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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...
Logo for the Great Big Green Week 2022

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...
Council Leader, Toby Savage, Local Councillors Brian Hopkinson, Sanjay Shambhu and Jo Buddharaju, YTL Director of Planning & Development Seb Loyn and members of the YTL Developments team.

South Gloucestershire Council unveil plans to restore historic aircraft hangar to...

A multimillion-pound bid to Government to restore and convert a First World War aircraft hangar into a brand-new community and business hub has been...
Winterbourne Medieval Barn

South Gloucestershire Heritage Open Days 2022

Some of the Heritage Open Days events may not be taking place following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Please check with...
Councillor Sam Bromiley, cabinet member responsible for children and young people; Council Leader Councillor Toby Savage; Councillor Elizabeth Bromiley; and Councillor Rachael Hunt, cabinet member responsible for communities and local place, at the former Warmley Pitch and Putt site

Location chosen for new Jubilee Park in South Gloucestershire

A brand new biodiversity-focused park will be created by South Gloucestershire Council at the former Warmley Pitch and Putt golf course to commemorate the...
Councillor Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, with pupils and headteacher Hetty Blackmore at Mangotsfield School

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

South Gloucestershire Council is sending its warmest congratulations to students who have received their GCSE results today, as data so far suggests that 2022...
Sign on fence saying No tipping or dumping

Mangotsfield man ordered to pay over £2,000 following fly-tip prosecution

A Mangotsfield man has been ordered to pay a total of £2,011 in fines and costs after being prosecuted by South Gloucestershire Council for...
The colours of the Ukrainian flag with the wording We stand with you Ukraine

South Glos shows solidarity with Ukraine, celebrating Independence Day with a...

South Gloucestershire will stand in continued solidarity with Ukraine this week as its citizens across the world celebrate their Independence Day on Wednesday 24...
Representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, Aequus, Vistry and Connells at the turf cutting event for Manor Gardens development.

Work begins at energy efficient Manor Gardens development

Construction work has begun on 30 climate friendly and energy efficient new family homes being built at Manor Gardens, a new development located off...
Councillor Erica Williams with students James, Abi, Lydia, Evie and Daniel, as well as Headteacher, Natalie Wilcox

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level, BTEC and T-Level success

The Council sends its warmest congratulations to students who have received their A-level, BTEC and T-Level results today, as data so far suggest that...
officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s customer services and waste and recycling teams

South Gloucestershire Council visits local communities to offer advice on financial...

South Gloucestershire Council is working to help people in the area manage their budgets in light of the rise in the cost of living. This...
Cigarette butts visible though a drain grill

Kingswood man ordered to pay almost £1000 after being prosecuted for...

A Kingswood man has been ordered to pay almost £1000 after being found guilty of littering in South Gloucestershire, following the first court case...
An indicative CGI image of railway platforms

Plans for new Charfield Train Station receive strong support

Plans for a new train station in Charfield have received a high level of support from people living in the village and surrounding communities. Results...
Kirsty Stokes, senior commissioning and policy officer for Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner; Eni Abiose, Next Link; Superintendent Dickon Turner; and Zoey Pether, Drive South Gloucestershire project lead.

Programme which works with perpetrators of domestic abuse marks first successful...

A project which challenges the behaviours of people who abuse their partners or family members has marked its first year in South Gloucestershire. Drive, a...
Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Councillor Toby Savage recently visited Whitfield Tabernacle to see how work to restore the listed building in Kingswood is progressing.

Important milestone reached to restore Kingswood heritage site for community benefit

Work to protect and restore Kingswood’s 18th century Whitfield Tabernacle has reached a significant milestone, with the first phase of work to restore the...

South Gloucestershire Council’s former Leader passes away

Former South Gloucestershire Council Leader, Alderman John Calway, has sadly died. John, who was from Longwell Green in South Gloucestershire, passed away on Wednesday 3...
Holding hands

New South Glos Carers Strategy will support carers of all ages

South Gloucestershire Council has adopted a new Carers Strategy, which sets out priorities to support carers over the next five years. The new strategy has been...
Councillor Erica Williams and pupils from Woodlands Primary School in Yate

Hundreds of local pupils graduate from Children’s University thanks to council...

Almost 800 primary school pupils from across South Gloucestershire are celebrating, following their graduation from the Children’s University. As part of its Recovery and Innovation...
Pupils and staff from Coniston Primary School

Bristol Sport Foundation supporting primary pupils in schools across South Gloucestershire

Hundreds of children from across South Gloucestershire have learned the value of physical and mental health in school this year thanks to a partnership...

Ukrainian refugees being helped to build a future through employment in...

Ukrainian refugees who have moved to South Gloucestershire are already finding their feet and looking to build a future for themselves and their families...
Children and staff join cabinet members at the new school building.

Excitement builds as new Frenchay Primary School nears completion

Even as staff and students look forward to the summer holidays, a group from Frenchay Church of England Primary School have visited the site...
Fly-tipped waste at Easter Compton

Bristol fly-tippers prosecuted

Two men from Bristol have been sentenced for waste related offences at Bristol Magistrates Court, following investigations into separate incidents of fly-tipping by South...
Pupils from Emerson’s Green Primary School with Children’s author Emma Perry at Emerson’s Green Library, to mark the Summer Reading Challenge.

Summer Reading Challenge 2022 launches in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council’s library service is inviting all primary school aged children to visit their local library this summer and take part in the...
Councillor Erica Hunt with children at school science day

School Science Day focusses on how we impact the natural world

More than 4,000 pupils from 22 schools across South Gloucestershire learned about the impact of human activity on the environment during a virtual school...
Councillor Steve Reade at an electric vehicle charging point in Filton

Council to make it easier for more to switch to electric...

People hoping to make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) will find it easier in the future thanks to work being carried out...
Councillor rachael Hunt and the Friends of Kingswood Park standing together in the park

Have your say on proposed improvements to Kingswood Park

South Gloucestershire Council is developing plans to improve Kingwood Park and local people are being asked to provide their input to help shape the...

South Glos launches consultation on new 30-year housing strategy

South Gloucestershire Council is setting out a new vision and approach to delivering the homes that will be needed by residents now and over...

Library cards for all reception and year 1 pupils will open...

All pupils in Reception and Year 1 at South Gloucestershire primary schools will be given their own library card this month as part of...
group of five people jumping in to the sunset

What keeps you happy, healthy and well?

What keeps you happy, healthy and well? That’s the question being asked by the new Integrated Care System (ICS) for Bristol, North Somerset and...
Councillor Steve Reade empties a wheelbarrow of tarmac on to a road

Innovative and more efficient way to report potholes and issues with...

South Gloucestershire Council has just launched an innovative new way for residents to report potholes and other issues on roads, footpaths and cycleways in...

Sort It centre slip road gets green light as planning permission...

South Gloucestershire Council has secured planning permission to drive forward with its plans to build a dedicated slip road to the Sort It recycling...
An image of the Sevrnside coast looking out to the Severn Bridge

Communities in Severnside invited to help shape future of the area

People living or working in Severnside are being asked how the area should look in the future. South Gloucestershire Council is launching a six-week engagement period...
Council Leader Toby Savage speaking at the West of England Nature Partnership conference.

Empower parish councils to spark a community-led nature revolution, urges council...

Town and parish councils could play a key role in launching a community-led nature revolution across England, says the Leader of South Gloucestershire Council...
Councillor Steve Reade at the M49 junction

Council continues to push forward with M49 link road

South Gloucestershire Council has announced the next steps in the delivery of the new M49 junction link road. Since taking the lead on the key...

Residents encouraged to help shape plans for Jubilee Park as potential...

South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging residents to provide their views on proposals for a new biodiversity-focused park in Cadbury Heath to mark the Queen’s...
People celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, wearing hats and with bunting on the ceiling

Cambrian Green Day Services host Jubilee street party

Cambrian Green Day Services in Yate held its very own ‘Street Party’ event on Friday 27 May giving those who attend the centre an...
A Union Jack flag in front of a street scene

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in South Gloucestershire

To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee there are a variety of events and activities taking place in and around South Gloucestershire this week for...
Councillor Toby Savage with winners of the UMBRELLA competition

South Gloucestershire Council supports innovation in digital technology sector

Grants totalling £125,000 are to be handed out to five small and medium sized businesses by South Gloucestershire Council. The small and medium sized enterprises...