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To everyone in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG)

On the day that government lifts the final national lockdown restrictions, we want to thank you for continuing to do your bit to keep...

Indoor play centre prosecuted following health and safety breach

123 Jump Limited, an indoor soft play area company located at Cribbs Causeway in South Gloucestershire has been ordered to pay a total of...

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 launches in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council Libraries are inviting local children, aged between 4 and 11 to head to their library this summer to join the ‘Wild...

South Gloucestershire Council Covid-19 response – Step 4 statement

Yesterday, Monday 12 July, the Government confirmed its plans for lifting the remaining Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July, emphasising the need to proceed slowly and with caution and for the...

Siston man prosecuted following fly-tip in Henfield, South Gloucestershire

A man from Siston has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison suspended for a year, 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to...

New £2.4M Innovation Hub welcomes new jobs and investment to the...

A brand new, £2.4 million Innovation Hub has opened at the Bristol and Bath Science Park (BBSP), bringing investment and high-tech jobs to the...

Flood defence project progress impresses West of England Leaders

Leaders from across the West of England saw first-hand, last week, the significant progress being made on the Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA)...

New large-scale ‘Vaccination Centre @ UWE Bristol’ opens as all adults...

On 7 July 2021, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Vaccination Programme will open a new large scale Vaccination Centre at the...

HandyVan, Library and One Stop Shop staff making Every Contact Count...

South Gloucestershire HandyVan, Library and One Stop Shop staff have received additional training as part of a pilot to equip more of our people...

Open Access resumes at South Gloucestershire Libraries and service extended at...

Open Access has now resumed at South Gloucestershire Libraries along with extended facilities at Patchway Library, where the service will now be available at...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s new strategy for ‘Greener Places’

Residents of South Gloucestershire are encouraged to have their say on plans to improve the environment across the District by providing their views on...

Faith Forum brings communities together to recover from the pandemic

More than 50 people representing different religions attended a faith forum set up to discuss and share learning about how to support people as...

Regular testing will help us track Coronavirus, isolate cases and stay...

Regular Rapid (LFT) Covid-19 testing has never been more important and more straightforward to access, as we all continue to play our part to...

A plan for Yate to flourish and prosper – consultation on...

South Gloucestershire Council, along with our partners, are in the process of developing a Town Improvement Masterplan for Yate, which will set out a...

Additional funding to tackle homelessness welcomed

We have successfully secured a total of almost £1.2 million of Government funding to support our work in keeping rough sleepers from living on...

Street drinking ban comes into force in Staple Hill to bid...

A ban on street drinking has been brought into force in Staple Hill to tackle increasing levels of anti-social behaviour. The Public Spaces Protection Order...

Local Authorities in the region come together to help EU citizens...

With the deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme rapidly approaching, digital ad vans telling EU nationals we’d like them to stay can...

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy visits South...

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage joined the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Kwasi Kwarteng MP for...

Local Authorities to host webinar ‘COVID-19: What Now?’

Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset will host a COVID-19 webinar in the lead up to the potential move to step four of the...

New accessible vehicles handed to South Gloucestershire’s community transport operators

Community transport operators in South Gloucestershire received the keys to their new accessible vehicles on Thursday 3 June from officials at South Gloucestershire Council...

Apply for a Discretionary Restart Grant to boost small business recovery

Small businesses in South Gloucestershire are encouraged to apply for a Discretionary Restart Grant of up to £2,000 to help with the financial impact...

High Street changes to support traders and environment developed to help...

Proposals to assure the long-term health and viability of Thornbury’s High Street will be discussed at South Gloucestershire’s Cabinet Meeting, to be held on...

Key milestone complete for £57 million Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension

The £57 million Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) has reached a significant milestone following the completion of improvement work at the San Andreas roundabout...

Have your say on our proposed A4174 Junction Improvement Scheme

We are holding a 12 week consultation on our proposed plans to improve a number of junctions on the A4174 ring road. We want to...

New Chair and Vice Chair of South Gloucestershire Council elected

Cllr Ruth Davis has been named as the new Chair of South Gloucestershire Council after being elected by her fellow Councillors at the meeting...

South Gloucestershire Council complete purchase of Kings Chase Shopping Centre as...

South Gloucestershire Council has completed a £10m acquisition of the Kings Chase Shopping Centre and car park in Kingswood in a major step towards...
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Caution the watch word as we move to Step Three on...

Caution the Watch Word as we Move to Step Three on Government Covid-19 Road Map This week, more Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed as we...

Twice weekly Covid-19 testing kits will be available through mobile facility...

We are introducing a mobile option that will take rapid (lateral flow) asymptomatic testing kits to communities across South Gloucestershire, as part of our...

Transform a child’s life as a foster carer

Foster Care Fortnight takes place from 10 to 23 May and the national campaign aims to raise awareness of fostering and show how foster...

Changes to Universal Community Rapid Testing Programme in South Gloucestershire

Everyone over the age of 16 without Covid-19 symptoms is now being encouraged to take twice weekly rapid (lateral flow) tests, and there are...

£400k handed out to South Gloucestershire community groups and businesses to...

We have distributed ‘Help us Thrive’ funding totaling £400,000 to community groups and businesses in South Gloucestershire to help our local high streets to...

Local Outbreak Management Plan updated to support the next phase of...

South Gloucestershire Council has updated its Local Outbreak Management Plan (LOMP) to guide the next phase of our work to reduce the impact of...

North Somerset rogue trader sentenced for conning NHS worker from Thornbury

A man from North Somerset has been sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work at Bristol Crown Court for rogue trading offences committed against...

Additional funding to support residents in need due to Covid welcomed

The Council has been granted an additional £133,920 from the Government to help support people struggling to cope financially as a result of the...

Chair and Leader of South Gloucestershire Council send joint letter of...

Following Friday’s announcement (9 April) of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, The Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr June...

Make Covid testing twice a week part of your routine as...

All residents aged 16+ without Covid-19 symptoms are now being encouraged to take free rapid (Lateral Flow) testing twice a-week to support Stage 2...

Chair expresses Council’s sadness at the death of HRH Prince Philip...

The Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr June Bamford, has today expressed great sadness following the announcement of the death of HRH Prince Philip...

Key dates for the May elections

All residents should have received their polling cards for the upcoming elections. If you’ve not received yours, check you are registered to vote. It...

Council launches Community Resilience Fund to support people impacted by Covid

Today (Tuesday 6 April) we are launching the Community Resilience Fund, which was included in the Budget, agreed by Full Council in February. The...

New Lyde Green primary and secondary school provision granted planning approval

Two, brand new, multimillion-pound low carbon primary and secondary school buildings have been approved by South Gloucestershire Council, which will provide new and additional...

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...

New campaign encouraging residents to ‘Keep Going’ with Covid-19 health and...

On Monday 29 March we launched our new campaign as more Covid-19 restrictions are eased on the roadmap out of lockdown. Our message to everyone...

Council buys property to help local businesses and protect future use

The Council has recently acquired sites at two locations in Yate. The first is a site on Station Road occupied by Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd...

Home Covid-19 testing kits now available to collect across South Gloucestershire...

Home rapid Covid testing kits are now available to be collected from six sites in South Gloucestershire. This is in addition to parents of...

Rogue garden worker jailed following South Gloucestershire Council Trading Standards investigation

A Wiltshire based rogue trader has been sentenced to 14 months in prison at Bristol Crown Court for fraud and theft offences committed against...

An open letter to all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living...

Dear resident of South Gloucestershire, As of Tuesday 23 March, there are 100 days to go until the 30 June 2021 deadline for applications to...

Planning approval granted for new £9.6 million Frenchay Primary School building

Planning approval has been granted on Council-led plans for a new multimillion-pound low carbon home for Frenchay Primary School. The brand-new building for Frenchay CoE...

Additional funding for FSM families and those in need due to...

The Council has been granted an additional £198,000 to help support people struggling to cope financially as a result of the impact of the...

New cycle lane extends Yate Active Travel Corridor

We are installing a new cycle lane which will connect Yate with the A4174 ring road, as part of our long-term ambition to encourage...

South Gloucestershire will remember on lockdown anniversary and beyond

As we reach the anniversary of the start of the first national lockdown, on Tuesday 23 March, we will pause to remember those who...