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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...
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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...
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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...
An image of a model of a house held up against the sun

South Gloucestershire continues to lead the way on delivering new affordable...

South Gloucestershire saw the completion of another major boost in new affordable homes over the past year, building on strong performances over the past...

Commercial vehicles carrying poorly secured loads stopped to help tackle roadside...

South Gloucestershire Council and Avon and Somerset Police have been working together to tackle roadside waste by carrying out stop checks on commercial vehicles...
Representatives from the council and Kings Chase Shopping Centre celebrate the announcement of four hours free parking

Visitors to Kingswood’s Kings Chase Shopping Centre can now park for...

Shoppers and visitors to Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood can now park for up to four hours for free thanks to South Gloucestershire...

Council event welcomes Ukrainian guests to South Gloucestershire

More than 100 Ukrainian guests and their local sponsors were given a warm welcome to South Gloucestershire at an event held by the council...
Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, councillor Sanjay Shambhu (left) and Vice Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, councillor Judy Adams (right).

New chair and vice chair of South Gloucestershire Council elected

Councillor Sanjay Shambhu has been named as the new chair of South Gloucestershire Council after being elected by fellow councillors at the meeting of...

Bristol Man ordered to pay almost £7,000 following prosecution for waste...

A Bristol man has been fined a total of £6,649 in fines and costs after being found guilty of failing in his Duty of...
Union Jack bunting wrapped around an apple tree covered in ivy.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events at South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries are busy gearing up for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Since the Jubilee falls over the school holidays, libraries across the area...
An image of park homes in South Gloucestershire

£1.7m park home insulation scheme makes residents warmer and happier

More than 200 park homes in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire have been upgraded by energy efficiency charity Warm and Well. The project was funded as...
Back view of a male and female from behind walking, whilst one of them pushes a bicycle

Improved walking and cycling routes planned in South Gloucestershire

Walkers and cyclists in Bitton, Thornbury and Filton are set to benefit from safer routes to schools, work and local amenities following South Gloucestershire...
A graphic of a batonbearer for the Queen's Baton Relay

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit South Gloucestershire as full...

Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed  Baton will visit South Gloucestershire on 5th July The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit South...
Hands of a student writing with rising blocks in front with the word skills written on them

South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning and Skills Service receives glowing feedback...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) has received very positive feedback following a recent Ofsted monitoring visit. Oftsed inspectors carried out the...
Attendees of the launch event discuss one of the pieces on display at the exhibition

South Gloucestershire celebrates Indian heritage as exhibition and films launched

An exhibition and films which capture and celebrate the stories of people from India who now call South Gloucestershire home were launched at a...
An animated image of people walking and cycling with people at a bus stop in the background

Have your say on proposed walking and cycling improvements for Filton...

People are being asked to have their say on suggestions to improve walking and cycling routes in Filton and Brentry. A consultation, which is being...
An artists impression of how Regent Street in Kingswood could look in the future

Kingswood Masterplan gains approval unlocking a future vision that will bring...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved the Kingswood Masterplan, a key strategic document which outlines plans to deliver a range of improvements to enhance...

£150 Council Tax Energy Rebate payments to more than 100,000 households...

Dates and information in this article were correct at the time of posting. For the latest information visit our £150 government council tax rebate...
Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place Councillor Rachael Hunt at Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood

New Changing Places Toilets planned in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully bid for £135,000 of Government funding to install up to six new fully accessible toilets in locations across the...

Time Capsule buried to mark the way community came together to...

Local school children have helped to bury a time capsule remembering the Covid-19 pandemic in South Gloucestershire. Pupils from Raysfield Primary School, in Chipping Sodbury...
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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...
Fly-tipped waste

Fly-tippers face justice for illegally dumping waste in South Gloucestershire

A man from Bristol and another from Yate have been prosecuted at Bristol Magistrates Court following investigations into separate incidents of fly-tipping by South...
Green ecological house in empty field

Energy efficient Malmains Drive development progresses

South Gloucestershire Council is working in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s housing company Aequus to build 30 energy efficient new family...
Cllr Reade with EV at The Venue Cribbs

New EV charge points now available at Cribbs Causeway for South...

The Venue, Cribbs Causeway, is the latest location for South Gloucestershire’s growing network of publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points. South Gloucestershire Council has...

South Gloucestershire Council secures £25m to relieve pressure on school funding...

The Government has announced relief of £25 million for South Gloucestershire Council against an historical overspend on supporting children and young people with special...

West of England leaders visit Bristol Port as vital flood defences...

The Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Ecological Mitigation and Flood Defence project is marking another milestone this month, with work having started in...
Chair's Community Awards 2022 group photo

South Gloucestershire Council 2022 Chair’s Community Award winners announced

Unsung heroes from across South Gloucestershire have been presented with a Chair’s Community Award to celebrate the selfless and valuable contributions they make as...

Tell us what you think about proposed A432 and A4174 walking,...

New proposals led by South Gloucestershire Council to enhance walking, cycling and bus travel along two well-used commuter routes have been unveiled, with local...

New information, advice and guidance service will offer financial, legal and...

Information, advice and guidance on financial, legal and benefits issues will be available through more channels than before the pandemic, through a new contract...