instructions to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our parks and open spaces...

Changes to waste services to keep essential collections operating during COVID-19

South Gloucestershire Council will keep essential waste collections operating, including black bins and recycling, despite the challenges posed by Coronavirus. Black bins, clinical waste and...

One Stop Shops closed

All One Stop Shops are closed from today (Monday 23 March) to residents with non-essential enquiries until further notice, this is following guidance from...

Spontaneous volunteering groups get support from South Gloucestershire Council

We've issued a range of information and guidance materials to support the increasing number of informal and formal community groups that are springing up...

All South Gloucestershire libraries closed

All South Gloucestershire libraries are closed from end of Thursday 19 March and remain closed until further notice, including Open Access. This decision was based...

A letter to all residents in connection with the coronavirus outbreak...

Dear South Gloucestershire resident, You will no doubt share our concerns regarding the outbreak of COVID-19. As the Leader and Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire...

Zero landfill aim for South Gloucestershire waste

A new waste strategy for South Gloucestershire was approved at the Council’s recent Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 March. The plan outlines the authority’s recycling...

‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ scoops Concorde Book...

A novel which tells the uplifting story of a boy who flees from a war torn country and makes new friends in the UK...

South Gloucestershire Council and Public Health England joint statement – One...

Debra Lapthorne, Centre Director for Public Health England South West, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who have had close contact with one...

South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s 2020 Community Award winners announced

Unsung heroes from across South Gloucestershire were presented with a Chair’s Community Award at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s WISE Campus this week (Wednesday...

British Science Week at South Gloucestershire Libraries

South Gloucestershire Council’s libraries will be hosting a series of science themed events between 6 to 15 March, as part of British Science Week. This...

New vehicles handed to South Gloucestershire Community Transport operators

Community Transport operators in South Gloucestershire were handed the keys to their new vehicles yesterday (Tuesday 3 March) by officials from South Gloucestershire Council...

South Gloucestershire Council signs up to Care Leavers’ Covenant and improves...

South Gloucestershire Council has signed up to the Care Leavers’ Covenant and agreed to enhance the package of support provided by the Council, as...

South Gloucestershire Council signs up to work more closely with voluntary...

The Council has signed up to a new national campaign called Keep It Local as it embarks on a project working with the Voluntary...

March 2020 edition of South Gloucestershire News

This edition features an update on our budget for 2020/21; children’s mental health awards for schools and our investment in local high streets. Read South...

New Watermore Primary School buildings a boost for the whole community

The development of Watermore Primary School in Frampton Cotterell is more than two-thirds complete, with pupils and staff now together on a single site...

First cross-border ‘powerhouse’ the Western Gateway/Porth y Gorllewin launches new website...

A new economic partnership across south Wales and western England which aims to boost local economies by working together launches a new website and...

Purpose-built new special school a great environment for learning

Cabinet Member for Schools, Cllr Erica Williams, toured the new school building at SGS Pegasus earlier this month, to see how its purpose-built learning...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes £50k funding boost to support victims of...

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the announcement of £50,000 in additional funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to support...

Eight-month road closure begins on Gipsy Patch Lane

Gipsy Patch Lane will close for approximately eight months from the beginning of March to enable the railway bridge replacement works, as part of...

South Gloucestershire Council announce £30,000 funding to support community events to...

We are pleased to announce that £30,000 is being made available for grants to organisations planning events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE...

South Gloucestershire Council agrees 2020/21 Budget

We will spend almost £232 million on services next year, featuring boosts to protect our climate and environment, support for vulnerable residents and local...

Children’s half term holiday activities in South Gloucestershire Libraries

Our libraries are hosting lots of fun activities for children and families this February half term. It’s free to come along and new faces are...

Schools presented with Mental Wellbeing Awards during Children’s Mental Health week

Three schools in South Gloucestershire have been presented with awards for nurturing a positive culture which supports good mental health and wellbeing in children...

Over £100,000 of improvements to open spaces funded in South Gloucestershire

Sports facilities and a play area in Yate are set to benefit from more than £100,000 of improvements, thanks to developer funding negotiated by...

Christ Church Junior School library opens a new chapter

A new library at Christ Church Junior School in Downend has been formally opened this week, following a renovation costing more than £70,000. Storm...

South Gloucestershire Libraries named among nation’s best for digital services

We are in the top 10 of unitary authorities for the loan of library material in electronic format, which includes ebooks, emagazines and eaudio. National...

Landlord prosecuted for non-compliance of Improvement Notice

A Bristol man has been fined £1,173 and ordered to pay £1,407 in costs to the council, along with a victim surcharge of £117,...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of over £700 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for waste related offences...

Free swimming pilot for pregnant women launched

From 1 February, pregnant women living in South Gloucestershire will be able access free swimming as part of a year-long pilot scheme from the...

£310,000 of improvements to open spaces funded in South Gloucestershire

Public open spaces and sports facilities across South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from more than £310,000 of improvements, through funding that we've secured...

Consultation on potential changes to adult social care fees and charges

We've launched a consultation to hear residents’ views on potential changes to the charges paid by people newly accessing the care system, who fully...

Public drop-ins to provide more detail on major highways investment that...

We are investing £160 million over four years to reduce congestion and emissions, improve cycling and pedestrian routes, facilitate faster bus journeys and future...

School children presented with award for local litter pick

Children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary school in Bradley Stoke have been presented with certificates and £300 for their school after winning a district-wide,...

Whitfield Tabernacle stabilisation funding approved

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has approved a business case for stabilisation work to the Whitfield Tabernacle in Kingswood. The award of £682,000...

Children’s festive holiday activities at South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities for children and families over the festive season. All activities are free and most suitable for primary...

South Gloucestershire School wins award for more sustainable school run

A South Gloucestershire school is set to inspire others by becoming the first in the district to achieve a Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation...

First South Gloucestershire Tree Week launches

Children from local schools and scout groups joined Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson at Warmley Forest Park on 23 November to...

South Gloucestershire Council win ‘Keep it Local’ award

We are delighted to be announced as winner of the national ‘Keep it Local’ award at the Locality Awards 2019, which were held in...