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South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

Early indications for A-level results suggest that 2019 has been another very successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. Improving educational standards in South Gloucestershire...

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...

Helping schools improve in South Gloucestershire

We are working with local schools to help improve educational standards for all children in South Gloucestershire. South Gloucestershire Council’s education, learning and skills team...

REMINDER: Restrictions introduced at Hambrook traffic lights to help improve air...

We are restricting vehicle movements at the Hambrook traffic lights from Sunday 11 August to help improve air quality. Following detailed modelling of the impact...

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...

West of England Councils sign 10-year contracts to manage residual waste...

New contracts have been awarded with two regional companies to manage residual waste, that is material which cannot be recycled or otherwise reused. The...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes new West of England Local Industrial Strategy

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the publication of the region’s first ever Local Industrial Strategy, developed by the West of England Combined Authority and...

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...

Restrictions introduced at Hambrook traffic lights to help improve air quality

We will be restricting some vehicle movements at the Hambrook traffic lights from Sunday 11 August to help improve air quality. An Experimental Traffic Order...

£900k funding welcomed to further improve broadband for businesses

Even more people in South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from our ongoing rollout of broadband, after an additional £900,000 in funding has been...

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...

Public Health England Chief visits South Gloucestershire for launch of new...

South Gloucestershire Council today (17 June) welcomed the Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, to attend the launch of the new ‘One...

Six week Travel Challenge launches across the West

Starting from Monday 10 June, the Travelwest Challenge once again aims to get as many people as possible walking, cycling, using public transport and...

New Leader, Cabinet, Chair and Vice Chair appointed at annual full...

Cllr Toby Savage has been re-elected as Council Leader at the annual meeting of full Council on Wednesday 22 May. Cllr Savage will also take...

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...

Free period products handed out to local schools

To help tackle period poverty, we have been distributing free boxes of period products and promotional materials to schools in South Gloucestershire through our...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in South Gloucestershire

A ‘Living Well with Dementia’ roadshow takes place in Winterbourne on Thursday 23 May as part of Dementia Action Week (20 to 26 May). Dementia...

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...

Bristol man given conditional discharge and ordered to pay £110 clear...

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £130 after being found guilty of committing waste-related offences, following a fly-tip that...

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...