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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...

New waste contract to cut costs and litter

Following an in-depth review and negotiations with SUEZ, who operate waste and recycling vehicles in the area, improved terms have been agreed for the...

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...

Work begins to deliver Woodleaze Supported Living Project for 18 young...

Work is now underway to convert the former aged care home at Woodleaze in Yate into a Young Person’s Supported Living Scheme for 16-25...

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...

New environmentally friendly electric road sweeper introduced in Kingswood as part...

West of England Mayor Tim Bowles joined Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage on Kingswood High Street on 14 October to launch...

Have your say: Council launches public consultation on 2020/21 Budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes detail of additional £10m in school funding

Details have been released on the additional funding announced last month by the Government, which will mean an extra £10 million is available for...

Funding agreed for Great Stoke roundabout improvements

South Gloucestershire Council has received funding approval from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to implement major improvements at the Great Stoke roundabout...

Changing the Conversation about Language project launches

A new ‘Changing the Conversation about Language’ project which supports children’s communication skills was officially launched in South Gloucestershire on Tuesday 8 October. The launch...

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...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes lower bus fares in Thornbury and Yate

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the news that First West of England are trialling some new, lower single bus fares for town journeys in...

South Gloucestershire Council signs up to Digital Declaration

South Gloucestershire Council has signed up to the Government's Local Digital Declaration, which pledges funding and support to the councils and public sector bodies...

Rogue mattress seller prosecuted

A rogue trader who sold mattresses from the back of a van in Yate, has been ordered to pay a total of £1,362 after...

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...

Council secures £50k to protect green belt from illegal development

We have secured £50,000 of Government funding to help protect green belt land from illegal development. It is part of a £2 million national investment...

Rogue traders fined and banned from cold calling anywhere in UK

A pair of rogue traders who ignored advice from South Gloucestershire Council Trading Standards have each been fined over £1,200 and handed a ban...

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 way for South Gloucestershire residents to improve their health and...

People in South Gloucestershire have a new and easy first point of contact for improving their health and wellbeing, through One You South Gloucestershire. The...

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...

School building improvements across South Gloucestershire

We are carrying out more maintenance improvements to school buildings than ever this year, with work taking place at a number of primary schools...

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...

Hundreds of children benefitting from healthy meals and activities this summer

We are continuing to serve hundreds of healthy meals to young people from low-income families through the school summer holidays. The programmes provide 5 to...

Gipsy Patch Lane roadworks mark start of Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension

Roadworks are due to begin on Gipsy Patch Lane from Monday 2 September in preparation of construction work to replace the Victorian era railway...

Have your say on the Resource and Waste Strategy: 2020 and...

We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents to have their say on the future of waste and recycling in the area by taking part in...

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

Early indications for A-level results suggest that 2019 has been another very successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. Improving educational standards in South Gloucestershire...

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...

Helping schools improve in South Gloucestershire

We are working with local schools to help improve educational standards for all children in South Gloucestershire. South Gloucestershire Council’s education, learning and skills team...

REMINDER: Restrictions introduced at Hambrook traffic lights to help improve air...

We are restricting vehicle movements at the Hambrook traffic lights from Sunday 11 August to help improve air quality. Following detailed modelling of the impact...

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...

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...

West of England Councils sign 10-year contracts to manage residual waste...

New contracts have been awarded with two regional companies to manage residual waste, that is material which cannot be recycled or otherwise reused. The...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes new West of England Local Industrial Strategy

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the publication of the region’s first ever Local Industrial Strategy, developed by the West of England Combined Authority and...

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...

Restrictions introduced at Hambrook traffic lights to help improve air quality

We will be restricting some vehicle movements at the Hambrook traffic lights from Sunday 11 August to help improve air quality. An Experimental Traffic Order...

£900k funding welcomed to further improve broadband for businesses

Even more people in South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from our ongoing rollout of broadband, after an additional £900,000 in funding has been...

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...

Public Health England Chief visits South Gloucestershire for launch of new...

South Gloucestershire Council today (17 June) welcomed the Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, to attend the launch of the new ‘One...

Six week Travel Challenge launches across the West

Starting from Monday 10 June, the Travelwest Challenge once again aims to get as many people as possible walking, cycling, using public transport and...

New Leader, Cabinet, Chair and Vice Chair appointed at annual full...

Cllr Toby Savage has been re-elected as Council Leader at the annual meeting of full Council on Wednesday 22 May. Cllr Savage will also take...

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...

Free period products handed out to local schools

To help tackle period poverty, we have been distributing free boxes of period products and promotional materials to schools in South Gloucestershire through our...

Living Well with Dementia roadshow in South Gloucestershire

A ‘Living Well with Dementia’ roadshow takes place in Winterbourne on Thursday 23 May as part of Dementia Action Week (20 to 26 May). Dementia...

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...

Bristol man given conditional discharge and ordered to pay £110 clear...

A Bristol man has been ordered to pay a total of £130 after being found guilty of committing waste-related offences, following a fly-tip that...

South Gloucestershire Council employee named Apprentice of the Year

Daniel John, an apprentice within South Gloucestershire Council’s Partnerships and Commissioning team, has been named Apprentice of the Year for 2019 in the Public...