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South Gloucestershire Council win ‘Keep it Local’ award

We are delighted to be announced as winner of the national ‘Keep it Local’ award at the Locality Awards 2019, which were held in...

18 month sentence and lifetime ban follows animal cruelty prosecution

The owner of a farm in Olveston, South Gloucestershire has been handed an 18 month custodial sentence with immediate effect along with a lifetime...

Volunteers ‘greatly appreciated’ at community spaces event

More than 50 volunteers were thanked for the important work they do to help maintain community spaces in South Gloucestershire at a special event...

Property maintenance pilot gets green light

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved a new pilot scheme to support vulnerable residents in maintaining their properties. The two year scheme will help the...

Celebrate Libraries Week with a virtual reality experience

South Gloucestershire Council’s library service is celebrating Libraries Week (7 to 12 October) by offering virtual reality experiences and raising awareness of libraries and...

Thousands of children take part in 20th annual Summer Reading Challenge

Over 5000 children from across South Gloucestershire have participated in the 20th annual Summer Reading Challenge, which was held this summer. To celebrate the successful...

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...

WW2 80th anniversary commemoration event at Aerospace Bristol

Powerful stories from World War 2 will be shared with members of the public at a free event being held at Aerospace Bristol on...

South Gloucestershire Heritage Open Days 2019

Historic sites in South Gloucestershire will once again open their doors to members of the public in September for the Heritage Open Days 2019...

New Town and Parish Council Charter signed

We have signed a new Town and Parish Council Charter, which sets out how we work together with town and parish councils in South...

Visit Grimsbury Farm in South Gloucestershire this summer

We are inviting people to visit Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood and enjoy a great day out this summer. South Gloucestershire’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr...

Rogue builder jailed for £9,600 theft from customer

A rogue builder from Patchway has been jailed for 12 months after admitting to the theft of £9,600 from a customer he had agreed...

Fizz Pop science workshop ‘takes-off’ at Cadbury Heath Library

Children and families were joined by the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson at Cadbury Heath Library on 30 July for a...

Page Park achieves Green Flag status

Page Park in Staple Hill has been presented with a prestigious Green Flag award, which is the national quality standard for parks and green...

Red Cherry Coffee Lounge opens at Kingswood Civic Centre to complete...

The Red Cherry Coffee lounge is now open for customers to enjoy a drink – and perhaps a cake as part of a balanced...

Kingswood rogue-trader guilty of fraud

A Kingswood rogue-trader has been found guilty of fraud after being prosecuted for repeatedly cold calling at the homes of elderly and vulnerable residents...

Chair announces charities for the year ahead

Charities which offer emergency air ambulance support to the most critical patients across our region and that provide a social space for people who...

20th Summer Reading Challenge launches across South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The...

Pride 2019

With cross-party support from the three political groups on South Gloucestershire Council, the rainbow flag is flying outside the council’s Badminton Road offices to...

Scam awareness week launch warns of the heartless scammer

South Gloucestershire Council is backing a campaign to highlight the devastating impact that scams have on people’s lives. Scams Awareness Week launches today (Monday 24...

Bristol man prosecuted following fly-tip in South Gloucestershire

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay nearly £1000 after being prosecuted for waste related offences following an incident of fly-tipping at Ableton...

Special edition of South Gloucestershire News

A special edition copy of South Gloucestershire News will be delivered to all households in June 2019. We have produced this newsletter following the local...

Council Chair joins children and families for national celebration of reading

Children and families were joined by the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Brian Allinson at Thornbury Library on 7 June as part of...

Counterfeit footwear seller settles £95k confiscation order 10 years after original...

A Wickwar man has appeared in court 10 years after he was originally convicted for counterfeiting offences and has been ordered to pay back...

Children’s holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities for children and families taking place during the school holiday. All activities are free to attend, are...

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...

Make Sure You Register to vote in South Gloucestershire Council elections...

Residents are being encouraged to register to vote before the deadline on 12 April, so that they can take part in elections to South...

Children’s holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this Easter. All activities are free to attend and are most...

Counterfeit footwear seller ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid...

A Kingswood man who sold 179 pairs of counterfeit branded trainers online over the course of a year has been ordered to carry out...

Fraudulent landscaper ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work...

A fraudulent landscape business owner who targeted South Gloucestershire households has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and handed a...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn improvement work begins

South Gloucestershire Council and the Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust are pleased to announce that work to conserve, redevelop and find new uses for the...

South Gloucestershire to introduce more durable and environmentally friendly recycling boxes

Recycling in South Gloucestershire is set to become even more environmentally friendly following a decision taken by the council to replace the green and...

Celebrating 100 years of Inspiring Women in South Gloucestershire for International...

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the Aerospace Bristol museum and Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) teamed up...

Become a school crossing patrol hero and help children in your...

We are recruiting new school crossing patrol officers – better known as ‘lollipop’ men and women – for a range of schools throughout South...

Adoption West becomes a live Regional Adoption Agency

The launch of Adoption West (on 1 March) represents an exciting new chapter in how adoption services are provided. Local Authorities in South Gloucestershire, Bath...

Fostering fees and allowances revised in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved a £300,000 boost to fees and allowances paid to foster carers in South Gloucestershire. At the meeting on Monday...

Children’s half term holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries are hosting lots of fun activities for children and families this half term holiday. It’s free to come along to our activities...

Second World War Stories exhibition launches

Our Second World War Stories exhibition has officially launched and will be touring South Gloucestershire libraries and community venues in the area between February...

Have your say on Kingswood’s Love Our High Street proposals

We want to hear local people’s views on proposals to invest in Kingswood High Street through the West of England Combined Authority’s (WECA) ‘Love...

Rugby clubs boosted by South Gloucestershire Council grants

Two rugby clubs in South Gloucestershire are enjoying improved facilities thanks to South Gloucestershire Council Section 106 grants worth over £230,000. Chipping Sodbury RFC were...

Helping create a safe and enjoyable night out in South Gloucestershire

We are working with partners to launch ‘Behave or Be Banned (BOBB)’, a new scheme to help ensure that people have a safe and...

Community sports courts improvements funded at Yate school

Community sports courts at Brimsham Green School, Yate, have been completely resurfaced thanks to a South Gloucestershire Council grant worth £74,500. The surface of the...

Have your say on proposed removal of recycling bags for kerbside...

We would like to stop providing white and green bags for kerbside recycling collections and instead ask residents to use green boxes for all...

Hanham Library to benefit from Open Access scheme

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has voted to install Open Access at Hanham Library which will extend its opening hours. At Monday 5 November’s Cabinet meeting,...

Half term activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this half term holiday. All activities are craft drop-ins most suitable...

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...

Celebrate Libraries Week in South Gloucestershire

Libraries Week takes place from 8 to 13 October and South Gloucestershire residents are invited to drop in to their local library to find...

Shrouds of the Somme ‘The Trench’ artwork opens in South Gloucestershire

The Trench, an evocative part of the Shrouds of the Somme artwork installation by artist Rob Heard, was officially opened at Aerospace Bristol on...

Inspirational women of South Gloucestershire celebrated at exhibition

A celebration of some of South Gloucestershire’s most inspirational women was officially launched at an exhibition at Kingswood Heritage Museum on 11 September. ‘Inspiring Women:...

Bibstone residents updated on broadband rollout

During July’s full Council meeting, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Cllr Rob Creer offered to visit the village of Bibstone to meet residents and...