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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...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results. Early indications show an improving trend across all schools, with John Cabot Academy (Kingswood)...

Bristol builder ordered to pay almost £9,000 for dangerous electrical work

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a Bristol builder, who was ordered to pay a total of £8,806.76 in fines and costs after pleading...

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

Early indications for A-level results suggest that it has been another successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. Overall, schools in the area are showing...

£65.4 million Government funding boost for National Composites Centre

South Gloucestershire’s status as the future for advanced manufacturing has received a £65m boost from the Government, in a move that will ensure the...

‘Fit and Fed’ this summer

South Gloucestershire Council’s school catering division, Integra Catering is continuing to serve hundreds of healthy meals to young people from low-income families through the...

Number of affordable homes built in South Gloucestershire reaches record high

368, that’s the total number of affordable homes built in South Gloucestershire over the past year, taking the figure to a record high. From Emersons...

Historic Winterbourne Barn project set to start

A project to redevelop Winterbourne Medieval Barn is making good progress now that formal permission to start has been received from the project’s main...

School improvements awarded funding

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved over £4.8 million in new and amended schemes that are funded through the capital programme, including a new...

Summer fun ‘Around Your Way’ at sustainable transport events

We are offering a series of free events this summer to promote active travel as part of the ‘Around Your Way’ project. Events include free...

Licensing for larger privately rented properties set to change

A new national licensing scheme is set to improve standards for tenants living in privately rented properties in South Gloucestershire. All landlords or agents who...

Wick man prosecuted for waste offence

A man from Wick has been ordered to pay a £230 fine and £300 in court costs after pleading guilty to failing to make...

Page Park Café and activity room scoops regional award

Page Park Café and activity room in Staple Hill has been named as the ‘Best Public Service Building West of England’ at the Local...

Planning changes will encourage greater engagement

We have approved amendments to the way planning applications will be managed. The updated system will simplify procedures and encourage the public, local councils...

Pupils enjoy Aerospace museum school visits

Thanks to funding from South Gloucestershire Council, pupils from schools across the area have been enjoying educational visits at the Aerospace museum to help...

Planning changes proposed to encourage greater engagement

Proposals to update the South Gloucestershire planning system have been published ahead of the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 18 July. The aim...

New bus lane enforcement cameras in South Gloucestershire

Five new bus lane enforcement cameras have been installed in South Gloucestershire. The new enforcement cameras are located at: Bradley Stoke Way junction onto A38/Gloucester Road...

Single use cups and plastic cutlery to be removed from council...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to end the use of disposable cups and plastic cutlery at the council’s offices. At Monday 2 July’s Cabinet...

Ofsted identifies significant improvements to South Gloucestershire Children’s Services

The latest Ofsted Monitoring visit concluded that there have been significant improvements made to children’s services, according to their latest letter, which is published...

Cabinet sets out savings plans to protect services and deliver value...

Savings and transformation projects that will help South Gloucestershire Council balance its budget in the coming years have been approved by the Cabinet. The proposals...

Play Street scheme comes to South Gloucestershire

A new pilot Play Street initiative has been launched in South Gloucestershire and from 2 July applications are welcomed from residents who are interested...

Savings Proposals Set Out in Cabinet Papers

Papers published for South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet meeting on 2 July include more detail on proposals to make savings over the next four years...

Celestine House open day sees launch of new equipment

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Rachael Hunt, joined care professionals at Celestine House home adaptions centre in Yate for an open day on...

Little Stoke fly tipper prosecuted

A man from Little Stoke has been ordered to pay a total of £2,314.41 in fines and costs after being found guilty of waste...

Recycling up and landfill down, smaller bins and weekly collections –...

Thanks to the efforts of residents and staff, South Gloucestershire Council is celebrating the success of the first year of its new Waste Strategy. Since...

Council challenges planning decisions

In a major intervention, we are challenging the Planning Inspector’s recent decision regarding the Cleve Park development in Thornbury. Following an inquiry relating to the...

Figures reveal fewer accidents on South Gloucestershire’s roads in 2017

There were significantly fewer accidents on South Gloucestershire’s roads in 2017 than the previous year, according to the latest data available. The figures are obtained...

Wanted! Stories of inspirational South Gloucestershire women over the past 100...

We are on the hunt for your stories about the achievements of inspirational women from South Gloucestershire who have made a difference to society,...

South Gloucestershire Council adopts lead commissioning role for health and social...

We will take on the lead commissioning role in securing rehabilitation beds, care home beds and extra care housing at sites in Thornbury and...

UK first as interaction between driverless car and bus demonstrated in...

The VENTURER consortium recently carried out a pioneering driverless vehicle demonstration involving wireless communication between a bus and car which tested ‘look ahead’ functionality. In...

South Gloucestershire pupils celebrate Walk to School Week

Pupils from Watermore Primary School in Winterbourne joined Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Rachael Hunt and road safety officers yesterday to celebrate the...

Dementia Action Week in South Gloucestershire

Dementia Action Week (DAW) takes place from 21 to 27 May and there are lots of events and activities taking place across South Gloucestershire. We...

Child car seat safety checks at the Mall Cribbs Causeway

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police will be carrying out child car seat safety checks at The...

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...