South Gloucestershire Council grass cutter on Bradley Stoke Way.

Government minister helps switch on superfast broadband in Yate

To mark Super Switch-On Day on Wednesday 18th December, councillors from South Gloucestershire Council, representatives from Business West and Communications Minister Ed Vaizey were in Yate to celebrate the early arrival of superfast fibre broadband. As part of the multi-million pound Great Western Broadband partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council and BT, the street cabinets which serve the North

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South Gloucestershire adopts long-term planning blueprint

South Gloucestershire’s long-term planning blueprint, or Core Strategy, has been formally adopted by the council following a majority decision at last week’s Full Council meeting. The decision follows last month’s approval of the strategy by independent Government Planning Inspector Paul Crysell, who concluded that the strategy was ‘sound’ and suitable for adoption subject to a number of final modifications. As

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South Glos residents asked for views on NHS and its future priorities

South Gloucestershire residents are being asked to put forward their views about the NHS, locally and nationally, and what they think its future priorities should be. South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the body responsible for planning and buying healthcare for the local population, is organising the survey to find out the views of local people. It forms part of

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Inspector approves South Glos Core Strategy

South Gloucestershire’s Core Strategy has been approved by the independent government planning inspector appointed to consider whether it is ‘sound’ and suitable for adoption. The decision by inspector Paul Crysell, subject to a number of modifications being made by the council, follows last summer’s detailed public examination in which Mr Crysell considered the views of hundreds of local people, organisations

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Councillors approve ‘street scene’ localism plans

Plans to give communities a greater say in some local highway and ‘street scene’ services such as grass cutting, floral displays and dog waste bin provision are to go ahead from April next year, following a decision by South Gloucestershire councillors tonight (Wednesday 6th November). Members of the council’s Communities Committee approved the new approach to the ‘localism’ of street

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Chief Fire Officer issues safety reminder ahead of strike action

People living and working in the Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) area are being urged to check their fire safety measures ahead of tomorrow’s second national firefighters’ strike. In an on-going dispute with the Government over pensions, Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) members will stage a five-hour walkout on Saturday 19th October from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. During the strike, a

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