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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...

Patchway Common buzzing again thanks to award-winning project

A South Gloucestershire Council community project has won a national award for creating a wildlife haven at Patchway Common. The project picked up a Bees'...

Inspiring and innovating our partners and stakeholders

A range of partners and stakeholders from across the public, business, health and education sectors gathered at Aerospace Bristol on Friday for our Innovate...

Consultation launched as part of independent examination of West of England...

As part of the development and assessment of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), further information is being published for public comment...

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,...

Council Leader opens new training facility to benefit young adults with...

A new South Gloucestershire Council-funded training and teaching campus for young adults with learning disabilities has been officially opened by Council Leader Cllr Toby...

New planning process will open up and improve application times and...

New processes to manage and determine planning applications come into effect today (Thursday 1 November), which will streamline the system for individuals and inform...

Be Bright Be Seen this autumn

With the days shortening as we move towards winter, South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team are taking the opportunity to remind people to ‘Be...

South Gloucestershire Council continues and expands support to help keep children...

We are continuing our work, through a range of initiatives, to improve the health and weight of local children. Children’s weights are recorded annually as...

Envirocrime team win national award

South Gloucestershire Council’s envirocrime team have won the Association for Public Service Excellence’s (APSE) Environmental Services Innovation Award for 2018 in recognition of their...

Community Learners receive awards

A celebratory event has taken place to recognise the achievements of adult learners in South Gloucestershire. The annual event was organised by South Gloucestershire Council’s...

Wick man prosecuted for waste offences

A Wick man has been ordered to pay £1,160 in fines and costs, after being found guilty in court of committing waste related offences...

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...

A focus on improving mental health in South Gloucestershire schools

On the eve of World Mental Health Day (10 October), South Gloucestershire Council is pleased to announce the introduction of a Mental Wellbeing Award...

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...

South Gloucestershire Cabinet Member quits smoking for Stoptober

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Public Health Cllr Erica Williams is taking part in Stoptober by quitting cigarettes. Councillor Williams has...

Local transport schemes completed across South Gloucestershire

A number of transport schemes aimed at improving road safety and the flow of traffic on our network have recently been completed or are...

Recycling success celebrated in South Gloucestershire

It’s Recycling Week (24 to 30 September) and South Gloucestershire residents are being congratulated for recycling an extra 1,779 tonnes of waste between April...

Thousands of children take part in Summer Reading Challenge 2018

More than 5,000 children from across South Gloucestershire have participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The annual event is delivered by South Gloucestershire Council...

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:...

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...

Rogue traders ordered to pay nearly £46,000

A pair of rogue traders were ordered to pay victims of their paving scam a total of £45,669 at Bristol Crown Court last week...

Council challenges Charfield planning decision

In another major intervention, we are challenging the Planning Inspector’s recent decision regarding the Land north of Wotton Road development in Charfield. Following an inquiry...

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...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results. Early indications show an improving trend across all schools, with John Cabot Academy (Kingswood)...

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...

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

Early indications for A-level results suggest that it has been another successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. Overall, schools in the area are showing...

£65.4 million Government funding boost for National Composites Centre

South Gloucestershire’s status as the future for advanced manufacturing has received a £65m boost from the Government, in a move that will ensure the...

‘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...

Number of affordable homes built in South Gloucestershire reaches record high

368, that’s the total number of affordable homes built in South Gloucestershire over the past year, taking the figure to a record high. From Emersons...

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...

School improvements awarded funding

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved over £4.8 million in new and amended schemes that are funded through the capital programme, including a new...

Summer fun ‘Around Your Way’ at sustainable transport events

We are offering a series of free events this summer to promote active travel as part of the ‘Around Your Way’ project. Events include free...

Licensing for larger privately rented properties set to change

A new national licensing scheme is set to improve standards for tenants living in privately rented properties in South Gloucestershire. All landlords or agents who...

Wick man prosecuted for waste offence

A man from Wick has been ordered to pay a £230 fine and £300 in court costs after pleading guilty to failing to make...

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...

Planning changes will encourage greater engagement

We have approved amendments to the way planning applications will be managed. The updated system will simplify procedures and encourage the public, local councils...