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South Gloucestershire Council’s libraries extend online services

Residents of South Gloucestershire can now access thousands of local and national newspapers free-of-charge through our new online library resources. We can now offer the...

Sort It recycling centres to accept full range of waste from...

After successfully re-opening three of our Sort It recycling centres at Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate last weekend, we are now in a position to...

Member Awarded Funding available

Up to £3,000 from our Member Awarded Funding (MAF) is available from councillors to support mutual aid groups and community organisations working with vulnerable...

Resting and burial sites blessed by faith leaders

This week we invited faith leaders to blessing and committal ceremonies at the temporary resting place and the Westerleigh site we have prepared should...

Staying safe in our parks and open spaces

Following the government’s new guidance, from Wednesday 13 May, you’ll be able to do the following outdoors: * spend time outdoors – for example sitting...

Help to transform a child’s life as a foster carer

We are encouraging people to step forward into a rewarding and fulfilling role as a foster carer this Foster Care Fortnight (11 – 24...

Road Safety team continuing to help children stay safe during outbreak

Our Road Safety team have been finding new ways of reaching school children with important information on how to remain safe on South Gloucestershire’s...

Have your say on an exciting future for Kingswood High Street

We are inviting people to have their say on ambitious and exciting plans for the future of Kingswood High Street as part of our...

Quit for COVID

There are many health and financial benefits to quitting smoking, but quitting now means you can reduce the likelihood of complications from COVID-19, protect...

Full closure of Yate One Stop Shop

In March, we closed all of our One Stop Shop (OSS) sites but continued to carry out emergency and pre-booked essential appointments. After considering...

Government business discretionary fund

The Government has set up a discretionary fund to accommodate certain small businesses that previously did not meet the criteria of the business support...

Have your say on South Gloucestershire’s proposed Council Plan for 2020-2024

We are inviting feedback on our new Council Plan which covers the period 2020 to 2024. The consultation on our emerging Council Plan 2020-2024 launches...

Employment and training scheme updated to support those affected by coronavirus

Free career coaching, training and support is available for residents living in South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol who would like...

2,000 business support claims approved

We have now approved more than 2,000 business support claims and issued over £24 million in grants. We are writing to all businesses who are...

Home Library Service supports older and vulnerable residents

South Gloucestershire Council’s library service is delivering books to Home Library Service users as part of our commitment to supporting older and more vulnerable...

Apply for the Government’s coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

A new Bounce Back Loans scheme was announced by the Government this week which will support smaller businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic by...

Hidden Heroes

This is Jayne, she's normally a receptionist for Southern Brooks, one of the council’s key partners, providing important support services in the community. However,...

COVID-19 enforcement action

Our Environmental Health team has issued two separate Community Protection Warnings (CPWs) on two different mobile food van operators in the Yate area who...

Council planning aims to maintain normal funeral services for as long...

We are making a series of plans to manage an anticipated peak in demand for burial services caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Steps are...

Virtual Cabinet meeting to go ahead online

The South Gloucestershire Cabinet will meet publicly online for the first time on Monday 27 April, using technology to keep Council business running as...

Free online courses available with South Gloucestershire Community Learning

South Gloucestershire Community Learning are pleased to bring you their new, free online course offer during this time of physical distancing; further info and...

Community Aid Groups eligible for Member Awarded Funding

Individual Councillors will be able to allocate discretionary Member Awarded Funding (MAF) to the community-based and neighbourhood-level groups which have emerged during the Covid-19...

Government support for businesses

The Government has launched a new support finder tool for businesses and self-employed people to help them identify what financial support is available to...

Help available for domestic abuse

Coronavirus (COVID-19) may cause tensions to rise and domestic abuse and violence to increase. Help is available – please see the various ways you can...

Garden waste collections to resume across South Gloucestershire

Garden waste collections will resume in South Gloucestershire on 27 April after being temporarily suspended due to staff shortages during the coronavirus outbreak. The changes...

Hidden Heroes

We are keen to highlight the good work that’s currently happening in the community. At this time, as part of social distancing measures, Central...

Mental health support available

If you are worried about your own or someone else's mental health there are many ways you can access support. Southern Brooks are working in...

Access to early years childcare settings

We are working to maintain access to early years childcare settings for key workers’ children, vulnerable children and also children with education, health and...

New freephone number for COVID-19 related queries

Our Covid-19 web pages www.southglos.gov.uk/coronavirus include information about local community groups that are helping vulnerable people across the district, changes to council services due...

Residents in care home provided with tablets to stay in touch...

We have provided residents at the Alexandra Way care home in Thornbury with a number of tablets to keep in touch with friends, families...

Emergency PPE delivered to support adult social care in South Gloucestershire

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage joined council staff volunteers to help pack up and distribute an emergency supply of vital personal...

Rogue traders targeted during coronavirus outbreak

Officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s Trading Standards team are working with the Police to target and disrupt rogue traders during the coronavirus outbreak. In one...

Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum receives emergency supplies of much...

An emergency supply of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) from Government has been received by the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum today and...

School places for children of key workers so they can continue...

We have been working in partnership with local schools to provide essential school places for the children of key workers during the coronavirus outbreak. All...

Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum appeals for local support to...

Businesses across Avon and Somerset are being asked to help support the local efforts in tackling COVID-19. With high demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...

Gipsy Patch Lane bridge replacement postponed

The next phase of the Gipsy Patch Lane bridge replacement work as part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME) has had to be...

UWE Bristol’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) to be used as...

Work has begun to convert the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus into a 300-bed temporary hospital to provide hundreds...

Small Businesses and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business can now apply...

We are pleased to now able to accept requests for the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund. Retail, hospitality...

Concessionary bus pass hours extended

As a result of coronavirus and news that some supermarkets will be opening just for older people or those with a disability for their...

Integra staff redeployed to help deliver community meals

Staff from Integra, South Gloucestershire Council’s traded services division that provides services and support for the council, schools and businesses, have switched roles and...

Care workers needed

Do you want to help your community in a time of crisis? We are urgently seeking to recruit Residential Care and Home Care Workers across...

Coronavirus Information Service

The UK Government has launched a GOV.​UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp. The new free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and...

Council staff redeployed to keep essential collections running

Staff from our StreetCare team have been retrained and redeployed to help with essential household waste collections during the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of employees...

Home learning in South Gloucestershire

Integra Schools and South Gloucestershire Council are pleased to launch a new home learning online resource to support parents, carers and teachers. This resource brings...

Play areas closed

All of our play areas are now closed. This follows government instructions to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our parks and open spaces...

Changes to waste services to keep essential collections operating during COVID-19

South Gloucestershire Council will keep essential waste collections operating, including black bins and recycling, despite the challenges posed by Coronavirus. Black bins, clinical waste and...

One Stop Shops closed

All One Stop Shops are closed from today (Monday 23 March) to residents with non-essential enquiries until further notice, this is following guidance from...

All South Gloucestershire libraries closed

All South Gloucestershire libraries are closed from end of Thursday 19 March and remain closed until further notice, including Open Access. This decision was based...

A letter to all residents in connection with the coronavirus outbreak...

Dear South Gloucestershire resident, You will no doubt share our concerns regarding the outbreak of COVID-19. As the Leader and Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire...

Zero landfill aim for South Gloucestershire waste

A new waste strategy for South Gloucestershire was approved at the Council’s recent Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 March. The plan outlines the authority’s recycling...