Environment

Environment

Frampton Cotterell man prosecuted for waste offences

A Frampton Cotterell man has been ordered to pay over £1,500 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in South Gloucestershire. Michael White,...

South Gloucestershire Council to engage with local communities as it starts...

The Council is beginning the process of producing a new Local Plan that will guide planning decisions across South Gloucestershire over the coming years. A...

Low emission bus announcement

The Cabinet Member responsible for transport has welcomed the £4.79m fund from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, which is designed to help unlock...

Fly tippers prosecuted

Our campaign against fly tipping in South Gloucestershire continues with the successful prosecution of two individuals for committing waste related offences. Carl Gillespie, of Sherwood...

Partnership working secures Criminal Behaviour Order first for council

A Patchway man has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work and banned from cold calling for two years through a...

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,...

Improved flood defences to protect homes, Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area and...

A joint £80 million project by South Gloucestershire and Bristol City Councils and the Environment Agency, is being designed to protect the Avonmouth Severnside...

Recycle every week from 19 June

From Monday 19 June South Gloucestershire households will be able to put all of their recycling containers out for collection every week with their...

Mangotsfield Sort It Centre reopens ahead of schedule

Mangotsfield Sort It recycling centre will reopen ahead of schedule from 10am on Saturday 27 May following its refurbishment. The recycling centre has been closed...

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...

Number of tree varieties in Page Park more than doubles with...

The variety of different tree species in Staple Hill’s Page Park has increased by more than half following the planting of 33 new trees,...

Trio of fly tippers prosecuted

Our campaign against fly-tipping in South Gloucestershire continues with the successful prosecution of three individuals for committing waste related offences. Cristina Drosu, of Ilminster Avenue...

Destroying protected trees costs developer £2,267.46

A property developer has been ordered to pay a total of £2,267.46 after they were successfully prosecuted for destroying four trees in Almondsbury that...

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...

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...

Prosecution follows waste filmed thrown from car window

A man from Manchester has been ordered to pay a total of £610 in fines and costs after he admitted illegally disposing waste in...

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...

Landlords prosecuted for renting unsafe property

The landlords of a large property in Kingswood have been fined almost £27,000 for breaching a number of regulations, including fire safety. Mr Bhahinder Singh...

Conditional discharge and fines follow discovery of fly tipped waste

A woman from Bristol has been given a one year conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £1,268.75 in costs after she...

More sustainable electric vehicles added to fleet

We have just taken delivery of our third electric vehicle, with the aim of transforming 20-25 per cent of our light van and car...

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...

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...

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...

Next step announced for consultation on the West of England Joint...

Residents across the West of England will be able to have a further say on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) and...

South Gloucestershire’s Discover Festival

The Discover Festival is back for another year offering a host of opportunities for residents to discover and enjoy something new in South Gloucestershire. South...

Longwell Green landlord fined for breaching building regulation rules

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a local landlord, who was fined £600 plus £500 in council costs after pleading guilty to breaching building...

Ambitious new recycling service given the go-ahead

The Environment and Community Services Committee has given the green light to ambitious new proposals for the waste service to help increase recycling levels...

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...

Council’s pest control team help remove bee swarm

Pest control officers came to the rescue of a swarm of honey bees which had completely covered the front door of a property in...

Volunteers thanked at community event

Around 70 South Gloucestershire volunteers have been thanked for their efforts at a special event held in Winterbourne last night (Thursday 9 June). South Gloucestershire’s...

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...

South Gloucestershire Council shortlisted for recycling award

A campaign to help promote weekly food recycling collections in South Gloucestershire has been shortlisted for a Materials Recycling World National Recycling Award. The national...

Staple Hill’s Page Park receives National Lottery investment

South Gloucestershire Council, working in close partnership with the Friends of Page Park community group, has been awarded £1,628,708 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)...

Page Park clock tower set for restoration

The Page Park clock tower building restoration project has received a £50,000 funding boost thanks to a grant from SITA Trust. The grant was made...

Councils working together to secure more powers

Leaders from the West of England region are working together to secure more local powers from the government. Devolution is the process of devolving more...

Gritting fleet prepared for cold period

South Gloucestershire’s winter gritting fleet is being readied for the first serious cold spell of the winter and this year we are extending our...

Voluntary agency joins forces with council to help out in an...

We have teamed up with registered charity Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol (SWCAP) to be our eyes in the sky in the event of...

Funding to help heat homes

We have been awarded £3.2 million to tackle fuel poverty and keep bills low. We successfully secured the government funding with four other councils and...

Solar farms on the way

We are about to begin construction of two solar photovoltaic (PV) farms - one next to the council offices on Badminton Road in Yate,...

Changes to the Sort It centres

From 1 October the opening times for all of the Sort It centres will change to 8.30am – 4.30pm. These times will apply all year...