Business and economy

Business and economy

Contract awarded which will see improved broadband service in South Gloucestershire

Even more people in South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from our ongoing rollout of broadband, after contracts were awarded for the next stage...

South Gloucestershire is a hub for innovation, say business leaders at...

South Gloucestershire Council’s economic development team hosted its seventh annual business forum breakfast on Wednesday 5 July. The well-established networking event was held at the...

Consultation responses sought on modifications to the South Gloucestershire Policies Sites...

The Policies Sites and Places Plan (PSP Plan) will form an important part of the planning system for South Gloucestershire over the next decade,...

Change in governance arrangements introduced

Governance arrangements of South Gloucestershire Council changed to a Leader and Cabinet model at Wednesday 17 May’s Annual General Meeting. Under the new arrangements, the...

Time running out to register to vote in West of England...

Eligible voters in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire are being urged to register to vote by midnight on Thursday 13...

Indoor sports venue plans approved

Plans for an indoor leisure development including an ice rink, ski venue and skydiving facilities at Cribbs Causeway retail park were approved today (Thursday...

Candidates for West of England Combined Authority Mayoral Election named

The names of the six candidates standing in the first West of England Combined Authority Mayoral election have been published. Those standing in the West...

Councillors approve change in governance arrangements

The current governance arrangements of South Gloucestershire Council are set to change, following a majority decision by councillors at full Council on Wednesday 22...

West of England Combined Authority meets to discuss budget

The West of England Combined Authority, which will manage new powers for transport, housing, adult education and skills, holds its second meeting on March...

First meeting of the new West of England Combined Authority

The West of England Combined Authority, which will manage new powers for transport, housing, adult education and skills, met for the first time today...

First meeting set for newly established West of England Combined Authority

A West of England devolution deal that will see more decisions being made locally, rather than nationally, on issues including transport, housing, adult education...

South Gloucestershire Council 2017/18 Council Tax and Budget Agreed

The 2017/18 South Gloucestershire Council Budget was agreed at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 15 February. A revenue budget of £193.25 million was...

South Gloucestershire Council to keep Kingswood Civic Centre, tenant announced, some...

South Gloucestershire Council has announced details of its plans to save around £400,000 in running costs and to keep the Kingswood Civic Centre, while...

Have your say on our 2017/18 budget

There is still time for South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers to have their say on the council’s budget and council...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils give...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils have voted to give their consent on the Parliamentary Order for the West of...

Rural communities to benefit from broadband rollout

Rural villages from Elberton to Littleton-Upon-Severn will have access to a fibre to the premises (FTTP) solution under plans to rollout broadband coverage to...

Funding approved for motorway junction study

Councillors on the Environment and Community Services Committee have given the go ahead for a feasibility study to be drawn up for a new...

Consultation launched on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan and...

All members of the public, young and old, are being encouraged to help inform proposals for growth in the region that will affect everyone...

Have Your Say: Council Launches Public Consultation on 2017/18 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...

The Mall expansion plans given the green light

South Gloucestershire’s largest retail outlet is set to expand after councillors granted outline planning permission for the proposals today (Thursday 3 November). The scheme at...

Thousands of students meet employers at South Gloucestershire careers event

From hi-tech virtual reality applications to advanced medicine and healthcare, students from South Gloucestershire secondary schools and academies got a taste of their future...

Communities Secretary visits West of England to discuss devolution deal

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP, visited the West of England on Thursday 13 October 2016,...

Young interns recognised at celebratory event

More than 20 young people from secondary schools across South Gloucestershire have successfully completed a Post 16 Internship Programme, designed to develop their employability...

Next step announced for consultation on the West of England Joint...

Residents across the West of England will be able to have a further say on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) and...

Public responses show overall support for £1 billion West of England...

Residents have had the opportunity to have their say on the creation of a new West of England Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) and a...

Longwell Green landlord fined for breaching building regulation rules

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a local landlord, who was fined £600 plus £500 in council costs after pleading guilty to breaching building...

Council’s pest control team help remove bee swarm

Pest control officers came to the rescue of a swarm of honey bees which had completely covered the front door of a property in...

VENTURER consortium shares project’s progress

The VENTURER consortium held its first showcase event on Tuesday 24 May to update partners, private sector delegates and attendees from transport and public...

Council employees recognised for public service

Staff who provide excellent services to the people of South Gloucestershire were commended during the council’s Pride Awards yesterday (Wednesday 4 May). The awards are...

South Gloucestershire Council shortlisted for recycling award

A campaign to help promote weekly food recycling collections in South Gloucestershire has been shortlisted for a Materials Recycling World National Recycling Award. The national...

Ambitions Plus careers event inspires young people

Around 2,000 students attended the Ambitions Plus careers event on Tuesday 16 February, which took place at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College’s WISE campus...

Green light for new Airbus research and development building

South Gloucestershire Council has granted formal planning permission for a new research and development building which will be constructed by Airbus on their site...

Low-cost computer scheme launched in South Gloucestershire

A low-cost computer scheme is being piloted across South Gloucestershire in a move at helping targeted groups access the internet more easily. A range of...

West of England Rental Standard launches

Landlords and letting agents in South Gloucestershire are being encouraged to apply for accreditation under the new West of England Rental Standard. The scheme launched...

Councils working together to secure more powers

Leaders from the West of England region are working together to secure more local powers from the government. Devolution is the process of devolving more...

Digital council services

You can now quickly and easily access a wide number of council services online. South Gloucestershire residents can report issues online through the report it...

Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension consultation launches

A consultation on preliminary designs for the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME) launches today, Friday 27 November. The CPME is an extension of the MetroBus...

Consultation launches to find additional sites for housing

Over the next five years more homes need to be built in South Gloucestershire in order to meet people’s needs. The process of finding, assessing...

South Gloucestershire councillors

Download a pdf with details of all 70 South Gloucestershire councillors. For further information and to search for your local councillors by name, ward or...