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Improved walking and cycling routes planned in South Gloucestershire

Walkers and cyclists in Bitton, Thornbury and Filton are set to benefit from safer routes to schools, work and local amenities following South Gloucestershire...
A graphic of a batonbearer for the Queen's Baton Relay

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit South Gloucestershire as full...

Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed  Baton will visit South Gloucestershire on 5th July The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit South...
Hands of a student writing with rising blocks in front with the word skills written on them

South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning and Skills Service receives glowing feedback...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) has received very positive feedback following a recent Ofsted monitoring visit. Oftsed inspectors carried out the...
Attendees of the launch event discuss one of the pieces on display at the exhibition

South Gloucestershire celebrates Indian heritage as exhibition and films launched

An exhibition and films which capture and celebrate the stories of people from India who now call South Gloucestershire home were launched at a...
An animated image of people walking and cycling with people at a bus stop in the background

Have your say on proposed walking and cycling improvements for Filton...

People are being asked to have their say on suggestions to improve walking and cycling routes in Filton and Brentry. A consultation, which is being...
An artists impression of how Regent Street in Kingswood could look in the future

Kingswood Masterplan gains approval unlocking a future vision that will bring...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved the Kingswood Masterplan, a key strategic document which outlines plans to deliver a range of improvements to enhance...

£150 Council Tax Energy Rebate payments to more than 100,000 households...

A £150 rebate to council tax payers in South Gloucestershire will begin to be paid to householders later this month and in May. Those who...
Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place Councillor Rachael Hunt at Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood

New Changing Places Toilets planned in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council has successfully bid for £135,000 of Government funding to install up to six new fully accessible toilets in locations across the...

Time Capsule buried to mark the way community came together to...

Local school children have helped to bury a time capsule remembering the Covid-19 pandemic in South Gloucestershire. Pupils from Raysfield Primary School, in Chipping Sodbury...
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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...
Fly-tipped waste

Fly-tippers face justice for illegally dumping waste in South Gloucestershire

A man from Bristol and another from Yate have been prosecuted at Bristol Magistrates Court following investigations into separate incidents of fly-tipping by South...
Green ecological house in empty field

Energy efficient Malmains Drive development progresses

South Gloucestershire Council is working in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s housing company Aequus to build 30 energy efficient new family...
Cllr Reade with EV at The Venue Cribbs

New EV charge points now available at Cribbs Causeway for South...

The Venue, Cribbs Causeway, is the latest location for South Gloucestershire’s growing network of publicly available Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points. South Gloucestershire Council has...

South Gloucestershire Council secures £25m to relieve pressure on school funding...

The Government has announced relief of £25 million for South Gloucestershire Council against an historical overspend on supporting children and young people with special...

West of England leaders visit Bristol Port as vital flood defences...

The Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Ecological Mitigation and Flood Defence project is marking another milestone this month, with work having started in...
Chair's Community Awards 2022 group photo

South Gloucestershire Council 2022 Chair’s Community Award winners announced

Unsung heroes from across South Gloucestershire have been presented with a Chair’s Community Award to celebrate the selfless and valuable contributions they make as...

Tell us what you think about proposed A432 and A4174 walking,...

New proposals led by South Gloucestershire Council to enhance walking, cycling and bus travel along two well-used commuter routes have been unveiled, with local...

New information, advice and guidance service will offer financial, legal and...

Information, advice and guidance on financial, legal and benefits issues will be available through more channels than before the pandemic, through a new contract...
South Gloucestershire News March 2022

March 2022 edition of South Gloucestershire News

This edition features our budget plans for 2022/23; articles about our work to look after the environment and updates on improvements to local areas. Read...
Gipsy Patch Lane is to reopen to two-way traffic

Gipsy Patch Lane to reopen to two-way traffic

Following a £57million investment to transform public transport in the area, Gipsy Patch Lane will reopen to two-way traffic along its full length between...
Union Jack bunting wrapped around an apple tree covered in ivy.

Fees waived for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council is helping local communities come together to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this summer by waiving charges for street parties and...
Food waste on a chopping board being placed in to a kitchen caddy

South Gloucestershire residents encouraged to recycle more food waste

South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging people to take more care with the disposal of their rubbish, particularly food waste, following the results of the...
Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore and South Gloucestershire Council Leader Cllr Toby Savage with representatives of the Friends of Southey Park planting the new trees at Southey Park

South Gloucestershire Council plants over 600 new trees across the area...

To mark the end of tree planting season, during which over 600 new trees have found their way into communities across South Gloucestershire, the...
Councillors Young, Savage and Rooney stand together.

South Gloucestershire Council Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour Group Leaders joint...

"We totally condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the war that is being waged on the Ukrainian people by the Russian Government....
Cllr Ben Stokes meets Afghan refugee families

Refugees welcomed and settling well in South Gloucestershire

Over the past few months, four families from Afghanistan have begun to make new lives in South Gloucestershire, with support from a range of...

South Gloucestershire Council Leader’s statement on situation in Ukraine

"South Gloucestershire has always played its part in helping to support and to resettle people affected by conflict who have come to this country....

£50,000 for community groups to hold Jubilee festivities across South Gloucestershire

More than 30 community events being held to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are set to receive a combined £50,000 from South Gloucestershire Council. The...

Innovative new hybrid glass flood defence in place on Severn Estuary

The Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Ecological Mitigation and Flood Defence project has achieved another milestone this month with an innovative hybrid glass...

Funding available for SMEs in the digital technology sector

Up to £250,000 worth of funding is being made available to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Gloucestershire, the South West region...

Have your say on active travel improvements from Thornbury to Bradley...

South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging people to have their say on suggestions to improve walking, cycling and travelling by bus on one of the...

Increased schools funding approved in council budget to give South Glos...

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to ensuring that every child in the district has the best start in life by continuing to invest extensively...

Council agrees balanced budget over coming four years to protect and...

South Gloucestershire Council has agreed its Budget for 2022/23, which outlines plans to spend £259.5 million, focussed on protecting and improving frontline services to...

Fly-tipping duo prosecuted for dumping waste in South Gloucestershire

Two men have been prosecuted and fined a combined total of almost £1700 by Bristol Magistrates Court for illegally dumping furniture, a mattress and...

Development of former Grange school site in Warmley progresses with agreement...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has agreed £3.84 million of funding to create new gymnastics and netball facilities on the former Grange school site in...

Common Connections project gets green light

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has given approval for a new £1.26 million project to increase, improve and better connect important habitats for nature and...

Consultation on proposed controls on HMO conversions in Filton and Stoke...

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting with the public on proposals to introduce some restrictions on the rights of homeowners to convert existing housing into...

Shaping the future of South Gloucestershire – Phase Two of...

The council wants to ensure that South Gloucestershire continues to be a great place to work, live, visit and enjoy. We are committed to...

Biodiversity projects, school upgrades and new community centre feature in...

Over £18 million of new and increased capital investments including biodiversity projects, school upgrades and a new community centre have been proposed by South...

Birmingham man fined for waste offences in South Gloucestershire

A 52-year-old man from Birmingham has been fined £1000 and ordered to pay £500 in costs by Bristol Magistrates Court after being found guilty...

Your chance to find out why the Severn Estuary could be...

The Western Gateway partnership, the economic powerhouse for South Wales and Western England, is leading a bid to bring the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s...

Additional funding secured for Thornbury High Street vision

South Gloucestershire Council has today (Friday 28 January) secured a further £4.577 million of funding to progress the vision for the future of the...
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Campaign shares stories of foster carers to find more loving homes...

To coincide with National Storytelling Week (29 Jan to 5 Feb), South Gloucestershire Council has launched a campaign to recruit new foster carers and...

South Gloucestershire recognised among top-10 Councils in National Climate Emergency Action...

South Gloucestershire Council has been ranked in the top-10 councils in the UK on new Climate Emergency Action Plan Scorecards, developed by Climate Emergency...

Council purchases former Thornbury Hospital site to build new Extra Care...

We are delighted to announce that we have now completed the purchase of the former Thornbury Hospital site, which will allow us to move...

Opening date announced for Yate Park and Ride

Commuters in Yate will be able to enjoy a more sustainable way to travel thanks to the opening of the town’s new park and...

South Gloucestershire community groups offered chance to try out e-bikes

Groups and organisations in local communities that are looking for more active ways to get around are being given an opportunity to trial e-bikes...

South Gloucestershire Council approves nearly £360,000 funding for sports facilities and...

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Charfield and Rangeworthy will be benefitting from almost £360,000 of new facilities and improvements thanks to developer...

South Glos collaborating with Town and Parish Councils on pioneering Local...

Town and Parish Councils are working with South Gloucestershire Council to deliver Local Nature Action Plans (LNAPs) to take meaningful action to protect our...

Seven top tips for staying well this winter

As the Met Office has issued a level 2 cold weather alert for severe cold weather in the coming days, healthcare leaders in Bristol,...

Local health and care system steps up contingency plans

Friday 7 January 2022: The health and social care system in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) is stepping-up contingency plans to deal...