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National Tree Week Voucher scheme encourages residents to play their part...

It’s National Tree Week (Saturday 27 November – Sunday 5 December) and our tree voucher giveaway is back. We are working with three local...

Stephen Merchant provides audio for South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire Council’s Library service has teamed up with locally born international film and TV star Stephen Merchant, whose TV series The Outlaws is...

Brightside programme launches in South Gloucestershire

The first group of students to complete our Brightside programme of learning about the Covid pandemic have been presented with certificates to celebrate their...

Council Leader visits Longwell Green Primary School to mark anti-bullying week

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage visited Longwell Green Primary School on Thursday 18 November to meet with pupils during Anti-bullying Week...

Progress made on new, low carbon home for Frenchay Primary School

Work is underway on the brand-new Council-led school building for Frenchay CofE Primary School, ahead of the planned opening in September 2022. The brand-new home...

South Gloucestershire Council outlines next steps to connect 100 per cent...

We are progressing plans to deliver high speed broadband to the remaining one per cent of homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire that have...

Buses will return to High Street as Council responds to residents...

Buses will be back on Thornbury High Street as South Gloucestershire Council continues to develop plans to realise a new vision for the centre...

New early years provision at Charborough Road Primary School completed

A new nursery at Charborough Road Primary School in Filton has been completed thanks to a partnership between South Gloucestershire Council and The Olympus...

Chief Executive confirmed for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire...

Shane Devlin has today (Friday, 12 November 2021) been announced as the Chief Executive designate of the new Integrated Care Board (ICB) for Bristol,...

Help us help you in extraordinary times – fresh call to...

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are issuing a fresh call to the public as continuing Covid-19 hospitalisations and...

Rogue trader fined for targeting 91-year-old resident

A South Gloucestershire rogue trader who targeted a 91-year-old Kingswood resident has been fined £900 and ordered to pay £500 in costs at Bristol...

Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan sets out practical steps to...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Green Infrastructure Strategy, which was adopted at the Cabinet meeting on Monday 8 November, describes a vision for a greener, cleaner...

A4174 junction improvement scheme paused to assess feedback

More time will be given to review plans for junction improvements along the A4174 ring road following last week’s opening of the area’s first...

Wraxall Road junction improvements complete following £6.9m investment

South Gloucestershire’s first through-about (a round-about with lanes of traffic through the middle) has today opened to traffic on the A4174 Avon Ring Road...

UMBRELLA network launches in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council and our lead technology partner Toshiba Europe Ltd, Bristol Research and Innovation Lab have launched the world’s newest innovation network –...

More electric vehicle charging points available in South Gloucestershire

Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) can now charge their vehicles at even more locations across South Gloucestershire. We have recently installed new EV charging points...

South Glos Business Show focusses on meeting the challenges of the...

The South Gloucestershire Business Show was held at the Bristol and Bath Science Park this week (19 and 20 October). Hosted by the Council,...

New homes and primary school for Warmley on old Grange School...

Work is underway on the site of the old Grange School in Warmley to enable new homes, a new primary school and improved walking...

Rogue trader handed 20-month prison sentence following ‘mean and nasty offences’

A rogue trader who stole £1,200 from a Bradley Stoke pensioner has been sent to prison for 20 months after an investigation by South...

Consultation dates announced for Charfield Station plans

People in Charfield are being encouraged to have their say on plans for a new railway station in the village. A 12-week consultation on proposals...

Severn Edge bid makes shortlist for potential new home of UK’s...

Government today (14 Oct) told the South West that the region could be the location for the UK’s prototype fusion plant, which works on...

Kingswood Park restoration takes important step forward following bid success

South Gloucestershire Council and The Friends of Kingswood Park have successfully secured development funding of over £120,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund in...

Record number of new homes will help provide ownership and affordable...

A record 1,650 new homes were completed in South Gloucestershire during 2020/21, despite the impact on the construction industry of the Covid-19 pandemic. We work...

Capital Programme for 2022/23 and beyond outlined in draft budget papers

Cabinet members at South Gloucestershire Council have approved the inclusion of £112m of proposed capital investments as part of the budget consultation to be...

Unlicensed HMO landlord fined over £7,000

A Filton landlord has been fined over £7,000 for renting out an unsafe and unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO). South Gloucestershire Council’s Private Sector...

New planning support to help residents build annexes and outbuildings

If you are interested in adding an annexe or outbuilding to your existing property, South Gloucestershire Council have published new guidance to help you...

Almost £3 million of school building improvements carried out across...

We are carrying out more maintenance improvements to school buildings than ever this year, investing just under £3 million, with work completed at a...
Councillor Toby Savage, Leader of the Council

Council budget proposes major investment in children’s services

South Gloucestershire Council has released its draft budget for 2022/23, setting out proposals for making significant additional investments in children’s services as well as...

Have your say on proposed changes to town and parish councils

South Gloucestershire residents are being given the chance to have their say on proposals around changes to town and parish councils in the area...

Nominations now open for South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Community Awards

Would you like to thank an unsung hero who helps to bring your community together through volunteering? Nominations are now open for South Gloucestershire...
StreetCare team photo

It’s official – our StreetCare services are value for money

A study carried out independently by the Future Highways Research Group has concluded that the services delivered by South Gloucestershire Council’s StreetCare team provide...

Thousands of children ‘go wild’ for reading in South Gloucestershire this...

Over 4,000 children have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at South Gloucestershire Libraries and more than 400 participated through our Holiday...

Consultation begins for Thornbury High Street Traffic Regulation Orders

A statutory consultation has begun for new Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that will be needed for the multi-million-pound improvements proposed for Thornbury High Street.   Experimental...
Cllr Reade on Gipsy Patch Lane August 2021

Gipsy Patch Lane reopens westbound

Gipsy Patch Lane is to reopen to traffic in a westbound direction only (towards the A38) as work on the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension...

Last chance to apply for this year’s Area Wide Grants

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

Progress for Charfield Station with Outline Business Case submitted this week

Plans are on track for a new rail station in Charfield, South Gloucestershire, with a multimillion-pound bid due to be submitted to the West...

Public invited to hear more about changes to Thornbury High Street

Residents and business owners in Thornbury are being invited to learn more about changes being made to the town’s High Street. Next month we are...

Work to start at railway bridge to support cyclist and pedestrian...

We are making permanent changes to the road layout under the Bristol Parkway railway bridge on Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford to help support...

South Gloucestershire’s Holiday, Activity and Food success as programme extended

Thousands of children and young people across South Gloucestershire have been kept fed and active during the school holidays thanks to the Holiday Activity...

South Gloucestershire Council statement re: support for refugees from Afghanistan

Cllr Franklin Owusu-Antwi, Cabinet Member for Public Health & Equality of Opportunity, Afghanistan Veteran and the Council’s Armed Forces Champion said: “South Gloucestershire Council is...

Local health and care leaders call on public support to manage...

Health and care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are calling on public support to help manage pressures on services, as an...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

Students in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results and we are delighted with their achievements. These results represent a huge amount of...

Linking the Greens ‘press and print’ community art exhibition launches

A community art exhibition has seen hundreds of South Gloucestershire residents celebrating the biodiversity found on their doorstep. Pop along to Emersons Green Library and...

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

We are delighted with the achievements of our students in South Gloucestershire this year in what have been very different circumstances over the last...

Chair announces charity for the year ahead

An organisation which offers support and promotes positive mental wellbeing for young people has been chosen as this year’s Chair’s charity. Each year the new...

Counterfeit clothing, trainers and accessories seller prosecuted

A South Gloucestershire woman who sold counterfeit clothing, trainers and accessories via her Facebook group Haute Couture, has been given a Community Order requiring...

Veterans Support Services launched in South Gloucestershire

New Veteran Support Services, commissioned by South Gloucestershire Council, have been launched to provide help to local men and women who have served in...

Bee a winner on the South Gloucestershire high street trail

A chance to win a share of £10,000 and support local traders A swarm of bright and beautiful outsized bees will be buzzing about South...

Residents encouraged to continue to be safe in public buildings to...

Following the easing of Covid restrictions on 19 July, South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging people visiting our libraries, One Stop Shops and other buildings...

Masterplan consultation launches to help develop a ‘Distinctly Kingswood’ future town...

Local residents, communities and businesses are being asked for their comments and ideas in response to an outline Masterplan published by the Council, which...