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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...

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...

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...

South Gloucestershire Council pledges £183,000 to see new pre-school in Thornbury...

The South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agreed at their meeting on Monday 4 September to fund the £183,000 shortfall that will allow the new Pre-School...

Almondsbury C of E Primary celebrates an Outstanding start to the...

Staff and pupils at Almondsbury Church of England Primary School are celebrating being rated ‘outstanding’ following their recent Ofsted inspection. The report, published on Monday...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE result success

Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results. Almost 63 per cent of students in South Gloucestershire have achieved the new, more...

A level success in South Gloucestershire

Early indications for A level results suggest that is has been a successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. A number of schools are showing...

New Special Free School for South Gloucestershire, bidding process announced

Children with severe learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire will benefit from a new Special Free School to help meet their needs, following a Government...

Children join ‘Animal Agents’ to launch Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Local children and their families were joined by Vice-Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Rachael Hunt at Staple Hill Library to launch Animal Agents,...

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...

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...

South Gloucestershire libraries celebrate British Science Week

Young people across South Gloucestershire have been getting involved in British Science Week (10-19 March), with a range of science, technology, engineering and maths...

Civil rights novel scoops Concorde Book Award 2017

Civil rights novel ‘Lies We Tell Ourselves’ has been chosen as the 2017 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde...

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...

South Gloucestershire primary schools perform annual carol service

Nearly 1000 children and teachers from South Gloucestershire primary schools descended on Clifton Cathedral on Friday 2 December for their annual carol service. 950 South...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils give...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils have voted to give their consent on the Parliamentary Order for the West of...

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...

South Gloucestershire schoolchildren enjoy theatre production

Pupils from Coniston Primary School in South Gloucestershire enjoyed a theatre performance at Patchway Library at the beginning of November. Local theatre company Travelling Light...

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...

Have Your Say: Council Launches Public Consultation on 2017/18 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...

Thousands of students meet employers at South Gloucestershire careers event

From hi-tech virtual reality applications to advanced medicine and healthcare, students from South Gloucestershire secondary schools and academies got a taste of their future...

Young interns recognised at celebratory event

More than 20 young people from secondary schools across South Gloucestershire have successfully completed a Post 16 Internship Programme, designed to develop their employability...

Car seat safety checks success

Our road safety team has been working alongside Avon and Somerset Police over the summer months to help carry out more than 600 safety...

Summer Reading Challenge completed by almost 7,000 children

Congratulations to children from the Kingswood area, pictured at their local library receiving medals and certificates for successfully completing The Big Friendly Read, Summer...

Public responses show overall support for £1 billion West of England...

Residents have had the opportunity to have their say on the creation of a new West of England Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) and a...

South Gloucestershire celebrates best ever GCSE results

Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success with significant improvements in their GCSE results. 57 per cent of students in South Gloucestershire have achieved 5...

Pupils celebrate Time 4 Reading award scheme

Pupils from schools across South Gloucestershire celebrated the completion of this year’s Time 4 Reading schools award scheme on Wednesday 6 July. The celebration event...

Children reap benefits from outdoor play session

Pre-school children with additional needs have enjoyed a fun and inspiring day of play at a local woodland in Bradley Stoke. The event was organised...

Have your say at Community Engagement Forums

Residents are encouraged to attend South Gloucestershire’s new Community Engagement Forums (CEFs) to have their say about local issues and provide feedback on areas...

Bikeability Recycled scheme extended in South Gloucestershire

Thanks to £15,000 funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) we are extending our Bikeability Recycled scheme and also offering two new forms of...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help restore Winterbourne...

Council employees recognised for public service

Staff who provide excellent services to the people of South Gloucestershire were commended during the council’s Pride Awards yesterday (Wednesday 4 May). The awards are...

Ambitions Plus careers event inspires young people

Around 2,000 students attended the Ambitions Plus careers event on Tuesday 16 February, which took place at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College’s WISE campus...

Futuristic thriller wins Concorde Book Award

Futuristic thriller ‘The Fearless’ has been chosen as the 2016 winner of South Gloucestershire’s young people’s literature prize the Concorde Book Award. The debut novel...

South Gloucestershire libraries celebrate British Science Week

South Gloucestershire libraries are celebrating British Science Week (11 to 20 March) with a free, family friendly programme of science events and activities including...

First free bikes given to South Gloucestershire school pupils through recycling...

Pupils at Elm Park Primary School in Winterbourne are the first to receive free bicycles through a new scheme called Bikeability Recycled. The recycled bikes...

Be Safe Be Seen

South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team took the opportunity of Road Safety Week (23 to 29 November) to remind people to ‘Be Safe Be...

New schools admissions eDoc booklets

New eDocs have been created to guide parents through the schools admissions process for 2016/17. Separate documents are available for both primary and secondary schools,...

New Filton crossing allows more students to cross in safety

A new crossing, installed outside South Gloucestershire and Stroud college is providing a safe crossing point for students with physical and/or learning difficulties and...

Travelwest Schools Challenge

From 5-16 October schools across the region will be taking part in the schools challenge. The event (which is the equivalent of the commuter challenge...

School children use pedal power to get to secondary school

During the summer, 65 pupils from seven South Gloucestershire primary and junior schools including Bailey's Court, Bowsland Green, Meadowbrook, Raysfield, St Michael's, Stoke Lodge...

Studio School opens its doors to first students

Young people from South Gloucestershire have started a new chapter in their education as the first Studio School to be built in the area...