Schools and libraries hit by strikes

Posted on Wednesday 30th November 2011 at 8:04 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

Many South Gloucestershire schools and libraries are likely to remain closed today as a result of industrial action by public service workers.

According to information published by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) at 7:30am this morning, 67 schools in the district are fully closed today and 25 are partially closed – leaving just 14 fully open.

Libraries in Chipping Sodbury, Downend, Kingswood, Thornbury and Winterbourne will be closed for the day, although Patchway Library will be open as usual from 9am to 5pm. The Council’s mobile library service will also be suspended for the day.

The services provided by Thornbury, Yate, Patchway and Kingswood One Stop Shops “may be affected”, says the Council, adding that “waiting times may be longer than usual”.

Safer and Stronger Community Group meetings in Filton and Thornbury/Alveston that were due to take place this evening have been postponed.

The Council’s Streetcare helpdesk said today that they expect refuse collections to be carried out as normal.

Latest information from SGC: Industrial Action

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