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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...

Planning changes proposed to encourage greater engagement

Proposals to update the South Gloucestershire planning system have been published ahead of the meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 18 July. The aim...

Single use cups and plastic cutlery to be removed from council...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to end the use of disposable cups and plastic cutlery at the council’s offices. At Monday 2 July’s Cabinet...

Ofsted identifies significant improvements to South Gloucestershire Children’s Services

The latest Ofsted Monitoring visit concluded that there have been significant improvements made to children’s services, according to their latest letter, which is published...

Cabinet sets out savings plans to protect services and deliver value...

Savings and transformation projects that will help South Gloucestershire Council balance its budget in the coming years have been approved by the Cabinet. The proposals...

Play Street scheme comes to South Gloucestershire

A new pilot Play Street initiative has been launched in South Gloucestershire and from 2 July applications are welcomed from residents who are interested...

Savings Proposals Set Out in Cabinet Papers

Papers published for South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet meeting on 2 July include more detail on proposals to make savings over the next four years...

Celestine House open day sees launch of new equipment

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Rachael Hunt, joined care professionals at Celestine House home adaptions centre in Yate for an open day on...

Little Stoke fly tipper prosecuted

A man from Little Stoke has been ordered to pay a total of £2,314.41 in fines and costs after being found guilty of waste...

Recycling up and landfill down, smaller bins and weekly collections –...

Thanks to the efforts of residents and staff, South Gloucestershire Council is celebrating the success of the first year of its new Waste Strategy. Since...

Council challenges planning decisions

In a major intervention, we are challenging the Planning Inspector’s recent decision regarding the Cleve Park development in Thornbury. Following an inquiry relating to the...

Figures reveal fewer accidents on South Gloucestershire’s roads in 2017

There were significantly fewer accidents on South Gloucestershire’s roads in 2017 than the previous year, according to the latest data available. The figures are obtained...

Wanted! Stories of inspirational South Gloucestershire women over the past 100...

We are on the hunt for your stories about the achievements of inspirational women from South Gloucestershire who have made a difference to society,...

South Gloucestershire Council adopts lead commissioning role for health and social...

We will take on the lead commissioning role in securing rehabilitation beds, care home beds and extra care housing at sites in Thornbury and...

South Gloucestershire pupils celebrate Walk to School Week

Pupils from Watermore Primary School in Winterbourne joined Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Rachael Hunt and road safety officers yesterday to celebrate the...

Dementia Action Week in South Gloucestershire

Dementia Action Week (DAW) takes place from 21 to 27 May and there are lots of events and activities taking place across South Gloucestershire. We...

New leader, chairman and vice chair elected at AGM

Cllr Toby Savage has been elected as Council Leader at tonight’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Earlier this week Cllr Matthew Riddle stepped down from his...

Retirement home developer ordered to pay almost £7,000 for breaching planning...

A company that develops and operates retirement homes has been ordered to pay a total of £6753.25 in fines and costs after they were...

Time capsule event with school children marks ring road reopening at...

The dual carriageway at the Bromley Heath Viaduct reopened over the weekend following a major maintenance and improvement project. The contraflow on the A4174 ring...

South Gloucestershire youth group recognised at Care Leaver Awards

A group of young people from South Gloucestershire have been recognised with an award from the British Youth Council for their work to give...

Slough man prosecuted for failing to comply with Community Protection Notice

A Slough man has been fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £1,500 in costs to the council along with a £120 victim surcharge after...

Call for those at risk of type 2 diabetes to take...

Wendy from Kingswood is among 2,000 residents in the region to benefit from an NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme which is reaching out to people...

West of England Joint Spatial Plan Submitted to Government for Review

The draft of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in Bradley Stoke

Residents in South Gloucestershire who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and their family, carers and friends are invited to a ‘Living Well with...

Downend man prosecuted for failing to comply with Community Protection Notice

A Downend man has been ordered to pay £2,000 in costs to the council and a £20 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to failing...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes the announcement of a new Special Free...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment, Councillor Toby Savage, welcomed the announcement of the new Special Free School on the...

Foster carers wanted

We have launched a campaign to find new foster carers in South Gloucestershire. There are more than 160 children in care in South Gloucestershire who...

All staff are proud to work in Kingswood primary school, say...

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Kingswood had a short Ofsted inspection on February 20 and inspectors say the school continues to...

Section 106 open space funding awarded

Ten projects to improve outdoor sports and play facilities for children and young people across South Gloucestershire have been recommended to receive Section 106...

Council to undertake Masterplanning Exercise on the future of Grange School...

We are undertaking a masterplanning exercise to help shape the future of the former Grange school site in Warmley. In doing so, we will...

Community spirit praised by councillors during severe weather

At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, councillors issued a formal thank you to those residents who helped others in South Gloucestershire in the wake of Storm...

Cabinet approve Western option via Emersons Green for new motorway junction

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet today (Monday 12 March) supported the findings of a study which show that the Western option via Emersons Green should...

South Gloucestershire Council apprentice shortlisted for award

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, as well as International Women’s Day today, and we are proud that one of our apprentice engineers has been recognised...

South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s 2018 Community Awards winners announced

Nearly thirty unsung heroes and their families attended the Chair’s Community Awards at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s WISE Campus last night (Wednesday 7...

Fantasy fiction novel scoops Concorde Book Award 2018

Fantasy fiction novel ‘Shadow Magic’ has been chosen as the 2018 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde Book Award. Author...

Statement on M4 Junction 18a proposals

Cabinet are asked to support the Western option via Emersons Green as the preferred route for a new motorway junction on the M4. The...

Reboot West – a new programme offering a brighter future for...

1625 Independent People (1625ip) and South Gloucestershire Council have announced a new partnership aimed at kick-starting the journeys into learning and employment of 200...

Funding boost of £2.2 million to cut bus emissions across Bristol,...

Bus services across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from a £2.2 million funding boost that will cut emissions and help...

South Gloucestershire Council agrees 2018/19 Budget

We will spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the budget agreed at the meeting of full Council today (Wednesday 14...

New Health & Wellbeing Strategy adopted

A new strategy to help guide the council’s public health work for the next four years has been adopted. The new Health & Wellbeing Strategy...

South Gloucestershire launches 12 week consultation on new Local Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has begun a 12 week consultation as it develops a new Local Plan. This is a key planning document in shaping...

Work on the Bromley Heath Viaduct nears completion – progress update

A major engineering project to carry out structural repairs and strengthen the Bromley Heath Viaduct on the A4174 ring road is nearing completion. A...

Bristol man receives 68 week sentence after being prosecuted for fly...

A Bristol man has been jailed for over a year and ordered to pay over £2,000 after being found guilty of fly tipping in...