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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...

Update on implementing the next phase of our SEND Strategy and...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment, Cllr Erica Williams has issued a statement in relation to implementing the next phase of...

New waste contract to cut costs and litter

Following an in-depth review and negotiations with SUEZ, who operate waste and recycling vehicles in the area, improved terms have been agreed for the...

18 month sentence and lifetime ban follows animal cruelty prosecution

The owner of a farm in Olveston, South Gloucestershire has been handed an 18 month custodial sentence with immediate effect along with a lifetime...

Work begins to deliver Woodleaze Supported Living Project for 18 young...

Work is now underway to convert the former aged care home at Woodleaze in Yate into a Young Person’s Supported Living Scheme for 16-25...

New environmentally friendly electric road sweeper introduced in Kingswood as part...

West of England Mayor Tim Bowles joined Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage on Kingswood High Street on 14 October to launch...

Volunteers ‘greatly appreciated’ at community spaces event

More than 50 volunteers were thanked for the important work they do to help maintain community spaces in South Gloucestershire at a special event...

Educational achievements in STEM recognised at South Gloucestershire awards ceremony

Outstanding pupils from primary, special and secondary schools in South Gloucestershire have been recognised at an event celebrating the achievements of students in science,...

Have your say: Council launches public consultation on 2020/21 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...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes detail of additional £10m in school funding

Details have been released on the additional funding announced last month by the Government, which will mean an extra £10 million is available for...

Funding agreed for Great Stoke roundabout improvements

South Gloucestershire Council has received funding approval from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to implement major improvements at the Great Stoke roundabout...

Changing the Conversation about Language project launches

A new ‘Changing the Conversation about Language’ project which supports children’s communication skills was officially launched in South Gloucestershire on Tuesday 8 October. The launch...

Property maintenance pilot gets green light

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved a new pilot scheme to support vulnerable residents in maintaining their properties. The two year scheme will help the...