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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...

Counterfeit footwear seller ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid...

A Kingswood man who sold 179 pairs of counterfeit branded trainers online over the course of a year has been ordered to carry out...

Fraudulent landscaper ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work...

A fraudulent landscape business owner who targeted South Gloucestershire households has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and handed a...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn improvement work begins

South Gloucestershire Council and the Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust are pleased to announce that work to conserve, redevelop and find new uses for the...

South Gloucestershire to introduce more durable and environmentally friendly recycling boxes

Recycling in South Gloucestershire is set to become even more environmentally friendly following a decision taken by the council to replace the green and...

Celebrating 100 years of Inspiring Women in South Gloucestershire for International...

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the Aerospace Bristol museum and Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) teamed up...

Become a school crossing patrol hero and help children in your...

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

Adoption West becomes a live Regional Adoption Agency

The launch of Adoption West (on 1 March) represents an exciting new chapter in how adoption services are provided. Local Authorities in South Gloucestershire, Bath...

Fostering fees and allowances revised in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved a £300,000 boost to fees and allowances paid to foster carers in South Gloucestershire. At the meeting on Monday...

Children’s half term holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries are hosting lots of fun activities for children and families this half term holiday. It’s free to come along to our activities...

Second World War Stories exhibition launches

Our Second World War Stories exhibition has officially launched and will be touring South Gloucestershire libraries and community venues in the area between February...

Have your say on Kingswood’s Love Our High Street proposals

We want to hear local people’s views on proposals to invest in Kingswood High Street through the West of England Combined Authority’s (WECA) ‘Love...

Rugby clubs boosted by South Gloucestershire Council grants

Two rugby clubs in South Gloucestershire are enjoying improved facilities thanks to South Gloucestershire Council Section 106 grants worth over £230,000. Chipping Sodbury RFC were...

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...