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A box filled with bottles of seized fake hand sanitiser

Covid hand sanitiser fraud pair sent to prison

A father and son living near Thornbury were both given prison sentences at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (8 April) for defrauding customers of their...
Recycling and containers

Plastic bags and wrapping recycling to expand to reach 22,000 South...

As part of the continuing efforts to increase recycling in South Gloucestershire, the council is expanding its participation in the FPF FlexCollect project, a...
man standing near shop front with wording 'I'm registered to vote'

Candidates announced for the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner...

The list of candidates standing in the Police and Crime Commissioner election for the Avon and Somerset Police Area has been published. On Thursday 2...
Gavel and judge

South Gloucestershire woman prosecuted for continuing to claim benefits for her...

A daughter acting as her father’s carer did not inform South Gloucestershire Council that her father had died and continued to pay herself as...
Advertising signs on a pallet propped against a traffic light signal

Driveway business ordered to pay over £4,500 for illegal fly posting

A driveway company based in Pucklechurch has been ordered to pay a total of £4,563 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted...
A fenced off path with no entry signs

Thornbury man ordered to pay over £8,000 for obstructing public right...

A Thornbury man has been ordered to pay a total of £8,155.60 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for the...
Fly-tipped waste

Bristol man ordered to pay almost £2,000 following South Gloucestershire fly-tip

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £1,952 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for waste...
The words i'm Registered to Vote spelt out in flowers

Are you registered to vote in the Avon and Somerset Police...

Residents in South Gloucestershire are being urged to register to vote and check their Voter ID so they can have their say on who...
Bookshelves in a library

Riveting fantasy story scoops Concorde Book Award 2024

A novel which tells the magical story of a boy who finds friendship in a ghost who helps provide the courage to escape from...
An image of a model of a house held up against the sun

South Glos delivered the most social rented homes in England for...

It was another bumper year for social housing in South Gloucestershire, with 538 new social rented homes delivered in 2022/23, almost double the numbers...
Planters in Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire

Grants awarded to support sustainable planting projects across South Gloucestershire

Sustainable planting projects that help high streets burst with life and support the environment have received a share of more than £32,000 in grant...
ypical British terraced houses

New local children’s homes will help cared-for young people to thrive...

South Gloucestershire Council is currently in the process of purchasing three homes that will provide support and stability for those more in need of...
An image representing the average contents of a South Gloucestershire black bin (by volume) based on waste analysis completed in 2022.

Recycling at the heart of changes to waste management in South...

The way waste and recyclable materials are collected and disposed of will change in the coming years, with more recycling at the kerbside, leading...
representatives from Bromford housing association and South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Council and partners deliver Government funded affordable homes for...

South Gloucestershire Council and housing partners are delivering an additional 43 affordable homes for refugees from Ukraine or Afghanistan who are at risk of...
A cyclist travels on a cycle path

Yate residents asked about travel in the town

South Gloucestershire Council is asking people who live in Yate to share their experiences of getting around the town. Through a new project called Getting...
Black and white Bus stop sign

Council welcomes Y6 bus changes to reach more residents

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed news the Y6 bus service will be re-routed, after raising residents’ calls with First Bus to make it more...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Independent Review of South Glos Council highlights stability and good governance...

An independent review carried out by experienced local government experts has praised South Gloucestershire Council for its strong financial management, stable leadership and high...
An illustrative CGI of the Brabazon site

Masterplan approval granted for the most exciting new city district in...

South Gloucestershire Council has passed a resolution to grant planning approval for the revised masterplan for Brabazon, the thriving new neighbourhood for South Gloucestershire...

Council calls on Government to fund flood defences to protect Severn...

Further funding is needed to expand the Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Flood Defence and Ecology Mitigation Project to also help protect the...
Black bin-liners full of waste dumped on a pavement

Filton students handed 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay...

Three men from Filton have been handed 12 months conditional discharge each and ordered to pay a total of £332 in fines and costs...

South Glos Council budget to invest in support for children, cost...

South Gloucestershire Council’s budget for the coming year will prioritise investments in children’s services and cost-of-living support for those in financial difficulty, as well...
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10-year vision for the district – and how to get there...

South Gloucestershire should be a fairer, greener place in 2034, and the council has set out a draft plan for the next four years...
Pictured at Kingswood Park Ward Councillor Sean Rhodes, Partner Lead Member for Communities and Local Place, Councillor Jayne Stansfield, Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place, Councillor Leigh Ingham, and Kingswood Park Friends member, Raf Ackbar.

Kingswood Park secures record investment after successful award from The National...

South Gloucestershire Council and the Friends of Kingswood Park are celebrating after securing a grant of over £2.6 million from The National Lottery Heritage...
Big Lemon Bus

Council agrees further support to extend 84/85 and 918 bus services

South Gloucestershire Council has agreed around £240,000 of additional funding to continue its support of the 84/85 bus service until September 2024, and extend...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Council budget to invest in children’s services, climate action and cost-of-living...

South Gloucestershire Council’s updated budget has been published, with additional investments in children’s services and focusing on the twin priorities of cost-of-living support for...
A vacant unit in Thornbury

Bringing new life to the high street with the Vacant Commercial...

South Gloucestershire Council is launching a new grants programme to support landlords, property owners and businesses and to bring vacant commercial high street units...
New Skills Connect service launches in South Gloucestershire

New Skills Connect service launches in South Gloucestershire to offer employability...

Local people who need help to access skills, training and career support, to help them enter the world of work, upskill, or progress in...
Kingswood by-election constituency map

Kingswood by-election announced for 15 February

The by-election for the parliamentary constituency of Kingswood will take place on Thursday 15 February 2024 following the resignation of Chris Skidmore MP. Polling stations...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

South Glos Children’s Services mark milestone as improvement journey continues

South Gloucestershire Council Children’s Social Care staff have received formal recognition of the improvements they have made to services over recent years, with the...
Fly-tipped waste

Chippenham man ordered to pay over £1,700 following South Gloucestershire fly-tip

A Chippenham man has been ordered to pay a total of £1,709 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him for waste...

South Gloucestershire gives Care Leavers a festive boost over the holidays

Council staff, councillors and local businesses in South Gloucestershire have been donating their time and support into making Christmas special for Care Leavers. Young people...

National Highways announce A432 bridge replacement

South Gloucestershire Council has reacted to National Highways’ announcement that the A432 M4 overbridge will be closing for approximately two years whilst they replace...
Councillor Louise Harris at a recent tree planting event with pupils from Warmley Park school

South Gloucestershire Council’s climate and nature emergency progress outlined in annual...

South Gloucestershire Council is making good progress in tackling the climate and nature emergency by taking a range of local actions to put the...
Local Plan 2023 consultation launch

Consultation launches on new Local Plan to deliver affordable homes, jobs,...

Public consultation is now underway, seeking residents’ views to help inform the new South Gloucestershire Local Plan. The new Local Plan will establish the number...

South Gloucestershire Council’s former Leader passes away

Former South Gloucestershire Council Leader, and former Chair of Council, Alderman Ruth Davis has sadly died. Ruth, who was from Yate in South Gloucestershire, passed...
A photograph of the fly-tipped waste

Bradley Stoke man ordered to pay over £2,600 following fly-tip and...

A man from Bradley Stoke has been handed an 18-month Community Order and ordered to pay a total of £2,633 in costs following a...
Children playing with a football outdoors

Over £70,000 funding agreed for sports facilities and community spaces in...

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Tytherington and Yate will be receiving £71,154.04 for new provisions and improvements thanks to developer funding secured...
School work

South Glos Schools call for significantly more Government funding to help...

Schools in South Gloucestershire are the poorest funded in England, ranking 151st in terms of the mainstream funding from national Government. School leaders and...
An aerial view of the M49 junction

Significant milestone for M49 junction link road as planning consent granted

South Gloucestershire Council’s plans for the new M49 junction link road have been given planning permission. A planning application for the link road, which will...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

Autumn Statement offers no green shoots for South Glos council finances

This week’s Autumn Statement from the Government has not provided any real light at the end of the tunnel for South Gloucestershire Council’s financial...
An illustration from the concept design for Kingswood

Have your say in shaping Kingswood’s future

South Gloucestershire Council has secured substantial funding for investment in Kingswood and want to hear people’s views to ensure that the future of the...
CCTV of a man removing waste from a vehicle

Yate man ordered to pay over £4,500 following multiple South Gloucestershire...

A Yate man has been ordered to pay a total of £4,597 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him following the...
Black bin bags amongst vegetation

Emersons Green man ordered to pay over £1,000 following Warmley fly-tip

A man from Emersons Green has been ordered to pay a total of £1,267 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him...
Councillor Alison Evans with one of the warm packs

South Gloucestershire Council offers more support to help people stay warm...

As the weather turns colder and the cost of living remains high, South Gloucestershire Council is stepping up support for its most vulnerable residents. To...
A photograph of the fly-tipped waste at Foss Lane

Bristol man ordered to pay almost £600 following Oldbury-on-Severn fly-tip

A man from Southmead in Bristol has been ordered to pay a total of £593 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted...
Illustration of how the improvements could look near the Bromley Heath Viaduct on the A4174

Council looks to invest in improved active travel options for local...

South Gloucestershire Council wants to provide greater options for how people travel around the area. Consultations on proposals to improve bus, walking, wheeling and cycling...
A house under construction

New South Glos planning strategy aims to shape a future where...

South Gloucestershire Council has published an update on its draft Local Plan ahead of public consultation next month. All councils must have a Local...
A photograph of the waste pile before and after it had been set alight

Yate men handed suspended sentences, fines and behaviour orders for waste...

Two men from Yate have been given suspended prison sentences, instructed to pay a total of £10,353.26 in fines and costs, and handed Community...
A montage of images of the Manor Gardens development

South Gloucestershire Council and Aequus shortlisted for Bristol Property Awards

South Gloucestershire Council working in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s property company Aequus Construction Ltd (ACL) has been selected as a...
Litter being thrown from a vehicle

South Gloucestershire Council takes action to help reduce littering from vehicles

South Gloucestershire Council has stepped up its fight against littering in the district with today (1 November) seeing the launch of a new initiative...