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Helping create a safe and enjoyable night out in South Gloucestershire

We are working with partners to launch ‘Behave or Be Banned (BOBB)’, a new scheme to help ensure that people have a safe and...

Community sports courts improvements funded at Yate school

Community sports courts at Brimsham Green School, Yate, have been completely resurfaced thanks to a South Gloucestershire Council grant worth £74,500. The surface of the...

Have your say on proposed removal of recycling bags for kerbside...

We would like to stop providing white and green bags for kerbside recycling collections and instead ask residents to use green boxes for all...

Hanham Library to benefit from Open Access scheme

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to install Open Access at Hanham Library which will extend its opening hours. At Monday 5 November’s Cabinet meeting,...

Half term activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this half term holiday. All activities are craft drop-ins most suitable...

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...

Celebrate Libraries Week in South Gloucestershire

Libraries Week takes place from 8 to 13 October and South Gloucestershire residents are invited to drop in to their local library to find...

Shrouds of the Somme ‘The Trench’ artwork opens in South Gloucestershire

The Trench, an evocative part of the Shrouds of the Somme artwork installation by artist Rob Heard, was officially opened at Aerospace Bristol on...

Inspirational women of South Gloucestershire celebrated at exhibition

A celebration of some of South Gloucestershire’s most inspirational women was officially launched at an exhibition at Kingswood Heritage Museum on 11 September. ‘Inspiring Women:...

Bibstone residents updated on broadband rollout

During July’s full Council meeting, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Cllr Rob Creer offered to visit the village of Bibstone to meet residents and...

ASBO breach leads to five year Criminal Behaviour Order

A Winterbourne man who breached the terms of his Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been handed a five year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO). Edward Mark...

Discover hidden history at Heritage Open Days

Venues in South Gloucestershire will be opening their doors to members of the public over two weekends in September as part of the national...

Bristol builder ordered to pay almost £9,000 for dangerous electrical work

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a Bristol builder, who was ordered to pay a total of £8,806.76 in fines and costs after pleading...

‘Fit and Fed’ this summer

South Gloucestershire Council’s school catering division, Integra Catering is continuing to serve hundreds of healthy meals to young people from low-income families through the...

Historic Winterbourne Barn project set to start

A project to redevelop Winterbourne Medieval Barn is making good progress now that formal permission to start has been received from the project’s main...

Page Park Café and activity room scoops regional award

Page Park Café and activity room in Staple Hill has been named as the ‘Best Public Service Building West of England’ at the Local...

Recycling up and landfill down, smaller bins and weekly collections –...

Thanks to the efforts of residents and staff, South Gloucestershire Council is celebrating the success of the first year of its new Waste Strategy. Since...

Wanted! Stories of inspirational South Gloucestershire women over the past 100...

We are on the hunt for your stories about the achievements of inspirational women from South Gloucestershire who have made a difference to society,...

Popular Open Access Libraries set to extend early opening hours

More than 3,600 people have signed up to use South Gloucestershire libraries using Open Access technology in the first six months since changes to...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn awarded £936,600 in National Lottery funding

A project to help secure the future of Winterbourne’s Medieval Barn has taken a major step forward thanks to a £936,600 grant from the...

Downend man prosecuted for failing to comply with Community Protection Notice

A Downend man has been ordered to pay £2,000 in costs to the council and a £20 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to failing...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn awarded £936,600 in National Lottery funding

A project to help secure the future of Winterbourne’s Medieval Barn has taken a major step forward thanks to a £936,600 grant from the...

Foster carers wanted

We have launched a campaign to find new foster carers in South Gloucestershire. There are more than 160 children in care in South Gloucestershire who...

Easter holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a range of fun drop-in activities for children and families this Easter holiday. All activities are free to attend and are...

Section 106 open space funding awarded

Ten projects to improve outdoor sports and play facilities for children and young people across South Gloucestershire have been recommended to receive Section 106...

Community spirit praised by councillors during severe weather

At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, councillors issued a formal thank you to those residents who helped others in South Gloucestershire in the wake of Storm...

South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s 2018 Community Awards winners announced

Nearly thirty unsung heroes and their families attended the Chair’s Community Awards at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s WISE Campus last night (Wednesday 7...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agrees 2018/19 Budget

South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the Budget agreed today (Monday 5 February, 2018)....

South Gloucestershire launches 12 week consultation on new Local Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has begun a 12 week consultation as it develops a new Local Plan. This is a key planning document in shaping...

Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre is ‘bigger and better’ following £1.5 million...

Customers will be greeted by a range of new facilities at Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre, following a major £1.5 million redevelopment funded by South...

Become a foster carer to make a huge difference to a...

We are looking for foster carers from every background to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in South...

Bristol building firm fined more than £20,000

A Bristol-based company has been fined more than £20,000 after we successfully prosecuted them for breaching building regulations.  H and B Builders Limited, based at...

Rogue trader handed two-year jail term

A Kent man has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to fraud after unnecessary work carried out...

December holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a fun-filled programme of festive activities for children and families this December. All activities are free and new faces are...

Night safe campaign launches

During December, we are working with partners including police to help people have a safe and enjoyable night out in Chipping Sodbury and Kingswood. We...

Beat the cold! Save money and access grants to help you...

Are you worried about how you are going to pay your gas and electricity bills this winter? Do you feel uncomfortable or ill because...

Criminal Behaviour Orders issued for anti-social behaviour in South Gloucestershire

Two young people from South Gloucestershire have been given Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) following anti-social behaviour (ASB) issues. A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old have been...

Brunelcare and Brackley Investments announce plans for new care home development...

Local charity and care and housing provider Brunelcare is delighted to announce that contracts have been signed with Brackley Investments for the development of...

Demand soars for retirement village as show homes open

Seventy-one years-old Pam Fortune officially opened the show homes at the new Stoke Gifford Retirement Village. Demand for the village is soaring and over 1,000...

Have Your Say: Council launches public consultation on 2018/19 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...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s Ageing Better Plan

If you live or work in South Gloucestershire we would like to hear your views on the South Gloucestershire Ageing Better Plan. The Ageing Better...

Digital war memorial project launches

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Blair joined children from Marshfield CE VC Primary School to launch a new digital war memorial project...

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

Would you like to thank a volunteer who has gone the extra mile? Nominations are now open for the South Gloucestershire Council Chair's Community...

Policies, Sites and Places Plan adopted

The Policies, Sites and Places (PSP) Plan – which will guide future planning decisions over the next ten years – has been formally adopted...

Major development on Filton Airfield approved

Councillors on South Gloucestershire Council’s DC West Committee today (Thursday 19 October) approved revised plans for a 2,675 home development, along with employment land,...

South Gloucestershire Council takes action to combat and raise awareness of...

The council has adopted a new Modern Slavery policy and endorsed an action plan to help combat the practice in and around South Gloucestershire,...

October half term activities for children in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a range of fun activities planned to help keep children entertained over the October half term school holidays including story...

Annual Equalities Report approved by Cabinet

From extending our domestic abuse services to male and LGBT victims to taking part in a conference about hate crime, the Annual Equalities Report...

Refugee named Community Learner of the Year

A refugee has been named as our Community Learner of the Year 2017. The annual event is organised by our community learning team to reward...

Persistent rogue traders imprisoned for fraudulent trading

A pair of rogue traders have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison each after pleading guilty to defrauding customers of...