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Inspiring and innovating our partners and stakeholders

A range of partners and stakeholders from across the public, business, health and education sectors gathered at Aerospace Bristol on Friday for our Innovate...

Consultation launched as part of independent examination of West of England...

As part of the development and assessment of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), further information is being published for public comment...

Hanham Library to benefit from Open Access scheme

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to install Open Access at Hanham Library which will extend its opening hours. At Monday 5 November’s Cabinet meeting,...

Council Leader opens new training facility to benefit young adults with...

A new South Gloucestershire Council-funded training and teaching campus for young adults with learning disabilities has been officially opened by Council Leader Cllr Toby...

New planning process will open up and improve application times and...

New processes to manage and determine planning applications come into effect today (Thursday 1 November), which will streamline the system for individuals and inform...

Be Bright Be Seen this autumn

With the days shortening as we move towards winter, South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team are taking the opportunity to remind people to ‘Be...

South Gloucestershire Council continues and expands support to help keep children...

We are continuing our work, through a range of initiatives, to improve the health and weight of local children. Children’s weights are recorded annually as...

Envirocrime team win national award

South Gloucestershire Council’s envirocrime team have won the Association for Public Service Excellence’s (APSE) Environmental Services Innovation Award for 2018 in recognition of their...

Half term activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this half term holiday. All activities are craft drop-ins most suitable...

Have your say: Council launches public consultation on 2019/20 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...

Community Learners receive awards

A celebratory event has taken place to recognise the achievements of adult learners in South Gloucestershire. The annual event was organised by South Gloucestershire Council’s...

Wick man prosecuted for waste offences

A Wick man has been ordered to pay £1,160 in fines and costs, after being found guilty in court of committing waste related offences...

Apply for an Area Wide Grant to help your community

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

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...