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Consultation dates announced for Charfield Station plans

People in Charfield are being encouraged to have their say on plans for a new railway station in the village. A 12-week consultation on proposals...

Severn Edge bid makes shortlist for potential new home of UK’s...

Government today (14 Oct) told the South West that the region could be the location for the UK’s prototype fusion plant, which works on...

Kingswood Park restoration takes important step forward following bid success

South Gloucestershire Council and The Friends of Kingswood Park have successfully secured development funding of over £120,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund in...

Record number of new homes will help provide ownership and affordable...

A record 1,650 new homes were completed in South Gloucestershire during 2020/21, despite the impact on the construction industry of the Covid-19 pandemic. We work...

Capital Programme for 2022/23 and beyond outlined in draft budget papers

Cabinet members at South Gloucestershire Council have approved the inclusion of £112m of proposed capital investments as part of the budget consultation to be...

Unlicensed HMO landlord fined over £7,000

A Filton landlord has been fined over £7,000 for renting out an unsafe and unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO). South Gloucestershire Council’s Private Sector...

New planning support to help residents build annexes and outbuildings

If you are interested in adding an annexe or outbuilding to your existing property, South Gloucestershire Council have published new guidance to help you...

Almost £3 million of school building improvements carried out across...

We are carrying out more maintenance improvements to school buildings than ever this year, investing just under £3 million, with work completed at a...
Councillor Toby Savage, Leader of the Council

Council budget proposes major investment in children’s services

South Gloucestershire Council has released its draft budget for 2022/23, setting out proposals for making significant additional investments in children’s services as well as...

Have your say on proposed changes to town and parish councils

South Gloucestershire residents are being given the chance to have their say on proposals around changes to town and parish councils in the area...

Nominations now open for South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Community Awards

Would you like to thank an unsung hero who helps to bring your community together through volunteering? Nominations are now open for South Gloucestershire...
StreetCare team photo

It’s official – our StreetCare services are value for money

A study carried out independently by the Future Highways Research Group has concluded that the services delivered by South Gloucestershire Council’s StreetCare team provide...

Thousands of children ‘go wild’ for reading in South Gloucestershire this...

Over 4,000 children have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at South Gloucestershire Libraries and more than 400 participated through our Holiday...

Consultation begins for Thornbury High Street Traffic Regulation Orders

A statutory consultation has begun for new Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that will be needed for the multi-million-pound improvements proposed for Thornbury High Street.   Experimental...
Cllr Reade on Gipsy Patch Lane August 2021

Gipsy Patch Lane reopens westbound

Gipsy Patch Lane is to reopen to traffic in a westbound direction only (towards the A38) as work on the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension...

Last chance to apply for this year’s Area Wide Grants

Is your community, voluntary or social enterprise group in need of financial support for a project, service, event or activity that benefits residents across...

Progress for Charfield Station with Outline Business Case submitted this week

Plans are on track for a new rail station in Charfield, South Gloucestershire, with a multimillion-pound bid due to be submitted to the West...

Public invited to hear more about changes to Thornbury High Street

Residents and business owners in Thornbury are being invited to learn more about changes being made to the town’s High Street. Next month we are...

Work to start at railway bridge to support cyclist and pedestrian...

We are making permanent changes to the road layout under the Bristol Parkway railway bridge on Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford to help support...

South Gloucestershire’s Holiday, Activity and Food success as programme extended

Thousands of children and young people across South Gloucestershire have been kept fed and active during the school holidays thanks to the Holiday Activity...

South Gloucestershire Council statement re: support for refugees from Afghanistan

Cllr Franklin Owusu-Antwi, Cabinet Member for Public Health & Equality of Opportunity, Afghanistan Veteran and the Council’s Armed Forces Champion said: “South Gloucestershire Council is...

Local health and care leaders call on public support to manage...

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are calling on public support to help manage pressures on services, as an...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

Students in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results and we are delighted with their achievements. These results represent a huge amount of...

Linking the Greens ‘press and print’ community art exhibition launches

A community art exhibition has seen hundreds of South Gloucestershire residents celebrating the biodiversity found on their doorstep. Pop along to Emersons Green Library and...

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

We are delighted with the achievements of our students in South Gloucestershire this year in what have been very different circumstances over the last...

Chair announces charity for the year ahead

An organisation which offers support and promotes positive mental wellbeing for young people has been chosen as this year’s Chair’s charity. Each year the new...

Counterfeit clothing, trainers and accessories seller prosecuted

A South Gloucestershire woman who sold counterfeit clothing, trainers and accessories via her Facebook group Haute Couture, has been given a Community Order requiring...

Veterans Support Services launched in South Gloucestershire

New Veteran Support Services, commissioned by South Gloucestershire Council, have been launched to provide help to local men and women who have served in...

Bee a winner on the South Gloucestershire high street trail

A chance to win a share of £10,000 and support local traders A swarm of bright and beautiful outsized bees will be buzzing about South...

Residents encouraged to continue to be safe in public buildings to...

Following the easing of Covid restrictions on 19 July, South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging people visiting our libraries, One Stop Shops and other buildings...

Masterplan consultation launches to help develop a ‘Distinctly Kingswood’ future town...

Local residents, communities and businesses are being asked for their comments and ideas in response to an outline Masterplan published by the Council, which...

To everyone in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG)

On the day that government lifts the final national lockdown restrictions, we want to thank you for continuing to do your bit to keep...

Indoor play centre prosecuted following health and safety breach

123 Jump Limited, an indoor soft play area company located at Cribbs Causeway in South Gloucestershire has been ordered to pay a total of...

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 launches in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council Libraries are inviting local children, aged between 4 and 11 to head to their library this summer to join the ‘Wild...

South Gloucestershire Council Covid-19 response – Step 4 statement

Yesterday, Monday 12 July, the Government confirmed its plans for lifting the remaining Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July, emphasising the need to proceed slowly and with caution and for the...

Siston man prosecuted following fly-tip in Henfield, South Gloucestershire

A man from Siston has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison suspended for a year, 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to...

New £2.4M Innovation Hub welcomes new jobs and investment to the...

A brand new, £2.4 million Innovation Hub has opened at the Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), bringing investment and high-tech jobs to the...

Flood defence project progress impresses West of England Leaders

Leaders from across the West of England saw first-hand, last week, the significant progress being made on the Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA)...

New large-scale ‘Vaccination Centre @ UWE Bristol’ opens as all adults...

On 7 July 2021, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Vaccination Programme will open a new large scale Vaccination Centre at the...

HandyVan, Library and One Stop Shop staff making Every Contact Count...

South Gloucestershire HandyVan, Library and One Stop Shop staff have received additional training as part of a pilot to equip more of our people...

Open Access resumes at South Gloucestershire Libraries and service extended at...

Open Access has now resumed at South Gloucestershire Libraries along with extended facilities at Patchway Library, where the service will now be available at...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s new strategy for ‘Greener Places’

Residents of South Gloucestershire are encouraged to have their say on plans to improve the environment across the District by providing their views on...

Faith Forum brings communities together to recover from the pandemic

More than 50 people representing different religions attended a faith forum set up to discuss and share learning about how to support people as...

Regular testing will help us track Coronavirus, isolate cases and stay...

Regular Rapid (LFT) Covid-19 testing has never been more important and more straightforward to access, as we all continue to play our part to...

A plan for Yate to flourish and prosper – consultation on...

South Gloucestershire Council, along with our partners, are in the process of developing a Town Improvement Masterplan for Yate, which will set out a...

Additional funding to tackle homelessness welcomed

We have successfully secured a total of almost £1.2 million of Government funding to support our work in keeping rough sleepers from living on...

Street drinking ban comes into force in Staple Hill to bid...

A ban on street drinking has been brought into force in Staple Hill to tackle increasing levels of anti-social behaviour. The Public Spaces Protection Order...

Local Authorities in the region come together to help EU citizens...

With the deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme rapidly approaching, digital ad vans telling EU nationals we’d like them to stay can...

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy visits South...

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage joined the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Kwasi Kwarteng MP for...

Local Authorities to host webinar ‘COVID-19: What Now?’

Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset will host a COVID-19 webinar in the lead up to the potential move to step four of the...