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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...

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...