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Rogue traders targeted during coronavirus outbreak

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s Trading Standards team are working with the Police to target and disrupt rogue traders during the coronavirus outbreak. In one...

Integra staff redeployed to help deliver community meals

Staff from Integra, South Gloucestershire Council’s traded services division that provides services and support for the council, schools and businesses, have switched roles and...

Emergency food parcels delivered to people shielding at home

We are working with the government, health services and other partners to ensure essential support will be delivered to those being asked to shield...

Coronavirus Information Service

The UK Government has launched a GOV.​UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and...

Council staff redeployed to keep essential collections running

Staff from our StreetCare team have been retrained and redeployed to help with essential household waste collections during the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of employees...

Play areas closed

All of our play areas are now closed. This follows government instructions to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our parks and open spaces...

Changes to waste services to keep essential collections operating during COVID-19

South Gloucestershire Council will keep essential waste collections operating, including black bins and recycling, despite the challenges posed by Coronavirus. Black bins, clinical waste and...

One Stop Shops closed

All One Stop Shops are closed from today (Monday 23 March) to residents with non-essential enquiries until further notice, this is following guidance from...

Spontaneous volunteering groups get support from South Gloucestershire Council

We've issued a range of information and guidance materials to support the increasing number of informal and formal community groups that are springing up...

All South Gloucestershire libraries closed

All South Gloucestershire libraries are closed from end of Thursday 19 March and remain closed until further notice, including Open Access. This decision was based...

‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ scoops Concorde Book...

A novel which tells the uplifting story of a boy who flees from a war torn country and makes new friends in the UK...

South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s 2020 Community Award winners announced

Unsung heroes from across South Gloucestershire were presented with a Chair’s Community Award at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s WISE Campus this week (Wednesday...

British Science Week at South Gloucestershire Libraries

South Gloucestershire Council’s libraries will be hosting a series of science themed events between 6 to 15 March, as part of British Science Week. This...

South Gloucestershire Council signs up to work more closely with voluntary...

The Council has signed up to a new national campaign called Keep It Local as it embarks on a project working with the Voluntary...

March 2020 edition of South Gloucestershire News

This edition features an update on our budget for 2020/21; children’s mental health awards for schools and our investment in local high streets. Read South...

Children’s half term holiday activities in South Gloucestershire Libraries

Our libraries are hosting lots of fun activities for children and families this February half term. It’s free to come along and new faces are...

Over £100,000 of improvements to open spaces funded in South Gloucestershire

Sports facilities and a play area in Yate are set to benefit from more than £100,000 of improvements, thanks to developer funding negotiated by...

South Gloucestershire Libraries named among nation’s best for digital services

We are in the top 10 of unitary authorities for the loan of library material in electronic format, which includes ebooks, emagazines and eaudio. National...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of over £700 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for waste related offences...

£310,000 of improvements to open spaces funded in South Gloucestershire

Public open spaces and sports facilities across South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from more than £310,000 of improvements, through funding that we've secured...

Whitfield Tabernacle stabilisation funding approved

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has approved a business case for stabilisation work to the Whitfield Tabernacle in Kingswood. The award of £682,000...

Children’s festive holiday activities at South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities for children and families over the festive season. All activities are free and most suitable for primary...

South Gloucestershire Council win ‘Keep it Local’ award

We are delighted to be announced as winner of the national ‘Keep it Local’ award at the Locality Awards 2019, which were held in...

18 month sentence and lifetime ban follows animal cruelty prosecution

The owner of a farm in Olveston, South Gloucestershire has been handed an 18 month custodial sentence with immediate effect along with a lifetime...

Volunteers ‘greatly appreciated’ at community spaces event

More than 50 volunteers were thanked for the important work they do to help maintain community spaces in South Gloucestershire at a special event...

Property maintenance pilot gets green light

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved a new pilot scheme to support vulnerable residents in maintaining their properties. The two year scheme will help the...

Celebrate Libraries Week with a virtual reality experience

South Gloucestershire Council’s library service is celebrating Libraries Week (7 to 12 October) by offering virtual reality experiences and raising awareness of libraries and...

Thousands of children take part in 20th annual Summer Reading Challenge

Over 5000 children from across South Gloucestershire have participated in the 20th annual Summer Reading Challenge, which was held this summer. To celebrate the successful...

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...

WW2 80th anniversary commemoration event at Aerospace Bristol

Powerful stories from World War 2 will be shared with members of the public at a free event being held at Aerospace Bristol on...

South Gloucestershire Heritage Open Days 2019

Historic sites in South Gloucestershire will once again open their doors to members of the public in September for the Heritage Open Days 2019...

New Town and Parish Council Charter signed

We have signed a new Town and Parish Council Charter, which sets out how we work together with town and parish councils in South...

Visit Grimsbury Farm in South Gloucestershire this summer

We are inviting people to visit Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood and enjoy a great day out this summer. South Gloucestershire’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr...

Rogue builder jailed for £9,600 theft from customer

A rogue builder from Patchway has been jailed for 12 months after admitting to the theft of £9,600 from a customer he had agreed...

Fizz Pop science workshop ‘takes-off’ at Cadbury Heath Library

Children and families were joined by the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson at Cadbury Heath Library on 30 July for a...

Page Park achieves Green Flag status

Page Park in Staple Hill has been presented with a prestigious Green Flag award, which is the national quality standard for parks and green...

Red Cherry Coffee Lounge opens at Kingswood Civic Centre to complete...

The Red Cherry Coffee lounge is now open for customers to enjoy a drink – and perhaps a cake as part of a balanced...

Kingswood rogue-trader guilty of fraud

A Kingswood rogue-trader has been found guilty of fraud after being prosecuted for repeatedly cold calling at the homes of elderly and vulnerable residents...

Chair announces charities for the year ahead

Charities which offer emergency air ambulance support to the most critical patients across our region and that provide a social space for people who...

20th Summer Reading Challenge launches across South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The...

Pride 2019

With cross-party support from the three political groups on South Gloucestershire Council, the rainbow flag is flying outside the council’s Badminton Road offices to...

Scam awareness week launch warns of the heartless scammer

South Gloucestershire Council is backing a campaign to highlight the devastating impact that scams have on people’s lives. Scams Awareness Week launches today (Monday 24...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay nearly £1000 after being prosecuted for waste related offences following an incident of fly-tipping at Ableton...

Special edition of South Gloucestershire News

A special edition copy of South Gloucestershire News will be delivered to all households in June 2019. We have produced this newsletter following the local...

Council Chair joins children and families for national celebration of reading

Children and families were joined by the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson at Thornbury Library on 7 June as part of...

Counterfeit footwear seller settles £95k confiscation order 10 years after original...

A Wickwar man has appeared in court 10 years after he was originally convicted for counterfeiting offences and has been ordered to pay back...

Children’s holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities for children and families taking place during the school holiday. All activities are free to attend, are...

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...

Make Sure You Register to vote in South Gloucestershire Council elections...

Residents are being encouraged to register to vote before the deadline on 12 April, so that they can take part in elections to South...

Children’s holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this Easter. All activities are free to attend and are most...