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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...
Hub carers Adam and Mandy Gibbons at the Mockingbird launch in April 2023

New support programme has positive impact on foster carers and children

A new support programme for foster carers and children in South Gloucestershire has celebrated a successful first six months. South Gloucestershire Council collaborated with The...
South Gloucestershire Council Leader, Councillor Claire Young, with Thornbury Ward Members (left to right) Councillors Jayne Stansfield, Maggie Tyrrell and Chris Davies

Council welcomes news of Government commitment to improving healthcare facilities in...

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the news that the Government has announced initial funding to develop the business case for the NHS to deliver...
Community Learning award winners and Councillors Boulton and Drew

Community Learning and Skills Service’s Annual Celebration recognises inspiring learners

Inspirational adult learners from South Gloucestershire have been celebrated at a special event to recognise their hard work, perseverance and growth in confidence. The annual...
Cllr Samuel Bromiley, Cllr Claire Young and Cllr Ian Boulton

South Gloucestershire Council Statement on the conflict in Israel and Palestine

Issued on behalf of the leaders of the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative groups, Cllr Claire Young, Cllr Ian Boulton and Cllr Samuel Bromiley Our...
Bookshelves in a library

Consultation launches on how to implement spending reductions on Library services

Savings agreed in last year’s budget include reductions in spending on the district’s library services. A consultation has now launched to ask for residents’...
An image of a boy from the Adoption West campaign

Adoption West looking for more adopters to come forward during National...

In the Adoption West area over the last 18 months, we have experienced fewer people coming forward to adopt which sadly means children will...
Community Conversations design graphic

South Gloucestershire launches Community Conversations as part of public consultation on...

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new approach to public consultation as it shares the details of the authority’s potential budget for next year....
A basketball court

Over £160,000 funding agreed for sports facilities and community spaces across...

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Alveston, Bradley Stoke and Yate will be receiving over £160,000 for new facilities and improvements thanks to...
Councillor Drew with Parkwall Primary School children and parents

School children perform wildlife show to support nature recovery project

School children in South Gloucestershire put on a wildlife show to support South Gloucestershire Council’s mission to get more people involved in connecting habitats...
Councillor Leigh Ingham

Consultation to launch on measures to further increase recycling

Residents will be asked for their views on proposed changes to the council’s recycling and waste collection services in the coming years, as the...
Older people smiling

South Gloucestershire registered with UK Network of Age-Friendly Communities

South Gloucestershire has been recognised for working towards becoming an ‘Age Friendly Community’ by promoting its communities as places where age is no barrier...
Shadow of a tennis racket on a grass tennis court with white lines and a tennis ball

Over £1.5 million funding agreed for sports facilities and community spaces...

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Frenchay, Wickwar and Yate will be receiving over £1.5 million for new facilities and improvements thanks to...
Gavel and judge

Kitchen fitter prosecuted for stealing from his customers and employer

A rogue trader who stole £4,368 from a Warmley pensioner, £1,700 from a young family and defrauded his employer out of £4,400 has been...
Councillor Leigh Ingham, Next Link CEO Sarah O’Leary and South Gloucestershire Council service lead Pip Isbell, along with members of the Next Link team

New domestic abuse services Next Link Plus+ launched in South Gloucestershire

Today marks the launch of the new South Gloucestershire Next Link Plus+ support service for people affected by domestic abuse and violence. South Gloucestershire Council...
A graphic advertising the review

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s Polling District and Polling Place...

South Gloucestershire Council is asking people in the area for their views on the location of polling stations and if they are accessible. The council...
A photograph of South Gloucestershire Council's Badminton Road office

‘Incredibly difficult’ choices ahead for South Gloucestershire Council Budget

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet will next week consider proposals for next year’s budget that include details of ‘incredibly difficult’ decisions to reduce spending and...
Councillor Louise Harris, Emily Harrison from the School Leadership Team, Active Travel Champion Beverley Furber and school children at The Ridge Juniors in Yate

South Gloucestershire schools handed top sustainable travel awards

Pupils across South Gloucestershire are officially shining stars after earning top awards as part of a national active travel scheme for schools, with the...
A picture of three people stood on a beach taken from the fostering recruitment film 'Any of Us'.

Powerful new film released to encourage potential foster carers to step...

‘Any Of Us…because it really can be’ is the message of a new film jointly funded by South Gloucestershire Council and a partnership of...
An image of the fly-tipped freezer

Emersons Green man ordered to pay almost £1,500 following South Gloucestershire...

A man from Emersons Green has been ordered to pay a total of £1,492 in fines and costs after South Gloucestershire Council prosecuted him...
Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Councillor Mike Drew with members of the Friends of Yate and District Heritage Centre.

Chair of the Council pays tribute to heritage volunteers as part...

This September, Heritage Open Days offered the opportunity to explore behind the scenes at South Gloucestershire’s historic treasures and attractions, including museums, churches and...
Chair of the Council, Councillor Mike Drew joins a group of children and Summer Reading Challenge volunteers at Emersons Green Library to celebrate everyone who took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Thousands of South Gloucestershire children celebrate reading challenge success

More than 6,300 children have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at South Gloucestershire Libraries, reading over 117,000 books during the school,...
South Gloucestershire Council Partner Lead Members for Communities and Local Place, Councillor Jayne Stansfield, and Climate and Nature Emergency, Councillor Alex Doyle, were joined by Mayor Dan Norris and local residents to mark the start of project to sow the wildflower meadows. at Jubilee Park.

Heavy horsepower harnessed to sustainably sow wildflower meadows

Heavy horses are helping to sow new wildflower meadows at Jubliee Park in Cadbury Heath to boost biodiversity and be enjoyed by the local...
One of the bleed kits

Avon and Somerset Police roll out life-saving bleed kits in local...

A number of life-saving bleed control kits, designed to control bleeding after someone suffers a traumatic injury, have started to be installed within local...