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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...

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...

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...

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...

South Gloucestershire fostering information evening

Are you interested in fostering, but aren’t sure what’s involved? Then come along to our next fostering information evening in Yate on Thursday 5 October...

Next Link South Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Services launched

Sue Mountstevens, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, and Amanda Deeks, Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, launched Next Link’s new domestic abuse...

Over 6000 children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to children from the Yate area, pictured at their local library on Wednesday 20 September receiving medals and certificates for successfully completing Animal...

Extended opening hours are coming to a library near you in...

Extended opening hours will be introduced in eight of South Gloucestershire’s libraries from Monday 2 October, thanks to the installation of new, Open Access...

Apply for an Area Wide Grant to help your community

Is your community group in need of financial support for a project, service, event or activity that benefits residents across South Gloucestershire? Organisations in the...

Page Park community building opens

Page Park’s new community building and café has been officially unveiled at a ceremony in the Staple Hill park. The new facilities will provide a...

New software for South Gloucestershire libraries means better books and more...

New stock management software being installed this month in South Gloucestershire libraries will improve the service’s ability to manage their book stocks, meaning a...

Carers and young carers help launch South Gloucestershire’s priority actions for...

Young carers proudly presented their own version of the South Gloucestershire Carers Strategy at the launch of the new strategy on Wednesday 12 July. South...

Online counterfeit sellers plead guilty

A Thornbury man who appeared before Bristol Magistrates’ Court has been fined £790 after pleading guilty to three offences of selling and possessing counterfeit...

Council leaders and PCC meet to discuss future of Fire Authority

The four local authority leaders representing Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and the Police and Crime Commissioner for...

Fostering makes a real difference

Could you care for children and young people who have had a difficult start in life? We are looking for foster carers from every background...

Chair announces charities for the year ahead

Charities which offer support to refugees and promote positive mental wellbeing for young people have been chosen as this year’s Chair’s charities. Each year the...

Child car seat safety checks in Thornbury

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police will be carrying out child car seat safety checks at Thornbury...

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,...

New and enhanced service launched for victims of domestic violence and...

Victims of domestic violence and abuse are to benefit from an enhanced service which has been officially launched in South Gloucestershire. The charity Next Link...

Temporary library closures to allow Open Access equipment installation, 7 day-a-week...

Seven day-a-week opening will be coming to libraries across South Gloucestershire in the autumn, following short closures over the summer to install the equipment...

Thornbury One Stop Shop to close from 30 June, extra help...

New arrangements to help local residents needing to access services from the council have been confirmed as the One Stop Shop (OSS) in Thornbury...

ASBO breach leads to suspended jail term

A Winterbourne man who breached the terms of his Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been given a suspended prison sentence. Edward Mullane, of Northwood Park,...

Festival of Learning in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire libraries are hosting taster sessions as part of the nationwide 2017 Festival of Learning (19 to 25 June). Local libraries are inviting residents...

Carers Week in South Gloucestershire

Events and activities are taking place across South Gloucestershire during Carers Week (12 to 18 June). On Wednesday 14 June, from 9am to 1pm, South...

Child car seat safety checks in Kingswood

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team and Avon and Somerset Police will be carrying out child car seat safety checks at Kingswood...

Half term holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

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

New Chair and Vice Chair appointed

Cllr Ian Blair was appointed Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council at last night's Annual General Meeting, following a year as Vice Chair. Cllr Rachael Hunt was...

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...

Holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a range of fun activities planned to help keep children entertained over the Easter holiday including rhymetimes, story times and...

Need to talk money as well as your Council services? Head...

If you need advice about money, debt or council services, the nearest free and independent advice could be no farther than your local South...

Tackling anti-social behaviour in Cadbury Heath and Barrs Court

Council anti-social behaviour (ASB) officers have joined forces with police officers to help tackle ASB in the Cadbury Heath and Barrs Court areas of...

South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s 2017 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 on Thursday 16 March. The...

School crossing patrol officers wanted

We are recruiting new school crossing patrol officers - better known as ‘lollipop’ men and women - for a range of schools throughout South...

Local older people take part in time capsule burial at Stoke...

Up to 100 older people hoping to move into the new Stoke Gifford Retirement Village were able to take part in a time capsule...

Joint statement from all group leaders following debate at South Gloucestershire...

The following joint statement is issued on behalf of the three group leaders on South Gloucestershire Council, Councillors Matthew Riddle, Ruth Davis and Pat...

Council ‘determined to improve’ services for children

South Gloucestershire Council is determined to improve services for children, following publication of an Ofsted inspection report. The report follows a four-week inspection last November...

Half-term holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

Once again libraries across South Gloucestershire are holding a range of fun activities to help keep children entertained over the February half-term holidays including...

Planning to propose this Valentine’s Day? Come along to our wedding...

Anyone interested in planning a wedding, civil partnership, baby naming or renewal of vows is invited to come along to our Poole Court Open...

Still time to apply for funds to support community groups

Sea cadets in Thornbury are set to benefit from a rowing boat to help with training exercises and teamwork skills. What does your community...

Affordable homes development officially opened

A development of new homes for affordable rent has been officially opened in Yate. The 24 houses and apartments, at Kelston Close, were developed by...

South Gloucestershire man prosecuted for fly tipping waste near his home

A man from Patchway in South Gloucestershire has been ordered to pay a total of £700 in fines and costs after he admitted fly...

New opening hours for Bradley Stoke Library

Bradley Stoke library will have new opening hours from 6 February and provide an extra 40.5 hours of opening through a swipe card Open...