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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...

Covid-19 a year on: a time to reflect and recover

It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since we entered into a first national lockdown. As 23rd March approaches, we will...

Surge Testing ends in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Patchway on...

The Surge testing programme in five postcode sector areas in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Patchway will end on Sunday 14 March. Any eligible...

Work begins on Yate Park and Ride

Sustainable travel in Yate is getting a boost as work begins on the new Yate Park and Ride. The new transport hub will help reduce...

Funding ‘lifeline’ secured to support leisure centres to reopen when restrictions...

South Gloucestershire Council has been awarded £610,000 from Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund to support the leisure centres operated by Circadian Trust to...

Further funding will bring more electric vehicle charging points to South...

Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) are to get more choice of where they can charge their cars in South Gloucestershire. Following a successful bid for...
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Welcoming a safe return to schools and colleges from 8 March

Primary school, secondary school and college students return to face-to-face learning from today (Monday 8 March), one of the first steps to easing Covid-19...

Major investment to prevent flooding on South Gloucestershire roads as resilience...

Work has started on a £3.7million project to improve the flood resilience of key roads in South Gloucestershire. We are upgrading drainage infrastructure at seven...
Covid-19 Community surge testing

Surge Testing extended to a second week in targeted areas of...

Surge testing in five postcode sectors in South Gloucestershire is to be extended until Sunday 14 March, in order to maximise the opportunity for...

Call for Sites map published, Council to assess potential development opportunities...

South Gloucestershire Council has published the outcome of their most recent Call for Sites exercise, which seeks to identify land that could be considered...
Surge testing - Stoke Gifford Parkway

First day of community surge testing in Bradley Stoke, Patchway, and...

The first day of our surge testing to detect any cases of the variant of concern, first identified in Manaus, Brazil (P.1), has seen...

Cabinet approves £1 million resilience fund

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet today (1 March) approved a £1 million Resilience Support Fund to help support residents impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic...
Covid-19 Community surge testing

Further surge testing announced in South Gloucestershire

Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace have announced that South Gloucestershire will be providing additional community testing for Covid-19, following the identification in the area of the...

Over 40,000 tests completed in two week surge programme

Over 40,000 tests have been completed as part of the community surge testing programme that ran in areas of Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The community...

Patchway man prosecuted following Little Stoke fly-tip

A Patchway man has been ordered to pay a total of £2,950 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for waste related offences following...

Yate site added to Rapid Community Covid Testing Programme for local...

The Rapid Testing programme, which offers quick turnaround Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) for Covid-19 is expanding, with the service now open at Yate Parish...

Community surge testing ends this weekend

Collect and Drop sites will stay open into next week for drop-off The community surge testing programme set up to investigate a change in the...

Update to provision for symptomatic coronavirus testing in South Gloucestershire

A new Local Test Site for people with coronavirus symptoms has opened at Courtside car park, next to Courtside Surgery, in Yate, BS37 4DQ,...

Residents urged to get Covid-19 test before community surge testing programme...

Over 33,500 tests have been carried out through the community surge programme in Bristol and South Gloucestershire Residents living or working in specific postcodes are...
Someone returns their test to Emersons Green Library

People urged to return their home COVID-19 tests

People are urged to return their COVID-19 test kits to Collect and Drop Sites, as services report over 10,000 tests have not yet been...

School and student recovery at the heart of South Glos Budget...

We are committed to making sure that all students are able to bounce back from the impact on their learning caused by the disruption...
South Gloucestershire Council 2021/2022 Budget

Recover and Rise Budget will take forward council priorities and provide...

South Gloucestershire Council has agreed a budget of more than £400 million to deliver public services next year, with a focus on helping people...
Vehicles queuing for community surge testing for Covid-19 variant in Emersons Green

An update on surge testing in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Over 15,000 Covid-19 tests have been carried out or collected for home testing across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, as part of the community surge...
Covid-19 Get Tested - community surge testing available - A mutation of the Covid-19 UK variant is present in parts of Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Everyone aged 16 or over without symptoms in eligible postcodes should get tested to help suppress this variant, and help protect their loved ones.

Two additional testing sites to open for community surge testing

Residents in specific postcodes are encouraged to get a one-off test at one of five sites across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Covid-19: Get tested community surge testing available

Collect and Drop Surge Testing Service Launches

The second phase of additional community testing will begin tomorrow (Tuesday 9 February) with the introduction of ‘Collect and Drop’ sites, situated within five...
Vehicles queuing for community surge testing for Covid-19 variant in Emersons Green

Additional Community Testing for South Gloucestershire and Bristol

The Department for Health and Social Care has announced that Bristol and South Gloucestershire will be providing additional community testing for Covid-19 following the...

Open Letter to everyone in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

To everyone in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG), As we reach a critical point in the country’s fight against coronavirus, we want to...

Statement issued on behalf of Sara Blackmore, Director of Public Health...

We are working closely with the Public Health England (PHE) South West Health Protection team to investigate a cluster of cases in Bristol and...

New provider announced to help tackle domestic violence

We are pleased to announce a partnership with a new service provider Cranstoun, which will help tackle serious domestic violence offenders through the national...

Grants available for South Gloucestershire community groups and businesses to help...

We are inviting community groups and businesses to apply for one-off grants of up to £20,000 to help develop all of our local High...

More high street pharmacies join vaccine delivery programme across Bristol, North...

More pharmacies in Bristol and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) have joined the national programme to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to local people on the high street. Clinics...

How key agencies are supporting our NHS during COVID-19 health emergency

With the NHS under extreme pressure in the midst of the most critical stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience...