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Yate Park and Ride gets green light to proceed

A new park and ride in Yate, South Gloucestershire is set to open in spring 2021 after the final stage of planning permission was...

South Gloucestershire residents encouraged to plant their own tree during Tree...

It’s National Tree Week from Saturday 28 November until Sunday 6 December and this year we are celebrating by working with three local tree...

Great Stoke roundabout improvements rolled out

The new layout at the Great Stoke (rabbit) roundabout, which has increased capacity at the busy junction, is now fully operational. Changes made to the...

New Covid-19 testing facilities to roll-out in South Gloucestershire

New sites where Covid-19 testing can take place have been identified so that more local people who need a Covid-19 test can get one...

Dorset window fitter sentenced for conning Frampton Cotterell couple

A window fitter from Poole in Dorset has been handed a 16 month, suspended prison sentence and ordered to re-pay nearly £4000 to an...

Almost £570,000 funding welcomed to support those in need this winter

South Gloucestershire Council has been allocated almost £570,000 in Government funding to provide additional support to vulnerable children and families this winter. The funding –...

‘The Best of Us’ community groups and individuals continue to offer...

We want to thank once again the dozens of community groups and the hundreds if not thousands of individuals that sprang into action in...
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Covid-19 cases at all-time high: if we don’t follow the rules...

With Covid-19 cases at an all-time high across our area, we are urging everyone in South Gloucestershire to act now, abide by the national...

South Gloucestershire businesses receive funding for active and sustainable travel initiatives

Businesses in South Gloucestershire received over £18,500 worth of match-funded grants to provide and promote sustainable and active travel solutions for their employees during...

Show some consideration for your neighbours and community this bonfire night

We will be under lockdown this bonfire night and with organised displays cancelled, we are asking people who are planning on having fireworks at...

£900k funding secured to tackle rough sleeping

We have successfully secured more than £900,000 of funding to support their work in keeping rough sleepers from living on the streets and helping...

Preparing for lockdown in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council supports the announcement of England’s national lockdown and is appealing to residents in the area to stay home to protect the...

Action Plans set out how Council will deliver on ambitious priorities

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has reviewed and approved Action Plans which highlight how we will deliver on our Council Plan commitments and priorities and...

Local Health and Care Leaders take action in response to recent...

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are bringing in additional support measures from Monday (2 November) to ensure that...

Park homes and rural households in South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire to...

150 of the region’s coldest properties will receive improved insulation and heating through the government Green Home Grant scheme, funded by the Secretary of...

No child need go hungry in South Gloucestershire

To help keep children at risk of going hungry fed this half-term holiday we have focused our Emergency Assistance Grant funding to ensure that...

Families encouraged to hold the course over half term

As parents and carers of children, we all enjoy getting out and about during the school holidays and during these difficult times it is...

Successful fibre broadband rollout continues in South Gloucestershire

Even more people in South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from our ongoing rollout of Full Fibre broadband infrastructure, with a number of additional...

Thousands of pupils from across the region celebrate World Maths Day

South Gloucestershire Council’s schools support function, Integra, has hosted a special event involving 10,500 pupils from 46 schools across the region to celebrate World...

New campaign promotes people doing the right thing to keep South...

We are launching a new campaign to promote how many residents and businesses are doing the right thing to help prevent the spread of...

Thousands of children take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

Over 2,000 children from across South Gloucestershire participated in the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge which was hosted by South Gloucestershire Council’s libraries again this...

Have your say: Council launches public consultation on 2021/22 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...

Latest funding for small South Glos businesses brings our Covid Business...

South Gloucestershire Council has made a further 219 grant awards, totalling almost £1.2m, under the Government’s Discretionary Small Business Support Grants programme, as part...

Progress made with access improvements at Mangotsfield Sort It centre

Our plans to improve Mangotsfield Sort It centre have made a key step forward as we have purchased the land needed to create a...

New Local Plan approved for public consultation

A new draft Local Plan for South Gloucestershire, our key planning policy document, which will shape the places that we live, work and socialise...

New Council Plan set out ambitious priorities for the next four...

Cabinet has approved ambitious plans for delivering a fairer, healthier, greener and more prosperous South Gloucestershire. The new Council Plan, the main strategy document...

Residents and businesses encouraged to have their say on the future...

An engagement on our long-term vision and ideas for improving Yate launches this week. We want the local community to tell us what they...
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Celebrate Libraries Week 2020 in South Gloucestershire

This year Libraries Week takes place between 5 – 10 October and residents of South Gloucestershire are invited to access the wide range of...

Work starts on £1.5m transformation of Patchway Community Centre

Work is underway on a £1.528 million project to refurbish, remodel and extend Patchway Community Centre to provide additional space and modernise the building...

First Covid-19 Community Testing Unit to open in South Gloucestershire at...

The first coronavirus testing facility is set to open in South Gloucestershire on Thursday 1 October, which will provide more capacity for local residents...

Let’s take action together now to control Covid-19 in South Glos

South Gloucestershire Council’s Director of Public Health, Sara Blackmore, and Leader, Cllr Toby Savage, are calling on everyone to play their part to help...

£2 million of school building improvements across South Gloucestershire

We are carrying out more maintenance improvements to school buildings than ever this year, investing around £2 million, with work already completed at a...

Railway line closure for Gipsy Patch Lane bridge replacement

The next phase of bridge replacement work at Gipsy Patch Lane as part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) will be taking place...

Poem inspired by children in care launches local campaign to recruit...

South Gloucestershire Council is launching a new campaign to attract more potential foster carers to come forward throughout the area. Aimee Williams, a Consultant Social...

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...

Thornbury’s Chantry receives funding boost

The Chantry community and arts centre on Castle Street in Thornbury is set to receive a funding boost of £59,700 thanks to developer funding...

Bristol landlord fined thousands for failing to make repairs to Kingswood...

The owners of the former Linden Hotel in Kingswood have been fined over £14,000 and ordered to pay £667 in costs at Bristol Magistrates...
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Libraries to reopen and welcome customers to drop-in and browse

South Gloucestershire Council Libraries are set to reopen to visiting customers and are looking forward to welcoming people back from Monday 7 September. Since July,...

New ‘School Streets’ in Kingswood and Yate to help clear the...

We have two more schools joining the national School Streets scheme which aims to provide a healthier and safer environment for all by encouraging...

Thornbury man prosecuted following country lane fly-tip

A Thornbury man has been ordered to pay a total of over £3,400 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for waste related offences...

Congratulations to South Gloucestershire BTEC Students

Students across South Gloucestershire have been receiving their BTEC results this week and we congratulate them for their ongoing dedication to their learning during...

South Gloucestershire Council supporting young people during Covid-19

South Gloucestershire Council has secured £40k of funding to help young people aged between 10 and 14 to stay active and occupied through the...

Shop South Glos to help Traders and High Streets thrive

Local traders and South Gloucestershire Council have joined forces on a new campaign to encourage people to stay safe, shop local and support high...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE results

Students in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results in what have been very different circumstances because of COVID-19. We know that this...

New cycle lanes for Yate commuter route to improve safety and...

New cycle lanes are being installed on Station Road, Yate, to provide a safer route for cyclists and to make sustainable travel a more...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes Government announcement as funding for Two Bridges...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment, Councillor Erica Williams, has welcomed the announcement that Government funding has been agreed for...

South Gloucestershire celebrates achievements of A-level students

We are delighted with the achievements of our students in South Gloucestershire this year in what have been very different circumstances because of COVID-19. All...

New electric vehicles for South Gloucestershire’s community transport operators

Community transport operators in South Gloucestershire received the keys to their new electric vehicles (EVs) yesterday (Thursday 6 August) from officials at South Gloucestershire...

Work set to start on major overhaul of Wraxall Road roundabout...

Work on a major £5.9million project to reduce traffic congestion and improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians on the A4174, will start on 1...

New, environmentally friendly litter bins for Kingswood High Street

We’ve introduced two new types of litter bins to the Kingswood High Street area, which will help contribute to our carbon emissions savings and...