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South Gloucestershire Council employee named Apprentice of the Year

Daniel John, an apprentice within South Gloucestershire Council’s Partnerships and Commissioning team, has been named Apprentice of the Year for 2019 in the Public...

Community Transport in South Gloucestershire receives over £700k

South Gloucestershire Council has received £740,000 in funding for community transport operators across the area. The money was secured earlier this year and can now...

South Gloucestershire Council buys site to expand and improve waste management...

South Gloucestershire Council will build a new Sort It centre and waste management facility in Filton, to improve recycling services for residents and to...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £719.50 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences following a fly-tip...

Celebrating 10 years of Choices 4 U

Choices 4 U, a service which provides day opportunities for people over the age of 16 with learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire, is celebrating...

Two authors share first place at Concorde Book Award 2019

For the first time in the award’s history, two authors have shared first place in South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde...

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...

Green light for next stage of Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area flood...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has given the green light to progress the next stage of the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) ecological mitigation and...

South Gloucestershire Council to invest £78m in schools over the next...

The South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet today approved an updated Capital Programme that will see £77.86million invested in schools across the district, on major projects...

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...

Library activities in South Gloucestershire during British Science Week

From air powered Lego™ cars to messy play, there is plenty to discover in South Gloucestershire libraries during British Science Week (8 to 17...

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...

South Gloucestershire Council commits to phasing out single use plastics

As part of our commitment to the environment, following a Cabinet decision earlier this year, we will be phasing out single use plastics where...

Council budget delivers £9,000 to allow deaf children to take radio...

Around 30 hearing-impaired young learners in South Gloucestershire will be able to take the radio aids they use while learning in schools home with...

Free visits to Aerospace Bristol for South Gloucestershire schools to continue...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved financial assistance for the Aerospace Bristol museum that will secure free school visits for South Gloucestershire schools up...

Mangotsfield woman prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Mangotsfield woman has been ordered to pay a total of £155 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences following a fly-tip...

£4 million skills fund ensuring a bright future for West of...

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage met some of the local people benefiting from the West of England Combined Authority’s £4 million...

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...

Roadworks on Gipsy Patch Lane

Roadworks are due to begin on Gipsy Patch Lane later this month in preparation for construction of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME), which...

Topping Out ceremony celebrates new Charlton Wood Primary Academy

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage joined representatives for the new Charlton Wood Primary Academy and construction company Beard as they gathered...

Councillors fight through tough weather conditions to complete bike ride to...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Leader and Deputy Leader battled through the elements over two days last week to complete a 230km bike ride for Children’s...

South Gloucestershire Council aims for fresh approach to managing waste collections...

South Gloucestershire Council is to consider a new approach to managing waste collections, which could lead to bringing the service back in-house in 2020,...

Supporting a career change in children’s social work

South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging graduates considering a career in children’s social work to get in contact to find out how they can make...

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...

Cabinet to consider improved plans to fund schools and support for...

South Gloucestershire Cabinet will next week consider new proposals to fund higher quality and better value for money provision for pupils with Special Educational...

South Gloucestershire Home Care Service Rated ‘Good’ by CQC

The South Gloucestershire Council Homecare service (Rapid Response), which provides emergency support to help people live independently in their own homes, has been rated...

Land owner ordered to pay over £6,000 for waste offences

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully prosecuted a land owner who was ordered to pay a total of £6,120 in fines and costs following ongoing...

Cabinet Members train with Paralympic triathlete ahead of Children’s Mental Health...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Leader and Deputy Leader are set to embark on a tough 220km challenge: cycling to every school in the district to...

Two South Gloucestershire residents prosecuted for waste offences

Two South Gloucestershire residents have been found guilty of committing waste related offences following the work of our environmental protection team. Charmaine Whereatt, 36, of...

New Chief Executive chosen

We have taken the decision to appoint current Deputy Chief Executive Dave Perry as our next Chief Executive. At the December 12 Full Council meeting,...

New land supply analysis strengthens council’s hand to resist speculative development

An updated analysis of the land available to deliver new housing in South Gloucestershire in the next five years shows that we have sufficient...

Caerphilly man prosecuted for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A Caerphilly man has been ordered to pay a total of £1611.50 after being found guilty of committing waste related offences in Badminton, South...

Council becomes White Ribbon UK organisation

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully gained White Ribbon UK accreditation as part of an ongoing commitment to tackle domestic violence and abuse (DVA). We are...

Irresponsible dog owners targeted

We want to reduce the amount of dog waste littering South Gloucestershire and ensure that dog owners meet their responsibilities, and have a number...

Christmas and New Year waste collections

South Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling collections will not be taking place on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) or New Year’s Day...

Fines and community service for successfully prosecuted fly-tipper

A Chipping Sodbury man has been ordered to pay £810.59 in fines and costs, and been given 160 hours of community service, after pleading...

South Gloucestershire Primary Schools’ Annual Carol Service

Around 950 South Gloucestershire schoolchildren, teachers and a real baby playing the part of Jesus came together at Clifton Cathedral in Bristol on Thursday...

Council’s support for small businesses recognised

South Gloucestershire Council were winners at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) ‘Local Authority’ Small Business Awards covering Gloucestershire and West of England. The FSB...

Better Bus Areas project brings improvements for bus users

We are making good progress with the Better Bus Areas project, which includes a number of measures aimed at improving routes for buses in...

South Gloucestershire Council backs new young person’s housing scheme

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to proceed with plans to convert its former Woodleaze care home in Yate into a Young Person’s Housing...

Local travel champions recognised at Travelwest awards

The annual Travelwest ‘Business Travel Awards’ took place on Thursday 29 November at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in South Gloucestershire. The awards recognise...

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...

Improving your local roads

South Gloucestershire Council’s StreetCare teams strive to make our local roads better by continually carrying out road maintenance, resurfacing work and fixing potholes. Our staff...

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...

Focus on improvements to support for care leavers highlighted in latest...

Children’s Services are continuing to improve as they implement the action plan agreed after they were inspected by Ofsted in 2017. That’s according to...

Council publishes updated list of sites to be assessed for potential...

As part of our work on a new Local Plan for South Gloucestershire, we are publishing an updated list of sites which have been...

£4m investment delivered in maintenance across South Gloucestershire schools

More than £4 million has been invested in a range of school maintenance projects in South Gloucestershire schools this year, as part of an...