Logo of the VE Day 75th anniversary celebration.

Council earmarks £30k of funding to support community events marking 75th anniversary of VE Day

South Gloucestershire Council has announced that £30,000 is being made available for grants to organisations planning events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020. The funding was approved as part of the Budget for 2020/21, which was agreed by Full Council on

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Winterbourne Medieval Barn.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help restore Winterbourne Medieval Barn. Development funding of £165,000 has been awarded to help South Gloucestershire Council and the Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust (WMBT) progress proposals to apply for further funding before December 2017. The total amount of grant

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BT Openreach: Fibre broadband is here.

Fibre broadband coverage extended to 17,000 premises across South Glos

Even more South Gloucestershire communities than originally planned are set to get access to high speed broadband, the Great Western Broadband (GWB) partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council and BT can announce today (17th March). As the first phase of the rollout completes this month – on time, under budget and with even more premises covered – more than

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A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

Council to begin collecting unwanted green bins

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has revealed that it is to start collecting “unwanted” green bins in a rolling programme that begins in December. The move follows the introduction of an opt-in annual charge for its bin-based garden waste collection service from 31st March 2014 and is aimed at households who have chosen not to pay. An “ad hoc” collection service using paper sacks

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BT Openreach: Fibre broadband is here.

South Glos broadband project includes a further 1,000 premises in its plans

An additional 1,000 rural homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire are to benefit from the rollout of high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £35.6 million Great Western Broadband (GWB) partnership between South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), Wiltshire Council and BT. Work has progressed well with the current rollout and the project has been extended to include the following rural communities within

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BT Openreach: Fibre broadband is here.

South Glos superfast broadband project reaches 6,500 premises

6,500 homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire now have access to fibre broadband thanks to the multi-million pound Great Western Broadband (GWB) partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council and BT. In reaching this milestone, the partnership exceeded the original target of 5,000 South Gloucestershire premises by summer 2014 as the roll-out continues to gather pace. One community which has

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Concorde hangar at the proposed Bristol Aerospace Centre.

South Glos councillors pledge £1.1 million towards Filton aerospace heritage centre

Ambitious plans for a new centre celebrating Filton’s aerospace heritage, and providing a permanent home for Concorde 216, have received a million-pound boost from South Gloucestershire councillors. At a meeting of Full Council on 19th March, members pledged £1.1m to the Bristol Aero Collection Trust to help develop a new aerospace museum and learning centre on the site of Filton’s

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