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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...

Touring digital exhibition helps you ‘Know Your Place’

An innovative digital exhibition of historic maps and archive material can be found at Bradley Stoke Library in South Gloucestershire during January and February. The...

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...

Improvement work for recycling facility at Mangotsfield

Work will begin on 1 February to make significant improvements to the transfer station and recycling yard attached to the Mangotsfield Sort It recycling...

Have your say on a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire

From today (Thursday 12 January) we are consulting on a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire and we are encouraging residents and people who...

Curtain raised on multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Lifestyle Centre

Customers can enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6 million redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council. An...

New multi-million pound housing development under way in South Gloucestershire

Members of South Gloucestershire Council made a site visit to see work start on a major new housing development which will create 70 much-needed...

Free Christmas holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

Libraries across South Gloucestershire are holding a seasonal programme of activities to help keep children entertained throughout the festive period. All activities are free drop-ins...

Fairtrade exhibition launches

A new Fairtrade exhibition has launched at Downend Library. Pupils from Christchurch Junior School in Downend visited the library for the launch event, which included...

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...

Valued bus services reinstated

Residents of Oldland Common and Bitton will once again have bus services linking them with Bath and Bristol after we successfully negotiated a deal...

Young musicians from South Gloucestershire perform at Royal Albert Hall

Over 150 young singers and instrumentalists from South Gloucestershire recently performed at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in the Music for Youth (MFY) Proms...

Yate man fined after discovery of fly tipped hairdressing waste

A man from Yate has been ordered to pay a total of £1892.75 in fines and costs after he admitted fly tipping and carrying...

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

Calling all community heroes! Nominations are now open for the South Gloucestershire Council Chair's Community Awards 2017. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable...

Page Park turf cut event

A turf cutting event was held at Page Park in Staple Hill to mark the start of building work to create a new café...

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...