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A4174 junction plans will not progress due to improved traffic movements

South Gloucestershire Council has decided not to progress proposals for further work on a number of junctions and roundabouts along the A4174 ring road. The...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Proposals to balance council budget published for public consultation

South Gloucestershire Council has published a range of savings and other options for how it might close an anticipated £29.3 million gap in its...
The council’s gritter team at the ready with the new fleet of efficient gritters.

Fleet of new gritters ready to launch in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is set to launch a fleet of nine, new gritters this week as part of a £1 million investment to keep...
Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Councillor Ben Burton and Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place Councillor Rachael Hunt at the Christmas lights switch-on for Downend High Street

Helping South Gloucestershire’s high streets thrive with Christmas spirit this festive...

A new festive campaign from South Gloucestershire Council hopes to encourage people to visit their local high streets this Christmas. The council is once again...
An image of the Sevrnside coast looking out to the Severn Bridge

Vision for coastal communities in Severnside unveiled

A 30-year vision for Severnside in South Gloucestershire has been approved by South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet. The new strategic masterplan includes the communities of Severn...
Community Learning award winners gather at an event at Bristol Aerospace Museum

South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning and Skills Service participants celebrated for...

Adult learners from South Gloucestershire have been celebrated at a special event to highlight the inspirational ways they have thrived through taking part in...
A Covid-19 vaccine being administered

Local health services praised in national patient safety awards

Local NHS organisations have been recognised for their work as part of the national HSJ Patient Safety Awards, winning in two categories and being...
Councillor Rachael Hunt, Jacqui Harris, Martin Burton and Lucy Rees with the thermal imaging cameras

South Gloucestershire Council and Warm and Well bring thermal camera technology...

South Gloucestershire Council aims to empower people in the area to save energy by loaning thermal imaging cameras that will help them to identify...
An aerial view of the M49 junction

Take a first look at proposals for the M49 junction link...

South Gloucestershire Council is preparing to unveil plans for the new M49 junction link road following its decision last year to step in and...
Children and young people gather for a group photo at the 2022 South Gloucestershire School Awards ceremony.

South Glos School Awards celebrate young people’s resilience and innovation

The South Gloucestershire annual School Awards took place at the Aerospace Bristol last month, celebrating students in local schools and academies who have shown...
Cllr Tobey Savage speaks at the welcome event

Hongkongers welcomed to South Gloucestershire

A welcome event was held last week for some of the approximately one thousand Hongkongers who have made South Gloucestershire their home over the...
Local children performed an Indian dance routine for guests at the Diwali celebration held at Bradley Stoke Community School.

Diwali celebration event showcases South Gloucestershire’s vibrant Indian community heritage

A special event featuring Bhangra drummers, Indian dancing, Henna art and traditional Sari dress was held at Bradley Stoke Community School on 21 October...
Community spaces volunteers at Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Volunteers thanked at community spaces event

Around 50 community spaces volunteers were thanked for their hard work by South Gloucestershire Council at a special celebration held in Winterbourne on 20...
Councillor Erica Williams with the headteacher and pupils of St Michael's CofE Primary School in Winterbourne

Council continues record school investment to give pupils the best places...

Local schools have benefitted from more than £2.3 million in renovation, refurbishment and maintenance work carried out over the summer and the first half...
A male doctor puts a band aid on a woman's arm following a vaccine injection

People in South Gloucestershire encouraged to vaccinate ahead of winter

As winter draws nearer, residents of South Gloucestershire are being urged to help protect themselves as much as possible this winter by getting all...
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Severn Beach man fined £1,588 for fly-tipping in South Gloucestershire

A man from Severn Beach has been ordered to pay a total of £1,588 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for fly-tipping waste in...
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New domestic abuse and sexual violence service for Bristol and South...

Staff in Unity Sexual Health clinics in Bristol and South Gloucestershire are being trained to spot signs of domestic abuse and sexual violence to...
The front cover of the October edition of South Gloucestershire News

October 2022 edition of South Gloucestershire News

This edition features our budget consultation for 2023/24; articles about how to stay well this winter, financial support, how we are continuing to tackle...
A photograph of the fly-tipped waste discovered in Severn Beach

Bristol man ordered to pay £359 following South Gloucestershire fly-tips

A man from Lockleaze in Bristol has been ordered to pay a total of £359 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for failing to...
Coucillor Owusu-Antwi next to one of the vending machines

Sexual health test vending machines launch in Bristol, North Somerset and...

New vending machines offering free sexual health testing kits have been launched in four venues across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire by Unity...
Professor Sarah Weld

New Director of Public Health appointed in South Gloucestershire

Professor Sarah Weld FFPH (Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Visiting Professor, Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing, UWE Bristol) has been...
A photograph of fly-tipped waste near a lamp post

Keynsham man ordered to pay £1,193 following South Gloucestershire fly-tip

A Keynsham man has been ordered to pay a total of £1,193 after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for fly-tipping waste in Kingswood, South...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Council launches public consultation on new draft budget

The first phase of public consultation that will help inform the setting of South Gloucestershire Council’s budget for next year (2023/24) has launched, with...
A photograph of the Bristol and Bath Science Park in Emersons Green

South Gloucestershire Council champions new investment into district

Sites in South Gloucestershire have been put forward on behalf of local authorities in the West of England to explore the opportunities that may...

£10m unlocked for transport infrastructure upgrades to support Filton Arena project

More than £10 million will be spent on making improvements to traffic management and flow and to introduce new cycling routes that will help...
South Gloucestershire Trading Standards, along with Police and a sniffer dog visit a plot linked to the rogue traders.

‘Stunningly dishonest’ rogue traders jailed for roofing fraud netting £150,000

A pair of rogue traders have been jailed for a combined total of six years and eight months at Bristol Crown Court for defrauding...
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Community voices strengthened through new town and parish councils in South...

South Gloucestershire Council has approved the creation of four brand new town and parish councils across the district, alongside a range of changes to...
ypical British terraced houses

Have your say on controls to HMO conversions in Filton and...

South Gloucestershire Council is asking for comments on a decision to introduce restrictions on converting existing housing into houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in...
A photograph of buildings, roads and pathways in Charlton Hayes

30-year vision for South Gloucestershire neighbourhoods unveiled

A long-term vision to help raise the quality of life for communities in South Gloucestershire has been approved by South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet. The new...
Councillor Rachael Hunt at a South Gloucestershire Sort It recycling centre.

South Gloucestershire recycling rates continue to break records

Government figures on national recycling rates show South Gloucestershire is now recycling 60 per cent of all its waste. It means even less waste...
Councillor Reade planting wildflowers with Max and Kady Stuart

Mass wildflower planting on Siston Common sows the seeds for a...

Hundreds of local volunteers came together on Siston Common in Kingswood last weekend to plant over 7,000 wildflower plants into a new meadow created...
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Planning application submitted for Charfield Station

South Gloucestershire Council and Network Rail have submitted a planning application for a new train station in Charfield. The proposed station, to be built on...
An overhead photograph of the Severn Edge site

Just the beginning of work on Severn Edge say leaders following...

Leaders of the Western Gateway Partnership bid to bring the UK’s STEP programme to Severn Edge say this is “not the end of the...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Budget report sets out ‘unprecedented’ financial challenge for council, Councillors commit...

South Gloucestershire Council’s budget gap is set to reach £29.3 million next year as the serious financial situation affecting all local authorities intensifies.  Published today...
Carpenter training an apprentice to use mechanized saw

South Gloucestershire Council providing £147,000 to support the training of apprentices...

More high-quality apprenticeship opportunities, as well as the chance to boost local small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) will be delivered, thanks to £147,000...
Councillor Erica Williams, cabinet member responsible for schools at South Gloucestershire Council, with children at Barley Close Community Primary School

South Gloucestershire schools receive top grades for encouraging sustainable travel

Schools across South Gloucestershire have received top accolades for promoting and encouraging pupils to walk, scoot or cycle to school through Modeshift STARS (Sustainable...
Pregnant woman relaxing near a swimming pool in a swimsuit

Free swimming offer for pregnant women in South Gloucestershire made...

Pregnant women living in South Gloucestershire can continue to access free swimming as part of the partnership initiative between South Gloucestershire Council and Circadian...
Councillor Rachael Hunt joins a group of children at Yate Library to celebrate everyone who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Thousands of South Gloucestershire children celebrate reading challenge success

Six thousand children have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at South Gloucestershire Libraries, reading almost 100,000 books over the school summer holidays. Libraries...
Cabinet Members with responsibility for Schools and for project managing infrastructure projects like this one, Cllrs Erica Williams and Ben Burton, visited the site recently with Headteacher, Carol-Marie Bond and local councillors Nic Labuschagne and Trevor Jones.

New Elm Park Primary School building for a green and bright...

Work is underway to deliver the new Elm Park Primary School in Winterbourne, which will totally replace the existing buildings over two phases and...
Judith Gordon Director of Kingswood's Library of Things

South Gloucestershire high streets receive grants boost to help bounce back...

Grants totalling almost £800,000 have helped South Gloucestershire’s independent traders and high streets to recover, post-pandemic. More than 50 businesses and organisations across South Gloucestershire...
Councillor Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Dave Perry, Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, and Professor Mahesh Sooriyabandara, Managing Director of Toshiba Europe Limited, Bristol Research & Innovation Laboratory, at the launch of the UMBRELLA network in October 2021.

South Gloucestershire Council scoops national innovation award for global first

South Gloucestershire Council has been recognised for its commitment and investment in the country’s digital future and handed a national award. The council, along with...
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Get involved in the Great Big Green Week in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging people in the area to get involved in the Great Big Green Week and is helping facilitate a number...
Councillor Rachael Hunt and Thornbury & Yate MP, Luke Hall

2,000 homes in South Gloucestershire to pilot plastic bags and wrapping...

South Gloucestershire Council has been chosen to take part in a trial to collect plastic bags and wrapping from households as part of normal...
A banner in black and white showing two profiles of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Sharing the National Moment of Reflection in South Gloucestershire

People across South Gloucestershire are invited to mark the National Moment of Reflection on Sunday night on the eve of the funeral of Her...
A portrait of The Queen taken in 1952

South Gloucestershire Council’s arrangements during period of National Mourning

South Gloucestershire Council has announced arrangements following the sad death of Her Majesty The Queen. Details can be found on the council’s website at...
Black and white portrait of Her Majesty The Queen

Chair expresses council’s sadness at the death of Her Majesty The...

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Councillor Sanjay Shambhu, has today expressed great sadness following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen: “On...
Social care and companion robot service GenieConnect® being used

South Gloucestershire Council continues its drive to support innovation

South Gloucestershire Council has awarded a further £125,000 in grants to businesses in the digital technology sector. The money has been given to small and...

See the Tour of Britain as it races through South Gloucestershire

Please note this event has been cancelled. For more information see https://twitter.com/TourofBritain/status/1567965924522659843 South Gloucestershire is getting ready to welcome the arrival of the 2022 AJ...
Oksana with children Vladislav, Dmitro and Stanislav and their refurbished bike, donated to them through the Wheels the Work scheme.

Ukrainian refugees get the gift of free bikes in South Glos

Refurbished second-hand bikes are being handed out to Ukrainian refugees to give them the freedom to find jobs, get to work and feel part...
Councillor Toby Savage, Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore, members of the Friends of Southey Park.

South Gloucestershire Council submits £17m bid for Government funding to connect...

A multimillion-pound regeneration bid to Government that will deliver better transport links from Kingswood High Street to nearby green and cultural spaces has been...